Campus Highlights

27 February 2006

Humanities has a new lab, but needs a name (flash drive to be won)

The Faculty of Humanities is proud to unveil its new 125-seater undergraduate computer laboratory, situated on the ground floor of the Beattie Building (next door to the Bessie Head lab). This new lab - tastefully designed to appeal to the aesthetic sensibilities of humanities students - is now in need of a name to reflect its location within the faculty. Please submit the name you propose for the lab, together with a brief motivation and your contact details (name, daytime contact number or e-mail address) in writing in one of the specially marked boxes, or via e-mail to Vicki Scholtz by 17h00 on Tuesday, February 28. The winner will receive a beautiful 512MB flash drive with which to impress their friends.

Launch of the Academic and Non-Fiction Authors' Association

The Academic and Non-Fiction Authors' Association of South Africa (ANFASA) was launched in 2004 in response to concerns expressed by writers of non-fiction of their lack of visibility and support in the publishing industry. These concerns included problematic relationships experienced with their publishers and a lack of representation in copyright matters. ANFASA aims to give voice to the interests of all published and unpublished academic and non-fiction authors. The association will hold its first annual general meeting in June and will also host an international rights event at the Cape Town Book Fair. For further information on ANFASA's objectives, and to obtain a membership form, authors are encouraged to send an e-mail to:

Rusalka for Baxter

Antonin Dvorák's opera, Rusalka, perfoms at the Baxter Theatre Centre on February 28 and on March 2 and 4. Based on the fairy tale of The Little Mermaid, Rusalka tells of a young working class girl who aspires to rise above her class. She falls in love with a prince and her dreams come true, but, at a high price. Sung in Czech with English surtitles, and directed by Swedish director Staffan Aspegren, the opera is a collaboration between Cape Town Opera and NorrlandsOperan. Chris Dowdeswell and Peter Valentovic share the podium to conduct the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. Swedish stars Elizabet Strid, Jan Kyhle, Susanna Levonen and Lars Marthinsson share centre stage with young South African singers Otto Maidi and Miranda Tini. The design is by a creative team from Sweden. A talk on Rusalka will be given 45 minutes before the curtain-up of each performance in Room C6 at the South African College of Music. Entrance is by showing your opera ticket. Book at Computicket or visit us on

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