Diary of The Complex Human - Ecological Systems Class West Coast Fieldtrip
The Complex Human-Ecological Systems class recently went on a 2-day fieldtrip along the West Coast to Milnerton beach, Big Bay, Langebaan and Saldanha Bay. The purpose of the fieldtrip was to get first hand experience...
Congratulations to our prize winners Molly Anderson and Kolosa Ntombini!
Congratulations to Molly Anderson who won the best oral presentation in Human Geography at the Honours level and to Kolosa Ntombini who won the best oral presentation in Human Geography at the Masters level!
Chocolate, humour help the medicine go down
Every first semester for the past 33 years, Professor Mike Meadows has delivered the 09:00 first-year lecture on physical geography. At the end of last semester, he gave his “swansong” performance.
Professor Maano Ramutsindela is the new Dean of the Faculty of Science
Professor Maano Ramutsindela from the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science is now the Dean of the Faculty of Science
Congratulations! Professor Michael Meadows elected as Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences
Professor Meadows has been on the forefront of reconstructing Southern Africa’s paleoenvironment. The work has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the Late Quaternary winter rainfall
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Wednesday, 16 October 2019
EGS hosts International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)

The  EGS Department recently hosted Luke Moore (Western Cape Branch Young Professionals) and Claudia Schroder (Western Cape Student Branch) and Nqobile Lushozi (National Student Representative) of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)

Publication Date:
Thu, 26 Jul 2018 - 07:45
EGS students named in the top 200 YOUNG South Africans 2018 in Mail & Guardian

Now into its second decade, the list continues to show the wellspring of talent that this country has to offer and indeed not to be outdone and showing the strength and quality of students emerging from the Environmental & Geographical Sciences Department are two of the 2018 nominees


Publication Date:
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 - 14:30
PHD "Witness" on Africa's majestic baobab trees that are mysteriously dying

Witness has recently submitted his PhD on the governance of baobab in Zimbabwe.

Publication Date:
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 - 08:00
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