Scenes from an Execution
UCT alumnus and double Fluer du Cap nominee Jennifer Steyn returns to the Baxter stage to star in Howard Barker’s Scenes from an Execution, alongside a stellar cast of fellow UCT alumni and staff. Director Clare Stopford is a senior lecturer 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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Humanities exhibition 2017
Visit the Humanities exhibition at UCT Open Day on Saturday 22 April 2017. Grades 10 - 12 students, parents, teachers and guidance counsellors are invited to explore the range of study options available through the Faculty of Humanities.
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Thursday, 23 March 2017

This year’s Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival line-up boasts an impressive 56 local productions. Featuring drama, musical theatre, comedy and much more, the 2017 event promises to be bigger and better than ever before. This is the seventh year of an event is designed to showcase South Africa’s theatrical talent.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 15:45

A bilateral agreement between the University of Cape Town and the London School of Economics and Political Science will see a new cohort of students obtaining qualifications from both tertiary institutions. Successful applicants will spend a year in London and Cape Town, deepening their knowledge of contemporary global media industries and on completion, will earn two internationally recognized postgraduate degrees.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 15:30

Professor Rajend Mesthrie has been awarded a BRICS-related NIHSS grant for joint India-South Africa research on language and culture. Mesthrie is Professor of Linguistics in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology & Linguistics, at the University of Cape Town. He holds one of the four DST SARCHi Research Chairs in the Faculty of Humanities.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 15:30

In March, UCT School of Dance hosted an innovative arts education project titled ‘Red Apples, Green Apples’ aimed at teaching school children about the effects of climate change and environmental issues using the media of dance, visual arts and design.  This initiative formed part of a collaborative research project involving the University of Cape Town, the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the Peter Clarke Arts Centre. 

Publication Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 15:15