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29 June-16 July
Call for applications: All Africa House fellowships
(Deadline: 27 July)
Call for 2016 applications: Klaus‑Jürgen Bathe Leadership Programme
(Deadline: 31 July)
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Nature and Nurture: Ikebana and Bonsai
01 Jul - 04 Jul

Blended learning with Vula: review and revise – Part 1
08 Jul

Residual Method of Property Valuation
09 Jul - 10 Jul

UCT Choir in Concert with the Whiffenpoofs of Yale University
10 Jul

13th Annual Meeting of the Primate Ecology and Genetics Group SA
11 Jul - 12 Jul

Business Writing Course for Professionals
13 Jul - 15 Jul

UCT Social Responsiveness Student Conference
13 Jul - 16 Jul

An introduction to Lessons – a Vula tool for structuring your course (online)
14 Jul

Climate Change and the Smallholder in Africa – IFADs Response – Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programmes
15 Jul

Blended learning with Vula: review and revise – Part 2
15 Jul

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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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Student leaders at the heart of the socially responsive campus

Mandela Day

How can universities harness the power of student leadership without it being tantamount to "putting a pin on a butterfly"? This was among the questions raised at a recent seminar on the topic of student leadership at the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching.


Master's student has her say in 'science pop idols'

Stevie Biffen

UCT master's student Stevie Biffen represented South Africa in the FameLab international competition at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK.


Business development training at UCT empowers taxi operators

City of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town is providing business development training facilitated by the University of Cape Town to taxi operators from Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha, Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has announced in a statement.


Top World Bank appointment for Bhorat

Professor Haroon Bhorat

UCT economist Professor Haroon Bhorat has been chosen as a member of a select World Bank team that will tackle global poverty.


Calling township artists to reflect on the power of place

Public art proposal

The African Centre for Cities' Public Art and the Power of Place initiative is calling for proposals for six public art engagements in Cape Town's townships.


Porto Novo: an African city taking action against climate change

Porto Novo

Taking action against climate change is hugely important in the developing countries. This is particularly true for African countries, where the impacts of climate change will hit harder. It is also where development challenges and poverty alleviation needs are most severe.


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Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsBorn in the RSA pays homage to Simon

To mark the 20th anniversary of the passing of theatre legend Barney Simon, the Baxter Theatre Centre, in association with the National Arts Festival, will present a revival of Born in the RSA, 30 years after its world premiere.

Devised by Barney and the original cast, the docu-drama lays bare a slice of everyday South Africa at the height of apartheid. After its first performance in 1985, the play toured to great acclaim in South Africa, England and the USA, where The New York Times applauded its "... dramatic, emotional and intellectual energy".

Directed by Thoko Ntshinga, this historic play comes to the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio from 8 July to 8 August at 7pm, following its debut at the National Arts Festival from 2 to 4 July. UCT Drama Department's exhibition about the life and work of Barney Simon will be on display in the Baxter foyer.

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