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EVENTS

The SAMRO UCT Big Band
04 Aug

Cut and Paste, by Lesley Lokko
05 Aug

Sustainability and the triple bottom line – The Property Industry perspective
05 Aug

'Child murder: The birth of prejudice in twelfth century Norwich' by Miri Rubin
05 Aug

ACDI Seminar: Green Building and the Triple Bottom line – The Property Industry Perspective
05 Aug

Actuarial Society Wider Fields Committee: Business Intelligence and Analytics, by Daniel Stone
06 Aug

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06 Aug - 31 Aug

'The ANC in exile' by Hugh Macmillan and Stanley Manong
06 Aug

Humanities Faculty Assembly: Transformation
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07 Aug - 03 Sep

Transform UCT

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What started as a question around whether UCT should continue to house a statue of Cecil John Rhodes on its campus has become a much larger movement for change, a call to re-imagine and re-engage with what a transformed African and South African university looks like – whether in terms of its ethos, curriculum, research, symbols, policies or demographics.

UPDATE: While the Rhodes statue has been temporarily removed, UCT is applying for its permanent removal – a process that involves a public consultation process. Mail rhodes.statue@chand.co.za to comment on this final step.

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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

UCT works to add to your bookshelf

Bookshelf

With topics ranging from musical instruments of indigenous people to executive salaries and constitutional law, have a look at our list of recent publications from within the UCT community.

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Street photographer focuses on Jozi for Ernest Cole Award

City Refracted

A City Refracted, an exhibition of street photography that turns its lens on the shifting nature of Johannesburg's inner city, will run at the Irma Stern Museum until 22 August. It is the work of photographer Graeme Williams, the third winner of the Ernest Cole Photographic Award.

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UCT response to developments around SRC member's Facebook posting

VC Desk

During the past three weeks, a conflict has erupted within UCT's Student Representative Council (SRC) and student body, triggered by a post that Ms Zizipho Pae, the Vice President External of the SRC, put on her personal Facebook page. Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price responds to the developments in his latest VC Desk.

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Scientific voyage to retrieve vital ocean data

Scientific voyage

After two years of negotiation between scientists and government ministers, the polar research vessel SA Agulhas II is heading into the Southern Ocean where a UCT oceanography team has some unfinished business.

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College of Music to celebrate Erik Chisholm with two final concerts

Erik Chisholm commemorative concerts

There are still two Erik Chisholm commemorative lunch-hour concerts to look forward to at the South African College of Music this year. They are the final in a three-part series to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of the Scottish composer, pianist and conductor.

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Field awarded IOC-UNESCO medal

John Field

Emeritus professor and deputy director of UCT's the Marine Research Institute (Ma-Re), Dr John Field, has been awarded the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission's (IOC-UNESCO) NK Panikkar Memorial Medal.

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Latest Newsbyte

Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsLanguage course breaches barriers

Patients are more at ease and much more open about what ails them when a medical practitioner addresses them in their mother tongue.

This has been the experience of Cyril Mahlati, a Xhosa-speaking nurse at the Kraaifontein community health centre, who recently completed a course in conversational Afrikaans. The course, as part of which participants are able to improve their proficiency in either isiXhosa or Afrikaans, is a joint initiative between UCT's health science and humanities faculties, the Western Cape health department and the European Union.

"The patient is more free when I speak Afrikaans instead of English. I thought I at least understood some Afrikaans before the course, but notice that I understand a lot more now," said Mahlati.

This year saw the third group of healthcare workers completing the 12-week course, which is available to staff at both the Delft and Kraaifontein community health centres. Plans are afoot to extend the course to personnel in the Northern Tygerberg district. In September it will be presented to staff at the Orbit Centre and Karl Bremer Hospital.

Photo caption: Dr Minnie Lewis (right) from UCT with Dr Doris Nyembwe (middle) and Cyril Mahlati, who both completed a course in conversational Afrikaans.

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