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New film brings sexual violence into focus

Thu, 2016-08-04 15:12 -- 01430533

Meg Rickard’s new gritty film ‘Tess’ is receiving rave reviews from the local and international film community. Adapted from Tracey Farren’s award winning novel ‘Whiplash’, the film tells the story of a 20-year old Muizenberg sex worker and drug addict whose life is turned upside down by an unexpected pregnancy and, sexual violence. Rickards is an award-winning South African filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. She is also an alumnus of the University of Cape Town.

Conversations with a music Queen

Thu, 2016-08-04 14:59 -- 01430533

African music singer, songwriter and storyteller Latozi ‘Madosini’ Mpahleni wowed audiences at the University of Cape Town’s Hiddingh Campus on Saturday, 23 July with her performance of traditional African music. Madosini, as she is more commonly known, uses ancient African musical instruments to promote a musical genre that is virtually extinct.

UCT graduate secures royal seal of approval

Thu, 2016-08-04 14:39 -- 01430533

UCT graduate Jessica Dewhurst is one of 60 young people from across the commonwealth to receive the 2016 Queens Young Leader Award. This is a royal initiative aimed at discovering and supporting exceptional individuals who are transforming lives in their communities. She recently participated in a weeklong residential programme in the United Kingdom before receiving the award from HRH Queen Elizabeth II at a star-studded event held at Buckingham Palace in June.

‘This could get messy’: a husband and wife’s tale

Thu, 2016-08-04 13:48 -- 01430533

The poignant and funny story ‘This Could Get Messy’ has secured top prize in the annual ‘Short.Sharp.Stories’ competition. This is the latest work of fiction from husband-and-wife writing duo Greg Fried and Lisa Lazarus who go by the nom de plume ‘Greg Lazarus’. They have won R20,000 from the National Arts Festival and the opportunity to participate in selected literary events for the duration of 2016.

Made in India

Thu, 2016-08-04 13:41 -- 01430533

When Dr. Amrita Pande embarked on research into India’s commercial surrogacy practices, she may never have anticipated the level of international interest that her work would garner or, that she would be asked to present her findings in front of large Danish audiences. Made in India is Pande’s new interactive, multi-media lecture series that debuted at the fourth ‘Women Deliver’ Conference, held in Copenhagen recently. It has since been selected for permanent exhibition in the National Museum of Denmark.

Winning research focuses on women of Marikana

Thu, 2016-08-04 13:17 -- 01430533

Asanda Benya has been awarded the Ruth First Prize for “The invisible hands: Women in Marikana”. The prize is for the most outstanding article published by an African author in the Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE) for 2015. Winning articles for the Ruth First Prize are selected from the publication’s previous year’s volume of four issues. This is the fourth cycle of an award that seeks to recognise African scholars who are resident on the continent.

Great Texts Big Questions: Gayatri Spivak

Fri, 2016-07-22 17:30
As apart of its Great Texts/ Big Questions series, the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) presents: Internationally acclaimed academic, poststructuralist theorist and feminist critic Gayatri Spivak who will present ' Still hoping for a revolution'. All welcome. No booking required. Refreshments served from 17h00. Read more....

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