Some of the planned anniversary events

15 March 2004
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May 7

External launch - a celebration of UCT's pioneers.


Weekly Thursday morning tours of UCT's places of interest.


Photographic competition for staff, students and alumni with the theme Life at UCT.


Creative writing competition.

August 25, 26, 27

Special VC concerts by the South African College of Music's students and staff.


A debating series encouraging discussion and participation by every UCT generation, as well as prominent South African and African academics. The topic concerns the role and place of UCT, both locally and internationally.


Public lecture series.

October 1

A special graduation ceremony will be held along the theme A Celebration of South Africa and UCT.

October 4

The Great Debate - the final of the debating series.

October 6

Distinguished services awards for students, staff and alumni.

October 9

UCT family and sports day on the UCT sport fields.


Alumni benefit concert, with special performances by SACM alumni Judith Sephuma, Selaelo Selota, Jimmy Dludlu, Marcus Wyatt and Musa Manzini.

As part of the celebrations, the university is also planning a number of events with the wide network of UCT alumni in South Africa and across the world. These events will serve as a platform for "creative conversation" with our alumni. In this way they will have opportunities to revisit and share their UCT experiences and to give their insights of UCT's role in South Africa and the world today.

Functions are being planned for the Western Cape, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Mauritius. Monday Paper will report on these events.

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