In 2016 the SSAG hosted a centenary conference at Stellenbosch University to celebrate 100 years of Geography in South Africa. The conference was attended by more than 200 delegates from across South Africa. A book detailing the origin and growth of Geography as a discipline at South African universities was released to commemorate the event.
The Origin and Growth of Geography as a Discipline at South African Universities
Editors: G Visser, R Donaldson & C Seethal
“The Origin and Growth of Geography as a Discipline at South African Universities provides the first comprehensive text that reflects on a century of the development of geography as an academic discipline at South African universities. The book showcases a broad and textured review of South Africa’s geography departments, their staff members, their times, and the different Geographies they engaged in. The book lays the foundation from which more expansive individual departmental histories can be written in the future.”