Past Office Bearers

Society of South African Geographers: Presidents 1995-present
President Date President Date
Prof IJ van der Merwe 1995-97 Prof G Visser 2007-2009
Dr UJ Fairhurst 1997-99 Prof C Seethal 2009-2011
Prof R Fox 2000-2002 Prof S Oldfield 2011-June 2014
Prof M Meadows 2002-2005 Prof K Mearns June 2014 – Sept 2016
 Prof B Maharaj  2005-2007 Prof L Sandham Sept 2016 –
Society of South African Geographers Fellows 1995 –
Fellow Date Fellow Date
Prof ME Meadows 1999 Prof K Hall 2012
Prof B Maharaj 1999 Prof M Ramutsindela 2012
Prof R Fox 2000 Prof SM Parnell 2014
Prof R Preston-Whyte 2001 Prof GE Visser 2014
Prof R Diab 2002 Prof SM Parnell 2014
Dr T Lemon 2003 Prof GE Visser 2014
Prof GH Pirie 2009 Prof E Nel 2016
Prof WS Barnard 2009 Prof J Robinson 2016
Society of South African GeographersGold medalists 1994-
Medalist Year Medalist Year Medalist Year
Prof LM Magi 2000  Prof PAD Beets  2012  Ms S Brits  2016
Prof J Fairhurst 2000  Prof D Scott  2014
 Prof M Marker  2003  Prof C Seethal  2014

SOUTH AFRICAN GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL EDITORS 1994 –

