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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.
Michaelis School of Fine Art senior lecturer, Dr Nomusa Makhubu, has been named as the First Runner Up for the Distinguished Young Woman Scientist, Humanities and Social Sciences award category of the 2017 Department of Science and Technology’s (DST) South African Women in Science Awards (WISA).
As the largest faculty on campus, the Faculty of Humanities is home to more than 6000 Undergraduate and Postgraduate students annually. Currently 43 countries are represented in our student body. We attract students and academics from across the globe which means exposure to a rich diversity of knowledge, experience and best practice.
Research and Teaching
UCT Faculty of Humanities has a reputation for demanding excellence from our staff and students. We are home to some of South Africa's most celebrated intellectuals, including: award-winning composers and singers; renowned artistic directors and literary critics; world famous novelists and poets; national policy makers and advisors to government; sought-after economists; and highly respected social science researchers.
We produce exceptional young people who possess imagination, insight, mental agility and analytical skills. As a result of these attributes, our graduates are highly sought after both locally and abroad. Most of our students advance to postgraduate study which further enhances their skills and employment opportunities. A Humanities qualification prepares you for a multitude of career paths in the public sector, corporate workplace and in academia.
In the Humanities, we teach our students to be analytical, to question, to engage in ‘out of the box’ thinking, to ask the difficult questions and to use their imagination in solving real world problems. If this sounds exciting, then you will definitely thrive in this environment and you will enjoy your time with us. Harry Garuba Dean of Humanities