Arabian Nights and the Indian Ocean World Literatures. This was the theme of a public seminar featuring three distinguished scholars and judges of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. Professors Elleke Boehmer, Wen-chin Ouyang and Dame Marina Warner (chair of the international judging panel) visited the University of Cape Town in March as part of a Man Booker International discussion series.
True leaders must get to grips with the challenges of operating in an organisation and should be willing to take risks. This was the advice from former finance minister Trevor Manuel at the launch of UCT's inaugural Leading in Public Life course.
The third Colloquium of Spanish Educators in Southern Africa took place from 10 – 11 November 2014. Organised by María Gómez Amich and Dr. María Recuenco Peñalver, from the Spanish section of the School of Languages and Literatures, this was the first time the event was held at the University of Cape Town.
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.