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New French Honours degree in Teaching French as a Foreign Language
Thu, 13 Sep 2007 - 14:14

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.

‘Tell them about the dream’
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 - 15:00

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.

UCT launches Hub for Decolonial Feminist Psychologies in Africa
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 - 14:45

The Department of Psychology launched the Hub for Decolonial Feminist Psychologies in Africa on Wednesday, 11 April 2018, at the Psychology Foyer in the PD Hahn Building.


AC Jordan renaming
AC Jordan Building officially named
Mon, 09 Apr 2018 - 13:00

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.

Mental Health
Poor living conditions and unemployment strongly linked to depression – UCT study reveals
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 - 11:15

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.

When Swallows cry
Alumni take flight in When Swallows Cry
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 - 15:00

Two UCT alumni star in a poignant exploration of migration and dislocation in When Swallows Cry, the new piece penned by celebrated playwright and UCT Honorary Professor of Drama Mike van Graan.

Live Arts Festival
Sustaining live art in Africa
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 - 14:45

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.

Shannon Morreira
Award for Outstanding Research by a Young Scholar for Hum EDU senior lecturer
Tue, 19 Dec 2017 - 09:45

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).

Humanities lecturer wins SALA Award
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 - 14:30

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.

From left to right: Shannon Morreira (Hum EDU) ; Yusra Price (Hum EDU/Social Anthropology); Msakha Mona ( Hum EDU/Media Studies) and Tammy Wilks ( Hum EDU/African Studies)
Humanities EDU wins UCT award for Collaborative Educational Practice
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 - 14:45

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 John Higgins
Critical literacy in action
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 - 15:45

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.


How do youth find their place in the world?
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 - 11:15

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.