Scenes from an Execution
UCT alumnus and double Fluer du Cap nominee Jennifer Steyn returns to the Baxter stage to star in Howard Barker’s Scenes from an Execution, alongside a stellar cast of fellow UCT alumni and staff. Director Clare Stopford is a senior lecturer at UCT...
Show your true colours
Support the artists of tomorrow by making a gift to the UCT Performing and Creative Arts today. Image by Siwaphiwe Mgoboza, 2015, 'Who Let the Beings Out?'
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Monday, 29 May 2017
New book from APC challenges colonial archival categories in productive ways

The Archive and Pubic Culture Research Initiative's (APC) two-volume book, Tribing and Untribing the Archive:  Identity and the Material Record in Southern KwaZulu Natal in the Late Independent and Colonial Periods (2016), edited by Carolyn Hamilton and Nessa Leibhammer, challenges the pernicious combination of "tribe" and "tradition" that tethers modern South Africans to ideas about the region's remote past as primitive, timeless and unchanging. 

Publication Date:
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 14:30
Peace and Conflict scholar appointed to Van Zyl Slabbert Chair

Leading African scholar Professor Eghosa Emmanuel Osaghae is the first of the 2017 Van Zyl Slabbert Visiting Professors at the University of Cape Town. The Visiting Professorships are located in the Departments of Political Studies and Sociology. Humanities News asked the incumbent about his decision to return to the University of Cape Town and, about his plans for his two-month term.

Publication Date:
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 13:30
Postcolonial scholar visits UCT

On March 3rd, the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) launched its 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions Lecture Series with a lecture by internationally renowned writer and postcolonial theorist Professor Ngugi wa Thiong'o. The event was hosted in association with the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) and was moderated by Professor Xolela Mangcu from the University of Cape Town’s Department of Sociology.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 16:00
Spectacular line-up at 2017 Zabalaza festival

This year’s Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival line-up boasted an impressive 56 local productions. Featuring drama, musical theatre, comedy and much more, the 2017 event was bigger and better than ever before. This was the seventh year of an event designed to showcase South Africa’s theatrical talent.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 15:45