Citizenship & Violence: Resilient Colonialism, Xenophobia & Femicide
The events of the last few weeks on our UCT campus and in our country have necessitated a deep and ongoing engagement with the question of citizenship, the politics of belonging and gendered violence. Come and attend a public seminar series from...



Thursday, 17 October 2019
5 questions with Chris Ouma, African literature researcher

Dr Chris Ouma – a senior lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Cape Town (UCT) – pursues research that looks at African and African diasporic literature. He is co-editor of the journal Social Dynamics: A Journal of African Studies.

Publication Date:
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 13:15
Racism and ‘xenophobia’: 10 key points

Ivan Katsere, a PhD candidate at UCT and a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, recently wrote an opinion piece for the Daily Maverick, “Dehumanising the other: The language of black-on-black racism”. In it, Katsere illustrates the centrality of racism in violence against African migrants.

Publication Date:
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - 07:45
Students, prisoners and parolees in arts collaboration

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, NICRO (National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders) and the Western Cape Department of Correctional Services will present a performance of Live, Love, Leave a Legacy featuring UCT theatre students, Pollsmoor Prison participants and a group of parolees.

Publication Date:
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 - 11:15
Lessons from Shanghai

Two students from the Faculty of Humanities at UCT recently returned from representing South Africa at the 2019 Shanghai Summer School (BRICS Program). The two spent a month learning alongside other young leaders from across the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South African (BRICS) alliance.

Publication Date:
Tue, 27 Aug 2019 - 12:45