An innovative student leadership programme is building a bigger pool of socially conscious citizens to ensure a brighter tomorrow in South Africa. The Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Programme was established at the University of Cape Town to produce graduates who will occupy leadership positions in government, industry and civil society and, using their unique skills, make a difference in South Africa and on the Continent.
Thembalethu Mfebe has been selected to join the inaugural M-Net Magic in Motion Academy. Twelve of South Africa’s top Film and Media graduates were selected following a nationwide search for the best of the best. Mfebe is the only UCT graduate to make the final cut in 2015.
The University of Cape Town has secured an agreement with the Portuguese government that will see an extension of the Portuguese language curriculum to benefit additional students. The protocol was signed at an official ceremony at the University, on 17 June 2015.
Child abuse is a serious problem facing society and children in poorer communities are among the most vulnerable. Inge Wessels, a Doctoral student in the UCT Department of Psychology, has been investigating early intervention programmes as part of her postgraduate research.