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Mrs Block

Name: Liz Block
Location: D2 Lab 344 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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Contact Details:
Tel: +27 (0) 11 559 2173


About Mrs Liz Block


BA (HONS) (University of the Free State)
MSc in Science Education (University of the Witwatersrand)


Mrs Block is a Human Geographer with special interest in Population and Urban Geography, Environmental Management and Geography Education.  She has done research on the language of geography, migration patterns, housing in South Africa and environmental knowledge and attitudes. After teaching geography at high school level for a few years, Mrs Block spent seven years training Geography and English teachers at the Soweto College of Education, before moving in 1991 to the Geography Department on the Soweto campus of the then-Vista University. After the creation of the University of Johannesburg, Mrs Block remained on the Soweto campus as a Geography lecturer and Science Faculty Coordinator until the end of 2008. She is now on the Auckland Park: Kingsway Campus

Research Interests

  • Population Issues
  • Geography Education
  • Geography and Language
  • Map Interpretation

Lecturing Duties

  • Population Studies
  • Environmental Management
  • Mapwork
  • Urban Geography