School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Cecil Seethal

Honorary Research Fellow

Professor of GeographyUniversity of Fort Hare (2002-2014); University of South Africa (2015-2016). PresidentSociety of South African Geographers (SSAG) (2010-2012). Awarded: (i) SSAG’s Gold Medal Award for meritorious contribution to Geography in Southern Africa (2014); (ii) USAID scholarship, The University of Iowa’s tuition scholarship and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Predissertation Fellowship for MA/PhD studies; (iii) Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) fellowship for Local Development Administration (1997). Ombudsperson of the SSAG (2017-2022).  

Research interests

  • Human Geography: Political GeographyUrban Geography 
  • Geography of Regional Development 
  • Applied Geography