Professor Anthony Butler, author of Cyril Ramaphosa: the Road to Presidential Power, will give a lecture on Monday 29 July at 18.00. Published earlier this year the book explores how President Ramaphosa moved from the margins of politics in the...
Following Ansla van Bengalen: revisiting the histories of enslaved women in the Cape
Ansla van Bengalen was captured off the coast of Bengal and brought to the Dutch settlement at the Cape of Good Hope in 1657. Amie Soudien is a curator, researcher and art writer will give a lecture on her research into Van Bengalen's life on...
The Politics and Governance of Basic Education: A Tale of Two South African Provinces
This lecture by Brian Levy, Academic Director of the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, takes place on Wednesday 10 July at 18.00 in LT3, Kramer Law Building. For more information, contact
Breaking Futures: The day of reckoning may be fast approaching
For the last five years, Clem Sunter has been asking people to watch the flags that could turn the world’s political and economic game upside down in the near term.
Foundation Khoekhoegowab Language Course at UCT
The University of Cape Town is proud to present its inaugural UCT certificated Khoekhoegowab language course which honours one of the erased indigenous languages of South Africa. This is a twelve week course presented by Namibian Khoekhoegowab...


Sunday, 25 August 2019
100 students make a 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.

Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Feb 2018 - 11:30
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:
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 - 16:15
End of the line for Africa's dictators?

The decline of the Mugabe and Dos Santos families may herald a new era, writes Professor Emeritus Chris Saunders.  The topic of Zimbabwe is covered in a Summer School course by Brian Raftopolous.

Publication Date:
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 - 16:15
Still avid for Ovid

2017 was the 2,000th anniversary of the Roman poet, Ovid, who died in exile in AD 17. A new anthology of poems, Metamorphic, celebrates his legacy. Learn how to write short poems at UCT's Summer School with prize-winning poet Graham Dukas.

Publication Date:
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 - 12:45