Department of Geography

Ms A Lombard

College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
School of Environmental Sciences
Department: Geography
Lecturer
Tel: 011 471 2352
E-mail: lombae1@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • MA (Stellenbosch University)
  • BAHons GIS (Stellenbosch University)
  • BA Development and Environment (Stellenbosch University)

Fields of academic interests

Teaching Interests

Environmental geography, geography of tourism

Research Interests

Renewable energy, landscapes and land use, social impact studies, rural development

Journal articles

Publications and Theses

  • Lombard, A. 2015. Using participatory GIS to examine the social perception toward proposed wind energy landscapes, Journal of Energy in Southern Africa (JESA), 26(2): 42-52. Available online from: http://www.erc.uct.ac.za/jesa/Volume26/26-2jesa-lombard.pdf       
  • Pretorius, R.W., Lombard A. & Khotoo A. (Accepted to be published in 2015) Adding value to education for sustainability in Africa with inquiry-based approaches in open and distance learning, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.
  • Lombard, A. & Ferreira S. 2014. Residents’ attitudes to proposed wind farms in the West Coast region of South Africa: A social perspective from the South, Energy Policy, 66: 390-399. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.11.005 
  • Lombard, A. 2014. Picture postcards versus production landscapes: The case of wind farms in the West Coast region of South Africa. Conference proceedings: Annual Studentesimposium in die Natuurwetenskappe 2013. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie 33(1). Available online from http://www.satnt.ac.za/index.php/satnt/article/view/1199/2519  
  • Lombard, A. 2013. Wind energy landscapes, place attachment and tourism in the Route 27/West Coast region of South Africa, Master’s thesis. Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Consultancy Research Projects

  • Donaldson, R., Lombard, A., Viljoen, V. & Dassonville, S. 2015. Report on cultural nodes in Cape Town (R031500465), Report prepared for City of Cape Town's Department of Arts and Culture, Cape Town. pp. 639.
  • Donaldson, R., Lombard, A., Viljoen, V. & Moolman, T. 2014. Report on cultural nodes in Cape Town, Report prepared for City of Cape Town’s Department of Arts and Culture, Cape Town. pp. 370.
  • Donaldson, R., Lombard, A. & Viljoen, V. 2013. Identifying cultural nodes in Cape Town, Report prepared for the Department of Arts and Culture, City of Cape Town.
  • Donaldson, R., Van Niekerk, A., Stephenson, G., Du Plessis, D., Pauw, T. & Lombard, A. 2013. Matzikamma land audit, Report prepared for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. Pretoria.

Paper presentations

    • Picture postcard vs production landscapes: A case of wind farms in the West Coast region of South Africa. Renewable Energy Generation South America (REGSA) Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development, 6-8 May 2014, Florianopolis, Brazil.
    • Poskaartprentjies teeooor produksie-landskappe: ‘n Gevallestudie van windplase in die Weskus-streek van Suid-Afrika. Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns Studentesimposium vir Nagraadse studente in die Natuurwetenskappe, 7-8 November 2013, University of Pretoria, Pretoria.
    • Space, place and ownership: Wind power landscapes on the West Coast region of South Africa. Society of South African Geographers 9th Biennial conference, Building Critical Conversations in Geography, 21-22 June 2012, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
    • Wind turbines encroaching on tranquil coastal landscape in South Africa. Society of South African Geographers Student conference, 18-19 June 2012, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
    • Wind turbines encroaching on tranquil coastal landscape in South Africa. Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS) 20th Annual conference, Landscape and Tourism: The dualistic relationship, 20-24 September 2011, Valmiera, Latvia.
    • Feasibility of wind farms in the Western Cape. Society of South African Geographers Student conference, 29-30 August 2010, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

    Professional positions, fellowships & awards

    Professional Societies and Involvement

    The Society of South African Geographers - Member

    Die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (SAAWK) - Member Committee member of the SAAWK Afdeling Wis- en Natuurkunde Peer reviewer for:

    • Energy Policy
    • Journal of Energy in South Africa

    Projects

    Community Engagement

    Part of the organising committee of  the annual Afrikaans Symposium for Postgraduate Students in the Natural Sciences Participant in the Roots Driven Rural Development Project :

    • Leader of the sub-project Environmental Awareness and Responsibility
    • Team member of the Community-based Tourism sub-project