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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.

New book that challenges thinking about the relationship between literature and democracy
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 - 12:45

Dr Hedley Twidle, from the Department of English at UCT, recently published a new book Experiments with Truth, which challenges our thinking about the relationship between literature and democracy.

Launched: Shakespeare in the Global South in Cape Town and London
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 - 14:15

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

New publication on the study of blackness in contemporary Europe
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 - 16:30

Dr Polo Moji, from UCT's Department of English has just co-edited a new publication entitled "Ghostly border-crossings: Europe in African and Afrodiasporic narratives".  

UCT students run perimeter of eSwatini
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 - 09:30

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.

Department of English hosts international 'Shakespeare and Social Justice' conference
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 - 10:00

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.  

Digital technologies a cultural lifeline for Somali diaspora
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 - 12:30

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.

SA’s transition to democracy: miracle or mediation?
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 - 09:00

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 foreign aid shapes journalism in Africa
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 - 12:00

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.

Afrophobia: Language does the dirty work
Wed, 22 May 2019 - 08:00

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.

Inspiring Graduate Kitso Seti
Mon, 06 May 2019 - 11:30

Honours graduate in Political Science, Kitso Seti, shines a light on the way theatre was used by the Black Consciousness movement in the struggle against apartheid.

Zinzi Nogavu's music journey soars
Thu, 02 May 2019 - 14:30

Zinzi Nogavu, alumnus from UCT's South African College of Music, is soaring high with her music career.  She is currently in Scotland for an international Arts exchange programme