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.
UCT’s Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) hopes to establish a network for live art and artists across the African continent through the Live Art Network Africa (LANA), which launches at an event running from 17 to 20 February at Hiddingh Campus.
Dr Shannon Morreira, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities Education Development Unit, has been presented with the 2017 Award for Outstanding Research by a Young Scholar by the Faculty of Humanities Research committee. The Award is for her paper, Steps Towards Decolonial Higher Education in Southern Africa? Epistemic Disobedience in the Humanities, published in the Journal of Asian and African Studies (Sage).
Simphiwe Nolutshungu, a lecturer in the Department of African Languages and Literatures, has been awarded the Poetry Award by the South African Literary Awards (SALA) for his book, Iingcango Zentliziyo. His book has been hailed by judges as a moving collection of isiXhosa poetry.
The Faculty of Humanities Education Development Unit (Humanities EDU) has been awarded a UCT Collaborative Educational Practice Award (CEP), for the work undertaken on the Humanities 4-Year Degree Undergraduate Curriculum.
Professor Higgins, Arderne Chair of Literature in the Department of English Language and Literature, has recently focused critical literacy on topics in and around debates on higher education at both local and global levels.
A UCT contingent’s July 2017 trip to Japan kick-started a research project that explores how citizenship is experienced and claimed by young people in South Africa and Japan. Professor Nyamnjoh and Ayanda Manqoyi from the Department of Anthropology and Professor Harry Garuba and Zuziwe Msomi from the Department of African Studies were part of the delegation to Japan.
The Centre for African Studies in collaboration with the Linguistics section hosted the fifth annual Neville Alexander lecture to discuss how language speaks to the call for decolonisation of the university space. The lecture took place on Friday, 25 August 2017 at the Centre for African Studies Gallery.
Professor Ana Deumert who heads up the Linguistics Section of the School of African and Gender Studies, Antrhopology and Linguistics, was in Berlin recently to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award for her work in general and applied linguistics. Her peers have described her as one of the world’s most distinguished and innovative thinkers in the field of sociolinguistics.