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Seminars, talks & public lectures in 2014

Dates Title Details Venue Contact
05 Aug Prospects for the Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, by Benjamin Pogrund More... Beit Midrash Kaplan Centre, 15h00 Janine Blumberg
021 650 3062
05 Aug Archibishop Desmond Tutu - an Exemplary? Religion, Ethics and Human Rights Lecture by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Hosted by the Department of Religious Studies. More ... MATHS 200, Upper Campus, 11h00 Jackie Stoffels
021 650 3452
05 Aug South Africa's Emerging Black Middle Class: A Harbinger of Change? by Robert Mattes More ... CSSR Seminar Room 4.29, Level 4 Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus, 12h55 - 14h00 Nondumiso Hlwele
06 Aug Science Awareness Day Hosted by the UCT Division of Human Genetics and the Africa Genome Education Institute. Speakers include Prof Nina Jablonski, Dr Aisha Pandor, Claudette Medefindt, Prof Sean Kaliski and Vanessa Lynch. More ... Frances Ames Lecture Room, Barnard Fuller Building, Faculty of Health Sciences, 09h00-14h00 Sandy Sileku
021 406 6297
06 Aug She Been Reigning "The Women In Athi-Patra Ruga's Art". This is a retrospective reading on the characters that have shaped Athi-Patra Ruga's performance practice over his decade long career. Commerce LT, Commerce Bldg, 37 Orange St, Gardens, 13h00 - 14h00 Unathi Kondile
07 Aug Lost Voices of the Holocaust, by Stephen Muir "East-European Jewish Music in the Cape". More ... Nelson Mandela Auditorium South African Jewish Museum, 20h00 Janine Blumberg
021 650 3062
07 Aug Reducing the number of parameters in a hidden Markov model, by Thomas Rooney Actuarial Science and Demography Research Seminar. Presented by Thomas Rooney, 2013 BBusSc graduate. More ... Leslie Social 2B, Leslie Social Science Bldg, 13h00 - 14h00 Zerina Matthews
021 650 5475
07 Aug A city without history: architecture, politics and the making of the past in Luanda (Angola), by Antonio Tomas Seminar in the Huma Seminar Series. More... HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, University Avenue South, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h30 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
07 Aug Debate: Employment Equity & Affirmative Action measures for Transformation at universities in South Africa Hosted by UCT Transformation Services Office. More...
RSVP by 1 August.
Lecture Theatre 2, Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus, 17h30-19h30 Paki Zandile
021 650 5188
11 Aug - 13 Aug The Ways of Contradiction: A Guide to the Practice of Dialectic Social Theory Series, by Andrew Nash Huma Theory Lecture Series. More ... Classroom 3A, 3rd Floor, Humanities Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-15h00 huma@uct.ac.za
021 650 4592
12 Aug - 14 Aug Gangs, Merchants, Warriors, Numbers Series of seminars hosted by the UCT Centre of Criminology. RSVP by 8 August. More... Kramer One, Law Faculty, Middle Campus, 18h00 - 19h30 Ricky Rontsch
021 650 2983
12 Aug Very Long Engagements: Legal Consciousness and the Persistent Authority of Bridewealth in a South African Community, by Michael W Yarbrough Prof Yarbrough explores the puzzle of how ilobolo maintains its authority over marriage even as many today see it as preventing more marriages than it produces. More ... CSSR Seminar Room 4.29, Level 4 Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus, 12h55 - 14h00 Nondumiso Hlwele
021 650 4656
13 Aug The Concept of Distance - Echoes (from Indian Ocean), by Malala Andrialavidrazana Michaelis lunchtime lecture by French artist of Malagasy origin, Malala Andrialavidrazana. Commerce Lecture Theatre, Hiddingh Campus, 37 Orange St, Gardens, 13h00-14h00 Unathi Kondile
14 Aug Household structure & sexual behaviour of young people in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, by Dr Visseho Adjiwanou A Longitudinal Analysis. More ... Leslie Social 2B, Leslie Social Science Bldg, 13h00 - 14h00 Zerina Matthews
021 650 5475
14 Aug Family Planning and the Gendered Consumption of Biomedical Birth-control Technologies: Implications for Mbare and Budiriro Women's health, 1960- 2010, by Estella Musiiwa Seminar in the Huma Seminar Series. More... HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, University Avenue South, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h30 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
15 Aug Marriage regimes from above and below: Preliminary thoughts based on South African research, by Michael Yarbrough How does state marriage law shape understandings of marriage in everyday life, and vice versa? The Rural Women's Action Research Programme at the Centre for Law & Society invites you to a lunch time seminar. More ... Seminar Room, All Africa House, Middle Campus, 12h30–14h00 Jemima Thomas
021 650 5906
18 Aug Seminar & Panel Discussion: Dealing with Disadvantage Hosted by UCT's Poverty & Inequality Initiative (PII): Seminar by Professor Jonathan Wolff, followed by discussion with panelists Dr Mamphela Ramphele, Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge & Andile Mngxitama. RSVP by 14 August. More... Kramer Bldg, LT2, Middle Campus, 17h00-19h00 Emily Frame
0216502734
19 Aug Race: A Philosophical Introduction by Professor Charles Mills Philosophy Society Meeting. LT2, Humanities Building, 20h00 Liz Gubb
