Summer School is here, showcasing the research excellence of scholars from South Africa and the world over.
This innovative and prestigious two-week 'summer school' style programme, run in Cape Town by staff from both the London School of Economics and UCT, provides the highest calibre students, graduates and professionals from across the globe with an exciting opportunity to study important social science issues relevant to Africa today across diverse subject areas.Click here to apply for the 2018 school.
The three major barriers facing Zimbabwe are the ruling Zanu-PF, its president and what’s been their main sustainer – the military, writes James Hamill in The Conversation. Attend our Summer School lecture on Tuesday 23 January to hear the latest.
Nuclear deterrence continues to dominate international relations. Yet there is no proof it ever worked, nor that it ever will, writes David P. Barash in Aeon magazine. Learn more about nuclear weapons and current threats in our Summer School course The Hydrogen Bomb.
The unusual bone tissue pattern that was suspected to be osteomyelitis was found in the femur of an omnivorous therapsid. The Summer School course Reptile to Mammal reveals more about our mammal ancestors.
South Africa has produced two must-read thrillers in the past week. They are non-fiction, yet are as gripping and readable as any page-turner. Jacques Pauw’s “The President’s Keepers”has, within a week, become a global best seller. Less well-known, but as important to those who want to understand what is happening in the country, is consultant and activist Crispian Olver’senticingly-titled “How to Steal a City”. Hear these authors speak at Summer School.
SARS has filed papers in the Western Cape High Court against investigative journalist Jacques Pauw saying that he published confidential information in his book The President's Keepers. Hear Jacques Pauw speak at Summer School.
Summer School 2018 has its finger placed firmly on the pulse. The annual public education programme includes a session each with investigative journalist Jacques Pauw, founding member of Umkhonto weSizwe Ronnie Kasrils and former top-ranking government official in Nelson Mandela Bay Crispian Olver. These three events form part of a diverse programme, which includes lectures in the arts, humanities, science, history, philosophy and contemporary studies.