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Seminars, talks & public lectures in 2017

Dates Title Details Venue Contact
01 Mar Situational Prevention of Wildlife Crime: the importance of information and analysis Andrew Lemieux discusses wildlife crime prevention based on his experiences in Africa and Asia. Read more... Staff Common Room, Law Faculty, Level 4, Kramer Building, 17:00 for 17:30 Melissa Meyer
021 650 5362
02 Mar Book Launch: Talk on Human Origins A book launch/public (free) lecture for 'Human Origins: How diet, climate and landscape shaped us.' Read more... John Day, Lecture Theatre 2, 18:00 for 18:30 RSVP to John Compton
03 Mar Great Texts / Big Questions with Professor Ngugi wa Thiong'o The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) is honoured to launch its annual Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series with a lecture by the internationally renowned writer and postcolonial theorist Professor Ngugi wa Thiong'o. Read more... Baxter Theatre, Concert Hall RSVP
021 650 7156
06 Mar International students’ orientation and welcome International students entering UCT for the first time are cordially invited to this orientation and welcome function where important information will be shared to assist international students. Snacks and soft drinks will be served. Jameson Hall, Upper Campus, 16:00-18:30 Felicity Mashodi
07 Mar Graham Greene's Secret African Love Affair by Tim Butcher Graham Greene, storyteller supreme of twentieth century literature, left behind novels framed by place, from Mexico to Vietnam via the Caribbean. The thread running through the richest of writing careers was a passion for Africa, a love of its lack of artifice, its purity both of good and evil. R100 (full fee); R50 (staff); R30 (students). Read more... Lecture Theatre 3, Kramer Building, Middle Campus, UCT 18:00-19:00 ems@uct.ac.za
021 650 2888
08 Mar Great Texts / Big Questions with Professor Andrew Hennlich As part of its 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) presents Assistant Professor of Art History at Western Michigan University, Andrew Hennlich. Read more... | Poster... Anatomy Lecture Theatre Old Medical School Building, UCT Hiddingh Campus, 17:30-19:00 Sascha Polkey
021 300 0052
13 Mar "Who do you think you are? Trans Narratives" by Jacqueline Rose A seminar hosted by Huma and The Trans Collective. Read more... HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, The Neville Alexander Building, University Avenue, Upper Campus, 13:00-14:30 Rifqah Kahn
021 650 5445
13 Mar Distinguished Speakers Programme: Dr Rolene Wagner GSB Connect presents the Distinguished Speakers Programme with Dr Rolene Wagner discussing Leadership, Innovation and Transformation in the Healthcare Sector. Read more... UCT GSB Exhibition Hall, 9 Portswood Road, Green Point, 17:30 for 18:00-19:00 Pamela Court
0860 828 472
14 Mar Sex and race in the new millennium: reflections in the aftermath of the Oscar Pistorius Trial Join Prof Penelope Andrews and Prof Jacqueline Rose (Vice-Chancellor's Open Lecturer 2017) in conversation as they reflect on sex, race, gender, intersectionality and violence. Lecture Theatre 2, Kramer Building, Middle Campus, 13:00 Jaco Barnard-Naude
14 Mar Recognition and Redistribution: The state of the South African Women's Movement 20 years after democratic transition CSSR Seminar presented by Prof Amanda Gouws, professor of political science at the University of Stellenbosch, on a paper that analyses the shift from a mass based women's movement to amore localised temporal movements. Read more... CSSR Seminar Room 4.29, Level 4, Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus, 12:50-14:00 Nondumiso Hlwele
021 650 4656
14 Mar Great Texts / Big Questions with Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela As part of its 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, and its current focus on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) proudly presents renowned writer and academic, Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela on Tuesday 14 March. Gobodo-Madikizela will present The Cry of Nomonde Calata: What is Missing in the Discourse of Reconciliation? Read more... Hiddingh Hall 17:30 Sascha Polkey
021 300 0052
14 Mar Future Water: Water Week talks Showcasing the research relevant to water that is being done at UCT, and how it fits into the bigger picture. Lunch time talks during Water Week. Read more... Jammie Plaza zone 4 (outside Molly Blackburn), 13:00-14:00 Bernelle Verster
or Kirsty Carden
021 650 5317
15 Mar The Two Pluralisms UCT’s Department of Religious Studies presents a seminar by Prof Wolfram Weisse, Emeritus Professor of Hamburg University, who has worked extensively on religion and inter-cultural education in Germany in particular and in Europe in general. He has led large research project on this topic, on Islamic education in South Africa and Europe, and on religion and politics in South Africa. You are invited to a discussion on the pre-circulated essay by Peter Berger.
Read more... | Read Peter Berger’s essay...
