Alumni Career Talks
Book your seat to the 2016 Humanities Alumni Career Talks hosted for UCT students by the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and the Humanities Student Council. Meet South Africa's change makers!
Karoo Moose at the Baxter
Lara Foot's acclaimed Karoo Moose returns to the Baxter Theatre from 31 August to 24 September, 7.30pm nightly. Tickets are available through Computicket or can be purchased at any Shoprite Checkers outlet.
We remember.....
An intellectual, an author and a political activist who battled apartheid and the oppression of women. She was also a UCT alumnus. A Humanities Building is named after her late husband, Professor Archibald Campbell Jordan, who taught at UCT.
Show your true colours
Support the artists of tomorrow by making a gift to the UCT Performing and Creative Arts today. Image by Siwaphiwe Mgoboza, 2015, 'Who Let the Beings Out?'
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Thursday, 29 September 2016

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is taking another step in bridging the traditional divide between arts and commerce by introducing Information Systems as a major subject in the Faculty of Humanities. Information Systems is currently offered as a major in the institution’s Faculty of Commerce but will now also be offered to Humanities students studying subjects as diverse as linguistics, classical studies and history. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 09:30

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng has been awarded the prestigious Businesswoman of the Year Award by the Businesswomen’s Association (BWA) of South Africa. These annual awards recognise the contribution of women in the fields of education, social entrepreneurship, and science and technology. Professor Phakeng is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation at the University of Cape Town.


Publication Date:
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 12:15

During the June vacation, nine members of the UCT Ibuyambo Orchestra visited Mozambique. They were hosted by well-known musician, teacher and UCT alumnus Matchume Zango. The trip was part of a cultural learning exchange initiated by the students, made possible by South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO), the South African College of Music and through student fundraising efforts.

Publication Date:
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 15:30

Meg Rickard’s new gritty film ‘Tess’ is receiving rave reviews from the local and international film community. Adapted from Tracey Farren’s award winning novel ‘Whiplash’, the film tells the story of a 20-year old Muizenberg sex worker and drug addict whose life is turned upside down by an unexpected pregnancy and, sexual violence. Rickards is an award-winning South African filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. She is also an alumnus of the University of Cape Town.

Publication Date:
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 15:15