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...
A new course by Professor Mike de Jongh tells previously untold stories of local people and common soldiers along the southern front during the Anglo-Boer War.
Two Summer School courses consider some of the long-lasting implications of World War I. Did the First World War really end in 1918? is the question asked by Emeritus Professor Nigel Worden. What were the long-term consequences of the 'Spanish Flu'...
Summer School 2019: Booking open!
UCT's annual Summer School (7 – 25 January 2019) offers 113 short courses on everything from astronomy to zoology, music to current affairs. For the first time, booking is available through the online booking platform, Webtickets.


Tuesday, 18 June 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