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Thursday, 14 March 2019
Vice-Chancellor responds to a public letter from Progress SA

In August 2016 the Curriculum Change Working Group (CCWG) was initiated to address transformation and the decolonisation of the curriculum at UCT. Progress SA recently published an open letter addressed to UCT Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng titled: “Please don’t introduce a colour bar for teaching at UCT”. The letter is a response to the work of the CCWG, who recently released a document called the Curriculum Change Framework. In her response, Professor Phakeng addressed Progress SA’s concerns by stating that UCT cannot prescribe a standard framework for all to follow, nor can a colour bar for teaching be introduced or enforced. The latter would, for a start, be unconstitutional.

Monday, 11 March 2019
2019 Stella Clark Teachers' Award (SCTA) Nominations

UCT students are invited to nominate a teacher who is currently teaching in a secondary school and who, in your opinion, deserves recognition for years of dedicated teaching to students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds

  • The successful teacher will receive a monetary award of R 5 000, and will be expected to give a talk at an award ceremony
  • The school will receive R 2 500 towards educational resources
  • The UCT student who nominates the successful teacher will receive R 2 000

Download the application form, complete it and submit nominations by 23 April 2019 to: Kathy Erasmus, CHED, Huri ǂoaxa (Hoerikwaggo) Building, North Lane, Upper Campus or kathy.erasmus@.uct.ac.za