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Owning our African identity

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UCT is a vibrant and supportive intellectual environment that attracts and connects people from all over the world and advances the status and distinctiveness of scholarship in Africa. 

Our academics are challenged to develop new thinking about the problems that should most urgently be addressed by us as an African university, and to feed this thinking not only into published research and innovative products and solutions, but also into the curriculum.

What we are doing

  • Course redesign for content and pedagogy. 
  • Class discussions and focus groups.
  • Staff training and capacity building.
  • Support for co-curricular activities.

This aspect of UCT's transformation overlaps with other strands of the process and includes research for and into Africa, as well as our cultural identification with the continent. We embrace the continent.