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.
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.
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.
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.
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.