'The study of human and physical environments. It is a subject that combines topics related to physical and human processes over space and time. With the use of Geography, we can better understand our complex world.'

Geography guides learners 'towards developing the following knowledge, skills, and attitudes:

  • explaining and interpreting both physical and human geographical processes

  • describing and explaining the dynamic interrelationship between physical and human worlds

  • developing knowledge about where places are, and the nature of a range of different places at different scales

  • practicing essential transferable skills - literacy, numeracy, oracy, and graphicacy

  • promoting the use of new technologies, such as Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

  • developing a commitment towards sustainable development

  • creating awareness and sensitivity to inequality in the world

  • fostering empathy, tolerance, and fairness

  • making and justifying informed decisions and judgment about social and environmental issues' - South African Department of Education CAPS

Geography offers knowledge and skills for career opportunities in humanities and Geographical Information Systems but provides learners with transferable skills into any further endeavors.

To learn more about the subject of Geography, visit the South African Department of Education website.

Department of Education