06 September 2004

DAI date change

Please note that the DAI voluntary counselling and testing session at Cambria House on September 24 has been changed to September 17. The sessions following are on October 29 and November 26. For more information, please contact Ottoline Clapham on 650 2154 or e-mail

Student Leadership Awards

Members of the UCT community are invited to nominate student leaders for the 2004 Student Leadership Awards programme. The purpose of the awards is to acknowledge the outstanding and selfless contribution made by student leadership in advancing the mission, vision and values of UCT. A gala awards ceremony, where successful nominees will receive prizes, is planned for September 30 and will be held in the Jameson Hall from 18h00-20h00. The awards categories are:

  • The vice-chancellor's Student Leader Award
  • The deputy vice-chancellor's Student Leader Award
  • The executive director: SDSD's Student Leader Award
  • Most Outstanding Student Leader in Media
  • Most Outstanding Student Leader in Residence
  • Most Outstanding Student Leader in Societies
  • Most Outstanding Student Leader in Sport
  • Most Outstanding Student Leader in Community/Development Organisations
  • Most Outstanding Student Leader in an Undergraduate Faculty Council
  • Most Outstanding Student Leader in a Postgraduate Faculty Council.

For more information or to obtain nomination forms, please contact Jerome September, Office of the Dean of Students, Level seven, SDSD Building, or tel 650 4647 or e-mail Alternatively, you can download the nomination forms from the SDSD website at: Closing date for nominations is September 10.

New dance class

Remix Dance Project, the dance company in residence at the Centre for African Studies, is offering a new dance/improvisation class to movers of all kinds. Experiential anatomy and movement investigation will be the doorway into improvisation. After guided warm ups that draw out the physical connections in the body, class members will be encouraged to open and challenge their creativity. Physical and creative listening skills to self and others will be emphasised. Classes will be held on Friday mornings at the Centre for African Studies Gallery, Engineering Mall, Upper Campus, from 09h00 to 10h30 and cost between R15 and R20 per class. (Please note classes on the first two Fridays in September will start at 09h30 and finish at 11h00). For further information please contact the Remix Dance Project office on tel 650 2538 or 083 422 3387.

Exhibition displays paintings hung "the wrong way"

Andrew Lamprecht, a lecturer in theory and discourse of art at UCT's Michaelis School of Fine Art, is curating an exhibition at the Old Town House, Greenmarket Square from September 2 to October 31. Titled Flip, the exhibition will showcase the reverse sides of Netherlandish 17th century paintings in the Michaelis Collection, presented to the nation by Sir Max Michaelis in 1914. According to Lamprecht, art historians and museum curators have a long familiarity with the backs of paintings, which provide vital clues in the task of making attributions, as well as of tracing the line of ownership of the works that they are studying or that are in their care. "Old labels, inscriptions and other material have become attached to paintings over hundreds of years, providing clues to their previous ownership, origin, provenance and how they were made. Usually only accessible to specialists, the 'hidden' side of a painting often has a unique story to tell," he said. For further information please contact Andrew Lamprecht on tel 480 7140 or 083 530 6141 or e-mail

Black Caucus workshop

Following on a workshop in July, the Black Caucus will host a second such gathering this Wednesday, September 8, from 08h00 to 11h00, in the Pifer Room in Bremner. The workshop will build on the foundation laid at the first meeting. Mbulelo Bikwani, HR director of Rentokil, will facilitate.

Photo competition closing date

Competition rules and entry forms are now available. All UCT staff, students and alumni are urged to get out their cameras and take that award-winning picture representing any aspect of UCT life along the theme, 175 Years on–Changing Minds and Histories. Even if you do not have a camera, and were unlucky not to have been given a free Kodak disposable camera, you can still enter the competition by submitting any old pictures of UCT that you or your family might have. Great prizes, ranging from R2 000 to Kodak cameras, can be won in the following categories: disposable cameras; an open section for either black and white or colour photographs; and historical photos. Winning and other top entries will be part of an exhibition to celebrate UCT's 175th birthday in October. Campus Camera is also offering great discounts and other benefits to assist those wishing to enter. Further details can be found on the entry forms or on the UCT website. The closing date is Friday, September 10.

For the record

In a Monday Paper article entitled New GSB course launched (volume 23#24), the approved and accredited qualification the Postgraduate Diploma in Management was incorrectly referred to as the Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice. We apologise for this inaccuracy.

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