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Andries Nel

Andries Nel

Author of geographical publications
Professor of Geography, 1959-1987, and
Dean of the Science Faculty at Stellenbosch University, 1967-1969

Andries Nel was born on 14 May, 1923, at Worcester, where he attended school and matriculated. He studied at Stellenbosch University (BA cum laude 1943, MA 1945 in Geography and DLitt 1951). Thesis: 'n Kartografiese studie van die vernaamste dorpe in Suidwes-Kaapland. He continued his education at the University of Wisconsin, USA (1955/56, 1965)
He joined Stellenbosch University as Lecturer of Geography in 1947 and became Professor of Geography (1959-1987) and Dean of the Faculty of Science (1974-1987).
Memberships and professional activities:
1963: President of the Geographical Association of South Africa
1965: Carnegie bursary, visit to the Geography departments of foreign universities
1966: Member of the Senate, University of Port Elizabeth
1972: Guest professor at universities in the USA

Founding member of Suid-Afrikaanse Fotogrammetriese Vereniging (Photogrammetic survey group)
Member of the SA Academy of Arts and Science.

Award: Stals Prize for Geography 1969

Books:

Stad en Dorp (co-author: Koos van Zyl), 1962
Die warm rŽenstreke, 1964
Palestina, die Heilige Land (co-author: F C Fensham), 1965
Die nuwe Lande van die WÍreld (editor), 1967
Acta Geografica (editor), 1967
Ons Nuwe WÍreld (co-author: W S Barnard), 1967
Wall Map: Distribution of Population in Africa (in colours, In collaboration with P G Jooste)

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