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Seminars, talks & public lectures in 2016

Dates Title Details Venue Contact
01 Aug Functional Data Analysis: An application to pneumonia in infants Speaker: Sugnet Lubbe, UCT PD Hahn Building Lecture Theatre 3 Time: 13:00-14:00 Dr Freedom N. Gumedze 021 650 4783
02 Aug Why is the 18th Century debate about the slave trade still absent from accounts of the history of philosophy? Prof Robert Bernasconi, Philosophy, Penn State. Read more... Philosophy Seminar Room, Neville Alexander Building Level 3, 13:00 Philosophy in Africa
02 Aug Keeping Time: Ian Bruce Huntley’s South African jazz archive by Jonathan Eato Huntley's photographic images & live audio recordings have recently been made available for the first time. Cost: R80 (full fee); R40 (staff); R20 (students). Read more... LT3 Kramer Building, Middle Campus, UCT, 18:00-19:00 RSVP
021 650 2888
04 Aug The Cinemas of the Mozambican Revolution A lunchtime lecture presented by Ros Gray. Michaelis Lecture Theatre, Hiddingh Campus, 37 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 12:00-13:00 Sharon Werthen
021 480 7111
04 Aug Swimming upstream Distinguished Speaker Programme: Shirley Zinn holds an M.Ed from the University of the Western Cape and a D.Ed from Harvard, was awarded the Top Woman in Business and Government and Top Executive in Corporate South Africa by Topco Media in 2008. She was recognised by the Black Business Quarterly and received the award for Top Woman in Business and Government and Most Visionary Woman in 2008. Shirley Zinn, serviced as HR Director for SARS, Nedbank and Standard Bank.
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Exhibition Hall, UCT Graduate School of Business, Breakwater Campus, 17:30 for 18:00-19:00 RSVP
0860 UCTGSB (828472)
04 Aug A Climbing Vine Through Concrete: Jazz In 1960s Apartheid South Africa by Jonathan Eato In Soweto Blues, Gwen Ansell states that although the 1960s have been dubbed the “Silent Time” in South Africa, they were “far from silent. Like a climbing vine through concrete, music that was deliberately and defiantly assertive pushed through and hung on.” Historians have outlined the social and political context for jazz music’s “climbing vine”, but this talk will consider what understandings about cultural life under grand apartheid can be gained by examining the links between musical form and social history. Did the deteriorating political situation in 1960s South Africa affect harmonic patterns, and grooves? If so, and a changed music was being made, why has a trope of silence has built up around this period? Jonathan Eato, senior lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of York, is a composer and saxophone player with interests in a wide range of contemporary musics, jazz, improvisation, South African popular music and interdisciplinary performance. Read more...
Cost: R80 (full fee); R40 (staff); R20 (students)
LT3 Kramer Building, Middle Campus, UCT, 18:00-19:00 RSVP
021 650 2888
04 Aug Demographic sources of population ageing in South Africa Actuarial Science and Demography Research Seminar presented by Rob Dorrington, CARe, UCT. Read more... Beattie 114, Beattie Building, Upper Campus, 13:00-14:00 Shieyaam Jacobs
04 Aug “Will marriage normalise queers, or will queers radicalise marriage?”: Same-sex marriage in South Africa by Lwando Scott A seminar in the Huma Seminar Series. Read more... Huma Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Neville Alexander Building, Upper Campus, 13:00-14:30 Sazi Gotyana
021 650 4592
08 Aug Waves of Change: Globalisation and Seafaring Labour Markets Shaun Ruggunan (UZKN) will speak to the main themes in his recent book, which are globalisation, labour markets and the ways in which capital and labour restructure through “waves of change’. Read more... Sociology Seminar Room, Rm4.51, Leslie Social Sciences Building, 13:00-14:30 Gina Fourie
021 650 3515
08 Aug The development of OR in South African Universities Speaker: Theo Stewart, Emeritus Professor of Statistical Sciences and Senior Research Scholar, UCT PD Hahn Building Lecture Theatre 3 Time: 13:00-14:00 Dr Freedom N. Gumedze
021 650 4783
10 Aug From Differentiated Responsibilities to Climate Apartheid: Climate change communication in Africa with Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk Climate justice has increasingly become a major theme of the annual COP gatherings. Read more... ACDI Meeting Room, Geological Sciences Building 6th Floor, Upper Campus, UCT Thembakazi Sonwabe
021 650 2902
10 Aug Justice and Reconciliation in Rwanda: Successes and Challenges The Faculty of Law in collaboration with the International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO) present a Public Lecture by Chief Justice, Professor Sam Rugege in the Supreme Court of Rwanda. Read more... Moot Court, Level 5, Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus, Rondebosch, 17:30 Charlton Esterhuizen or Norma Derby
021 650 3491
11 Aug Great Texts / Big Questions with Jyoti Mistry & Jacki McInnes As part of its Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA, formerly GIPCA) presents curators Jyoti Mistry & Jacki McInnes.
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Hiddingh Hall, 17:00 Sam Saevitzon 021 650 7156
11 Aug Levelling the playing field in seed systems Presented by: Prof U. Mazarura University of Zimbabwe

