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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IT donation gives hope to local schools
This year, the Humanities Central Technology Unit (CTU) earmarked a total of ten computers for donation to disadvantaged schools in the Western Cape.


Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Creative Works win for Beethoven marathon

Associate Professor François du Toit, from the South African College of Music at UCT, has won this year’s Creative Works Award for the Five Beethoven Concerti, played on two consecutive nights with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. He described the six-month preparation (five to six hours daily) for the 90-minute concerts as being like “practising for a marathon”.

Publication Date:
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 15:15
Winning book is decolonising religious studies

Professor David Chidester’s UCT Book Award-winning Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion (University of Chicago Press, 2014) is part of the scholar’s ongoing efforts to decolonise his discipline, the academic study of religion.

Publication Date:
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 15:15
Confluences 9 sets the decolonial ball rolling at UCT School of Dance in July

The UCT School of Dance presents Confluences 9 : Deciphering decolonisation in Dance Pedagogy in the 21st century from 11 to 14 July 2017. The Dance sector including academics, artists, dancers and choreographers will descend on Cape Town for this significant event.   

Publication Date:
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 13:15
Media postgraduates’ sprint through data to tackle spatial inequality

Quick and dirty are not usually adjectives you want to associate with your research. But it has proven an apt description for the work of – and deliberate tactic by – postgraduate students from the Centre for Film & Media Studies, who investigated the media’s role in tackling spatial inequality in Cape Town.


Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 14:00