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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.

Children's Institute PhD Fellow Wins First RAPCAN Doctoral Scholarship
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 - 00:15

Congratulations to Natasha Hendricks, a PhD fellow based at the Children’s Institute, for being selected as a recipient of the Resources and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (RAPCAN) Legacy Doctoral scholarship in July 2019.

Children's Institute Hosts Media Workshop on Ethically Reporting on Violence Against Children
Wed, 29 May 2019 - 10:30

WOODSTOCK, CAPE TOWN, 22 May 2019— The Children's Institute and Media Monitoring Africa hosted 21 journalists at a media training workshop on Ethically Reporting on Violence Against Children in Cape Town 22 May 2019. The workshop was intended as a hands-on, practical training to empower reporters who cover stories and cases involving children with knowledge and skills in children's rights, ethics and the law surrounding children. 

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.

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. 

National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System: call for applications for eResearch funding
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 - 11:45

The National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System is making funds available to researchers in the areas of cyberinfrastructure to support both fundamental and applied research.

The Mandela School commemorates Nelson Mandela Month
Tue, 02 Jul 2019 - 15:45

The Mandela School at UCT, commemorates, former President Nelson Mandela during his birthday month of July. Mandela’s dedication to the service of humanity and his contribution to the culture of peace and freedom, was recognised by the UN General Assembly in November 2009 and therefore declaring 18 July, “Nelson Mandela International Day

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