Like many institutions of performing arts, UCT's renowned Opera School has grappled with new formats of teaching and learning during the COVID-19 lockdown. But students have engaged with material in new ways, resulting in a “palpable difference” in their approach to singing, said the school’s director, Jeremy Silver. They even staged an opera.
Media reports often deflect attention away from the perpetrator and focuses on the victim and her role in the incident instead – this kind of pervasive victim blaming will keep us from eradicating gender-based violence (GBV), writes Professor Floretta Boonzaier.
Baxter Back on Stage with Gregory Maqoma and Zolani Mahola celebrated the Baxter Theatre Centre’s return to live performances under lockdown Level 1 and served as a benefit fundraiser aimed at helping recover the loss of income over the past six months.
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