Milestones and highlights from 2013 - January

09 December 2013
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  • The academic year kicks off with an evergreen: the 63rd Summer School, attracting 2 421 participants. Highlights are the Chinese brush painting course, Professor Colin Bundy's Understanding Post-apartheid South Africa, and a course on vampires in literature and film.
  • Residences open their doors and more than 2 200 parents of new students arrive on campus for Parents' Orientation Day. The annual Fresher's Braai sees many kilos of wors, chicken and chops hit the grids on UCT's historic Green Mile.
  • UCT alumna and soprano Pretty Yende debuts (to rave reviews) at New York's famous Metropolitan Opera on 17 January in the role of Countess Adéle in Rossini's Le Comte Ory.
  • Students Katey Carson and Dylan Bosman's short films are screened at the Sundance Film Festival's GFS MasterClass Showcase. One of the biggest US film festivals, it's associated with its chairperson, Robert Redford.

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