Each year, Dr Tessa Dowling takes a group of her Xhosa Communication students to Cata, a small rural village located near Qoboqobo in the Eastern Cape. The field trip is designed to immerse students in the culture and traditions of African family life, whilst enabling them to hone their language skills.
Dr. Khosi Kubeka is a young academic on a mission! She is a qualified Social Worker and lecturer in the Department of Social Development and, she is also part of a generation of black and talented researchers who are challenging the status quo and shifting the boundaries of teaching in the classroom.
The sixth annual CrossCurrents conference took place from 28 to 29 October. Hosted by the University of Cape Town’s English Language and Literature department, together with UCT Postamble and the Protea Bookstore, the event is designed to profile postgraduate research in the Humanities. It is organised almost entirely by postgraduate students.
Professor Robert Mattes is one of 23 academics selected to join the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) in 2014. He received the membership award at an inauguration event held in Pretoria on 14 October. Mattes is Professor in the Department of Political Studies and Director of the Democracy in Africa Research Unit, at the University of Cape Town.