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Transform UCT - Have your say

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The statue of Cecil John Rhodes on UCT's upper campus has been the subject of much debate. For some, it's a symbol of imperialism and a marker of what remains untransformed about UCT. For others, it's an undeniable part of the university's past. UCT has initiated a process to review statues, building names and other symbols that affect the institutional climate of UCT, and how these affect the sense of inclusiveness or alienation felt by staff and students.

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Thursday, 26 March 2015

UCT Great Minds: 18 of the best local contemporary writers

Great Minds

Whether as students, teachers or fellows, some of South Africa's top contemporary novelists, playwrights and satirists have found a home at UCT. Here are just a few.

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UCT Great Minds: Four of South Africa's most important writers

Writers

On Tuesday 23 March 2015, the 2015 Man Booker International finalists were announced at UCT – the first time this announcement has been made in Africa. In celebration, we've curated lists of some of the distinguished South African writers to have studied or taught at UCT. Here are four titans.

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Tribute to physics' luminary Perez

Sandy Perez

UCT's Physics Department, under the headship of Professor Andy Buffler, will pay tribute next month to Professor Sandy Perez, who passed away on the morning of 8 January this year.

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Black academics support #RhodesMustFall campaign

VC Desk

TranformUCT, a grouping of black academics from different departments and faculties at UCT, stands in solidarity with students in the #RhodesMustFall campaign and the removal of the statue.

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From the VC's Desk: Progress in discussing the removal of Rhodes statue

VC Desk

The proposal that the statue of Rhodes be removed from its current location has been supported by the Senior Leadership Group (SLG) of UCT, namely the deans, the Executive Directors, the Deputy Vice-Chancellors and the Directors of Institutional Planning and the Transformation Office, UCT's Vice Chancellor Dr Max Price has said in a letter to the UCT community.

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Denny heads new national gynaecological cancer centre

Prof  Lynette Denny

With HIV and TB taking the lion's share of South Africa's medical resources, diseases like cervical cancer take a back seat. But the new South African Medical Research Council's Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre hopes to change that.

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Latest Newsbyte

Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsGoogle Hangout with VC and The Daily Vox

Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price will be in conversation with Faranaaz Parker, managing editor of local news website The Daily Vox on 26 March 2015. They'll be talking transformation in higher education, institutional racism, and the #RhodesMustFall debate.

It's an opportunity for students and staff to pose questions to the vice-chancellor about these issues. Send your questions to The Daily Vox beforehand on Twitter, Facebook, thedailyvoxteam@gmail.com and WhatsApp: +27 72 899 4461.

The interview will be broadcast via Google Hangouts, and can be viewed live from 14h45. If you miss it or would like to revisit bits that piqued your attention, the video will be loaded to YouTube.

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