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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.

Amid escalating gang violence, the City of Cape Town wages war on the poor
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 - 13:30

The illegal and unaccountable militarisation of Cape Town’s Metro Police undermines both city and national governance. Where are the DA national leaders and national government? Is there a de facto agreement that the City of Cape Town is allowed to run a private army? Prof Lesley Green and Vanessa Farr expressed their arguments in this article, which was originally published in the Daily Maverick.

Faculty mourns death of alumnus Kirvan Fortuin
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 - 07:30

The Faculty of Humanities is shocked and saddened to learn of the murder of our alumnus, Kirvan Fortuin, who was a celebrated dancer, choreographer and LGBTQ+ activist.

Message from Dean: Remote teaching and other matters
Mon, 08 Jun 2020 - 10:45

Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Assoc Prof Shose Kessi, write to the faculty to convey important updates about the response to Covid-19 and the impact on teaching and learning for the rest of 2020.

Africa is not just who we are; it is also our politics
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 - 14:00

"The question, 'where are you from', or better still, 'where are you originally from', is a hypothesis that is often difficult to engage with, because underlying that is the reduction of personhood to an entrapment in a geographical location, facilitated by an act of fate, birth," writes Dr Divine Fuh, director of the Institute for the Humanities in Africa. This article was first published by News24.

Theatre is immortal - but it needs your support
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 - 08:45

Artists, meaning people who make their living from the performing or visual arts, need to survive like all other people, and theatres need to remain solvent, like all other businesses in this time, writes Lara Foot, in an op-ed published in the Daily Maverick on 29 May 2020.


UCT-led productions win at Fleur du Cap Awards
Fri, 29 May 2020 - 09:15

UCT's Centre for Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies won six categories at the 55th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards.

Worldwide Universities Network backs UCT’s San and Khoe Research Unit
Wed, 27 May 2020 - 19:30

Through its Research Development Fund, the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) has thrown its weight and funding behind the establishment of the San and Khoe Research Unit at UCT, headed by the Centre for African Studies' Dr June Bam-Hutchison.

Rona Tracker: Student launches pandemic website
Wed, 13 May 2020 - 10:30

Third-year BSocSci student Tumo Masire launched Rona Tracker SA in April, a website that tracks the spread and health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa in real-time.

'We've invested so much in an economy of violence' - Fuh on inequality, post-COVID-19
Tue, 12 May 2020 - 08:00

Dr Divine Fuh, director of UCT's Institute for the Humanities in Africa (HUMA), took part in a webinar about COVID-19's possible impact on global inequalitues, hosted by the University of Bergen, Norway, on 8 May 2020.

Miniseries on COVID-19 and Inequality: A Critical View from South Africa
Thu, 30 Apr 2020 - 20:00

“We need a system that runs on steroids of care rather than one operating on opium of destruction,” says Divine Fuh, Director of the Institute for the Humanities in Africa (HUMA) at the University of Cape Town, in this interview with the GRIP Secretariat of the University of Bergen on the COVID-19 pandemic and global inequality.

Listen to Corona Times on SAfm
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 - 12:30

Dr Divine Fuh, director of the Institute for the Humanities in Africa, was interviewed on SAfm's View Points show about the recently launched Corona Times on 2 April.