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...
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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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Humanities exhibition 2017
Visit the Humanities exhibition at UCT Open Day on Saturday 22 April 2017. Grades 10 - 12 students, parents, teachers and guidance counsellors are invited to explore the range of study options available through the Faculty of Humanities.
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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Leading African scholar Professor Eghosa Emmanuel Osaghae is the first of the 2017 Van Zyl Slabbert Visiting Professors at the University of Cape Town. The Visiting Professorships are located in the Departments of Political Studies and Sociology. Humanities News asked the incumbent about his decision to return to the University of Cape Town and, about his plans for his two-month term.

Publication Date:
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 13:30

This year’s Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival line-up boasted an impressive 56 local productions. Featuring drama, musical theatre, comedy and much more, the 2017 event was bigger and better than ever before. This was the seventh year of an event designed to showcase South Africa’s theatrical talent.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 15:45

A bilateral agreement between the University of Cape Town and the London School of Economics and Political Science will see a new cohort of students obtaining qualifications from both tertiary institutions. Successful applicants will spend a year in London and Cape Town, deepening their knowledge of contemporary global media industries and on completion, will earn two internationally recognized postgraduate degrees.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 15:30

Professor Rajend Mesthrie has been awarded a BRICS-related NIHSS grant for joint India-South Africa research on language and culture. Mesthrie is Professor of Linguistics in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology & Linguistics, at the University of Cape Town. He holds one of the four DST SARCHi Research Chairs in the Faculty of Humanities.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 15:30