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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Proceedings

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Important Links

Important Links AAG – Association of American Geographers IGU – International Geographical Union ICA – International Cartographic Association RGS – Royal Geographical Society SAGTA – The Southern

Contact details of Geography Departments at South African Universities

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Proceedings

Proceedings of the Biennial Conference of the SSAG in Bloemfontein, 2018 Proceedings of the Biennial Conference of the SSAG in Stellenbosch,...

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Biennial Conference

2020 Biennial Conference The 2020 biennial conference as well as the annual student conference will be hosted by Rhodes University from 6 - 10 July 2020. Abstract submissions are still open for both...

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Important Links

Important Links AAG – Association of American Geographers IGU – International Geographical Union ICA – International Cartographic Association RGS – Royal Geographical Society SAGTA – The Southern

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Forms & Other Downloads

Forms & Other Downloads ,Download the application form for 2018 here. (Please note: Closing date for registrations 28 February 2018) Download the renewal form for 2018 membership here.

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South African National Geography Olympiad (SANGO)

The Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) and The Southern African Geography Teachers’ Association (SAGTA), in partnership with The Royal Geographical Society (RGS), are proud to announce the 4th South African National Geography Olympiad (SANGO) which will be...

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Student Conferences

Student Conference 2020 The 2020 student conference will coincide with the biennial conference held at Rhodes University. Click here for more detail Student Conference 2019 The School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies warmly welcomes postgraduate...

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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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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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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...

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Council Members and Portfolios

  SSAG Council members July 2019 NAME AFFILIATION ADDRESS CONTACT PORTFOLIO  Dr Richard Ballard (President) Gauteng City Region Observatory  4th Floor University Corner 11 Jorissen St Braamfontein, Johannesburg Tel: 011-7177280 Fax: 011-7177197...

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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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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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Centenary conference and book launch

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...

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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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