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 Catherine Ward of UCT’s Department of Psychology is working on the South African piece of an eight-country longitudinal birth-cohort study led by Cambridge University which seeks to understand violence against children. UCT eResearch worked with Ward to help her anticipate and resolve the many research data problems that are likely to crop up during the course of the study.
A trio of University of Cape Town (UCT) academics will share the UCT Creative Works Award this year: musicians Associate Professor Andrew Lilley and Associate Professor Dizu Plaatjies. from the Faculty of Humanities had this award conferred on them at the Humanities faculty graduation in December
Dr Nomusa Makhubu, an award-winning artist and a senior lecturer in art history at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is also a National Research Foundation-rated researcher, a recipient of a Mandela Mellon Fellowship and was a runner up in the 2017 South African Department of Science and Technology Women in Science Awards Her work encompasses academic research and the visual arts – photography and film, in particular – to explore ideas of gender, citizenship and what it means to be African. Earlier this year, she co-curated South Africa’s presentation at the Venice Biennale with Nkule Mabaso, who is also based at UCT.
While gangs are found all over the world, including in South Africa, gangsterism in Cape Town is a critical problem that needs urgent intervention. Part of the complexity in dealing with gang involvement is that research exploring why and how former gang members leave and stay out of gangs is sparse. Research by UCT PhD graduate Dr Jane Kelly from the Department of Psychology, sheds light on desistance from gangs and maintaining a reformed lifestyle
In recognition of his outstanding research on land reform and the democratisation of rural areas in the former Bantustans, in particular, the University of Leiden in the Netherlands will be presenting Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza with an honorary doctorate early in 2020.
The Society for the history of the humanities held its eighth annual conference at UCT between November 21 and 23. The conference drew papers from scholars from Africa, Europe, North America and East Asia. This was the first time that the Soceity held its conference outside Europe or the US.
Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza, the National Research Foundation (NRF) Research Chair in Land Reform and Democracy in South Africa, which is based in the Centre for African Studies (CAS)at UCT, hosted an international conference in the CAS Gallery, in collaboration with the Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth in Germany and the Asian Africanist Network, comprising scholars based in South Korea, India and Japan. The theme of the conference was African Studies and Land Questions in Africa.
Chido Nyaruwata is a Masters in International Relations Student in the Political Studies Department, who has been awarded a partially funded internship with the Office of the Rector at the United Nations University in Tokyo. In order to take up the offer, she is crowdfunding to get there.
The Humanities Faculty hosted their annual Student Excellence Awards where the faculty honours senior students who have done exceptionally well in their academic results during the previous year and were on the Dean’s merit list. Students from Theatre and Performance department who have excelled in their performances within UCT and outside were also recognised.
The Humanities Faculty recently hosted their annual Student Excellence Awards where the faculty honours senior students who have done exceptionally well in their academic results during the previous year and were on the Dean’s merit list. Students from Theatre and Performance department who have excelled in their performances within UCT and outside were also recognised.