Campus highlights

12 June 2006


The June graduation ceremonies take place this Thursday, June 15. At the morning ceremony at 10h00, the following faculties and schools will welcome their new graduates: engineering & the built environment, the Graduate School of Business; the health sciences and law. Commerce, humanities and science take their turns at the afternoon ceremony at 15h00.

Inaugural Lecture

Professor Dele Amosun of the Division of Physiotherapy will deliver his inaugural lecture, titled An Introspection of Physiotherapy Education in Africa, on Wednesday, June 21. Amosun joined UCT in July 2001 as an associate professor, and was promoted to professor in 2005. For his lecture, Amosun will explore the developments in physiotherapy education in Africa in the attempt to address the needs relating to disability on the continent. The inaugural will be held in the Student Learning Centre Lecture Theatre in the Anatomy Building at the medical school. Please RSVP for catering purposes to the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies on tel (021) 650 2888, fax (021) 650 2893 or e-mail For enquiries contact Angie Coetzee at (021) 406 6651 or e-mail

Exhibitions at Irma Stern Museum

An exhibition of crafts illustrating the effort by craftsmen to keep tradition alive in a world where they are fast disappearing will open on June 13 at 18h00, and run until July 8, Tuesday to Saturday from 10h00 to 16h00. On show will be geometric and floral kilims from Turkey, the Caucasus and Moldova; dramatic new carpets from Nigorny-Karabag in Azerbaijan; silk cotton "ikat" cloth from Tashkent; copperware from the Black Sea and woollen scarves from Afghanistan. Call (021) 674 6640. The museum will also feature an exhibition of 30 new paintings by Nicolaas Maritz, opening on June 20 at 18h00, until July 15. Call (021) 685 5686 for details.

Athol Fugard's latest play at the Baxter

Athol Fugard's play Booitjie and the Oubaas opens at the Baxter Theater Centre from July 19 to August 12, after its world premier at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Directed by Janice Honeyman, the play is the heart-warming story of Gerhardus Strydom, a farmer who suffers a stroke and Booitjie Barends who is employed to look after him.

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