If you are attending the upcoming Society of South African Geographers biennial conference at the University of the Free State in October this year, consider applying for the 5th Writing Workshop scheduled for the 4th of October. All emerging scholars normally based in an academic department or an institute at a South African university with an interest in publishing an academic journal article on a Geography-related theme are encouraged to apply to participate in the workshop.

How to Apply

  • Provide a well-developed draft paper of 6 000 to 8 000 words, prepared for submission for publication in a scholarly journal and sent to the workshop organizer by 7 September 2018. You must include an abstract with the article, and the details of the journal to which the paper will be submitted.
  • To be eligible for participation you must participate in the workshop fully and actively. This means you must read and comment on all papers.
  • You must submit the paper to the target journal for publication within six months following the conclusion of the workshop.

How the Workshop Works

Established senior scholars will:

  • Provide written feedback on the submitted papers.
  • Participate in workshop process by discussing papers and refining arguments.
  • Be in communication with one or two scholars to provide comments on the final draft prior to submission to a journal.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity so submit your letter of interest by 6 July  to Richard Ballard ( Together with this letter include:

  • Your institution,
  • Your CV,
  • The paper abstract (max 300 words), and
  • Your target journal.


A subvention of R 1000 will be provided by the SSAG to help cover additional associated costs for accommodation and workshop participation. Further travel funds may be available if needed. These workshops are financially supported by the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences. For the announcement of the workshop have a look here.


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