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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. Read more... 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 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. Read more... Sociology seminar room, Rm 4.51, Leslie Social Sciences Building, 13:00-14:30 Gina Fourie
021 650 3515
09 May Zero emissions, zero poverty The global inequality in emissions often motivates people to relate poverty questions of adaption to climate change. Links between poverty and climate change mitigation. Read more... Snape Boardroom, New Engineering Building, Upper Campus, 09:00-15:30 RSVP
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. Read more... Lecture Theatre 1, Groote Schuur Hospital, 14:00 Ruth Mcnerney
021 650 7718
10 May Network Analysis Training Day The Energy Research Centre invites you to a free one-day training seminar network analysis by Dr Sebastian Haunss from Bermen University. Read more... Snape Boardroom, Room 4.01, New Engineering Building, Upper Campus, 08:30 to 16:00 RSVP
10 May The Southern Cape Hessequa UCT Summer School Extension presents Emeritus Professor Michael de Jongh opens a window on the Southern Cape Hessequa history, their current lives, and their rightful place in present-day South Africa. Price: R84 (full fee); R42 (staff & students). Read more... LT3, Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus, 18:00-19:00 RSVP
021 650 2888
10 May Decolonising Bioethics via African Philosophy Professor Rebecca Bamford of Quinnipiac University argues that contemporary bioethics exhibits forms of neocolonialism. Medical professionals can receive 2 CPD points for attending this seminar. Read more... Classroom 3A, Level 3, Neville Alexander Building, 13:00-14:30 Lara Davison
(For CPD points register in advance, before 10:00 on 10 May.)
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
12 May Throughput analysis of Actuarial Science students Actuarial Science and Demography Research Seminar presented by Dave Strugnell, Head of Research at MMI Holdings. Read more... Beattie 114, Beattie Building, Upper Campus, 13:00-14:00 Shieyaam Jacobs
12 May Slavery, Disability and Epigenetics in 19th century US Literature and Culture IAPO's 20 Years of Internationalisation presents Dr Diana Lewis, a postgraduate fellow at Indiana University. LT 1B, Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus, 13:00 Stephanie van Heerden
12 May Africa EXPO IAPO's 20 Years of Internationalisation presents the ideal opportunity for students to interact with employers. Leslie Social Sciences, 10:00-15:00
13 May - 14 May 3rd Space Symposium: Decolonisation and the Creative Arts The Institute for Creative Arts invites you to this symposium. Read more... | Go to the website...
Booking is essential.
Hiddingh Hall, 14:00-21:00 Sam Saevitzon
021 650 7156
13 May - 14 May Black Academic Caucus Curriculum Collective workshop: Epistemic Violence, the Curriculum and Pedagogy The workshop will feature presentations by faculty, researchers and students drawn from various disciplines, ranging from History to Engineering, and English to Economics. Read more... Hiddingh Hall, 09:00-13:00 (followed by the 3rd Space Symposium) Sepideh Azari
Rutendo Hadebe
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. Read more... Huma Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Neville Alexander Building, University Avenue, Upper Campus, 13:00-14:30 Heather Maytham
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
17 May Black Autarchy/White Domination: Fractured Language and Racial Politics during Apartheid and Beyond via Biko and Lyotard Seminar in UCT Philosophy Dept's "Philosophy in Africa, Africa in Philosophy" series with speakers Sergio Alloggio and Mbongisi Dyantyi, from the Allan Gray Centre for Leadership Ethics, Rhodes University. Read more... Centre for African Studies seminar room, Level 3, Harry Oppenheimer Institute Building, UCT Upper Campus, 13:00-14:30 Philosophy in Africa
17 May From Horn to Hope: The Oromo children of Lovedale by Dr Sandra Rowoldt Shell Between 1888 and 1889, British warships liberated over 100 Oromo child slaves in the Red Sea and took them to a Scottish mission just north of Aden. Many of the children soon died and the missionaries sent them to a healthier institution, Lovedale Institution in the Eastern Cape. Before they left Yemen, the children were interviewed about their life experiences from cradle to the coast, resulting in a set of valuable 64 first passage narratives which constitute extremely rare records in the historiography of slavery and the slave trade. One of the Oromo children was a young woman named Bisho Jarsa who, after completing her education, married and remained in South Africa. Her eldest grandson, born in Cradock on 22 October 1936, was Neville Edward Alexander, well-known in South Africa and particularly on the UCT campus as an outstanding intellectual, an outspoken radical and political activist. Read more...
*Cost (per lecture): R84 (full fee); R42 (staff & students)
LT3, Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus RSVP
021 650 2888
19 May 'How much is enough? Language revitalization in the Global South' by Justin Brown Seminar in the HUMA Seminar Series. Huma Seminar Room, 4th floor, Neville Alexander Building, University Avenue, Upper Campus, 13:00-14:30 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
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)
23 May - 24 May Cuba & Africa: Engagements, Circulations and Racial Representations in the 20th Century Conference hosted by HUMA and IFAS.
Please RSVP for this event. Read more...
HUMA Seminar Room, Neville Alexander Building, University Avenue South, Upper Campus, 09:00-17:45 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
24 May Madness, Faith, Roots: Grounding Philosophy in, of and for Africa Bryan Mukandi draws on Levinas, Biko, Dussel, Nkrumah and the Zimbabwean author Dambudzo Marechera in his talk for UCT Philosophy Department's "Philosophy in Africa, Africa in Philosophy" series. Read more... Classroom 3A, Neville Alexander Building, level 3, UCT Upper Campus, 13:00-14:30 Philosophy in Africa
25 May 'Tackling Racial Relations in Cuba: context, approach and results' by Pablo Rodriguez Ruiz Huma Special Seminar. Pablo Rodriguez Ruiz is a senior researcher and head of the sociocultural anthropology department at the Cuban Institute of Anthropology (ICAN). Please RSVP. Huma Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Neville Alexander Building, Upper Campus, 13:00-14:30 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
26 May MPhil in Inclusive Innovation Info Session The Master of Philosophy specialising in Inclusive Innovation (MPhil) is an interdisciplinary, research-based degree that leads to the development of sustainable solutions for challenges in Africa. Read more... UCT Graduate School of Business, MTN Solution Space, 16:30 for 17:00 GSB admissions
021 406 1338

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