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
Third year EGS students produce Air Quality Information Posters
A panel of judges made up of individuals from the Western Cape Provincial Government Air Quality Directorate, Saldanha Bay Municipality and UCT staff selected the top 5 posters.Overall winner Catherine Gwynn-Evans
Congratulations Sharon on your 30 years work anniversary!
Work anniversary is not only a milestone but also brings emotions with years of service and meeting amazing people throughout my journey.
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Friday, 15 January 2021
The EGS department in a joint colobaration comparing Estuaries with China


Knysna  News - A delegation of Chinese professors and students have partnered up with UCT's professor Mike Meadows and students to gather and collect information from the Knysna estuary in a comparative study with the Yangtze estuary, which is one of the world's largest alluvial estuaries, adjacent to the most developed economic zone in China.

Photo: Yaseen Gaffar


Publication Date:
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 - 10:15
Dr Zarina Patel the recipient of our Science Faculty Engaged Scholarship and Social Responsiveness Research Award

Well done, Zarina!

Dr Zarina Patel the recipient of our Science Faculty Engaged Scholarship and Social Responsiveness Research Award.

Publication Date:
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 - 06:45
Remapping Africa through peace parks: What future for the continent?

Peace parks and Africa’s Future

Professor Maano Ramutsindela delivered his inaugural lecture, ‘Remapping Africa through Peace Parks: what future for the continent? on 21 February 2018.

Publication Date:
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 - 07:45
Congratulations to our colleagues in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences!

UCT has been ranked among the top 50 universities in the world in three subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject: development studies, geography and sport. A further eight subjects are in the top 100.

Publication Date:
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 - 10:15