Leslie Social Sciences Building, LS 5.67, 13:00-14:00 Tasneem Wise
16 Mar VC Open Lecture: 'The Legacy, or, What I Have Learnt From You' What is the legacy of a brutal political past? How does it pass down through the generations? At a time of persistent, or even growing, race, gender and class discrimination and inequality, what does it mean to tell the young that they have been born free into a new world?. Read more... Kramer Lecture Theatre 1, Faculty of Law, UCT, 19:00 (guests to be seated at 18:45) Jolene Steenkamp
021 650 4870
16 Mar Step family in sub-Saharan Africa: trend and consequences on child and adolescent well-being Actuarial Science and Demography seminar presented by Dr Visseho Adjiwanou, CARe, UCT, hosted by the Actuarial Science Department in association with the Centre for Actuarial Research (CARe). Read more... Beattie 114, Beattie Building, Upper Campus, 13:00-14:00 Shieyaam Jacobs
23 Mar Darwin's Hunch: Science, Race and the Search for Human Origins by Christa Kuljian There is broad agreement in the scientific world today that all humans share common origins in Africa, but when Charles Darwin first suggested it in 1871, few European scientists took his theory seriously. When the Taung child skull was found in South Africa in 1924, Raymond Dart supported Darwin's theory, but it did little to shift scientific opinion. In the 1980s, when genetics research concluded that all living humans can trace their maternal ancestry back to Africa 200 000 years ago, many scientists were slow to accept this claim. Scientists and their research are often shaped by the prevailing social and political context at the time. In this lecture, Christa Kuljian, the author of Darwin's Hunch will explore this trend and review the history of palaeo-anthropology and genetics over the past century. The lecture will provide insight on the search for human origins in South Africa and share stories that shed new light on the past. R100 (full fee); R50 (staff); R30 (students) Read more... LT3 Kramer Building, Middle Campus, UCT 18:00 - 19:00 ems@uct.ac.za
021 650 2888
23 Mar Friends with Benefits - The impact of close relationships on overall health Actuarial Science and Demography seminar presented by Prof Neil Parkin, RGA, and hosted by the Actuarial Science Department in association with the Centre for Actuarial Research (CARe). Read more... Beattie 114, Beattie Building, Upper Campus, 13:00-14:00 Shieyaam Jacobs
27 Mar Sociology Seminar Series with Dr António Tomás (African Centre for Cities, UCT) The Sociology department invites you to a seminar by Dr António Tomás, titled 'Local political dynamics as counter-movements: municipal concerns and the reconfiguration of the political in Angola. Read more... Sociology Seminar Room, Leslie Social Sciences, 4.51 Gina Fourie
021 650 3515
28 Mar The Impact of an Integrated Adolescent Youth Centre and Clinic on Sexual Reproductive Healthcare Utilisation and HIV Testing in the Western Cape CSSR Seminar presented by A Mendelsohn, K Gill, R Marcus, D Robbertze, C Van De Venter, E Mendel, L Mzukwa, LG Bekker. Read more... CSSR Seminar Room 4.29, Level 4, Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus, 12:45-14:00 Nondumiso Hlwele
021 650 4656
28 Mar Global Citizenship Programme Ignition Ignition event to kick off the year and the GC2 short course which runs this semester; affords a chance to interact with the GC Team Electrical & Mechanical Engineering 7 (EM7); 17:00 - 19:00 Sarah Oliver
021 650 4589
28 Mar - 30 Mar "Ukutshona kukaMendi/ Ukuzika kukaMendi": The Mendi Centenary Conference Centre for African Studies, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town The opening of the Mendi Centenary Conference will be hosted by Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Loretta Feris. Read more... Upper Campus, University of Cape Town mendi2017@gmail.com
29 Mar Great Texts / Big Questions with Lwandile Fikeni This lecture will discuss the ways in which art and literature of the post-TRC era proffered a space for creative possibility for a new-ish nation coming into its own. Read more... Anatomy Lecture Theatre, UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Gardens, 17:30 for 18:00 Tammy Gerber
021 300 0052
29 Mar N Z Chapter meeting with Dr Russell Ally N Z Chapter's meeting with Dr Russell Ally UCT's Executive Director of the Development and Alumni Department: discussion on the developments & protests at UCT over the last 3 years 14B Te Kowhai Place, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand, 19:00 Raymond Howard
30 Mar Bayesian generalized linear models to predict South Africa district mortality and cause of death Actuarial Science and Demography seminar presented by William Msemburi, PhD student, University of Washington, Seattle, and hosted by the Actuarial Science Department in association with the Centre for Actuarial Research (CARe). Read more... | Seminar series... Beattie 114, Beattie Building, Upper Campus, 13:00-14:00 Shieyaam Jacobs

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