Milestones and highlights from 2013 - October

09 December 2013
AlexandraFuller Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
Alexandra Fuller Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
  • Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma delivers the 14th Steve Biko Memorial Lecture to a packed Jameson Hall, outlining how - and why - Pan Africanism could help to create a prosperous and united African society.
  • A first-of-its-kind study by the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention, UCT's Department of Psychology and the Gender, Health & Justice Research Unit, involving 10 000 adolescents, plans to strengthen child protection and care systems to make South African children safer.
  • Free State University rector Jonathan Jansen says racism and bigotry should have no foothold at South African institutions and that universities must work towards that goal. He was speaking as a guest of the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment's Transformation Committee.
  • UCT teams up with Ivy League Brown University to train a new cadre of HIV social scientists to provide sustainable interdisciplinary solutions to HIV/AIDS in South Africa, where one in six adults has HIV.
  • All-rounder Alexandra Fuller scoops the Jamison Cup and UCT Sportsperson of the Year title. Fuller is a top-ranked squash player (seventh in the country), first-team hockey player and Athletics Club member.

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