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.
In partnership with the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA), the 12th instalment of Infecting the City (ITC) kicked off on Monday, 18 November, and the public arts festival is already sparking debate, provoking thought and challenging the status quo.
The Centre for Curating the Archive (CCA) hosted a book launch for Impossible Return: Harfield Village Forced Removals. which isa multi-faceted research project at the CCA focused on forced removals in the Harfield and Claremont areas. The project began with a collection of photographs by South African artist, David Brown, who, whilst a Fine Art student at Michaelis in the 1970s, photographed the Harfield community just before and during the apartheid-era forced removals.
What does the global fertility industry reproduce – apart from babies? Associate Professor Amrita Pande, a sociologist and feminist ethnographer at the University of Cape Town (UCT), seeks to answer this central question through her research on the global fertility market.
The Hub for Decolonial Feminist Psychologies in Africa and the Unsettling Knowledge Production on Gendered and Sexual Violence Project hosted an exhibition which centres on the work that has come out of multiple projects exploring different intersecting violences. This exhibition brings together five years of participatory research engaged with different communities in capturing their negotiations of the varying terrains of violence.
A farewell event for Professor Johnn Higgins, Arderne Chair of Literature, was hosted at the Irma Stern Museum. At this event, Prof Higgins gave a lecture, 'The Professor of Received Ideas: knowledge versus opinion in a time of climate change'.
Professor Rajend Mesthrie, the SARChI Chair of of Migration, Language and Social Change, recently had a book brought out in his honour entitled, English in Multilingual South Africa. He also had his PhD thesis topic, which was reworked as his first book in 1991, republished this year (38 years later) in a prestigious volume by Routledge.
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Institute for Creative Arts has again teamed up with curator Jay Pather to present Infecting the City 2019, a six-day festival of public arts that will transform the city between 18 and 24 November.
South Africa is witnessing a perfect storm, a concerted onslaught of violence – especially against women and children – xenophobia and the breakdown of law and order. And while none of this is new, if left unchecked it will continue into the next millennium, Dr Mandla Langa warned.
Dr Chris Ouma – a senior lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Cape Town (UCT) – pursues research that looks at African and African diasporic literature. He is co-editor of the journal Social Dynamics: A Journal of African Studies.
Ivan Katsere, a PhD candidate at UCT and a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, recently wrote an opinion piece for the Daily Maverick, “Dehumanising the other: The language of black-on-black racism”. In it, Katsere illustrates the centrality of racism in violence against African migrants.
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, NICRO (National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders) and the Western Cape Department of Correctional Services will present a performance of Live, Love, Leave a Legacy featuring UCT theatre students, Pollsmoor Prison participants and a group of parolees.