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Em Prof Ian Scott
A proud day for Ian Scott and a triumph for Academic Development work
Thu, 02 May 2019 - 17:30

ADP Director, A/Prof Ermien van Pletzen, reflects on the proud moment that Em Prof Ian Scott is awarded an Honorary Doctorate for his life's dedication and contribution to Academic Development. 

Includes links to video excerpts of his citation and graduation.

Teaching in extended programmes in South Africa
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 - 09:00

An edited collection, "Teaching in extended programmes in South Africa: classroom contexts, lecturer identities and teaching practices", due to be published in December 2018, "attempts to offer a window into the daily teaching realities of university lecturers working in the extended curriculum and first year domains at local universities".

Questions academics can ask to decolonise their classrooms
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 - 08:30

"...we’ve come up with a series of questions to encourage academics across faculties to unearth some of the norms, assumptions and everyday practices that are taken for granted and which may be entangled in the “hidden curriculum”. This might help us to think through the “how” as well as the “what”, as a first practical step towards “decolonising” our teaching."

Humanities Education Development Unit's Shannon Morreira and Associate Professor, Kathy Luckett report on the work of a working group called "Decolonising Pedagogy in the Humanities". 

You are black excellence, vice-chancellor-elect Mamokgethi Phakeng tells Mastercard Foundation Scholars
Wed, 16 May 2018 - 15:30

UCT’s deputy vice-chancellor for research and internationalisation, who succeeds Dr Max Price as vice chancellor in July 2018, spoke to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars at their welcome reception. 

David Casey and Suellen Shay
UCT Careers Service celebrates 50 Years
Mon, 07 May 2018 - 12:00

UCT’s Careers Service (CS) started out in 1968 in a small wooden building next to the geology department.

The link between violence against women and children matters. Here’s why
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 14:30

Nearly half of women across South Africa are subjected to violence by an intimate partner. This in turn negatively affects about one in four children. A child who is exposed to violence in the home also risks being abused and will, quite reasonably, fear for their own safety.

In case you wondered why there is still no price on carbon in South Africa
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 - 11:00

The good news is that we can reduce poverty and emissions at the same time in highly emissions intensive developing economies. We can only do it, however, if we take everyone along, the rich and the poor. Everyone needs to get their piece of the cake to have an incentive to change pathways.

Professor Faizel Ismail at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies: Founders' Day Lecture Series
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 - 14:00

Director Designate from the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, Professor Faizel Ismail, recently delivered a lecture at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS): Founders’ Day Lecture Series; the event was held on 26 March 2019.

 

The Mandela School appoints Advocate Vusi Pikoli and Dr Ian Goldman as new Adjunct Professors
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 - 07:30

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance is pleased to announce the appointment of Advocate Vusi Pikoli and Dr Ian Goldman as new Adjunct Professors; they are joined by Dr Maria Phalime, Dr Shanil Haricharan and David Schmidt in their appointments as adjunct senior lecturers. 

Mandela School’s Executive Education programme equips public leaders
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 - 12:00

The Mandela School’s Executive Education Programme offers senior public leaders and officials, as well as senior national and international actors in the private and non-profit sectors, and members of think tanks, high-level training in various public policy and development areas.

The Mandela School celebrates #InternationalWomensDay
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 - 12:45

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance celebrates #InternationalWomensDay under the theme “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” and profiles some of the women who serve at the Mandela School. 

The Brown to Green report has been released
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 - 21:45

The Brown to Green Report 2018 is the world’s most comprehensive review of G20 climate action. It provides concise and comparable information on G20 country mitigation
action, finance and vulnerability. Developed by experts from 14 research organisations and NGOs from the majority of the G20 countries, the report covers 80 indicators. It informs policy makers and stimulates national debates.

The ERC contributed to the report exploring key aspects of South Africa's green economy performance compared to other nations in the G20.

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