Researcher and writer David Bruce proposed a new theory of what went through the police’s minds as he walked a Summer School audience through what has become known an Marikana’s ‘Scene 2’, where 17 miners were shot dead.
It's not policy or charismatic leaders that will see the ANC triumph again in the upcoming local elections, argues UCT political analyst Dr Zwelethu Jolobe. Instead, it's something rather more banal: the ANC will ensure that its captive audience physically gets to the polls and casts its vote, better than any of its main rivals can.
For the first time, UCT’s popular Summer School has a lecture series featuring some of the university’s brightest young stars – scientists who are making a name for themselves in their field of study. In the line-up was Dr Tana Joseph, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Astronomy at UCT.
The refugee crisis in Europe has not only highlighted the limitations of dated international laws on asylum seekers, but different interpretations of rules have clouded responses to the crisis, says refugee rights scholar Fatima Khan. She was speaking at this year’s Summer School.