A new French Honours degree in Teaching French as a Foreign Language will start in February 2008. The degree is the first of its kind in South Africa, and is the result of support from the Bureau for Cooperation for French in South Africa.
During an historic day at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where a special graduation was held alongside the robing of Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, students from the Faculty of Humanities graduated, academic staff were honoured, and an alumnus returned to inspire.
South African universities should become pre-eminent spaces for the study of Africa and its people, Pallo Jordan said at the official naming of the AC Jordan Building after his late father on 4 April. The building was formerly the Arts Block.
Individuals living in more deprived neighbourhoods in South Africa experience more depressive symptoms than their counterparts in wealthier neighbourhoods. This is according to a recent University of Cape Town (UCT) study published in the journal, BMC Psychiatry.
UCT’s Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) hopes to establish a network for live art and artists across the African continent through the Live Art Network Africa (LANA), which launches at an event running from 17 to 20 February at Hiddingh Campus.
Dr Shannon Morreira, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities Education Development Unit, has been presented with the 2017 Award for Outstanding Research by a Young Scholar by the Faculty of Humanities Research committee. The Award is for her paper, Steps Towards Decolonial Higher Education in Southern Africa? Epistemic Disobedience in the Humanities, published in the Journal of Asian and African Studies (Sage).
Simphiwe Nolutshungu, a lecturer in the Department of African Languages and Literatures, has been awarded the Poetry Award by the South African Literary Awards (SALA) for his book, Iingcango Zentliziyo. His book has been hailed by judges as a moving collection of isiXhosa poetry.
The Faculty of Humanities Education Development Unit (Humanities EDU) has been awarded a UCT Collaborative Educational Practice Award (CEP), for the work undertaken on the Humanities 4-Year Degree Undergraduate Curriculum.
Professor Higgins, Arderne Chair of Literature in the Department of English Language and Literature, has recently focused critical literacy on topics in and around debates on higher education at both local and global levels.
A UCT contingent’s July 2017 trip to Japan kick-started a research project that explores how citizenship is experienced and claimed by young people in South Africa and Japan. Professor Nyamnjoh and Ayanda Manqoyi from the Department of Anthropology and Professor Harry Garuba and Zuziwe Msomi from the Department of African Studies were part of the delegation to Japan.