Debates on monetary policy in South Africa over the last couple of decades seem to have come from a madhouse. First, in the 1990s the country had old discredited Washington Consensus policies rammed down its throat. And then recently the country’s Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane released a report that made sweeping populist recommendations about the South Africa Reserve Bank.
The Times Literary Supplement has hailed Professor Andrew Banks's new book, Pioneers of the Field: South Africa's Women Anthropologists, for evoking 'that remarkable cohort with insight and empathy: career women in a patriarchal world, social critics in a conservative setting, liberals among racists, recording angels of a tragically divided society.' Professor Banks will share his research at Winter School 2017.
Winter School lecturer and ornithologist Professor Peter Ryan leads a field at UCT that was recently ranked third in the world. “I think most good ornithologists start out as kids,” Ryan told UCT News in an interview published today.
Much like UCT’S popular Summer School, the inaugural Winter School aims to open up the wealth of knowledge housed within the university to as wide an audience as possible.
This new public education programme from the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies (EMS) caters to a variety of interests – all the way from literature to finance – in over 40 lectures between 5 and 12 August.