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Nine 'wannabes' off to a great start in 2012
Tue, 21 Feb 2012 - 16:04

In 2011, the Faculty launched an initiative called wannabe@humanities to identify and support prospective applicants amongst a pool of grade 11 and 12 learners. This year, the dream of becoming UCT students became a reality for nine of these former 'wannabes' when they accepted offers to study in the Humanities.

EDP students celebrate progress
Wed, 16 Nov 2011 - 13:02

Extended Degree Programme students celebrated their first successful year at UCT at a function held for them recently.

Former VC's poem continues to inspire
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 - 11:59

Be Gentle a short poem by former vice-chancellor Professor Njabulo S Ndebele, first published in 1971, has been transcribed and mounted in UCT's Postgraduate Centre and Funding Office.

Tributes for Reuben Chirambo
Mon, 10 Oct 2011 - 14:27

The Faculty of Humanities mourns the passing of Dr. Reuben Chirambo a gifted teacher and friend. He passed away last Thursday evening (6 October 2011) after a short battle with cancer. Tributes have been pouring in from his colleagues and friends from all over the world.

Language summer camp in China
Tue, 16 Aug 2011 - 14:19

Mandarin course convenor, Professor Wu Qianlong, hosted the first Mandarin language summer camp for UCT students during the June vacation this year. 37 students, who had recently completed an Initial Mandarin course, took part in an intensive language and cultural tour of the cities of Guangzhou, Xi'an and Beijing in China.

Top performers make Dean's merit list
Tue, 16 Aug 2011 - 12:52

The 'best and brightest' amongst the Faculty of Humanities' final year students attended the Dean's Merit List function recently. The annual event is in recognition of consistent academic excellence and serves to promote postgraduate studies amongst a particularly talented pool of students.

Well-known Anthropologist visits UCT
Mon, 15 Aug 2011 - 13:24

World renowned scholar, Professor Akhil Gupta, will be visiting the Department of Social Anthropology from mid August to mid September this year. He is visiting UCT as an A.W. Mellon Visiting Fellow and whilst in South Africa, he will present a public lecture entitled "Is India's Growth Sustainable? The Paradoxes of Progress". He will also deliver a keynote address at the annual Conference of Anthropology Southern Africa.

African Languages & Literatures hosts visiting scholar
Wed, 10 Aug 2011 - 14:10

Dr Itai Muwati, Head of African Languages & Literatures at the University of Zimbabwe, is currently visiting UCT on a Visiting Scholars' Fund. His stay forms part of a month-long collaborative teaching and research exercise between the two institutions.

South African joins international Film association
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 - 17:13

Associate Professor Martin Botha, from the Centre for Film and Media Studies, is the first South African to join the ranks of the prestigious Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (FIPRESCI).

Art teachers at work and play
Wed, 03 Aug 2011 - 16:31

The Michaelis School of Fine Art and the Frank Joubert Art Centre (FJAC) have launched a series of Saturday morning workshops for Art Educators in Cape Town. The workshops provide Michaelis lecturing staff and FET educators the opportunity to exchange knowledge, experience and skills in an informal setting.

Madiba inspires staff member
Fri, 22 Jul 2011 - 12:23

Inspired by last year's Mandela Day initiative, in which Humanities staff collected toys for both the Red Cross children's hospital and the Langa Children's Home, Shireen Weber and her family have since started their own community outreach project.

Humanities honour Mandela's Birthday
Fri, 22 Jul 2011 - 11:54

Every year, the Faculty of Humanities celebrates Madiba's birthday by extending a helping hand to a community in need. This year, staff spent Friday the 15th of July making sleeping bags for Cape Town's homeless as well as collating boxes of children's colouring books and crayons.