Extraordinary Staff

Prof Heinz Beckedahl

Extraordinary Lecturer (Geomorphology, wetland studies, erosion control)

Qualifications:   BSc Geography & Geology (University of the Witwatersrand), HDipEd (University of the Witwatersrand), BScHons Geography (University of the Witwatersrand), MSc Geography (University of the Witwatersrand), PhD Geography (University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg))

email:                [email protected]

Dr Asmerom Beraki

Extraordinary Lecturer (Meteorology)

Qualifications:   BSc Soil and water conservation (University of Asmara, Eritrea), MSc Meteorology (UP), PhD Meteorology (UP)

email:                [email protected]


Dr Joel Botai

Extraordinary Lecturer (Atmospheric modelling, remote sensing)

Qualifications:   BScHons Mathematics & Physics (Moi University, Kenya), MSc Engineering (Chalmers University of Technology,  Sweden), MSc Astrophysics (RU), PhD Atmospheric modelling for space geodetic applications (UP)
Tel:                    +27 (0) 12 423 9096
email:                [email protected]

Dr George Johannes Chirima 

Extraordinary Lecturer (Geoinformatics)
Qualifications:   BScHons (University of Zimbabwe), MS.ED (University of Havana, Cuba), MSc (Indiana University, USA), MSc (University of Zimbabwe), PhD (Wits)
Tel:                    +27 (0) 12 310 2672
Office:                GeoInformation Sciences, Institute for Soil, Climate and Water, Private Bag X79, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa
email:                [email protected]

Dr Marius Claassen

Extraordinary Lecturer (Environmental science, ecology)
Qualifications:   BSc Zoology and Botany, BScHons Zoology, MSc Biological monitoring (Rand Afrikaans University)
email:               [email protected]

Prof Ludwig Combrinck

Extraordinary Professor (Geodesy)
Qualifications:   Diploma in Datametrics, BSc Physical Electronics, Geography and Information Systems, BScHons Physical Geography (Unisa), MSc Applied Science, PhD in Space Geodesy (UCT), PBL Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership (Unisa, School of Business Leadership)
email:                [email protected]

Dr Antony Cooper

Extraordinary Lecturer (Geographical Information Science (GISc) theory and applications)

Qualifications:   BSc (Inf Proc), BScHons (RU), MDP (Unisa), MSc (UP), PhD (UP)
email:                [email protected]

Dr Christien Engelbrecht

Extraordinary Lecturer (Meteorology)
Qualifications:  BSc Meteorology, MSc Meteorology, PhD Meteorology (UP)
email:                [email protected]

Dr Gregor Feig 

Extraordinary Lecturer (Environmental science)
Qualifications:  BSc Microbiology and Environmental Science, BScHons Molecular and Cell Biology, MSc Environmental Sciences (Wits), PhD Earth Systems Sciences (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz)
email:                [email protected]

Mrs Liesl Hill

Extraordinary Lecturer (Aquatic ecosystem health assessment & management, freshwater ecotoxicology)

Qualifications:   BSc Microbiology & Biochemistry (UFS), BScHons Microbiology (NWU), MSc Geography & Environmental Management (UJ)
email:                [email protected]

Dr Winifred Jordaan

Extraordinary Lecturer (Meteorology)
Qualifications:   BSc Meteorology, BScHons Meteorology, MSc Meteorology, PhD Meteorology (UP) 
Tel:                    +27 (0) 12 367 6016
Office:                SAWS Regional Training Centre, Highveld, Centurion, 0001
email:                [email protected]

Dr Andries Kruger

Extraordinary Lecturer (Meteorology)
Qualifications:   National Higher Diploma Meteorology (Pretoria Technikon), BSc Meteorology (UP), BSc Environmental & Geographical Science (UCT), PhD Civil Engineering (SUN)
email:                [email protected]

Prof Jana Olivier

Extraordinary Professor (Meteorology)
Qualifications:   BSc Zoology and Botany (Wits), BScHons Geography (Unisa), MSc Geography (Rand Afrikaans University), PhD Climatology (Rand Afrikaans University)
email:                 [email protected]

Prof Peter Schmitz

Extraordinary Lecturer (Geoinformatics)
Qualifications:   PhD Geography
email:                [email protected] or [email protected]
Tel:                    +27 (0) 11 471 2262
Office:                Calabash building, Unisa Science Campus, Cnr Christiaan de Wet and Pioneer Ave, Florida, Johannesburg

Advocate PJ Snijman 

Extraordinary Lecturer (Environmental law)
Qualifications:    BA LLB & MPhil Environmental Management (SUN), LLM Environmental Law (UCT)
email:                 [email protected]

Isa van Aardt

Extraordinary Lecturer (Environmental science)
Qualifications:    BCom (Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education), MBA (UP), DBA (UP)
email:                 [email protected]

Dr Heidi van Deventer

Extraordinary Lecturer (GISc & wetland studies)
Qualifications:  BA, BAHons (Geography) (UP), MA (Geographical Information Systems) (SUN), PhD (Geography) (UKZN)
email:               [email protected]
Tel:                   +27 12 841 2507

Dr Caradee Wright

Extraordinary Lecturer (Public health & geography)
Qualifications:  MSocSc Geography and Environmental Management, PhD Public Health
email:               [email protected]
Office:              Laboratory of Atmospheric Science, Geography Building


- Author Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology
Published by Christel Hansen

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