Department of Geography

Geography deals with the world we live in - a world rich in cultural diversity and natural beauty, but plagued by human misery and threatened by environmental degradation. Geography is the study of the interaction off all human and physical phenomena on the earth's surface and of how interactions among places form patterns and organise space. Geography is an anthropocentric science and geographers study phenomena on the earth's surface from a space in time perspective.

Geography is also, amongst others, concerned with the environmental problems which affect our daily lives, our future existence, our quality of life and the quality of our environment. It involves both the human and the natural sciences and studies the relationship between humans and their environment. Geography aims at making a better world for all - a world free of pollution, erosion, poverty and famine. 

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Academic enquiries
General Undergraduate degrees with Geography as a major Dr RW Pretorius (
Ad hoc credits for Geography Modules completed elsewhere Dr RW Pretorius (
Short Learning Programme in GIS

Mr AC Vlok ( (*)

(*) Please take note that all administrative enquiries for 2018 will be handled by the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Administrative enquiries related to Short Learning Programmes
Manoko Moima Tel: +27 (0) 11 670 9497
Lutendo Phidza Tel: +27 (0) 11 471 3092
Marion Gafffney Tel: +27 (0) 11 471 2616
Annamarie Mulder Tel: +27 (0) 11 471 2143
Manager: Centre for Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CSAES)
Elna van Niekerk Tel: +27 (0) 11 471 2325
Postgraduate enquiries
General queries and admission  to the Honours in Geography Dr A du Plessis (
General queries and admission to the Master/ Doctorate in Geography Ms MJ van Wyk (
Department of Geography -  Master/ Doctorate coordinator

Prof SE Mini (

Prof MD Nicolau (