Open for booking soon on Webtickets, UCT's 2021 Summer School offers over 90 courses across a range of disciplines.
The German predicament: Arminius to Merkel
From barbarians to emperors, from the ashes, a phoenix: Christopher Danziger's Summer School 2021 course covers German history from Arminius to Merkel.
Covid-19 lessons and insights
Professor Marc Mendelson discusses how our knowledge of the virus and its effects have developed since January 2020, what we got right and what we got wrong as a country, and insights gained as a medical doctor on the frontline.
Hilary Hope Guise shows how the dazzle of light from the Baie des Anges at Nice released Matisse into a world of colour and sensuality. With the struggle of his Fauve years in Paris behind him, Matisse went on to give the world joy through perfect...
Seaweed and our future
How do you grow seaweed, and what is it used for? In his Summer School course, Professor Bolton predicts the future of seaweed use.


Thursday, 21 January 2021
Why Cape Town has 10 percent of Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases

Epidemiologists are trying to find out why the city accounts for 60 percent of cases in South Africa, 15 percent in sub-Saharan Africa and 10 percent in Africa as a whole.

Publication Date:
Wed, 20 May 2020 - 09:45
Reimagining a post-Covid future

John Sanei, a “futurist obsessed foresight strategist”, and acclaimed economist Iraj Abedian  have co-authored an electronic book called FutureHow: The Covid Reset and Reimagining Our Collective Future.

Publication Date:
Mon, 18 May 2020 - 14:00
US consulate donates R450 000 to help preserve part of ‘Cradle of Culture’

Engraved ostrich eggshells found in a rock shelter near Piketberg might provide evidence that the Cape province was part of the landscape in which humans first appeared. Summer School lecturer John Parkington, an emeritus professor in the department of archaeology at UCT, was one of the first archaeologists to study the shelter.

Publication Date:
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 - 13:45
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here

'Part of our role as institutions of higher learning has to include teaching our students about the Fourth Industrial Revolution,' says Summer School lecturer Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg as well as the co-author of the book Artificial Intelligence and Economic Theory: Skynet in the Market. Read about his course here.

Publication Date:
Fri, 01 Nov 2019 - 13:45