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SSAG Student Conference 2019

The School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies warmly welcomes postgraduate students from South African Geography departments to the Annual Society of South African Geographers' Student Conference. 

The conference will be held from 8-10 July 2019 
at The University of the Witwatersrand Science Stadium Complex
Empire Road Braamfontein, Johannesburg


Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions for the conference have now closed. Communication on abstracts will be sent to the Head of School of each University. Once you have your abstract acceptance number you can register. Feedback on Abstracts will be returned by 30 April 2019.


Need somewhere to stay? Click here for more information about accommodation either on the University's West Campus or in the nearby suburb of Melville, where a wide range of accommodation establishments are located.


Pack your walking shoes for our fieldtrips.

Presentation Instructions

Please check the schedule to find out which day and session you are presenting in. Please copy your talk to the computer in the venue before the plenary of the day of your talk; if you are presenting a poster please put it up in the correct venue before the plenary on the first day. If you have a problem with the date or time you have been assigned, please contact the conference organisers before close of business on 26 June 2019. Please note that allocations of presentation type (poster/oral) are final as these were communicated in April.

Oral Presentations:

  • 10 minute presentation, 3 minutes for questions
    Please do not include audio in your powerpoint presentations 

Poster Presentations:

  • A2 size, landscape orientation