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Seminars, talks & public lectures in 2016

Dates Title Details Venue Contact
03 May Unemployment in low-income, African female-headed households in Cape Town: Household economies, survival strategies and support systems Presented by Kirsty Button (CSSR). In South Africa, research has shown that 'black', female-headed households are typically more financially vulnerable than male-headed households and other female-headed households. However, little is known about how financial and non-monetary resources are provided, controlled and used within these households, or about the relative emotional and financial wellbeing of different household members. Read more...
Lunch will be served at 12h30.
CSSR Seminar Room 4.29, Level 4, Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus, 12h50-14h00 Nondumiso Hlwele
021 650 4656
03 May Frantz Fanon: Decolonising the Discourse on Global Justice A talk by Dr Chika Mba of Rhodes University in the "Philosophy in Africa, Africa in Philosophy" series hosted by the Philosophy Department with the Centre for African Studies at UCT. Read more... Centre for African Studies seminar room, Level 3, Harry Oppenheimer Institute Building, Upper Campus, UCT, 13:00-14:30 Philosophy in Africa
04 May Energy Research Centre Seminar Series Australia's retail electricity market experience: what can happen when prices double, demand falls and you have the world's highest household PV penetration. Read more... ERC Seminar Room, Menzies Building, Room:6.48, 6th Floor, 12h30 Fazlin Harribi
05 May Assessing men's level of education on women's reproductive health and child well-being in developing countries Actuarial Science and Demography Research Seminar presented by Dr Visseho Adjiwanou, CARe, UCT. Beattie 114, Beattie Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h00 Shieyaam Jacobs
05 May MBA Information Session Call for Applications for 2017 MBA, UCT Graduate School of Business. Read more... Holiday Inn, Accra Airport, Ghana, 17h00-21h00 GSB Admissions
0860 UCT GSB (828 472)
05 May Madness in Song: Dementia in Poetry Presented by psychiatrist Sean Baumann and poet Finuala Dowling. Baumann comments on excerpts from his opera, A Song of Madness – a multi-media work which tracks the descent of a promising young architect into a world of delusion and darkness. Dowling reads and gives context to poems from her collection, Notes from the Dementia Ward, which tracks her mother's decline into dementia. Read more... Anatomy Lecutre Theatre, Hiddingh Campus, 17h00 for 17h30 Sam Saevitzon
021 650 7156
05 May Energy Research Centre's recent published research on Nuclear Power Investment The paper reports on findings of a technical analysis of the potential risks and uncertainties of the commitment to SA's proposed nuclear build plan. This commitment is compared to a more flexible planning approach that aims to minimise costs. Chemical Engineering Seminar Room, Chemical Engineering Building, 17h00 Fazlin Harribi
07 May MBA Information Session Call for Applications for 2017 MBA, UCT Graduate School of Business. Read more... Plot 1415, Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Nigeria 14h00-18h00 GSB Admissions
0860 UCT GSB (828 472)
09 May The New Black Middle Class in South Africa by Roger Southall

Roger Southall on his his new book, 'The New Black Middle Class in South Africa.' Please e-mail Gina Fourie for chapter to be discussed. More information ...

Sociology seminar room, Rm 4.51, Leslie Social Sciences Building Gina Fourie
021 650 3515
10 May Contested notions of disablement and 'deservingness' in disability grant assessments in South Africa Presented by Gabby Kelly (CSSR). This paper examines the interactions between doctors and claimants during assessments of medical eligibility for disability grants (DGs) in South Africa. Read more...
Lunch will be served at 12h30.
CSSR Seminar Room 4.29, Level 4, Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus, 12h50-14h00 Nondumiso Hlwele
021 650 4656
10 May Acid Fast Club A half day scientific forum and networking event dedicated to current research on the mycobacteria, including M. tuberculosis which is a major cause of death in South Africa and worldwide. More information ... 2.00 pm Lecture Theatre 1, Groote Schuur Hospital Ruth Mcnerney
021 650 7718
12 May The equity risk premium and its influence on pre-retirement investment strategy Actuarial Science and Demography Research Seminar presented by Dave Strugnell, Head of Research at MMI Holdings. Beattie 114, Beattie Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h00 Shieyaam Jacobs
12 May Social Justice and the Medical Humanities: the Health of Marginalised People This address by Professor of Primary Health Care, Steve Reid and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Susan Levine poses a number of challenges to the medical humanities, such as lacunae in attention to forms of structural violence that lead to dehumanisation and affect health care in rural and urban South Africa. Read more... Anatomy Lecutre Theatre, Hiddingh Campus, 17h00 for 17h30 Sam Saevitzon
021 650 7156
16 May "Institutions in motion: revisiting 'development' in postcolonial Africa" Seminar hosted by Huma and facilitated by the Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC) (formerly RWAR, Centre for Law and Society), Faculty of Law, UCT. Prof Berry's visit was arranged by LARC with the assistance of the UCT Visiting Scholars' Fund. More information ... Huma Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Neville Alexander Building, University Avenue, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h30 Heather Maytham at huma@uct.ac.za
021 650 4592
17 May Print media coverage of community protests in South Africa Presented by Dr Tanja Bosch, Dr Wallace Chuma, Prof Herman Wasserman, Centre for Film and Media Studies. Since the end of apartheid, there has been a steady increase in community protests in South Africa, as a result of growing citizen frustration and tensions. High levels of unemployment, increasing inequality, shortages of housing, water and sanitation, electricity; corruption and municipal administration, health and crime, have all been listed as reasons for the protests, often described as a 'rebellion of the poor'. Read more...
Lunch will be served at 12h30.
CSSR Seminar Room 4.29, Level 4, Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus, 12h50-14h00 Nondumiso Hlwele
021 650 4656
21 May MBA Information Session Call for Applications for 2017 MBA, UCT Graduate School of Business. Read more... The H Hote,l 1 Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates GSB Admissions
0860 UCT GSB (828 472)
23 May MBA Information Session Call for Applications for 2017 MBA, UCT Graduate School of Business. Read more... Southern Sun Mayfair, Corner Parklands Road and Msapo Close, Nairobi, Kenya GSB Admissions
0860 UCT GSB (828 472)

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