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UCT Open Day 2014
UCT Open Day 2014
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Monday, 21 April 2014

Associate Professor Abner Nyamende and Dr Zukile Jama have been appointed to serve as members of the Pan South African Language Board.  Professor Nyamende currently heads the African Languages section of the UCT School of Languages and Literatures and Dr Jama is the Xhosa Communication for Health Sciences Lecturer in the MBChB and Rehabilitation Sciences programmes.

UCT Opera School students

An Opera documentary titled Ndiphilela Ukucula (‘I Live To Sing’) has been awarded an Emmy in the category Best Arts Program at the 2014 Emmy Awards ceremony. UCT Opera School students Linda Nteleza, Makudupanyane Senaoana and Thesele Kemane are featured in the 2013 movie, directed by Documentary Filmmaker Julie Cohen.


Mninawa Ntshongwana UCT Social Work student

The Department of Social Development held its annual pledging ceremony for Social Work students on Thursday 3 April. Fourth-year student Mninawa Ntshongwana who delivered an inspiring, and emotional speech made the 2014 event particularly memorable for the audience. Humanities News caught up with the busy student and former petrol attendant to talk about his journey to academic success.

UCT supports five remaining speakers of Nǁng

Drs. Sheena Shah and Matthias Brenzinger (UCT Department of Linguistics) travelled to Upington in the Northern Cape recently to work with Katrina Esau, alias Ouma Geelmeid, on Nǀuu, the most endangered language of South Africa, spoken by only five people today.