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Friday, April 11, 2014 - 15:45

Associate Professor Abner Nyamende and Dr Zukile Jama have been appointed to serve as members of the Pan South African Language Board.  Professor Nyamende currently heads the African Languages section of the UCT School of Languages and Literatures and Dr Jama is the Xhosa Communication for Health Sciences Lecturer in the MBChB and Rehabilitation Sciences programmes.

UCT Opera School students
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 09:30

An Opera documentary titled Ndiphilela Ukucula (‘I Live To Sing’) has been awarded an Emmy in the category Best Arts Program at the 2014 Emmy Awards ceremony. UCT Opera School students Linda Nteleza, Makudupanyane Senaoana and Thesele Kemane are featured in the 2013 movie, directed by Documentary Filmmaker Julie Cohen.


Mninawa Ntshongwana UCT Social Work student
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 18:00

The Department of Social Development held its annual pledging ceremony for Social Work students on Thursday 3 April. Fourth-year student Mninawa Ntshongwana who delivered an inspiring, and emotional speech made the 2014 event particularly memorable for the audience. Humanities News caught up with the busy student and former petrol attendant to talk about his journey to academic success.

UCT supports five remaining speakers of Nǁng
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 17:15

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. 

Tessa mobile apps
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 11:15

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 ....

Professor Sakhela Buhlungu
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 17:00

Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities at UCT! To those who have been admitted for studies in 2014, congratulations for making the right choice.

Humanities Update
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 13:45

Read the latest Humanities Update, a publication for alumni and friends of the Faculty of Humanities at UCT.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 11:45

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.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 16:45

 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.

Cathy Ward and Inge Wessels (UCT Psychology department)
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 10:45

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. 


Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 16:30

 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. 

UCT Faculty of Humanities students give back on Mandela Day
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 09:45

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.