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Drs. Sheena Shah and Matthias Brenzinger (UCT Department of Linguistics) travelled to Upington in the Northern Cape recently to work with Katrina Esau, alias Ouma Geelmeid, on Nǀuu, the most endangered language of South Africa, spoken by only five people today.
LALA means lie down in Zulu, which is an appropriate acronym for a suite of Learn an African Language Apps, which you can listen to on your Android device whenever it suits you ....
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Santa arrived earlier than usual for the girls and boys of God’s Little Angels crèche and preschool last December. A Christmas toy-drive saw 40 personalised boxes of toys and cupcakes were delivered to an excited group of Masiphumelele preschoolers.
A faculty cocktail party was held on 21 November to honour retirees and to bid a fond farewell to Professor Paula Ensor who has occupied the position of Dean of the Faculty of Humanities since 2004. In addition to the many tributes from colleagues and students, there were some surprises for the Dean, including a speech by son Michael Mbikiwa.
A research partnership between the University of Cape Town, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and the WHO-led Violence Prevention Alliance has resulted in the launch of a new publication entitled: “Preventing violence: evaluating outcomes of parenting programmes”. The publication is intended for government policy-makers and practitioners as well as the professional and donor communities working in the area of violence prevention.
What can I do to secure a good job? How do I use the skills and knowledge I have acquired at UCT to make a difference? These were some of the questions posed to a panel of guest speakers at the faculty careers evening held in September. The event, which was attended by close to 300 students, was hosted in collaboration with UCT Careers Service and the Humanities Student Council.
On 18 July, the Leslie Social Science atrium and HUMA seminar room were temporarily transformed into mini sandwich factories in aid of Mandela Day 2013. Organised by the Humanities Student Council, the sandwich-making marathon brought together a crowd of staff and students who helped prepare food parcels for the homeless.
Students from UCT's Drama department have returned triumphant from the 2013 Setkani/Encounter Festival that took place from 16 to 20 April in the Czech Republic. The group's entry in the international competition was in the form of an adaptation of prominent South African playwright Mike Van Graan's Brothers in Blood. Van Graan is also an UCT Drama alumnus.
This year, the Humanities Central Technology Unit (CTU) earmarked a total of ten computers for donation to disadvantaged schools in the Western Cape. All of the desktop computers were installed with Open Office software. Eight were distributed to schools in February and the remainder were delivered to Marsh Memorial Home on Friday, the 3rd of May.