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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Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Liziwe gets to grips with inter-generational changes in the use of isiXhosa

Liziwe Futuse, Administrator in the School of Languages recently graduated with an Honours in African Languages.  Her dissertation explored how isiXhosa has changed inter-generationally.

Publication Date:
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 13:00
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
Strike a Rock film to premier at prestigious film festivals

Strike a Rock, the feature length film made by Humanities alumnus Aliki Saragas, has been selected to premier at two prestigious festivals:  it will be the opening night film at Encounters International Documentary Film Festival locally and for its international premier it will screen at the Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival. 

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 14:15
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