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Seminars, talks & public lectures in 2015

Dates Title Details Venue Contact
01 Apr From batteries to solar thermal to wind: A bright future Prof Alexander Slocum will give a seminar on MIT's energy research. The overall theme is seek simplicity through fundamental understanding of the physics of the problem and manufacturing. Chemical Engineering seminar room (ground floor) Fazlin Harribi
021 650 4646 or 021 650 3230
01 Apr Tribute to Professor Sandro Mario ('Sandy') Perez The Physics Department will pay tribute to the late Professor Sandro Mario ('Sandy') Perez on Wednesday 1 April 2015. Speakers will include Associate Professor Saalih Allie, Emeritus Professor David Aschman, Dr Donald Ball, Emeritus Associate Professor Craig Comrie and Dr Shaun Wyngaard. Lecture Theatre B of the RW James Building, Upper Campus, 16h00 Lesley Jennings
021 531 6238 or 072 444 3910
07 Apr The Double Misperception? Public Expectations and MP Orientations to Legislative Roles in Africa, by Bob Mattes CSSR lunchtime seminar. Lunch served from 12h30. CSSR Seminar Room (Leslie Social Science 4.29), 12h50-14h00 Nondumiso Hlwele
021 650 4656
07 Apr UCT Association of Black Alumni: Transform UCT The UCT Association of Black Alumni (UCTABA) invites you to a session where there is a serious engagement amongst some key stakeholders about transformation at UCT with specific focus on UCT's admissions policy; employment practices and its institutional culture. This is to enable alumni to have a better sense of these matters as it relates to UCT. Free entrance but limited seating. More... Lecture Theatre 2, Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus, 18h30 for 19h00 Soraya de Villiers
021 650 3746
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07 Apr Special meeting of Convocation The University Convocation will meet on 7 April to express their views on the future of the Rhodes Statue on campus. All graduates of UCT are members of Convocation, along with the academic staff of the university and its emeritus professors. New Learning Centre, UCT Medical School, Observatory, 17h00-18h45
09 Apr Becoming sexually active, getting married and having a first birth in sub-Saharan Africa, by Prof Ian Timaeus Actuarial Science/Demography seminar. Beattie 114, Beattie Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h00 Zerina Matthews
09 Apr "Money from nothing: Indebtedness and aspiration in South Africa" by Deborah James Huma Book Lunch. Deborah James in conversation with Deborah Posel and Ilana van Wyk. More... Huma Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, University Avenue South, Upper Campus, UCT, 13h00-14h30 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
13 Apr Recovering Democracy in South Africa UCT Summer School Extension is proud to present this lecture by Raymond Sutter. South Africa's hard-won democracy, symbolised by the late liberation hero Nelson Mandela, was the main victim of the chaos in parliament during President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address. In Recovering Democracy in South Africa, Raymond Suttner brings together the best of his recent writings and essays; he offers a fresh look at the wide range of contentious issues that currently preoccupy South Africans, from the threat to constitutionalism to problems with leadership and questions of ethics. The book is as much an in-depth engagement with our difficult present as it is a damning account of the politics of the Zuma era. *Cost (per lecture): R80 (full fee); R40 (staff & students); R20 (reduced) LT3, Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus, 18h00-19h00 You can book in advance for lectures.
021 650 2888
14 Apr Men, Masculinity and HIV Care Work in Cape Town, by Lesley Gittings CSSR lunchtime seminar. Lunch served from 12h30. CSSR Seminar Room (Leslie Social Science 4.29), 12h50-14h00 Nondumiso Hlwele
021 650 4656
15 Apr UCT SRC business breakfast fundraiser: 'Gender in the South African workplace' The University of Cape Town Student Representative Council will be hosting their first official business breakfast fundraiser, addressing transformation within the South African workplace. The speakers for the event include: Phumzile Van Damme (DA national spokesperson), Thato Pule (SRC Transformation Chair) and Margaret Hirsch (COO of Hirch's). RSVP by 8 April. More... Smuts Dining Hall, 07h30-09h30 promotions@uct.ac.za
16 Apr Happiness in retirement, by Jo Legutko Actuarial Science/Demography seminar. Beattie 114, Beattie Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h00 Zerina Matthews
16 Apr Muscular Dreams: The subversive heritage of boxing in South Africa by Kurt Campbell Seminar in the Huma Seminar Series Huma Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, University Avenue South, Upper Campus,13h00-14h30 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
16 Apr What Turnitin Reports can do for your Students Fixing writing & skilling writers. For staff concerned with plagiarism, student writing or providing writing feedback. Sign up. CILT Conference Rm (7.63), Level 7, PD Hahn Bldg, 13h00-14h00 Adena Jooste
16 Apr Exploring the effect of financial position on the happiness of South Africans in retirement, by Jo Legutko Actuarial Science and Demography Research Seminar. More... Beattie 114, Beattie Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h00 Zerina Matthews
021 650 5475
18 Apr UCT Open Day 2015 UCT Open Day presents an ideal opportunity for school-going learners in Grades 10, 11 and 12, their families, teachers and guidance counsellors to explore the vast range of study options that UCT showcases on this day.
