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Vision:
To be a centre of excellence in tertiary education in Geography & Geo-information Sciences in South Africa & to contribute to sustainable rural & regional development of southern Africa.

Mission:
To offer training & tertiary education in Physical & Human geography, & Geographical Information Sciences, while actively engaging in research & community work in order to respond to the development needs of the region, nation & southern Africa.


The following is a list of Modules and Lectures offered by the Department of Geography and Geo-Information Sciences:

GEO1541 Integrated Study of Major World Environments 1 Mr E.Kori
GEO1520 Introduction to Cartography, Map Analysis and
Aerial Photograph Interpretation
Ms. K.H. Mathivha
GEO1641 Integrated Study of Major World Environments 1 Ms. N.V. Mudau
GEO 1620 Introduction of Remote Sensing and Geomatics Ms. K.H. Mathivha
GEO 2541 Spatial Organisation of Society Dr. T.M.  Nelwamondo
GEO 2542 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

Ms. N.V. Mudau

Mr. M.J. Mokgoebo
GEO 2641 Patterns and Processes in Physical Geography Mr. M.J. Mokgoebo
GEO 2642 Themes on the Religional Geography of Africa Ms. N.V. Mudau
GEO 3541 Geography of South Africa Ms. N.V. Mudau
GEO 3542 Geomorphology Mr. E. Kori
GEO 3543 Biogeography Mr. M.J. Mokgoebo
GEO 3544 Population and Demography Ms. M.E. Nembudani
GEO 3643 Geography of Tourism Dr. T.M. Nelwamondo
GEO 3644 Rural Geography and Development

Ms. M.E. Nembudani

Dr. N.S Nethengwe
GEO 3545 Settlement and Industrial Development Dr. T.M. Nelwamondo
GEO 3641 Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

Ms. M.E. Nembudani

Dr. N.S Nethengwe
GEO3642 Climatology Mr. E. Kori
GEO3643 Geography of Tourism Dr. T.M. Nelwamondo
GEO3644 Rural Geography and Development Ms. N.V. Mudau
GEO5520 General Research Methodology Prof. A. Musyoki
GEO 5521 Geographical Thought and Methodology Prof. A. Musyoki
GEO 5522 Advanced Quantitative and Qualitative Research Techniques

Ms. M.E. Nembudani

Dr. N.S. Nethengwe
GEO 5720 Research Project and Report/Dissertation All academic members of staff
GEO 5620 Applied Geomorphology Mr. E. Kori
GEO 5621 Applied Climatology Mr. E. Kori
GEO 5622 Applied Biogeography Mr. M.J. Mokgoebo
GEO 5623 Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Policy and Management Prof. A. Musyoki
GEO 5624 Land Tenure and Rural Land Use Prof. A. Musyoki
GEO 5625 Advanced Population Dynamics and Demography Ms. M.E. Nembudani
GEO 5626 Urbanisation and Rural Settlement Studies Dr. TM. Nelwamondo
GEO 5627 Geographical Information Systems & Remote Sensing

Dr. N.S. Nethengwe


  • Mararakanye, N & Nethengwe, N.S. 2012.  Gully Features Extraction Using Remote Sensing Techniques. South African Journal of Geomatics,Vol. 1, No. 2, August 2012: 109-119.

  • Nethengwe, N.S. 2009. Beyond the Flood Line: PGIS, Political Ecology, and Flood Vulnerability in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. VDM: Germany

 

 

Areas of Specialisation:

  • Participatory GIS; GIS and Remote Sensing;
  •  Urban organization;
  •  Hazard/disaster studies
  •  Cross-border trade
  • GIS/RS applications in Environmental  & Geographical Science

Other Research Interests:

  • Tourism studies;
  • Ecosystem services
  • Gully extraction in Remote sensing
  • Climate change  Adaptation
  • Development and Social planning

The following is a list of staff members in the Department of Geography and Geo-Information Sciences:

Designation Name Contacts
Senior lecturer & HOD

Dr. N.S. Nethengwe

PhD (West Virginia), MA (Wits), BA (Hons) (UCT), BA, UED (Univen), Certifiacate in GIS (University of Southern Mississippi) (USA)

Tel:- +27 15 962 8593
E-mail:Nthaduleni.nethengwe@univen.ac.za
Senior lecturer

Prof. A. Musyoki

BED (Science), Hons (Nairobi); MA (Ohio), PhD (Howard)

Tel:- +27 15 962 8586
E-mail:agnes.musyoki@univen.ac.za
Senior lecturer

Dr. T.M. Nelwamondo

B.Ped, B.Sc (Hons) (Fort Hare), MA (Univ. of PE); PhD (UP)


Tel:- +27 15 962 8582
E-mail:Tshililo.nelwamondo@univen.ac.za
Lecturer

Ms. M. Nembudani

BA (Unin), BA (Hons) (UNISA), MA (Stellenbosch)  UED

Tel:- +27 15 962 8590
E-mail:Madzinge.nembudani@univen.ac.za
Lecturer

Ms. N.V. Mudau

BA (Hons), MEnvSc (Univen), UED, Cert. (GIS) (Univen), SABS Cert. Env. Management Systems ISO 14001, South African Legal Requirements for ISO 14001, EMA 1209


Tel:- +27 15 962 8591
E-mail:Virginia.mudau@univen.ac.za
Junior lecturer

Mr. M.J. Mokgoebo

BPed, BA (Hons) (Durban-Westville), MEnvSc (Univen), Cert. GIS (Univen)


Tel:- +27 15 962 8581
E-mail:Matjutla.mokgoebo@univen.ac.za
Junior lecturer

Mr. E. Kori

BSc (Hons) (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe), MEnvSc (Univen), Cert. GIS (Univen)


Tel:- +27 15 962 8565
E-mail: Edmore.kori@univen.ac.za
Laboratory technician

K.H. Mathivha

BSc (Hons) (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe), MEnvSc (Univen), Cert. GIS (Univen)


Tel:- +27 15 962 8565
E-mail: Edmore.kori@univen.ac.za