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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.

‘Coloured’ men are more than a violent stereotype
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 - 09:30

In her recently completed doctoral thesis “Researching Race, Space and Masculinities in Bishop Lavis: A critical ethnographic study”, UCT PhD graduate Simone Peters aimed to showcase more holistic and alternative narratives about Bishop Lavis, its community and ‘coloured’* identities. This has opened a conversation about the complexities of race and place in post-apartheid South Africa, the legacy of colonial and apartheid history on such communities, and the resilience of men and their communities to persevere despite the massive challenges they face.

What is the value of pan-Africanism for psychology?
Sat, 17 Jul 2021 - 10:00

Assoc Prof Shose Kessi, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at UCT, argues that psychologists can and should become advocates for African and African feminist critiques of academia and of society.

Prestigious Alan Pifer Award for Professor Cathy Ward
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 - 09:30

Growing up during apartheid, Professor Cathy Ward became aware of the systemic nature of violence in South Africa and its devastating effects on society at a young age. This sparked her interest in research around violence prevention and has led to the creation of Parenting for Lifelong Health, an evidence-based, non-commercialised suite of programmes dealing with conflict in the home. Her exceptional dedication to violence prevention has been recognised with the 2020 UCT Alan Pifer Award.

Courses that will NOT involve face-to-face teaching in Semester 2
Mon, 28 Jun 2021 - 11:15

Important information regarding Humanities undergraduate courses that will NOT involve face-to-face teaching in the second semester.

OPINION | Christopher Ouma: Pan-African imagination and the role of South Africa
Mon, 31 May 2021 - 09:30

South Africans, who went into exile during apartheid, made important contributions to what became known as the decade of decolonsiation, writes Assoc Prof Christoper Ouma, in an op-ed published by News24.

Faisal Garba Muhammed wins 2020 Emerging Researcher Award
Tue, 11 May 2021 - 08:45

Dr Faisal Garba Muhammed, lecturer in the Department of Sociology, has won the faculty's prestigious Emerging Researcher ard for 2020. We sat down with Dr Garba and asked him to take us through his academic journey so far and his plans for the future

In defence of Zambian academic Sishuwa Sishuwa and the social responsibility of intellectuals
Mon, 10 May 2021 - 10:30

Prof Jeremy Seekings, director of the Centre for Social Science Research in the Faculty of Humanities, writes in defence of Dr Sishuwa Sishuwa, who is to be charged with sedition because of an article he write for the Mail and Guardian.

‘Proud moment’ as UCT launches first Sesotho open-access book
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 - 08:45

Dr Rethabile Possa-Mogoera of the School of Languages and Literature has authored the institution’s first online Sesotho book. The story shines a spotlight on teenage pregnancy in South Africa and emphasises the importance of strong family ties during a stressful time.

Notice to staff about fire
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 - 16:15

Dean of the Faculty of Humanites, Associate Professor Shose Kessi, writes to faculty staff with important updates.

NRF P-rating for young UCT philosopher
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 - 15:00

The bold pursuit of his academic ambitions and a strong desire to produce research stemming from interrogations of his own world view has paid off doubly for Dr Ryan Nefdt, a senior lecturer in the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Philosophy, who was recently awarded a P-rating by the National Research Foundation (NRF) as well as the 2020/21 Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Emerging Researcher Award.

Book your Zabalaza tickets now
Tue, 16 Mar 2021 - 17:00

The annual Zabalaza Theatre Festival opens on 19 March 2021 and runs until 27 March at the Baxter Theatre Centre. Book your seats now.