Open Day 2015 Programme
Various venues on UCT Campus, 10h00-15h00 Admissions Office
Tel: 021 650 4556
20 Apr Why I am No Longer a Non-Racialist: Identity, Difference, Citizenship by Associate Prof Suren Pillay Sociology Seminar Series. More... Sociology Seminar Room, Leslie Social Sciences, Rm 4.51, 13h00 Gina Fourie
021 650 3515
21 Apr Technocrats, Elections and Social Protection in Ghana, by Ed Grebe CSSR lunchtime seminar. Lunch served from 12h30. CSSR Seminar Room (Leslie Social Science 4.29), 12h50-14h00 Nondumiso Hlwele
021 650 4656
21 Apr Quantum Oddities, Realism and the Philosophy of Science by Dr Jack Ritchie Philosophy Society Meeting. Lecture Theatre 2, Humanities Building, 20h00 Liz Gubb
021 650 3316
21 Apr 'Non-Normative' Sexual and Gender Diversities in Africa Opening session of Queer in Africa Reimagined Symposium and launch of special issue of Agenda. More... Atrium, Humanities Building, Upper Campus, 18h00 for 18h30 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
22 Apr Queer in Africa Re-imagined Symposium Symposium hosted by HUMA. Please RSVP for catering purposes. HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, Upper Campus, 08h30-17h15 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
23 Apr The Economic Consequences of AIDS mortality in South Africa, by A/Prof Cally Ardington Actuarial Science/Demography seminar. Beattie 114, Beattie Building, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h00 Zerina Matthews
23 Apr "States of transition: Reflections on South African temporality" by Rita Barnard Seminar in the Huma Seminar Series Huma Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Humanities Building, University Avenue South, Upper Campus, UCT, 13h00-14h30 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
23 Apr Talk on UCT Campus Radio: Innovation, Invention & IP at UCT, by Minah Moncho Speaker: Senior IP Officer, UCT UCT Campus Radio 104.5 FM, 13h00-13h30 Minah Moncho
23 Apr Panel discussion: Decolonizing the University Charting a path forward for anti-sexist and anti-racist scholarship and activism. A panel discussion hosted by the Van Zyl Slabbert Visiting Chair, the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and UCT's SRC and moderated by Prof Xolela Mangcu. More... Humanities Building Atrium, University Avenue, Upper Campus, 17h00-19h00 RSVP by 17 April: hum-events@uct.ac.za
23 Apr Understanding, responding to, and preventing xenophobic violence in South Africa The aim of the discussion is to consider what we know about xenophobic violence and how the government and the people of the Western Cape and elsewhere should respond to it and seek to prevent it. More... Lecture Theatre 3, Level 2, Kramer Law Building, UCT Middle Campus, 12h30-14h00 Lameez Mota
021 650 4862
24 Apr Intellectual Property Protection in Music, Film, Media & the Arts Speakers: Stephan Viollier (Von Seidels IP Attorneys); Miles Warrington, Jac Fouche, James Grace (SACM); limited to post-graduate students in music, film, media & the arts SA College of Music, Room S4, 12h00-13h30 Philip Hoekstra
26 Apr Addressing Madiba, by Colin Bundy A Fine Minds lecture presented by Fine Music Radio in collaboration with UCT's centre for Extra-Mural Studies. Lecture to be broadcast on Fine Music Radio on Sunday 26 April, just after the 18h00 news. More... Fine Music Radio broadcast, after 18h00 news Bronwyn Geldenhuys
28 Apr Interrogating Health Coverage in Africa, Nicoli Nattrass/Danielle Pagano CSSR lunchtime seminar. Lunch served from 12h30. CSSR Seminar Room (Leslie Social Science 4.29), 12h50-14h00 Nondumiso Hlwele
021 650 4656
28 Apr Innovation, Invention & IP at UCT, by Philip Hoekstra Postgraduate seminar TB Davie Seminar Rm, Postgraduate Funding Office, Otto Beit Bldg, UCT Upper Campus, 12h00-13h00 Philip Hoekstra
29 Apr Great Texts/Big Questions, by Jyoti Mistry Presented by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA). Associate Professor and film director Jyoti Mistry reflects on the structural considerations in moving between the linear experiences of film and the considerations of video practices that allow for alternative narrative structures to emerge. More... Hiddingh Hall, Hiddingh campus, 17h00 for 17h30 Sam Saevitzon
021 480 7156
30 Apr China's "Soft Power" & Its Influence on Editorial Agendas in SA, by Herman Wasserman Huma Seminar Series Huma Seminar Rm, 4th Floor, Humanities Bldg, University Ave, Upper Campus, 13h00-14h30 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592

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