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Monday, 25 July 2016
Champion of women and girls’ rights

Champion of women and girls' rights

In Kelebogile Simula’s home in Bobonong village, Botswana, conversations about sexual and reproductive health and rights are taboo. But her viewpoint changed when she volunteered as a global youth ambassador for education in her community.

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Multilingualism meets open-access in trailblazing teaching intervention

Multilingualism meets open-access in trailblazing teaching intervention

LearnAccounting and Jumpstart are two successful teaching interventions showing the UCT College of Accounting is meeting the changing needs of its diverse student body.

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Professors are made by hard work

Professors are made by hard work

Dr Robert Morrell writes that open processes are to replace patronage and will help to build a representative professoriate.

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Meet the number one patron at Hot Rock Café

Meet the number one patron at Hot Rock Cafe

Senior lecturer in geology at UCT Dr Johann Diener has won a Claude Leon Merit Award for his novel idea: how melting rocks and boiling water might be more similar than we think.

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PhD on military conscripts builds on poetic expression

PhD on military conscripts builds on poetic expression

PhD scholar Stephen Symons’ research on how former South African Defence Force (SADF) conscripts navigate their memories and whiteness in post-apartheid society is built on a master’s in creative writing.

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Mpofu is UCT’s rising opera star

Mpofu is UCT's rising opera star

Noluvuyiso Mpofu (25), a member of the Cape Town Opera Studio and recent UCT graduate, came second in the 35th International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition at the Artscape on 2 July.

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Not a drop to drink

Not a drop to drink

Dr Kevin Winter from UCT’s Department of Environmental & Geographical Science guides student paddlers through the city’s canals and vleis to focus attention on the condition of its waterways.

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Floating university sets sail on ten-day SEAmester voyage

Floating university sets sail on ten-day SEAmester voyage

A total of 41 postgraduate students from 15 South African tertiary institutions will be studying life in the sea during a ten-day voyage on board the SA Agulhas II.

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Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsThe Circus and the Zoo season extended

Michaelis Galleries curator Nkule Mabaso presents a selection of artworks representing the myriad ways artists use animal motifs allegorically to reflect on human conditions. The group exhibition has been extended until 29 July.

The exhibit challenges the dehumanisation entrenched in stereotypes that liken black bodies to animals.

“Look at how this year has unfolded, with references in the media to monkeys. It made me think of how allegory has been used by artists to make a human-animal comparison that is not derogatory, but has a critical element to offer,” she explained.

Using animals symbolically to speak about human problems is not easy, given the violence black bodies endure within the public imagination.

“This exhibition explores the actual and/or unresolved historical grievances persisting in SA,” Mabaso explains, making it clear that we cannot sustain a status quo, where the majority of citizens are robbed of both their dignity and their humanity.

For more information, contact Nkule Mbaso on 021 650 7170.

Story Kate-Lyn Moore. Photo Michaelis Galleries.

Caption: Nandipha Mnntambo’s pieces, Purge, can be viewed at the Michaelis Galleries as part of The Circus and the Zoo exhibition.

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