"Jonathan Jansen, vice-chancellor of the University of the Free State in South Africa until a year ago, has written a book on the country’s higher education sector. As by Fire – The End of the South African University is one of a number of recent books that set out to make sense of the current crisis in South African universities."
The Multilingual Education Project, which is based in the Centre for Higher Education Development, has handed certificates to 72 excited students who completed the isiXhosa Communication Skills course during the first semester in 2016. The certificate ceremony was held on 18th May 2016. The students who were awarded certificates included 22 foreign students and students from departments such as Dietetics, Philosophy and Psychology.
UCT Mellon scholar, Njica Siyabonga, has been awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship to read for a PhD in History at the University of Cambridge. The Scholarship is Cambridge's most prestigious award for international postgraduates who are selected from among the top of the world's academic applicants.
Winter School 2017 is a brand new offering from the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies. Between 5 and 12 August, over forty lecturers will present the latest research on genetics, gerontology, archaeology, ornithology and astronomy.