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
"New " technology, old deal !

The City of Cape Town is proposing a revised approach to domestic metering, as part of the 2021-2022 draft budget. In response the authors argue that what is being proposed is yet another technological fix ...

Publication Date:
Tue, 11 May 2021 - 09:30
A showcase of geography during Geonight 2021

On the night of the 9th of April 2021, geographers from around the world showcased some of the incredible things they get up to. This international ‘Night of Geography’ is an initiative to give the public a glimpse of what geographers do, 

Publication Date:
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 - 09:15
Food for Thought

Jane Battersby and Scott Drimie (Stellenbosch University) look back at the ideals of the Freedom Charter and what they can tell us about addressing food and nutrition security today. 

Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 - 07:15
The New African Urban University Project
The New African Urban University Project officially launched with a successful inception meeting on 29 March 2021
Publication Date:
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 07:00