SSAG

Past Office Bearers


Society of South African Geographers: Presidents 1995-present
PresidentDatePresidentDate
Prof IJ van der Merwe1995-97Prof G Visser2007-2009
Dr UJ Fairhurst1997-99Prof C Seethal2009-2011
Prof R Fox2000-2002Prof S Oldfield2011-June 2014
Prof M Meadows2002-2005Prof K MearnsJune 2014 - Sept 2016
 Prof B Maharaj 2005-2007Prof L SandhamSept 2016 - 

Society of South African Geographers Fellows 1995 -
FellowDateFellowDate
Prof ME Meadows1999Prof K Hall2012
Prof B Maharaj1999Prof M Ramutsindela2012
Prof R Fox2000Prof SM Parnell2014
Prof R Preston-Whyte2001Prof GE Visser2014
Prof R Diab2002Prof SM Parnell2014
Dr T Lemon2003Prof GE Visser2014
Prof GH Pirie2009Prof E Nel2016
Prof WS Barnard2009Prof J Robinson2016

Society of South African GeographersGold medalists 1994-
MedalistYearMedalistYearMedalistYear
Prof LM Magi2000 Prof PAD Beets 2012 Ms S Brits 2016
Prof J Fairhurst2000 Prof D Scott 2014  
 Prof M Marker 2003 Prof C Seethal 2014  


SOUTH AFRICAN GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL EDITORS 1994 -

EditorYearEditorYear
ME Meadows1994-2001  
ME Meadows and M Ramutsindela2001-2004  
M Ramutsindela and P Sumner2005-2011  
T Hill and B Maharaj2012 -  
    
    

South African Geographical Society Presidents: 1917 - 1994
PresidentYearPresidentYearPresidentYear
Dr AW Rogers1917Sir C Rey1941Prof GB Lauf1966
James Hutcheon Esq1918Mr C Hugo1942Prof DH Davies1966/7
Dr CE Moss1919Dr LC King1943Prof EWN Mallows1967/8
Prof HB Fantham1920Dr JVL Rennie1944Prof SP Jackson1968/9
Mr AM Robb1922Dr F Dixey1945Prof E Stander1969/0
Prof EH Schwarz1923Mr SP Jackson1946Prof JJ Moolman1970/1
Ms A Porter1924Dr MS Taliaard1947/8Prof DE Nel1971/2
Rt Hon. JC Smuts1925Mr VS Forbes1948/9Prof RJ Davies1972/3
Dr AL Hall1925Dr HBS Cooke1949/0Mr IG Nicol1973/4
Prof FE Plummer1926Mr TJD Fair1950/1Prof NJ Scheepers1974/5
Prof JH Wellington1927Dr SH Houghton1951/2Mr W Voordewind1975/6
Dr P Serton1928Mr J Muller1952/3Prof PD Tyson1976/7
Prof GA Watermeyer1929Col NP Sellick1953/4Prof P Smit1977/8
Mr R John1930Dr JH Moolman1954/5Prof WS Barnard1978/9
Mr GP Prescott1931Prof JS v d Merwe1955/6Prof JB McDaniel1979/0
Dr AL du Toit1932Ms JS Whitmore1956/7Prof KSO Beavon1980/1
Mr HE Wood1933Prof JH Wellington1957/8Prof RA Preston-Whyte1981/2
Mr HB Maufe1934Prof P Serton1958/9Mr DJ Henning1982/3
Dr KH Barnard1935Mr BR Schulge1959/0Prof RJ Davies1983/5
Mr AD Lewis1936Mr CB Smit1960/1Prof PS Hattingh1985/7
Mr C Gillman1937Dr DF Dixey1961/2Prof PAJ van Rensburg1987/9
Prof FE Plummer1938Dr MM Cole1962/3Dr FM Gamble1989/1
Prof TW Gevers1939Dr WJ Talbot1963/4Mr Hart1991/3
Mr FE Kanthack1940Dr A Nel1964/5Prof JJ McCarthy1993/4
  Prof WJ Talbot1965  

Society for Geography Chairpersons 1967-1994
ChairpersonYearChairpersonYearChairpersonYear
Dr DJ Conradie 1957-65Mr JJ Oosthuizen  1978-79Prof P Smit 1985
Prof A Nel 1966Prof WC Els 1980 Prof JBM Daniel 1986
Dr TJ Roos 1967-68Prof JN Scheepers 1981Prof RF Fuggle 1987-88
Dr P Smit 1969-70Prof PG Jooste 1982Prof F Hannekom 1989-90
Mr JJ Oosthuizen  1971Prof DE Nel 1983Prof G du T. de Villiers 1991-92
Prof JA Coetzee 1972-77Prof JA van Zyl 1984Prof AJ Christopher 1993-94

Fellows of the South African Geographical Society 1975-1994
FellowDateFellowDate
Prof JH Moolman1975Prof JH Wellington1980
Prof TJD Fair1975Dr P Smit1981
Prof SP Jackson1976Dr TC Partridge1981
Prof RJ Davies1977Prof CM Rogerson1984
Prof VS Forbes1977Prof AJ Christopher1985
Prof PD Tyson1978Prof PS Hattingh1987
Prof LC King1978Prof IJ vd Merwe1991
Prof KSO Beavon1979Prof M Cole1993

Honorary members of the Society for Geography: 1958 - 1994
MemberYearMemberYear
Prof P Serton 1958-63Mr JW van der Spuy 1977
Prof JH Wellington 1958-81Prof H Boesch 1977-78
Prof WJ Talbot 1964Prof K Kayser 1980-83
Prof A Nel 1970Prof MJ Louw 1985
Prof JH Moolman 1970Prof TJD Fair 1985
Dr DJ Conradie 1970-73 Prof CJ Swanevelder 1989
Prof VS Forbes 1973-93Prof P Smit 1991
Prof RF Logan 1977  

Gold medalists of the South African Geographical Society: 1876 - 1994
MedalistYearMedalistYearMedalistYear
Prof JH Wellington1976Prof MJ Louw1976Mr JM Nicholson1987
Dr IG Nicol1976Prof WJ Talbot1978Prof J Mcl. Daniel1989
Mr JG Morton 1976Prof O Williams1982Dr D Hynel-Davies1991
Prof JA vd Merwe1976Prof JL Earle1985Dr LB Hurry1991



COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS
Prof P Scott, President of the IGU 
Prof L Kosifiski, Secretary General, IGU

SOUTH AFRICAN GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL: EDITORS

EditorYearEditorYear
J. Hutcheon1917-21GHT Hart1966-70
HB Fantham1921-22PD Tyson1970-72
JH Wellington1922-27KSO Beavon and TJD Fair1972-73
GP Prescott1927-28KSO Beavon and PD Tyson1973-77
JH Wellington1928-49KSO Beavon and BP Moon1977-82
RR Nott1949-59GG Garland and JJ McCarthy1982-89
TJD Fair1959-65JA Lindesay 1989-94
Prof G.H. Pirie1989-93


Journal for Geography: Editors
Mr JW van der Spuy; 1957-66
Dr WS Barnard; 1967-72

South African Geographer: Editors
Prof WS Barnard; 1973-74
Dr IJ van der Merwe; 1975
MR PH de Necker; 1976-77
Dr WA Nieman; 1978-84
Prof WS Barnard; 1985-92
Prof IJ van der Merwe; 1993