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  • Science makes the world a better place

    Posted on January 31, 2021

    NAS Featured scientist: Prof Willem Landman Professor in Meteorology in the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology

  • Brian Nkala awarded a FES Scholarship to attend the FES New York Fall Academy

    Posted on January 29, 2021

    The Department would like to congratulate Brian Nkala, one of our Masters students, on receiving one of the prestigious Fredrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) New York scholarships to attend their FES New York Fall Academy: “Young Leaders Needed to achieve the SDGs! Brian was selected as one of the...

  • We welcome Samy to our team!

    Posted on January 19, 2021

    We welcome Samy Katumba to our team! As a lecturer, Samy will be teaching GIS/Geoinformatics related courses at undergraduate and honours levels. We asked Samy some questions on his move to our Department. See the answers below! Q: How do you feel about joining us? A: I am excited to join...

  • Latest seasonal forecast (January) available

    Posted on January 14, 2021

    The latest seasonal forecast for January 2021. The UP model predicts weak La Niñ conditions for summer, but ENSO neutral conditions towards autumn. Above normal rainfall outcomes are expected over the larger part of the forecast region during mid and late summer. Cooler maximum...

  • Latest seasonal forecast (December) available

    Posted on December 11, 2020

    The UP model predicts weak to moderate La Niña conditions for summer, but ENSO neutral conditions towards winter. Above Normal rainfall outcomes are expected over the larger part of the forecast region during summer, except over some of the northern parts. Cooler maximum temperatures are likely...

  • Nerhene elected to the SSAG Council

    Posted on November 29, 2020

    Dr Nerhene Davis, a lecturer in our department has been elected to the SSAG Council. The SSAG, or the Society of South African Geographers is the society representing all geographers in South Africa and their main objective is to advance the research and educational activities of all South...

  • Access current weather of Hatfield campus through our Department's weather station!

    Posted on November 26, 2020

    Recently, the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology obtained a new automatic weather station (AWS). The AWS is mounted on the roof of the Geography Building on the Hatfield Campus. The Davis Vantage Pro2 professional AWS records parameters such as temperature, humidity, wind...

  • Two members of staff promoted to Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer

    Posted on November 25, 2020

    The Department would like to congratulate Liesl Dyson and Francis Wasswa Nsubuga for being promoted to Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer respectively. Liesl has been a meteorologist for nearly 30-years and joined the University of Pretoria in 1997. Focusing on understanding processes and...

  • Lecturer invited as the Regional Focal Point (RFP) for the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) consultation of the African region

    Posted on November 25, 2020

    Dr Thando Ndarana has been awarded the role of the Regional Focal Point (RFP) for the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) consultation of the African region. In this role, Thando will facilitate 'virtual town hall' meetings, to support the WCRP's vision of better engagement with the broader...

  • We welcome two new members to our team!

    Posted on November 19, 2020

    In 2020 we welcomed two new members to our team. Adedayo joined us as a lecturer in the Geoinformatics progamme, whereas Lourens joined us as the Senior Cartographer in our Geospatial Information Services section. Adedayo is a geomatics professional, focusing on remote sensing and GIS...

  • GGY 361 Field Trip: Cullinan Cemetery

    Posted on November 16, 2020

    Students went on a field trip to Cullinan Cemetary to learn about weathering processes occurring on tombstones.

  • Latest seasonal forecast (November) available

    Posted on November 10, 2020

    The UP model predicts weak to moderate La Niña conditions for mid-summer, but ENSO-neutral conditions towards autumn. Favorable rainfall outcomes are expected over the larger part of the forecast region during spring and summer, except over some of the northern parts. Cooler maximum temperatures...

  • GGM hosts successful 2020 Geospatial Virtual Tech Day

    Posted on November 07, 2020

    The Department of Geography Geoinformatics and Meteorology hosted a virtual Geospatial Tech event on the 10th of October 2020.

  • Good turnout for the GGM short course in Introductory Earth Observation

    Posted on October 16, 2020

    The department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology (hereafter GGM) once again successfully offered the short course in Introductory Remote Sensing from 6 to 8 October 2020.

  • Latest seasonal forecast (October) available

    Posted on October 09, 2020

    The UP model predicts weak La Niña conditions for spring and mid-summer, but ENSO-neutral conditions during the second half of summer. Favorable rainfall outcomes are expected over the larger part of the forecast region during spring and summer, except over parts of Namibia and Mozambique....

  • Latest seasonal forecast (September) available

    Posted on September 10, 2020

    The seasonal forecast for September predicts week La Nina conditions for spring and summer but ENSO_neutral conditions during the second half of summer. Favorable rainfall conditions are expected over the larger part of the forecast region during spring and early summer. Cooler maximum...

  • Latest seasonal forecast (August) available

    Posted on August 16, 2020

    The seasonal forecast for Augustindictaes that the ENSO-neutral conditions will most likely to continue towards summer. However, most forecast models are going for colder sea surface temperatures. Favourable rainfall outcomes are expected over the larger part of the forecast region. Cooler...

  • Meteorology Honours student wins award

    Posted on August 06, 2020

    One of the Department's BScHons Meteorology students, Tsholanang Rammopo, was awarded with one of the 2019 SSAG Outstanding Honours Research Awards. The Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) awards two such awards each year, to highlight outstanding work done by students in the geographical...

  • Latest seasonal forecast (July) available

    Posted on July 12, 2020

    The seasonal forecast for July indictaes that the ENSO-neutral conditions will most likely to continue towards summer. We can expect favourable rainfall outcomes over parts of the SW Cape during the winter and a possible favourable start to the summer rainfall season, mainly over the northern...

  • UP team proposes single address dataset to identify and respond to emerging COVID-19 clusters

    Posted on July 06, 2020

    A team from the University of Pretoria (UP) has proposed a way forward for establishing and coordinating a single address dataset for Gauteng, which could be adopted by the rest of the country. One address dataset is needed now more than ever, as addresses are imperative to control and slow down...

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