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.
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.
The Centre for African Studies in collaboration with the Linguistics section hosted the fifth annual Neville Alexander lecture to discuss how language speaks to the call for decolonisation of the university space. The lecture took place on Friday, 25 August 2017 at the Centre for African Studies Gallery.
Professor Ana Deumert who heads up the Linguistics Section of the School of African and Gender Studies, Antrhopology and Linguistics, was in Berlin recently to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award for her work in general and applied linguistics. Her peers have described her as one of the world’s most distinguished and innovative thinkers in the field of sociolinguistics.
Michaelis School of Fine Art senior lecturer, Dr Nomusa Makhubu, has been named as the First Runner Up for the Distinguished Young Woman Scientist, Humanities and Social Sciences award category of the 2017 Department of Science and Technology’s (DST) South African Women in Science Awards (WISA).
Dr Musawenkosi Ndlovu, senior lecturer at the Centre for Film and Media Studies, will launch his book on Fees Must Fall on Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 17:00, at the Centre for African Studies Gallery, Harry Oppenheimer Institute Building, Upper Campus, UCT.
Herman Wasserman, professor of media studies and director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies, has been awarded the prestigious Georg Forster Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The award, granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire career achievements, includes a cash award and an invitation to undertake prolonged research in Germany.