Ingrid Jonker prize winner gives free reading
The Centre for Extra-Mural Studies will host a free reading by the winner of the 2018 Ingrid Jonker Prize for a debut collection of poetry. Come and hear Sindiswa Busuku Mathese read from her book Loud and Yellow Laughter at 6 pm on Friday 25 May in...
Six flags to watch by Clem Sunter
One of Summer School's most popular lecturers, Clem Sunter, revisits the high road/low road scenario for South Africa, citing six important flags to watch.
On Wednesday 28 March 2018, Simon Bright will talk about his experience of filming the 1988 battle of Cuito Cuanevale, when three South African Defence Forces battle tanks were destroyed by Angolans and Cubans.
100UP students come to Summer School
A special Summer School lecture series gave learners from UCT’s Schools Improvement Initiative’s (SII) 100UP programme a taste of campus life – and the experience of learning simply for the joy of knowledge.
Jacques Pauw, Crispian Olver, Brian Raftopolous, John Matisonn and Ronnie Kasrils bring topics of the moment to Summer School!


Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Fracking and earthquakes

Environmental groups and landowners are worried about possible increased seismicity associated with deep well waste water injection and fracking operations. To Learn more about earthquake risks in Africa, see our Summer School course by Dr Chris Hartnady.

Publication Date:
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 11:30
Two books that tell the unsettling tale of South Africa’s descent

South Africa has produced two must-read thrillers in the past week. They are non-fiction, yet are as gripping and readable as any page-turner. Jacques Pauw’s “The President’s Keepers”has, within a week, become a global best seller. Less well-known, but as important to those who want to understand what is happening in the country, is consultant and activist Crispian Olver’senticingly-titled “How to Steal a City”. Hear these authors speak at Summer School.

Publication Date:
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 11:30
SARS takes Jacques Pauw to court

SARS has filed papers in the Western Cape High Court against investigative journalist Jacques Pauw saying that he published confidential information in his book The President's Keepers. Hear Jacques Pauw speak at Summer School.

Publication Date:
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 11:15
Trending and topical

Summer School 2018 has its finger placed firmly on the pulse. The annual public education programme includes a session each with investigative journalist Jacques Pauw, founding member of Umkhonto weSizwe Ronnie Kasrils and former top-ranking government official in Nelson Mandela Bay Crispian Olver. These three events form part of a diverse programme, which includes lectures in the arts, humanities, science, history, philosophy and contemporary studies.

Publication Date:
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 16:15