Campus discussions on transformation have revealed perceptions of marginalization of certain groups of students. As an extension of this conversation, Dr Shose Kessi (UCT Department of Psychology) will stage a photographic exhibition on the black student experience on Upper Campus, in November.
When Athabile Nonxuba dreams, he dreams big. Together with seventeen other University of Cape Town students, he wants to build a better, brighter future for rural school children in the Eastern Cape. Through an initiative called 'Lets Build Institutions', students collect and distribute second-hand educational material and, are fundraising to build a library and a community resource centre in in his home-town of Centane.
120 Humanities student mentors were honoured at a special awards evening held on Friday, 2 October. The Humanities Faculty Mentorship Programme was established in 2006 as part of the Faculty’s Extended Degree Programme. Nine years later, this programme is growing and continues to provide peer support to first-year students.
A new Humanities initiative is set to attract a more diverse pool of applicants to the University of Cape Town. Later this month, the UCT English Language Centre will open its doors to the first cohort of students from non-English speaking countries, who wish to improve their proficiency in English. This is one of few language centres located within a South African university and will support the university’s internationalization agenda.