Biography: Professor of Plant Science trained at the University of British Columbia. Have been Research Manager, General Manger and Managing Director at TRB, Ariston Holdings and Ecosoft, respectively. I have also been Chairperson of the Department of Crop Science at the University of Zimbabwe.
Studio 5, Environmental and Geographical Science Building, South Lane, Upper Campus Fahdelah Hartley 021 6502866
11 Aug "Engraving the World: Rupestrian Art and Migration in South and Central Africa" by Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz

Seminar in the Huma Seminar Series

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Huma Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Neville Alexander Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h30 huma@uct.ac.za, 021 650 4592, Sazi Gotyana
15 Aug Robust joint modelling of longitudinal and survival data in a competing risk setting Speaker: Freedom Gumedze, UCT PD Hahn Building Lecture Theatre 3 Time: 13:00-14:00 Dr Freedom N. Gumedze
021 650 4783
16 Aug MBA Information Session Call for Applications for 2017 MBA, UCT Graduate School of Business. Read more... Exhibition Hall, UCT Graduate School of Business, Breakwater Campus, Portswood Road GSB Admissions
0860 UCT GSB (828 472)
16 Aug Great Texts / Big Questions with Grace Musila Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series. Associate Professor in the English Dept at Stellenbosch University & fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS), presented by the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA, formerly GIPCA). Lecture to followed by an open question & answer session. Read more ... Hiddingh Hall, UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 - 37 Orange Street, Cape Town, 17h00 - 19h00 Sam Saevitzon +27 21 650 7156
16 Aug The edges of (African) philosophy Prof Bruce B. Janz, Philosophy, Central Florida. Read more... Centre for African Studies Seminar Room, Harry Oppenheimer Institute Building Level 3, 13:00 Philosophy in Africa
17 Aug EMBA Information Session Call for Applications for 2017 MBA, UCT Graduate School of Business. Read more... Standard Bank Head Office, Ground Floor, Room A, 30 Baker Street Rosebank (entrance on Cradock Avenue), 18:00 for 18:30 GSB Admissions
0860 UCT GSB (828 472)
17 Aug Piero della Francesca: A Symposium with 3 Points of View, by Godby, Gouws & Anderson 15-minute presentations on the artist with brief art historical readings of the St Julian, the Arezzo Annunciation, and The Baptism; a painter's response to the mysteries of space and light in The Flagellation; and why from a poet's point of view The Nativity is the best painting in the world. Followed by a 30-minute discussion. Cost: R80 (full fee); R40 (staff); R20 (students). Read more...
LT3 Kramer Building, Middle Campus, UCT, 18:00-19:30 EMS
021 650 2888
18 Aug MPhil Information Session Call for Applications for 2017 MPhil, UCT Graduate School of Business. Read more... UCT GSB MTN Solution Space 16:30 for 17:00 GSB Admissions
0860 UCT GSB (828 472)
18 Aug Neanderthal Sex: Tracking Gene Exchange in Our Ancestors, by Assoc Prof Rebecca Ackermann Discussion of the current understanding of the role hybridization has played in human evolution, with a particular focus on the last million years, concentrating especially on what we currently know about what hybrids looked like, how we can identify hybridization in the fossil record, & how hybridization provided important benefits that changed the adaptability of our species. Cost: R80 (full fee); R40 (staff); R20 (students). Read more...
LT3 Kramer Building, Middle Campus, UCT, 18h00 - 19h00 EMS
021 650 2888
18 Aug Pricing catastrophe bonds on a left-truncated loss index Actuarial Science and Demography Research Seminar presented by Mario Giuricich, PhD student, UCT. Read more... Beattie 114, Beattie Building, Upper Campus, 13:00-14:00 Shieyaam Jacobs
22 Aug Masters Information Session Call for Applications for 2017 Masters, UCT Graduate School of Business. Read more... The Square Boutique Hotel & Spa, 250 Umhlanga Rocks Drive (next to La Lucia Office Park) 17:30 for 18:00 GSB Admissions
0860 UCT GSB (828 472)
22 Aug Characterising Australian Acacia seed bank size and its relationship with stand characteristics to inform forest management Speaker: Mzabalazo Ngwenya, Agricultural Research Council PD Hahn Building Lecture Theatre 3 Time: 13:00-14:00 Dr Freedom N. Gumedze
021 650 4783
23 Aug Masters Information Session Call for Applications for 2017 Masters, UCT Graduate School of Business. Read more... Protea Fire & Ice! Hotel Menlyn, 213 Thys Street, Summit Place Precinct GSB Admissions
0860 UCT GSB (828 472)
23 Aug Nelson Mandela & the Arts, by Imraan Coovadia Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series. Renowned novelist, essayist, & academic, presented by the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA, formerly GIPCA). Refreshments served at 17h00. Read more ... Hiddingh Hall, UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 - 37 Orange Str, Cape Town, 17h00 - 19h00 Sam Saevitzon
021 650 7156
23 Aug The Curriculum Change Working Group (CCWG) in collaboration with the UCT Black Academic Caucus (BAC) invite you to a lecture by Prof Nelson Maldonado-Torres The CCWG is a task team commissioned by the Vice Chancellor in response to the call by the #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall student and staff protests which challenged and reenergized critical engagement around the purpose of a university both as a site of complicity and a potential agent for social change in an unequal society. This lecture serves to historicise the notion of a university from a global perspective, and in so doing, provides a critical point of departure for further engagements at UCT. PD Hahn 1, 13h00 - 14h00, with a discussion from 14h00 - 15h00 Amanda-Petra Barratt
0216502614
23 Aug Is philosophy restricted by its language? Prof Bernhard Weiss, Philosophy, UCT. Read more... Philosophy Seminar Room, Neville Alexander Building Level 3, 13:00 Philosophy in Africa
24 Aug Lecture: Professor Carolyn Dinshaw, "Paradise, Mirages, and Other Wish Landscapes"

