The Society of South African Geographers main objective is to advance the research and educational activities of all South African Geographers by:

  • collectively representing the interests of South African Geographers regionally, nationally and internationally
  • encouraging and supporting high quality research and teaching in Geography
  • providing a national geographic information resource for Geographers and interested groups
  • stimulating awareness of geographic and environmental matters through academic collaboration with other intellectual communities and accountable interaction with the public at large.

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The society achieves these objectives by:

  • publishing and effectively disseminating scholarly research results in The South African Geographical Journal and other occasional publications,
  • through the organization of prestige lectures,
  • by encouraging regional and special interest group activities,
  • by organising a biennial conference, and
  • by performing other services such as representing Geographers on various official Department of Education subject groups.

Newsletter and Journal

Journal

The most recent journal can be found here. Notes to contributors Please download the stylesheet document here The South African Geographical Journal considers publication

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2017 Newsletter

News - 2016/2017 2015 - 2016 Newsletter The annual newsletter with all the news of Geography Departments at South African universities is now available for...

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Membership of the Society is open to all who share its objectives.The Society recognizes the achievements of its members through several types of awards, inter alia the Jubilee Bursary (for an Honours student), the Bronze Medal (for outstanding Masters thesis), the Gold Medal (four outstanding service to the geographical community in South Africa) and the Fellowship (for outstanding and sustained scholarly contributions).

Background & History

The Society of South African Geographers was founded in 1994 when the Society for Geography and South African Geographical Society joined together. The union of South Africa's two Geographical Societies was an historic event. The merger initiative started in earnest...

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The society of South African Geographers

The Society of South African Geographers was founded in 1994 when the (then) Society for Geography and the South African Geographical Society joined together.

About the SSAG

THE SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICAN GEOGRAPHERS The Society of South African Geographers was founded in 1994 when the (then) Society for Geography and the South African Geographical Society joined together (see History). THE MERGER The union of South Africa's two...

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Conferences

SSAG 2018 – Biennial Conference

   SSAG 2018 – Invitation SSAG 2018 - Call for sessions The Call for Abstracts to #SSAG2018 is now open! We look forward to welcoming you to the Free State, October...

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SSAG student conference at UFS 2013

Mr G Myburgh Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Stellenbosch University, 2012 Bronze medal winner (Best masters by research dissertation) View full gallery here. Abstract of Thesis The impact of...

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Education

Geography Olympiad in Poland 2004

South African schools team attends the International Geography Olympiad in Poland 2004 A team of South African school learners were given an opportunity of a lifetime to attend the 5th International Geography...

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South African National Geography Olympiad (SANGO)

Outcome of South Africa’s Geography Olympiad 2017 The Southern African Geography Teachers’ Association (SAGTA) and the Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) are proud to announce the outcome of the first South African Geography Olympiad! As we evolve, we hope...

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Geography Education News

Standards Generated Body for Geography The Standards Generated Body (SGB) for Geography has finally met. After some years of negotiations with the South Africa Qualifications Authority, the SGB for Geography was gazetted (18 December) and given financial support....

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E-mail: britss@ufs.ac.za
Tel:  +27(0)51 4012184
Fax: +27(0)51-4013816

PO Box 339
Bloemfontein
9300
South Africa

E-mail: britss@ufs.ac.za
Tel:  +27(0)51 4012184
Fax: +27(0)51-4013816

PO Box 339
Bloemfontein
9300
South Africa

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