Summer School 2018 has its finger placed firmly on the pulse. The annual public education programme includes a session each with investigative journalist Jacques Pauw, founding member of Umkhonto weSizwe Ronnie Kasrils and former top-ranking government official in Nelson Mandela Bay Crispian Olver. These three events form part of a diverse programme, which includes lectures in the arts, humanities, science, history, philosophy and contemporary studies.
The following lectures have been added to our programme:
COURSE 1082: THE PRESIDENT’S KEEPERS: THE BOOK THAT CAUSED ALL THE TROUBLE by Jacques Pauw
COURSE 1084: ZIMBABWE by Brian Raftopoulos
COURSE 1081: HOW TO STEAL A CITY by Dr Crispian Olver
In this lecture John Matisonn discusses the lessons from the SABC clean-up, and what it means for the other state-owned enterprises that were part of the state capture process described by former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. What can we expect in the eighteen months leading up to the 2019 elections, and how will it affect and shape the politics of the next decade in South Africa?
South Africa is still way behind the curve on transforming land ownership, write Ben Cousins and Ruth Hall in The Conversation. Land reform falls into the spotlight at summer School 2018 with a course coordinated by Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza.
2017 was the 2,000th anniversary of the Roman poet, Ovid, who died in exile in AD 17. A new anthology of poems, Metamorphic, celebrates his legacy. Learn how to write short poems at UCT's Summer School with prize-winning poet Graham Dukas.
Land reform budget allocations are spent on the wealthy rather than the poor, writes Donna Hornby in The Conversation. Learn about land reform at a course co-ordinated by Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza.
Professor Brian Raftopoulos, research director, Solidarity Peace Trust
This lecture will provide an understanding of the background to the November Coup 2017 event in Zimbabwe and the political contestations involved. It will also look at possible future implications of these events and their effects on politics in Zimbabwe and the SADC region. Finally the presentation will reflect on the legacy of the Mugabe era.