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.
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.
Two students from the Faculty of Humanities at UCT recently returned from representing South Africa at the 2019 Shanghai Summer School (BRICS Program). The two spent a month learning alongside other young leaders from across the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South African (BRICS) alliance.
Honoured with the opportunity to participate at the highly-competitive 2019 Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute in the United Kingdom, UCT doctoral candidate Chikezie Uzuegbunam from the Department of Film & Media Studies, shares his research around the digital life experiences of young Nigerians.
The IDCPPA held a one-day conference which aimed at creating a research platform to assess the challenges facing the African Union (AU) as it approaches 20 years of existence. It interrogated the myth and reality of the continental body’s achievements; i.e., the extent to which it has succeeded in addressing Africa’s challenges.
Dr Faisal Garba, from the Department of Sociology, is currently setting up the structures for the UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub, to lead the project's research in South Africa. The project hopes to study African migration and migration in the Global South on their own terms.
South Africa’s preeminent hip hop scholar Professor Adam Haupt, who is based at UCT’s Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS), drew parallels between the music industry and scholarship at the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Wednesday, 31 July. He was delivering the third Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural Lecture for the year, titled “Remixing scholarship: Hip hop, the humanities and knowledge production”.
Professor John Higgins, Department of English, launched and published his study An Excluding Consensus? - grant and loan schemes and the need for equitable access to higher education globally, in Oslo, with related events at universities in As and Trondheim
Body, art, context and subject came in the fifth Black Art and Communities at Heart (BACAH) conversation, titled 'Exploitation of Black Bodies in the Arts'. The event, presented by the Institute for Creative Arts and Mandisi Sindo, took place during June at the Khayelitsha Art School and Rehabilitation Centre in Khayelitsha.
Institute for Creative Art (ICA) director Associate Professor Jay Pather directed a workeshop for creative artists, thinkers and practitioners in a range of fields -including sociology, political science, anthropology, psychology, urbanism, literature, digital technology etc – who have an interest in experimental practice and performance.