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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.

‘I am somebody because of UCT’
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 - 11:45

Graduand Mteteleli Jobela is getting his degree in Film & Media studies at age 47 and almost 30 years after matriculating. Joblea will be the first in his family to graduate - a milestone after a long and often difficult journey, that began not far from the university, where he is now a member of staff in African languages at the School of Languages & Literatures.

‘Don’t allow your circumstances to define you’
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 - 11:30

During Minkateko Ndlovu’s matric year her world was turned upside down. Her parents died tragically in their home in Ennerdale, Johannesburg, and in the blink of an eye the life she knew changed forever. Consistency and balance helped Ndlovu graduate with a BA in Psychology and Law.

International poverty study’s lessons for SA
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 - 10:30

Two academics from the Department of Psychology, Emeritus Associate Professor Andy Dawes and Professor Colin Tredoux, joined forces with peers from across the world to deliver the recently published book Tracing the Consequences of Child Poverty: Evidence from the Young Lives Study in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam.


Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Dr Kurt Campbell
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 - 13:45

Dr Kurt Campbell, Michaelis School of Fine Art, together with Heidi Grunebaum from UWC (Centre for Humanities Research), won the Creative Collections award for Best Exhibition Catalogue for their publication Athlone in Mind, at the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Awards: Books, Creative Collection and Digital Contribution 2019.

Programme helps black academic staff focus on research
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 - 08:15

The potential reach of Dr Mandisa Malinga’s work with the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Psychology was recognised in 2017 when she joined the first cohort of full-time academic staff in South Africa to receive a fellowship from the Black Academics Advancement Programme.

New script for shark survivor and drama graduand
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 - 10:45

When a great white shark attacked bodysurfer Caleb Swanepoel at Buffelsbaai near Knysna in June 2015, he thought he was going to die. But a new script was being written for the drama and performance student who graduates on 16 April.

‘Imposter’ graduates with full suite of distinctions
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 - 08:30

Despite 50 surgical procedures, burn wounds to 95% of her body and being given only a 20% chance of survival after a gas explosion 15 years ago, Aniek Nieuwenhuis has defied the odds and will join hundreds of University of Cape Town (UCT) graduates as they are capped this month.

EDU Launches Mandisa 2019
Fri, 29 Mar 2019 - 13:15

The Education Development Unit (EDU) recently welcomed the 2019 cohort of mentor sna mentees to the Mandisa Academy Mentorship Project, which provides multiple layers of academic support toward improving representation and success of black SA students in postgraduate studies.

Magical flute’s links to early Islamic robotics
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 - 09:30

University of Cape Town (UCT) scholar Dr Cara Stacey’s recreation of a 12th century water-powered perpetual flute provides intriguing insights into the work of early Islamic inventors; their fusion of craftsmanship and ingenious mechanics, and their contribution to the nascent field of robotics.

Representational Film at UCT
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 - 14:00

“Fall into the sky” is a documentary film that deals with issues of xenophobia, colourism and afrophobia in South Africa through the perspectives of black women, coloured women and women of colour.  The documentary was produced by students at the Centre for Film and Media Studies.

‘Neva Again’, Will We Be Silent
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 - 13:45

After five years of hard work, Professor Adam Haupt and his co-editors, Dr. Quentin Williams (UWC) and H. Samy Alim (UCLA) are finally set to release their book  Neva Again in April 2019. The book is about how Hip Hop is used by activist to develop critical literacy.