Department of Geography

Ms R Pienaar

College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
School of Ecological and Human Sustainability
Department: Geography
Tel: 011 471 2243


  • BSc. Geography and Environmental Management (UJ, 2011)
  • BSc. (Hons) Geography (UJ, 2012)

Currently teaching

  • GGH3705 - Assessing Environmental Impacts

Fields of academic interests

Teaching Interests

  • Climatology
  • Geomorphology
  • Environmental issues

Research Interests

  • Geography of Education
  • Physical Geography

Field of Specialisation

  • Geography of Education
  • ODL Teaching and learning

Journal articles

  • Pretorius, R.W., Anderson, R.L, Khotoo, A. and Pienaar, R., 2019,  "Creating  a  context for  campus  sustainability  through  teaching  and  learning", International  Journal  of Sustainability in Higher Education, 20 (3), 530-547.
  • Pienaar, R and T. M. McKay. (2014). Mapping Socio-Economic Status, Geographical Location and Matriculation Pass Rates in Gauteng, South Africa. Perspectives in Education, 32(1), 105-123.

Paper presentations

  • Pienaar, R (2018). Creating a context for campus sustainability through teaching and learning: The case of open, distance and e-learning, paper co-authored with RW Pretorius, RL Anderson and A Khotoo and read at the 2nd Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses (SSUC-2018), 10-12 Decemeber 2018. Florence, Italy

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • The Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) - Member
  • South African National Geography Olympiad - Committee Member