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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.

Opera School voices rise above COVID-19
Thu, 10 Dec 2020 - 18:15

Like many institutions of performing arts, UCT's renowned Opera School has grappled with new formats of teaching and learning during the COVID-19 lockdown. But students have engaged with material in new ways, resulting in a “palpable difference” in their approach to singing, said the school’s director, Jeremy Silver. They even staged an opera.

Pervasive victim-blaming in the media needs to end
Wed, 09 Dec 2020 - 15:00

Media reports often deflect attention away from the perpetrator and focuses on the victim and her role in the incident instead – this kind of pervasive victim blaming will keep us from eradicating gender-based violence (GBV), writes Professor Floretta Boonzaier.

New UCT fellows’ crucible moments
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 14:00

Prof Mark Fleishmann was indcuted into the prestigious UCT College of Fellows in November, while Dr Ryan Nefdt and Assoc Prof Markus Arnold were inducted into the Junior College of Fellows.

Baxter Back on Stage
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 11:00

Baxter Back on Stage with Gregory Maqoma and Zolani Mahola celebrated the Baxter Theatre Centre’s return to live performances under lockdown Level 1 and served as a benefit fundraiser aimed at helping recover the loss of income over the past six months.

A Women-led UCT webinar series concludes
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 - 18:00

The final instalment UCT's webinar series titled 'A Women-led UCT' took place on Monday, 26 October. Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Assoc Prof Shose Kessi, was among the panellists.

UCT’s ICA supports 34 artists with new online fellowship
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 - 20:00

UCT and the Faculty of Humanities' Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) recently announced the inaugural cohort for its Online Fellowship Programme, which was created to help artists develop and realise their interdisciplinary artistic work online – particularly during the national lockdown.

The Baxter is back with a benefit fundraiser
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 - 11:00

Championed by the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) vice-chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, a new production celebrates the Baxter’s return to opening its doors under lockdown Level 1 and serves as a benefit fundraiser aimed at helping recover the loss of income over the past six months.

Trojan Horse Massacres: ‘It’s like it never happened’
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 - 17:45

This is the second of two articles by UCT News, which commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Trojan Horse Massacres.

The Trojan Horse Massacre: ‘We had stones; they had bullets’
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 - 18:30

Four prominent members of the UCT community reflect on the Trojan Horse massacre and the tragic events tha unfolded 35 years ago.

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.