Ukutshona kukaMendi/Ukukuzika kukaMendi: The Mendi Centenary Conference

Tue, 2017-03-28 09:00 to Thu, 2017-03-30 17:00
"Ukutshona kukaMendi/Ukukuzika kukaMendi": The Mendi Centenary Conference - a Centre for African Studies event. The opening of the Mendi Centenary Conference will be hosted by Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Loretta Feris. Read more....

Peace and Conflict scholar appointed to Van Zyl Slabbert Chair

Mon, 2017-03-27 13:45 -- 01430533

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.

Postcolonial scholar visits UCT

Fri, 2017-03-24 16:12 -- 01430533

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.

Tribing and Untribing the Archive: book launch

Tue, 2017-04-04 15:30
The Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative has a new edited 2-volume publication out, the subject matter of which will be of interest to those engaged in conversations around decolonising the archive. The discussion will be followed by snacks. RSVP essential.  Click for more info...

LSE and UCT offer twinned Masters

Fri, 2017-03-17 15:43 -- 01430533

A bilateral agreement between the University of Cape Town and the London School of Economics and Political Science will see a new cohort of students obtaining qualifications from both tertiary institutions. Successful applicants will spend a year in London and Cape Town, deepening their knowledge of contemporary global media industries and on completion, will earn two internationally recognized postgraduate degrees.

Red Apples. Green Apples, a climate change project

Fri, 2017-03-17 15:28 -- 01430533

In March, UCT School of Dance hosted an innovative arts education project titled ‘Red Apples, Green Apples’ aimed at teaching school children about the effects of climate change and environmental issues using the media of dance, visual arts and design.  This initiative formed part of a collaborative research project involving the University of Cape Town, the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the Peter Clarke Arts Centre. 

Exhibition commemorates SA naval tragedy

Fri, 2017-03-17 14:37 -- 01430533

On the morning of the 21st of February 1917, a South African navy vessel the SS Mendi collided with the SS Darro, a larger cargo ship travelling at high speed through thick fog on the English Channel. Of the 800 troops on board the SS Mendi, 616 drowned as a result of the collision. 607 of these were South African black recruits.  This year, the Centre for African Studies (CAS) is hosting a series of commemorative events in order to pay tribute to these South Africans.

Pallo Jordan visits UCT campus

Fri, 2017-03-17 14:31 -- 01430533

Mr. Zweledinga Pallo Jordan paid an impromptu visit to Upper Campus on Monday, 13 March. He is the eldest child of the late Professor Archibald Campbell and Dr. Phyllis Priscilla “Nogqaza” Ntantala-Jordan, both of whom have deep connections to the University of Cape Town. The Humanities Arts Block was officially renamed the AC Jordan Building in August 2014.