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Monday, 20 February 2017

Dean of Law to deliver lecture on decolonisation and the Constitution in Athlone

As part of the University's Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series, Professor Penelope Andrews, Dean of Law at UCT, will deliver a talk on the topic: "Transformation and decolonisation at UCT: Capitulation to student protests or a constitutional imperative?"

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Reconvened AGM of the Convocation of the University of Cape Town

Notice of a reconvened Annual General Meeting of Convocation to be held on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 in Lecture Theatre 1, Kramer Law Building, University of Cape Town at 16h30 for 17h00.

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Prof Feris reports on the Rapid Response Task Team
Released: 14:00, 1 February 2017

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From the Chair: First meeting of the IRTC Steering Committee
Released: 20:50, 27 January 2017

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Science alumnus Jacques de Satge wins second Ornithology prize 'Wim Dings - De Wielewaal'

Great tits breeding in urban areas raise fewer offspring, and this applies not only to large cities but also to parks and gardens in small towns. The reason appears to be lack of natural food such as large caterpillar populations in indigenous trees.

This was found by Jacques de Satge, winner of the bi-annual Ornithology prize 'Wim Dings - De Wielewaal' of the University of Antwerp.

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Madness: Songs of Hope and Despair

Madness: Songs of Hope and Despair

Dr Sean Baumann’s stirring cantata Madness: Songs of Hope and Despair comes to the Baxter for a limited season this February.

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Play in the 2017 UCT Alumni Varsity Cup Golf Day

The 2017 FNB Varsity Cup Rugby season is right around the corner and once again, UCT alumni are invited to play in the annual Varsity Cup Alumni Golf Day, proudly sponsored by FNB.

This year UCT alumni take on Stellenbosch alumni (Maties) on Monday, 27th February 2017 at King David Mowbray Golf Club, Cape Town.

All golf day participants will receive complimentary tickets to the UCT vs Stellenbosch Varsity Cup rugby match taking place that evening on the Green Mile.

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UCT Alumni Connect is live - join thousands of alumni and sign up now

All alumni of the University of Cape Town are invited to sign up for UCT Alumni Connect, the official networking platform for UCT alumni.

You can sign up in under two minutes by importing your LinkedIn or Facebook profile. If you don't have LinkedIn or Facebook, you can sign up with your email account.

Visit www.uctalumniconnect.com to get connected now.

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Catch Hashtag Lottering!, now on at the Baxter

UCT Alumnus Marc Lottering is back at the Baxter Theatre Centre with his latest production, Hashtag Lottering!

The Hashtag Lottering! national tour kicked off earlier this year to great acclaim, playing venues across the country in Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, Oudtshoorn, Durbanville, Caledon, and most recently the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Now, it's back in Cape Town for another run at the Baxter Theatre from 17 January to 4 February 2017.

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Alumni Advisory Board nominates IRTC steering committee rep

A Special Meeting of the AAB was held on Thursday 12 January 2017 at 5.30pm to elect a representative and alternate to represent alumni on the Multi Stakeholder Steering Group which will oversee the Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission (IRTC). The AAB was requested to send names of the representative and alternate to Judy Favish by 16 January 2017.

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Not the death-knell but the birth pangs of a new inclusive UCT

An open letter to UCT alumni, by Dr Russell Ally

Dear alumni

2016 closed in a troubling way for many of you. The Annual General Meeting of Convocation had to be aborted and the Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association had to be postponed.

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Summer school: a feast for the mind and the heart

Summer school: a feast for the mind and the heart

From unpacking decolonisation to presenting practical courses in art, the January 2017 Summer School programme encompasses the full range of human thought, interest and emotion.

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UCT Convocation holds AGM

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Convocation of the University of Cape Town was held on Thursday, 15 December 2016.

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"Learning to Engage the Chaos"

The Dean of the Centre for Higher Education at UCT, Professor Suellen Shay, has penned an open letter to her fellow UCT alumni, in the wake of the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Convocation, which took place on December 15th at the Kramer Law School. Read more ...

'Believe in yourself', Walaza urges graduands

Be leaders of integrity that society needs

Thirty-three years ago clinical psychologist and alumnus Nomfundo Walaza was told ‘blacks don’t pass first-year psychology at UCT’. You have to believe in yourself, she told graduands.

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