Campus News in Brief

21 October 2002
The digital divide
The Centre for Information Literacy last month hosted a visit by Associate Professor John Agada, Director of the Research Centre at Emporia State University's School of Library and Information Management in Kansas in the US.

During his time at the University, Agada addressed staff and students at the UCT Centre, talking on The global information economy and the African renaissance: Towards a critical information literacy. In his address, he noted that a new approach was required to information literacy, which had become central to the concept of an information society.

“It is assumed that we only need to bridge the digital divide, then we can become participants in the global information society,” he said of African countries. “But making information available to people doesn't mean that they will use it efficiently and effectively to change their circumstances.”

Summer term
Student interested in registering for Summer Term courses are urged to do so soonest, as deadlines are fast approaching.

Closing date for applications for the November/December block is October 25. The block will run from Monday, November 18, to Friday, December 13, with exams on December 17 and 18.

Closing date for applications for the January/February block is December 6. This block will run from Monday, January 6, 2003, to Friday, January 31. Exams are scheduled for Monday, February 4.

For more information, contact Thandi Mtombeni at the Summer Term Office in Room B111, Beattie Building, or via telephone at 021-650-2634, or via email at The Summer Term website can be found at

Japanese guest at GSB
Saturo Anzaki, chair of the board of Komatsu Ltd (one of the world's leading construction equipment manufacturers), will give a special guest lecture at the Graduate School of Business on Wednesday, October 23.

His talk will deal with Japanese companies and globalisation, Komatsu's challenges in aiming to be a global company of the 21st century.

Call Letitia Relling on 021-406-1922 to reserve a seat.

Dionysos Festival
The Dionysos Festival, a festival of theatre, wine and lecturers on ancient Greek culture, will be presented at Kirstenbosch by UCT's Department of Modern and Classical Languages from November 1 to 24.

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