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Technocrats, Elections and Social Protection in Ghana, by Ed Grebe
21 Apr

The Cape Consort Concert
21 Apr

Quantum Oddities, Realism and the Philosophy of Science by Dr Jack Ritchie
21 Apr

'Non-Normative' Sexual and Gender Diversities in Africa
21 Apr

Teaching with Visuals, Part 1 (rpt)
22 Apr

Queer in Africa Re-imagined Symposium
22 Apr

The Economic Consequences of AIDS mortality in South Africa, by A/Prof Cally Ardington
23 Apr

Cape Town Steelband Festival
23 Apr

"States of transition: Reflections on South African temporality" by Rita Barnard
23 Apr

Talk on UCT Campus Radio: Innovation, Invention & IP at UCT, by Minah Moncho
23 Apr

Transform UCT


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, 21 April 2015

SRC 2015 says #NoToXenophobia


UCT's Students' Representative Council (SRC) strongly condemns the xenophobic attacks against fellow Africans that have been taking place in KwaZulu-Natal and its surrounding areas.


Announcing public consultation phase re: Rhodes statue

public consultation phase

UCT is in the process of applying for the permanent removal of the Rhodes statue (following its temporary removal on 9 April 2015). This process includes an assessment of the statue's history, context and heritage significance, consideration of alternative options, and a public consultation process.


Give us another space, says RMF

RMF press conference

At a press conference on Jameson Plaza on 13 April, the Rhodes Must Fall (RMF) movement made three demands: that the university provides a space to replace 'Azania House', that it does not prosecute or discipline students for inappropriate behaviour in the run up to the removal of the Rhodes statue on 9 April, and that it continue removing "imperialist, patriarchal and colonial" symbols and statues.


TransformUCT: 'The future is watching'

The Future is Watching

TransformUCT – a group of black academics committed to transformation at the university – appeals for earnest engagement around transformation.


Transformation: Vibrant student spaces needed

Vibrant student spaces needed

In the aftermath of the Rhodes statue's removal comes a signed statement expressing concern regarding UCT management's recent response to the Rhodes Must Fall student campaign and calling for more spaces in which students can talk and reflect on transformation transparently.


Explorations in South African flute music

Explorations in South African flute music

"Music chooses you, and not the other way around," says flautist and lecturer Dr Liesl Stoltz, about how and why she recorded the first CD of flute music by South African composers.


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Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsUCT opera stars to shine in La Traviata

The crème de la crème of UCT's Opera School perform in the Cape Town Opera's staging of Verdi's La Traviata which runs at Artscape from 30 April to 9 May, 2015. The full cast lists can be viewed here.

Several cast members have recently been selected as finalists in two of the world's most prestigious opera competitions and will be jetting off soon to participate in the Belvedere Competition in Amsterdam and in Placido Domingo's Operalia Competitione at Covent Garden in July.

Based on Alexandre Dumas' The Lady of the Camellias, this tale of the courtesan with the heart of gold has invited countless stage and screen adaptations, including Pretty Woman.

Director Angelo Gobbato's production features the UCT Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Kamal Khan, with design by Michael Mitchell and choreography is by Sean Bovim. Book at Computicket.

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