The new Music Technology facilities are proving very popular with University of Cape Town students and with external visitors. Recently, the South African College of Music hosted a Teacher Training workshop for the Western Cape Education Department in the school’s C09 laboratory. The workshop was aimed at Further Education and Training (FET Grades 10-12) high school music teachers.
Professor Jay Pather receives the UCT Creative Works Award for 2016 for his production ‘Qaphela Caesar!’. His work is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar that combines performance art, theatre and contemporary dance in one spectacular and quintessentially South African production.
An exciting collaboration between two ivy-league institutions will see UCT academics spending a semester abroad next year. The Harvard-UCT Mandela Fellowships are designed to strengthen research relations between the University of Cape Town and Harvard University’s W.E.B Du Bois Research Institute. Dr. Kurt Campbell and Dr. Nomusa Makhubu from the Michaelis School of Fine Art will commence their five-month tenure at the prestigious American university in August 2017.
Xolela Mangcu has been awarded the 2015 Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship one of the top awards made to researchers on the African continent. Mangcu who is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cape Town, is one of seven UCT academics to have received this award since its inception in 2001. He is the first black academic recipient of the award.