Editor Year Editor Year
ME Meadows 1994-2001
ME Meadows and M Ramutsindela 2001-2004
M Ramutsindela and P Sumner 2005-2011
T Hill and B Maharaj 2012 –
South African Geographical Society Presidents: 1917 – 1994
President Year President Year President Year
Dr AW Rogers 1917 Sir C Rey 1941 Prof GB Lauf 1966
James Hutcheon Esq 1918 Mr C Hugo 1942 Prof DH Davies 1966/7
Dr CE Moss 1919 Dr LC King 1943 Prof EWN Mallows 1967/8
Prof HB Fantham 1920 Dr JVL Rennie 1944 Prof SP Jackson 1968/9
Mr AM Robb 1922 Dr F Dixey 1945 Prof E Stander 1969/0
Prof EH Schwarz 1923 Mr SP Jackson 1946 Prof JJ Moolman 1970/1
Ms A Porter 1924 Dr MS Taliaard 1947/8 Prof DE Nel 1971/2
Rt Hon. JC Smuts 1925 Mr VS Forbes 1948/9 Prof RJ Davies 1972/3
Dr AL Hall 1925 Dr HBS Cooke 1949/0 Mr IG Nicol 1973/4
Prof FE Plummer 1926 Mr TJD Fair 1950/1 Prof NJ Scheepers 1974/5
Prof JH Wellington 1927 Dr SH Houghton 1951/2 Mr W Voordewind 1975/6
Dr P Serton 1928 Mr J Muller 1952/3 Prof PD Tyson 1976/7
Prof GA Watermeyer 1929 Col NP Sellick 1953/4 Prof P Smit 1977/8
Mr R John 1930 Dr JH Moolman 1954/5 Prof WS Barnard 1978/9
Mr GP Prescott 1931 Prof JS v d Merwe 1955/6 Prof JB McDaniel 1979/0
Dr AL du Toit 1932 Ms JS Whitmore 1956/7 Prof KSO Beavon 1980/1
Mr HE Wood 1933 Prof JH Wellington 1957/8 Prof RA Preston-Whyte 1981/2
Mr HB Maufe 1934 Prof P Serton 1958/9 Mr DJ Henning 1982/3
Dr KH Barnard 1935 Mr BR Schulge 1959/0 Prof RJ Davies 1983/5
Mr AD Lewis 1936 Mr CB Smit 1960/1 Prof PS Hattingh 1985/7
Mr C Gillman 1937 Dr DF Dixey 1961/2 Prof PAJ van Rensburg 1987/9
Prof FE Plummer 1938 Dr MM Cole 1962/3 Dr FM Gamble 1989/1
Prof TW Gevers 1939 Dr WJ Talbot 1963/4 Mr Hart 1991/3
Mr FE Kanthack 1940 Dr A Nel 1964/5 Prof JJ McCarthy 1993/4
Prof WJ Talbot 1965
Society for Geography Chairpersons 1967-1994
Chairperson Year Chairperson Year Chairperson Year
Dr DJ Conradie 1957-65 Mr JJ Oosthuizen 1978-79 Prof P Smit 1985
Prof A Nel 1966 Prof WC Els 1980 Prof JBM Daniel 1986
Dr TJ Roos 1967-68 Prof JN Scheepers 1981 Prof RF Fuggle 1987-88
Dr P Smit 1969-70 Prof PG Jooste 1982 Prof F Hannekom 1989-90
Mr JJ Oosthuizen 1971 Prof DE Nel 1983 Prof G du T. de Villiers 1991-92
Prof JA Coetzee 1972-77 Prof JA van Zyl 1984 Prof AJ Christopher 1993-94
Fellows of the South African Geographical Society 1975-1994
Fellow Date Fellow Date
Prof JH Moolman 1975 Prof JH Wellington 1980
Prof TJD Fair 1975 Dr P Smit 1981
Prof SP Jackson 1976 Dr TC Partridge 1981
Prof RJ Davies 1977 Prof CM Rogerson 1984
Prof VS Forbes 1977 Prof AJ Christopher 1985
Prof PD Tyson 1978 Prof PS Hattingh 1987
Prof LC King 1978 Prof IJ vd Merwe 1991
Prof KSO Beavon 1979 Prof M Cole 1993
Honorary members of the Society for Geography: 1958 – 1994
Member Year Member Year
Prof P Serton 1958-63 Mr JW van der Spuy 1977
Prof JH Wellington 1958-81 Prof H Boesch 1977-78
Prof WJ Talbot 1964 Prof K Kayser 1980-83
Prof A Nel 1970 Prof MJ Louw 1985
Prof JH Moolman 1970 Prof TJD Fair 1985
Dr DJ Conradie 1970-73 Prof CJ Swanevelder 1989
Prof VS Forbes 1973-93 Prof P Smit 1991
Prof RF Logan 1977
Gold medalists of the South African Geographical Society: 1876 – 1994
Medalist Year Medalist Year Medalist Year
Prof JH Wellington 1976 Prof MJ Louw 1976 Mr JM Nicholson 1987
Dr IG Nicol 1976 Prof WJ Talbot 1978 Prof J Mcl. Daniel 1989
Mr JG Morton 1976 Prof O Williams 1982 Dr D Hynel-Davies 1991
Prof JA vd Merwe 1976 Prof JL Earle 1985 Dr LB Hurry 1991

COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS
Prof P Scott, President of the IGU
Prof L Kosifiski, Secretary General, IGU

SOUTH AFRICAN GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL: EDITORS

Editor Year Editor Year
J. Hutcheon 1917-21 GHT Hart 1966-70
HB Fantham 1921-22 PD Tyson 1970-72
JH Wellington 1922-27 KSO Beavon and TJD Fair 1972-73
GP Prescott 1927-28 KSO Beavon and PD Tyson 1973-77
JH Wellington 1928-49 KSO Beavon and BP Moon 1977-82
RR Nott 1949-59 GG Garland and JJ McCarthy 1982-89
TJD Fair 1959-65 JA Lindesay 1989-94
Prof G.H. Pirie 1989-93

Journal for Geography: Editors
Mr JW van der Spuy; 1957-66
Dr WS Barnard; 1967-72

South African Geographer: Editors
Prof WS Barnard; 1973-74
Dr IJ van der Merwe; 1975
MR PH de Necker; 1976-77
Dr WA Nieman; 1978-84
Prof WS Barnard; 1985-92
Prof IJ van der Merwe; 1993