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Meet UCT’s new ‘spicy’ FabAcademic
Meet UCT’s new ‘spicy’ FabAcademic
Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng wanted to be an A-rated internationally recognised scientist. She never had ambitions of becoming a vice-chancellor...
UCT to rename building after Chris Hani
UCT to rename building after Chris Hani
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is expected to honour struggle icon Chris Hani by naming one of its buildings after him.
Taxi wars help to make KZN South Africa’s ‘hit’ capital
Taxi wars help to make KZN South Africa’s ‘hit’ capital
When Muthusamy “Dicky” Govender and his wife, Velliama, stepped into their car on a warm Saturday night and drove past sugarcane fields lining...
The world at her feet
The world at her feet
Theatre forms an integral part of the cultural landscape of South Africa. Before the present day, before democracy, before apartheid, before 1912,...
Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng appointed new UCT vice-chancellor
Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng appointed new UCT vice-chancellor
Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng is the newly appointed vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town.
Free higher education won’t be free
Free higher education won’t be free
The range of comments on the question of free higher education published in the media are interesting but they all lack peer review. In particular,...
Live Art Network, an introduction
Live Art Network, an introduction
The Live Art Network Africa colloquium runs from February 17 to 20 at the University of Cape Town’s Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange...
UCT to embark on its own TRC
UCT to embark on its own TRC
In an environment where trust is at an “all-time low”, the University of Cape Town (UCT) is beginning its own process of truth and reconciliation to address unresolved tensions over transformation and disciplinary action against student protesters. But it risks further fracturing...
Rainbowism is in a sunken place
Rainbowism is in a sunken place
Judging by the frequent outbursts of right-wing solidarity campaigns, last year should have been the last nail in the coffin of rainbowism in South...
Twin buildings still echo the changes in Salt River
Twin buildings still echo the changes in Salt River
There are two buildings in Cape Town that witnessed generations of workers. They stood tall on two islands of tarmac in the windswept suburb of...
A name change would be pointless if Rhodes still coddles white supremacy
A name change would be pointless if Rhodes still coddles white supremacy
On 6 December 2017 Rhodes University Council issued a rather strange statement on why the university’s name will not change. It reads like a case...
Council defends law school accreditation decision
Council defends law school accreditation decision
The head of the Council for Higher Education (CHE), Narend Baijnath, has defended the council’s bombshell decision to withdraw the undergraduate...

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