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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.