This talk undertakes an historical and conceptual mapping of St. Brendan's Isle, from its first perception as God's Paradise to its modern debunking as a mirage. Dinshaw moves from a medieval text, the Navigatio sancti Brendani, to modern expeditions of discovery and re-enactment, finally using the concept of the mirage -- real yet illusory -- to think anew, and queerly, about location, mapping, and desire.

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13h00 - 14h00 Room 116 AC Jordan derrick.higginbotham@uct.ac.za
25 Aug Launch of 'Just Work? The Department of Sociology & Centre for African Studies invite you to the launch of 'Just Work? Migrant Workers' Struggle Today', edited by Aziz Choudry (McGill University) and Mondli Hlatshwayo (UJ) Centre for African Studies, Harry Oppenheimer Institute Building, Level 3, Engineering Mall Rd, Upper Campus. 17h00 for 17h30. Gina Fourie 021 650 3515
25 Aug Spatial statistics in ecology Speaker: Ben Stevenson, University of St Andrews, Scotland PD Hahn Building Lecture Theatre 3 Time: 13:00-14:00 Dr Freedom N. Gumedze 021 650 4783
25 Aug "Gender Refugees" and the South African Asylum Regime - "There is no Queue for Gender Change" by B Camminga Seminar in the HUMA Series. Read more... Huma Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Neville Alexander Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h30 huma@uct.ac.za,
021 650 4592,
Sazi Gotyana
25 Aug The funding of end-of-life care through medical schemes in South Africa - A research proposal Actuarial Science and Demography Research Seminar presented by Pieter Botha, Actuarial Science, UCT. Read more... Beattie 114, Beattie Building, Upper Campus, 13:00-14:00 Shieyaam Jacobs
26 Aug Social Responsiveness Symposium 2016 The 2016 Social Responsiveness Symposium will reflect on progress made in institutionalising SR at UCT & in deepening our understanding of the scale & nature of SR at UCT. RSVP for catering purposes by Friday 19 August. Read more ... Mafeje Room, Bremner Building, UCT, 14:00 ? 16:30 RSVP
021 650 2149
27 Aug SRC input at International Student Representatives conference Gloria Chikaonda and Chanda Chungu (UCT SRC) will be giving a presentation about international student matters at UCT and the value of student governance structures in dealing with these matters and collaboration with the International Office. They will also speak about the benefit of collaboration between international student representatives across South Africa to share ideas about how to best represent and address the needs of international students. Southern Sun Hotel, Newlands, 14:00 SRC
29 Aug Department of Statistical Sciences seminar Speaker: Vernon Visser PD Hahn Building Lecture Theatre 3 Time: 13:00-14:00 Dr Freedom N. Gumedze
021 650 4783
31 Aug 2016 Science Postgraduate Student Council Symposium Science postgraduates showcase & present their research in the form of oral & poster presentations. Guest speaker: Prof Valerie Corfield. Entry free. New Science Lecture Theatre, Upper Campus, 09h00 - 17h00 Molulaqhooa Maoyi
021 650 3638

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