The University of Cape Town's (UCT) flag has been flying at half-mast on Sarah Baartman Hall since Friday morning, 12 February 2021, as the university marks the death of Dr. Stuart Saunders, a dedicated servant, steward and supporter of UCT and vice-chancellor from 1981 until 1996
The Vice-Chancellor has committed 20% of her salary for a period of 3 months towards this fund. Our Chancellor, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, has also led by example when she announced late last month a R5 million donation by the Motsepe Foundation to help the university manage its multi-faceted response to the pandemic. Read the Vice-Chancellor's appeal letter to alumni.
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The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) has been flying at half-mast on Sarah Baartman Hall since Friday morning, 12 February 2021, as the university marked the death of Emeritus Professor Stuart Saunders, a dedicated servant, steward and supporter of UCT and vice-chancellor from 1981 until 1996.
The immersive experience that the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) annual Summer School offers took an expected turn by going virtual this year. Despite numbers being down, the online environment has attracted new audiences, said Summer School director, Dr Medeé Rall, who spoke with UCT News about the experience.
Memories of District Six are as varied and diverse as the community that inhabited the inner-city area before being forcibly removed by the apartheid government. Some of these memories are about the rich politics of District Six, others about its cultural contributions. The 55th anniversary of the declaration of District Six as a whites-only area on 11 February 2021 offers a moment to reflect on what it means to so many.
Having developed the current transformation framework at the University of Cape Town (UCT), Professor Loretta Feris, the deputy vice-chancellor (DVC) for transformation, shared her portfolio’s innovative approach to transformation and decolonisation, both at the university and in South Africa in general during a recent Worldview podcast.
Through a deep commitment to African knowledge production and the development of African solutions to global challenges, researchers at the University of Cape Town are making critical advances in everything from the fight against infectious diseases to advancing democracy in Africa.
Investing in talent
The skills gap remains a critical obstacle to South Africa’s advancement. UCT wants to graduate more spirited and educated citizens who can think critically and innovatively, and go on to make a vital contribution to the development of a healthy, democratic and equitable society.
UCT is committed to a vision of transformation that advances non-racialism, diversity and inclusiveness. This involves creating an institutional culture that is affirming for all who come to the university, a working environment that respects the dignity of all staff, and a demographic profile that reflects the democratic transition that has taken place in the country.
"I give to Distinguishing UCT to grow the endowment in order to provide bursaries to students in need who will not, normally, be able to afford to attend this institution. The bigger the endowed figure, the more income will be generated for these bursaries." Abieda Abrahams