UKZN Representatives at Student Conference in StellenboschGeneral

UKZN prizewinners Ms Kim Gounder (left) and Ms Adwoa Awuah at the SSAG student conference held in Stellenbosch.UKZN prizewinners Ms Kim Gounder (left) and Ms Adwoa Awuah at the SSAG student conference held in Stellenbosch.

Sixteen UKZN students participated in the Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) Student Conference in Stellenbosch.

The student Conference was held just before the SSAG centenary celebrations of a century of geography teaching and research at tertiary level in South Africa.

The student Conference took place over four days during which time students were given the opportunity to interact with specialists in the field of geography.

The event included an evening for students to socialise with each other and also take part in a geography quiz thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Students from across South Africa delivered a variety of presentations and impressed the audience with the quality and significance of their research findings.

The final day included a tour around Cape Town in which students were able to take in the scenery and enjoy some of the area’s culinary delights.

Proceedings culminated in an impressive gala dinner during which it was announced that Kim Gounder of UKZN’s Howard College was the winner of the best presentation award in the Human Geography category and Adwoa Awuah of UKZN had won the award for best poster presentation.

The Conference fostered a sense of pride in the Geography discipline and appreciation for the excellent scholarship at UKZN.

UKZN students thanked SAEES Management for funding the trip and said they were proud to be products of UKZN and, in particular, the Geography Department.

They also thanked Ms Susan Sherriff, Administrator at Howard College, for sorting all the logistics for the venture.

Renell Soobramanian