021 650 3316
19 Aug Why Some Muslim Countries are Democracies and Some are Not, by Shaheen Mozaffar Prof Shaheen Mozaffar examines the argument that the relationship between democracy and Islam, and between democracy and religion more broadly, is a contingent relationship. More ... CSSR Seminar Room 4.29, Level 4 Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus, 12h55 - 14h00 Nondumiso Hlwele
021 650 4656
20 Aug Nigeria Study Day. Speakers include Jimi Adesina, Harry Garuba, Andrea Brigalia and Samaila Suleiman Special Event hosted by Huma. More ... HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, Upper Campus, 09h00-14h00 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
20 Aug Dak'Art 2014 Michaelis School of Fine Art lunchtime lecture by first year Masters students, on their Dak'Art 2014 visit. More ... Commerce Lecture Theatre Hiddingh Campus, 37 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town, 13h00-14h00 Unathi Kondile
21 Aug National Health Insurance & South Africa's Private Sector, by Shivani Ramjee Actuarial Science/Demography Seminar. More ... Leslie Social 2B, Leslie Social Science Bldg, 13h00 - 14h00 Zerina Matthews
021 650 5475
21 Aug Coming to UCT: Black students, transformation and the politics of race, by Shose Kessi Seminar in the Huma Seminar Series. More... HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, University Avenue South, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h30 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
21 Aug Dulce et Decorum est: Readings from the literary flowering of World War One, by John Maytham 567 CapeTalk presenter John Maytham will read extracts from Ezra Pound's Hugh Selwyn Mauberley as well as poems by Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, ee cummings and Philip Larkin. More... LT3, Kramer Building, Middle Campus, 19h00-20h00 ems@uct.ac.za
021 650 2888
26 Aug Knowledge Democracy: Reclaiming Voice for All, by Dr Rajesh Tandon Vice-Chancellor's Open Lecture. RSVP online by 21 August. Kramer Lecture Theatre 3, Middle Campus, 18h00 (Guests to be seated by 17h45) Mandy Constant
021 650 3730
26 Aug Jus ante Bellum, the Responsibility to Protect and the Cosmopolitan Approach to Humanitarian Intervention A Politics guest seminar presented by Dr Garrett Brown from the University of Sheffield. Politics seminar room (LSS 5.25), 12h45 to 13h45 Karen Smith
021 650 3350
26 Aug Bionic Learning Network - Inspired by nature Demonstration of Festo Smartbird at 09h45 at Jameson Plaza followed by a lecture at 10h00 on Bionic Learning Network - inspired by the principles from nature. More... 9h45 Jameson Plaza / 10h00 Sports Hall 1 Carol.Koonin@uct.ac.za
021 650 2694
26 Aug Culture and Human Rights: Culture as facilitator, culture as inhibitor of human rights? Seminar and public debate presented by African Arts Institute (AFAI), in partnership with Michaelis School of Fine Arts and the Centre for Curating the Archive (CCA). The speakers are Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana, CEO of Cape Town Partnership; breakdancer, artist and activist Emile Jansen and District 6 Museum director Bonita Bennet. The debate will be facilitated by AFAI's Executive Director Mike van Graan. RSVP by 25 August. Theatre in the Old Medical School Building, Hiddingh Campus, 18h00-19h00 sophia@afai.org.za
27 Aug Seminar: Culture, Development and Human Rights The African Arts Institute presents a day-long seminar on the theme of Culture, Development and Human Rights. The topic will be investigated by looking at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Bill of Rights in the South African Constitution and the South African White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage of 1996. RSVP by 25 August 2014. Artscape Resource Centre, D F Malan Street, Foreshore, 9h00 -16h30 sophia@afai.org.za
27 Aug Photographing struggle and the human condition, by David Turnley Michaelis lunchtime lecture by American photojournalist David Turnley. Commerce Lecture Theatre, Hiddingh Campus, 37 Orange St, Gardens, 13h00-14h00 Unathi Kondile
28 Aug From Femlins to Saltwater Girls: Surfer Girls and Lifestyle Sport Consumption in South African surfing magazines, 1965–present, by Glen Thompson Seminar in the Huma Seminar Series. More... HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, University Avenue South, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h30 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
28 Aug TB Davie Memorial Academic Freedom Lecture, by Max du Preez The title for this year's Annual TB Davie Memorial Academic Freedom Lecture is
"The mediocrity of intellectual discourse: misrepresenting South Africa in the academy and beyond" - presented by columnist, social commentator and political analyst Max du Preez. More ...
Jameson Hall, Upper Campus, 13h00 (Guests to be seated by 12h45) Please note that seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
29 Aug Voices that Reason: Knowledge from the Ground Up, by Prof Ari Sitas Seminar hosted by the Rural Women's Action Research Programme at the Centre for Law and Society. More ... Criminology Seminar Room, 6th Level Kramer Building, Middle Campus, 12h30 - 14h00 Jemima Thomas
021 650 5906

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