Harper Lee lecture one year after the author's death
On Sunday 19 February, just after the 6pm news on Fine Music Radio, Professor Lesley Marx presents a lecture on the author Harper Lee, who died one year ago at the age of eighty-nine. Nelle Harper Lee, the celebrated author of To Kill a...
Germany's role during the refugee crisis
Our extension lecture on Tuesday 14 February by Dr Caspar Schauseil offers an objective, politically unbiased view on the key challenges the EU, and Germany in particular, currently face as over a million refugees seek asylum in Europe. Dr...
The LSE-UCT July School offers courses from across the social sciences, all with reference and relevance to Africa today. Participants select one intensive course to study for the two-week programme.
The Keiskamma Art Project by Brenda Schmahmann
On 20 February Professor Brenda Schmahmann, Research Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture at the University of Johannesburg, discusses the Keiskamma Art Project, established in 2000, demonstrating that creativity and imagination can...
Graham Greene's Secret African Love Affair by Tim Butcher
On March 7 2017, Cape Town-based author Tim Butcher unravels Greene’s lifelong affair with the continent of Africa.


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are delighted to offer the fifth LSE-UCT July School from 17 - 28 July 2017. This innovative and prestigious two-week 'summer school' style programme provides the highest calibre students, graduates and professionals from across the globe with an exciting opportunity to study important social science issues relevant to Africa today across subject areas as diverse as international relations, economics, management, government, geography, law, media and social policy. Bookings are now open.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 15:00

UCT’s Summer School programme offers 66 diverse courses that cater for a plethora of learners.

These courses dive directly into the heart of things: tackling antisemitism, the fate of our public broadcaster, and the anatomy of the human cell. Read the story here.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 14:00

One hundred years ago, the SS Mendi sank near France on February 21, 1917, claiming the lives of the South African Native Labour Corps.  The troops, many from the Transkei, spent their last night on South African soil camped on the old Rosebank Showgrounds, now UCT’s soccer fields.  The grounds have been declared a South African Heritage site.  Read more here.

Judge Kathleen Satchwell's Summer School course on WWI will cover the year 1917.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 10:45

Dikgang Moseneke's autobiography, My Own Liberator, pays homage to the many people and places that have helped to define and shape him as one of the country’s top legal minds, who not only helped to draft the interim constitution, but for fifteen years acted as a guardian of that constitution. Judge Moseneke gives his views live during the Summer School course Reflections on Twenty Years of Constitutionalism.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 13:30