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.
Associate Professor Sandra Young, from the Department of English, recently celebrated the launched of her book Shakespeare in the Global South: Stories of Oceans Crossed in Contemporary Adaptation, in London and in Cape Town
Anthropology student Kevin Dornbrack and medical student Matt te Water Naude recently set a record for circumnavigating the Kingdom of eSwatini on foot. The two UCT students ran 640 km in 15 days – over 40 km a day – in a bid to raise awareness about the difficulties rural communities face in accessing healthcare.
Associate Professor Sandra Young from the Department of English together with Chris Thurman, Head of English at Wits, recently organised and hosted an international Shakespeare and Social Justice Conference at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town.
It was PhD graduand Ingrid Brudvig’s quest to understand her own place in the world that sparked her interest in anthropology. Her study of the experiences of Somali women in Cape Town, has made an important contribution to the field of anthropology in South Africa.
In his new book, International Mediation in the South African Transition, Dr Zwelethu Jolobe , a senior lecturer in political science at UCT, argues that the role of international mediation in South Africa’s transition to democracy has been downplayed and undervalued.
How does foreign develop aid influence journalism in Africa? A recent study examined the impact of foreign development aid on media systems in seven African countries. Professor Herman Wasserman, Professor of Media Studies and Director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies at UCT conducted the international study.
While language has the capacity to engender great pride, it too often also “does the dirty work of boundary creation and maintenance”, setting the stage for Afrophobia.
That is the warning from University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD candidate Ivan Katsere, a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, whose research into the “politics of language” has alerted him to its potential to entrench a harmful “us and them” scenario.