On the cold morning of 21 May, blankets and fleece throws were piled high in front of the Hoerikwaggo building on upper campus. CHED's Transformation Committee's Events Committee was about to embark on a trip to the Diep River informal settlement. There, waiting for their arrival was Auntie Hannetjie, a volunteer, who we are told, left her children behind in Ceres to attend to the needs of the Diep River community. That day, she offered to be the staff members’ guide into the nooks of the settlement.
By Aditi Hunma
CHED's Tracy Craig and Pierre le Roux are among a group of four academics awarded the UCT Collaborative Educational Practice Award. The award is given to a group of two or more UCT staff members who have collaborated on a particular project to enhance teaching and learning.
More than 100 jovial UCT students received their certificates for completing the first Masithethe isiXhosa course offered in 2015 by the Multilingualism Education Project in CHED.
How do we prepare students for a world that is increasingly unknowable, disruptive, unequal and disturbing? Dr Janice McMillan, convenor of UCT's Global Citizenship Programme, writes about the importance of 'cultivating humanity'.