Department of Geography

Mrs AE de Jager

College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
School of Environmental Sciences
Department: Geography
Tel: 011 471 2022


  • MA(Geography) (UNISA 2001)
  • BA Hons (Geography);
  • BA(Ed)

Currently teaching

GGH4805 - The Geography of People-Resource Interactions in the Global South

Fields of academic interests

Teaching Interests

  • Geography of everyday living in human settlements,
  • Geography of tourism,
  • Development of urban space

Research Interests

  • Urban greenspace
  • Sustainability
  • Teaching and learning in Geography

Field of Specialisation

  • Urban greenspace in human settlement
  • ODeL Teaching and learning
  • Tourism development


  • Nicolau MD.Pretorius, RW, de Jager AE. Lombard, A. 2018. Empowerment for sustainability in a community context. Lifelong learning and the story of the Big5 Community Tourism Forum. Koffiekraa/lBrakkuil (South Africa). In. Handbook of lifelong learning for sustainable development, 29-44.
  • Pretorius, RW, Coetzee, R, de Jager AE, van Niekerk, HJ. Vlok AC, Hendrick JRM Potgieter CE 2015. From correspondence to online provisioning in open and distance learning: greening implications versus practical and organisational imperatives. In. Leal Filho, W.Muthu, N., Edwin, G. and Sima, M. (Eds.) Implementing Campus Greening Initiatives: Approaches, Methods and Perspectives. Springer: Hamburg. (4th volume of "World Sustainability Series")
  • Pretorius RW. Nicolau MD, Immelman J, de Jager AE. Nothling, M, du Plessis, A. 2015. Virtual Learning enviornments for transformation to sustainability: A case study from the South, in Chapter in Leal Filho, W., Azeiteiro, U.M., Caeiro, S. and Alves, F. (Eds.) Integrating Sustainability Thinking in Science and Engineering Curricula. Springer: Hamburg. (1st volume of "World Sustainability Series")(pp 335-348).
  • De Jager AE. 2014. The importance of visual literacy for a changing Geography in Valanides, N (Ed). 2014. Reconceptualising Visual Literacy: Describing Reality, Creating Imagery and Deciphering Visuals. (Selected readings). Loretto: IVLA.
  • Arnolds HH & de Jager AE. 2013. Lifeworld of the Karoo people expressed in the riel dance- a geographical perspective. Proceedings of Confluences 7:Dance Religion and Spirituality. School of Dance, University of Cape Town.

Journal articles

  • De Jager AE. 2010. How dull is Dullstroom? Exploring the tourism destination image of Dullstroom. Tourism Geographies 12 (3), 349-370.
  • Olivier J. and de Jager AE. 2005. ‘n Ethnobotaniese opname van Athrixia Phylicoides en sy gebruike. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie. 24(4), 139-147.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Teaching Awards

  • The Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence in Tuition Award in 2011


  • A geographical perspective on the interplay between urban development, conservation and sense of place in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Tshwane (PhD in Geography)