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Lovely Landscapes February 2016
UCT staffer Steff Hughes shares her tips for better landscape photography.

NEWS IN BRIEF

  • Read the latest research newsletter.
  • 2016 registration is open from 27 January to 10 February. Read more.
  • Read UCT's plan to help students with debt from 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng will join UCT on 1 July 2016 to take over as deputy vice-chancellor for research and internationalisation on 1 January 2017.
    Read more about Prof Phakeng.
  • The new dean of the Faculty of Commerce is Professor Ingrid Woolard. She currently teaches in the School of Economics and will assume her new position from 1 March. Prof Woolard's academic achievements.

NOTICES

EVENTS

NEWS IN BRIEF

  • Read the latest research newsletter.
  • 2016 registration is open from 27 January to 10 February. Read more.
  • Read UCT's plan to help students with debt from 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng will join UCT on 1 July 2016 to take over as deputy vice-chancellor for research and internationalisation on 1 January 2017.
    Read more about Prof Phakeng.
  • The new dean of the Faculty of Commerce is Professor Ingrid Woolard. She currently teaches in the School of Economics and will assume her new position from 1 March. Prof Woolard's academic achievements.

NOTICES

EVENTS

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IN THE NEWS

Tuesday, 9 February 2016
Majority of international students privately accommodated

Fuller HallOnly 125 beds (or 1.8%) at UCT are allocated to Semester Study Abroad (SSA) students, most of whom are accommodated privately. This is the word from acting DVC Anwar Mall responding to criticism around the university's housing policy.

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Security alert: Another Rhodes Memorial incident
Released: 15h00, 5 February 2016

UCT

We are very distressed and outraged once again to report that another female University of Cape Town student has been sexually assaulted while walking on the mountain towards Rhodes Memorial.

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Building a pipeline for UCT's professors of the future

Next Generation Professoriate

Professor Robert Morrell, programme director of UCT's Next Generation Professoriate, recently elaborated on the details of this programme aimed at advancing the development of black and female academics at the university.

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Important Notice
Released: 16h45, 4 February 2016

UCT

The University of Cape Town has noted that RhodesMustFall is distributing information that the UCT Executive are meeting with RMF at 17h00 today. They have proceeded to invite students to the meeting. Please note that the UCT Executive are not meeting with RMF. The reasons are given in the letter sent earlier today to RMF. Any student with accommodation issues, financial aid queries or facing academic exclusion should please contact Ms Moonira Kahn of the Department of Student Affairs.

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Will the vote swing away from the ANC in elections?

Dr Zwelethu Jolobe

It's not policy or charismatic leaders that will see the ANC triumph again in the upcoming local elections, argues UCT political analyst Dr Zwelethu Jolobe. It's something rather more banal.

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European refugee crisis spotlights legal challenges

European refugee crisis spotlights legal challenges

The refugee crisis in Europe has not only highlighted the limitations of dated international laws on asylum seekers, but different interpretations of rules have clouded responses to the crisis, says refugee rights scholar Fatima Khan. She was speaking at this year’s Summer School.

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An archive of UCT correspondence about the #FeesMustFall and #EndOutsourcing campaigns published since October 2015.

Latest Newsbyte

Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsZabalaza Theatre Festival in its sixth year

The highly popular Zabalaza Theatre Festival, which showcases outstanding grassroots talent, will celebrate six years of the best in development theatre at the Baxter in March this year.

Zabalaza Weekend takes place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March, when all venues and spaces at the Baxter will be taken up with shows derived from eight mini festivals held across the province. A selection of the best shows will then be showcased from

Monday 14 to Friday 19 March daily.

At an award ceremony on Saturday 20 March, the best of the festival production will be announced, along with several other awards in various categories. The winner will receive a full run at the Baxter later in the year.

For more information about the festival contact Andiswa Gumbi at the Baxter on 021 680 3963 or email andiswa.gumbi@uct.ac.za.

Caption: Winners of the 2015 Zabalaza Theatre Festival.

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