The University of Cape Town was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Phyllis Priscilla “Nogqaza” Ntantala-Jordan in Michigan (USA) on Sunday, 17 July 2016. She was 96 years old.
Soprano singer Noluvuyiso Mpofu has placed second in the 35th International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition. The Belvedere Singing Competition has been a springboard to international opera careers for UCT alumni. The 2016 competition final showcased 16 singers from nine countries. Four were South African singers.
Associate Professor Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz has been named one of the ‘top nine Afro-Cuban intellectuals and artists you should know’. He is a world renowned Art Historian and heads the History of Art and Discourse of Art division at the Michaelis School of Fine Art.
A number of University of Cape Town productions are hitting the road this week to feature in the 2016 National Arts Festival, taking place in Grahamstown. Among them, a student production titled 'Out of Bounds' that explores the experiences of the Indian community in a post-apartheid South African society.
The new Music Technology facilities are proving popular with University of Cape Town students and with external visitors. Recently, the South African College of Music hosted a Teacher Training workshop for the Western Cape Education Department in the school’s C09 laboratory. The workshop was aimed at Further Education and Training (FET Grades 10-12) high school music teachers.