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
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:
Monday, December 11, 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:
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:45
How farm dwellers in South Africa think about home, land and belonging

Land reform budget allocations are spent on the wealthy rather than the poor, writes Donna Hornby in The Conversation. Learn about land reform at a course co-ordinated by Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 16:30
Why a proper record of birds in Africa is so important – for Europe

Europe’s birds head south each year, but there’s not much up-to-date knowledge about distributions and migration routes in non-breeding areas, writes Les Underhill in The Conversation.  For bird lovers, Summer School offers the course Weaverbirds: From Linnaeus to the Present.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 16:30