Newton Advanced Fellowships lecture and other updates

27 June 2019 | Campus Announcement

Dear students and colleagues

This campus announcement aims to inform members of the University of Cape Town community about:

1. Newton Advanced Fellowships lecture on spatial justice

As part of a three-year collaborative research project titled Spatial Justice in the Postcolony: Legacies of the Nomos of Apartheid, the Newton Advanced Fellowships lecture will be held at UCT in July. The project scrutinises, from a multidisciplinary point of view, the role of law in both the perpetuation and overcoming of the spatial legacy of apartheid. It is funded by the British Academy in the form of the Newton Advanced Fellowships, one of which is held by Professor Jaco Barnard-Naudé (Centre for Rhetoric Studies, Department of Private Law) in the Law School at Westminster University. The co-investigator in the project is Julia Chryssostalis (co-director of the Westminster Law and Theory Lab, Law School, Westminster University).

Between 10 and 24 July 2019, the project will be working with the UCT School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics as well as the District Six Museum and other stakeholders on a Spatial Justice Laboratory in Cape Town. Separate announcements of public events in the laboratory will follow.

The Newton Advanced Fellowships lecture on spatial justice, “Spatial Justice and Resistance”, will be presented by Professor Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, director of the Westminster Law and Theory Lab, on 15 July at 17:00 in Lecture Theatre 1, Kramer Building.

2. Public lecture on ʻInsubordinate Leadershipʼ

The Klaus-Jürgen Bathe (KJB) Leadership Programme, in collaboration with UCT's Poverty and Inequality Initiative, will host its 2019 Inaugural Leadership Lecture on 1 August. The lecture will be presented by Pregs Govender, who is a feminist, human rights activist and former member of parliament. Her lecture on “Insubordinate Leadership” will focus on transformational leadership in an age of reductive advertising hype and government speeches. Govender asserts that the high level of gender-based violence in our country demands an urgent transformation of South Africa’s patriarchal, racist, sexist and capitalist society.

Booking is essential for catering purposes. Seating is limited. RSVP to by Monday, 15 July 2019.

3. Call for naming of buildings proposals

There are only a few days left before the closing date for submissions of proposals to the Naming of Buildings Committee (NoBC) for the renaming of buildings. In March 2019, the vice-chancellor invited the UCT community to submit proposals. The extended deadline is 30 June 2019, and submissions have to be made by 17:00. The NoBC will make a final recommendation on naming/renaming to Council after comments, based on specific criteria, have been considered.

Proposals should be sent to Please note that the committee is expecting to receive a large number of proposals and, as such, may not be able to reply to all emails.


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