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Geography, Environmental Studies and Tourism

Arts and Humanities Librarian

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Janusz Skarzynski
Level 8, Main Library
Bellville, 7535
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National Geo-spatial Information (NGI)

More than 100 years ago National Geo-spatial Information (NGI), a component of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) commenced with the establishment of an integrated survey system and provision of extensive mapping and aerial imagery coverage of the country. NGI is also known as South Africa's national mapping organisation.

The integrated survey system expedites and facilitates orderly development while the mapping and associated products facilitate sustainable development. In more recent years, NGI established an active control survey network of continuously operating GNSS base stations covering South Africa, all managed and controlled by a single control centre situated in the offices of NGI.



The Society of South African Geographers

The Society of South African Geographers was founded in 1994 when the Society for Geography and South African Geographical Society joined. 

The Society of South African Geographers main objective is to advance the research and educational activities of all South African Geographers by:

  • collectively representing the interests of South African Geographers regionally, nationally and internationally

  • encouraging and supporting high-quality research and teaching in Geography

  • providing a national geographic information resource for Geographers and interested groups

  • stimulating awareness of geographic and environmental matters through academic collaboration with other intellectual communities and accountable interaction with the public at large.

The Geo-Information Society of South Africa

The Geo-Information Society of South Africa (GISSA) represents the Geo-Information community in South Africa as a national, unified, representative body to promote and protect the interests of its members on all forums.

The Southern African Association of Geomorphologists (SAAG) 

Geomorphology in Southern Africa has evolved into a unique, distinct, and recognised discipline within the earth science context. Since its inaugural meeting in 1988, the Southern African Association of Geomorphologists (SAAG) has comprised of a relatively small but dynamic academic community convening biennial conferences at locations across the sub-continent. SAAG is the representative body of Southern African geomorphologists and is affiliated with the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG).


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