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Thursday, 25 February 2021
Dr Stuart Saunders (1931–2021): dedicated servant, steward and supporter

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. 


Publication Date:
Fri, 12 Feb 2021 - 17:15
Virtual Summer School draws new audiences

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.

Publication Date:
Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 23:00
District Six: Lessons in remembering

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.

Publication Date:
Fri, 12 Feb 2021 - 18:00
To a transformed UCT and beyond

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.

Publication Date:
Fri, 12 Feb 2021 - 18:00