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surrogacy takes centre stage

There can’t be many sociologists who present their academic work as a piece of theatre, but that is exactly what Dr Amrita Pande from the Department of Sociology has been doing, with huge success. Pande, who has been researching the fast-growing commercial surrogacy market in India (worth US$2,3 billion a year) for several years, turned […]

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fellowship to build expertise in a “much-neglected” area

Dr Johannes John-Langba, a senior lecturer in the Department of Social Development, has been nominated by the EIDOS Institute, an Australian-based public policy think-tank, for the prestigious Australian Fellowship to continue his work on the use and misuse of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) among indigenous Australians and previously disadvantaged South Africans. Working in collaboration […]

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A Handel on success

A piece of research that started as a side project has won the prestigious Händel-Forschungspreis – an annual prize by the German Handel Society awarded for outstanding research on the life and work of the composer George Frideric Handel. Associate Professor Rebekka Sandmeier, director of the SA College of Music, and a German colleague, Dr […]

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Child labour on SA wine farms exposed

A new book by Dr Susan Levine, a senior lecturer in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, has laid bare an uncomfortable truth about child labour on South African wine farms. Consisting of 100 short stories documenting moments in the lives of children, some as young as nine, who worked on […]

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new chair Honouring van zyl slabbert

A new chair honouring the late South African political analyst, businessman and politician Frederik van Zyl Slabbert (above), has been established in the Faculty of Humanities. The Van Zyl Slabbert Chair has been made possible through the Open Society Foundation for South Africa, which has provided an initial five-year grant to fund a series of […]

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UCT project voted one of top five CD releases in SA for 2013

A new CD, The Mike Rossi Project: Trespassing Permitted, featuring 10 original compositions by Mike Rossi, professor of jazz and woodwinds at the SA College of Music at UCT, arranged for a six-piece jazz ensemble, has been getting feet tapping across the continent. Released by Advance Music, one of the world’s leading jazz publishers, The […]

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Infecting the City

The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) partnered with the Africa Centre for the 2014 “Infecting The City” Public Arts Festival in Cape Town in March. The annual festival showcases a number of international and local collaborative works, along with a diversity of entertaining, engaging and thought-provoking pieces encompassing performance art, dance, music, […]

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