• Innovative teaching practices shared at the FNB Art Joburg Fair

    Posted on September 22, 2023

    Art as an educational tool, helping students gain a deeper understanding of complex urban landscapes and their social implications.

  • Seasonal forecast for September 2023 available

    Posted on September 15, 2023

    This summer, El Nino events, as expected, are primarily linked to below-normal rainfall totals in the summer rainfall region. Forecasts currently indicate that the central and western parts of this region are particularly susceptible to experiencing below-normal rainfall conditions....

  • Celebrating International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies, 7 September 2023

    Posted on September 07, 2023

    This Day aims to highlight air pollution and its impacts.

  • Mapathon 2023

    Posted on September 04, 2023

    On Friday, July 28, 2023, a group of YouthMappers Mulisa Mudau, Andani Manyoka, Simphiwe Skhonde, and their lecturer Mr Samy Katumba here in our department organized a meaningful Mapathon.

  • Congratulations Prof Serena Coetzee!

    Posted on August 23, 2023

    Prof Serena Coetzee was elected as one of the Vice-Presidents of the ICA’s Executive Committee.

  • Seasonal forecast for August 2023 available

    Posted on August 16, 2023

    The UP model predicts a a moderate to strong EL Nino event for the Austral summer. El Nino events are most often associated with below-normal rainfall totals over the summer rainfall region. At the present time, the forecasts show that the southern coastal and adjacent interior are the most...

  • UP master’s student selected as recipient of 2023 Abe Bailey Travel Bursary

    Posted on July 31, 2023

    UP student Zeenat Patel was selected based on her exceptional leadership qualities and community service.

  • Join us for a hands-on webinar in geostatistics

    Posted on July 25, 2023

    The Department of Geography, Geoinformatics, and Meteorology (GGM) cordially invites you to an online hands-on lecture with Dr Chris Prins, who will give a hands-on lecture using practical examples executed in the Python programming language on selected topics including: 1) Exploratory (Spatial)...

  • The Javett Art Centre Hosts Interactive Urban Geography Honours Module

    Posted on July 25, 2023

    The Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria, known for its vibrant exhibitions and immersive experiences, recently played host to an engaging urban geography honours module.

  • Staff speak with Grade 9 scholars at information day on 22 July

    Posted on July 24, 2023

    Our Department, represented by Samy, Emma, and Tsholanang, spoke with scholars at the recent Grade 9 Information Day about our different degree choices and required subject choices. These open days are important because they allow the scholars to speak with scientists if the different fields and...

  • Seasonal forecast for July 2023 available

    Posted on July 16, 2023

    Above-normal rainfall is expected over the western winter rainfall region and southern coast until early spring, followed by below-normal rainfall until the end of the forecast period.

  • Celebrating World Population Day, 11 July 2023

    Posted on July 11, 2023

    “World Population Day is celebrated annually on 11 July to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.” (SDG Knowledge Hub).

  • Bhavani receives the SSAG Outstanding Honours Research Award for 2023

    Posted on July 10, 2023

    Bhavani Brijlal, who graduated with her BScHons Meteorology this year, was recently awarded the SSAG Outstanding Honours Research Award for 2023 from the Society of South African Geographers. She received the award for her Honours project, completed in 2022, entitled Surface energetics of two...

  • Courtney Gehle selected as prestigious Schwarzman Scholar

    Posted on June 14, 2023

    Courtney Gehle, a UP alumna who graduated with a BSc in Geography in 2016, was recently selected as a Schwarzman Scholar, one of the most prestigious postgraduate fellowships in the world.

  • Seasonal forecast for June 2023 available

    Posted on June 13, 2023

    Above-normal rainfall is expected over the western winter rainfall region until early spring, followed by below-normal rainfall until the end of the forecast period.

  • May 2023 edition of the NAS Faculty newsletter (SquaredUP) now available

    Posted on June 13, 2023

    The first edition for 2023 (May 2023) of the NAS Faculty newsletter (SquaredUP) is now available.

  • Honours visit to AfriGIS

    Posted on June 10, 2023

    The students of GIS 708: Advanced Geographical Information Systems had the opportunity to visit the AfriGIS offices on Tuesday 6 June. This was a follow up visit to that of a week previously, where AfriGIS came to the Department to teach the students about creating networks in a hands-on workshop...

  • World Oceans Day, 8 June 2023

    Posted on June 07, 2023

    Celebrating World Oceans Day by showcasing movement patters of fifteen whales south west of the South African coastline.

  • Building road networks in QGIS. A workshop presented by AfriGIS

    Posted on June 01, 2023

    AfriGIS presented a practical workshop for GIS 708: Advanced Geographic Information Systems

  • The Department invites to a guest lecture by Esri South Africa

    Posted on May 25, 2023

    As part of the lecture series of GIS 310, a third year Geographic Information Systems module, you are invited to join the guest lecture by Esri South Africa on the Business Case for GIS. Using geographic information systems (GIS) enables businesses to make quicker, more effective decisions...

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