EGS welcomes its new incoming postgraduate students
We ran our orientation programme via our UCT’s VULA platform and with a number of Zoom meet ups. Dr Jore von Holdt, who convenes our Honours programme, sent us all on a Zoom speed-dating exercise
EGS welcomes renowned scholar, Dr Jane Battersby
Welcome to Dr Jane Battersby, who joins the department from UCT’s African Centre for Cities where she has been leading the urban food cluster. Jane’s work over the last 13 years has used food as a lens
Emeritus Professor Michael Meadows Elected President of International Geographical Union
Emeritus Professor Meadows is proud to be only the second person from an African country to be elected as IGU President in almost 100 years.
The Water Hub: From polluted water to safe reuse for growing food
The Water Hub in Franschhoek is an urban living lab where research is being undertaken by members of the EGS Department and Future Water Institute at UCT. The researchers are learning how to work with nature rather than against it.
Peninsula Paddle 2020: Journey of hope
Each year the paddle is a reminder about this message and each year the paddle encourages action to be taken to address the problem by civic organisations and the City of Cape Town
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Monday, 6 December 2021
Geetika Anand wins SSAG award for best Master’s course work thesis

The Department of Environmental and Geographical Science is proud to announce that Geetika Anand was selected as winner of the 2021 Society of South African Geographers’ (SSAG) award for the best Masters coursework thesis. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 - 06:45
Mogammad Yaaseen Samuels wins SSAG Bronze Medal award for best Master’s research thesis

Yaaseen’s research philosophy is inspired by Nobel Laureate and Scientist Mario Molina who was quoted as saying, “scientists may depict the problems affecting the environment based on available evidence, but its solutions are the responsibility of society as a whole.”  

Publication Date:
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 - 06:45
Dr Suraya Scheba in conversation with Lester Kiewet on Cape Talk Radio

In this interview with Lester Kiewet on Cape Talk, Suraya Scheba argues that the City of Cape Town’s revised approach to domestic metering is concerning

Publication Date:
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 - 13:45
UCT academic, Dr Shari Daya, contributes to conversations on Geography in South Africa

In a recently published article in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers titled, ‘Moving from crisis to critical praxis: Geography in South Africa’, Dr Daya reflects on the many recent challenges in South African Higher Education. She suggests that we might re-frame the idea of crisis as opportunity

Publication Date:
Thu, 20 May 2021 - 11:45