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UCT is an inclusive and engaged research-intensive African university that inspires creativity through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship; enhancing the lives of its students and staff, advancing a more equitable and sustainable social order and influencing the global higher education landscape.

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UCT is an inclusive and engaged research-intensive African university that inspires creativity through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship; enhancing the lives of its students and staff, advancing a more equitable and sustainable social order and influencing the global higher education landscape.

2018–2019 World University Rankings

1st
IN AFRICA

156 Times Higher Education
200 Quacquarelli Symonds

9th
IN EMERGING ECONOMIES

Times Higher Education

Upcoming Events

2019 23 Apr 08:00 24 Apr 17:00

On the edges: Autodidacts, forgotten thinkers, silenced women in twentieth-century South Africa

Although South African historiography has been dominated by university-based intellectuals, many intellectuals operated outside universities, only to be marginalized and hidden from history. This conference places those marginalized intellectuals centre stage, exploring their hitherto neglected work in all its originality and variety. Intellectuals active outside universities ranged from socialist autodidacts to participants in workers’ night schools and radical discussion groups to women sitting silently at political conferences to political activists and trade unionists.

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2019 23 Apr 12:00 13:30

LARC Lunchtime Seminar: Professor Karl Von Holdt

The prevailing public narrative about corruption tends to present it as a matter of moral failure on the part of a number of individuals (and perhaps an organisation) and legal failure on the part of state institutions. The presentation will attempt to reframe 'corruption' as an important element in processes of class formation in post-apartheid South Africa, and 'looting' as a form of primitive accumulation on the part of a nascent elite. These practices are embedded in moral orders through which they are rendered legitimate and justified in the South African context.

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2019 24 Apr 13:00 14:00

Pragmatic Faith-Working through Ethnic Conflict in a New Democracy

by Professor Amy Stambach (Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Amy Stambach is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Pragmatic Faith: Working through Ethnic Conflict in a New Democracy

This presentation is based on a co-authored book project with Dr. Aikande Kwayu, Honorary Research Fellow in Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin and PhD in International Relations, University of Nottingham.

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In August 2016 the Curriculum Change Working Group (CCWG) was initiated to address transformation and the decolonisation of the curriculum...
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