UCT Women’s Day Celebration Event

17 August 2020 | Director Roxanne Harris. Editor Oatmeal Productions. Photos Supplied.


This year’s virtual Women’s Day event celebrated the womxn of UCT by highlighting their research on gender-based violence, contraception, HIV risk and building capacity in the field of oceanography. Womxn were treated to a performance by renowned writer, performer and poet Siphokazi Jonas, and a mini-concert by the Kamva Quintet featuring Lana Crowster.

Hosted by UCT Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng the keynote address was delivered by UCT Chancellor Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe. Other notable speakers included UCT Chair of Council, Babalwa Ngonyama.

Presentations by ForWomxnByWomxn research grantees, Professor Floretta Boonzaier, Professor Janet Hapgood and Dr Katye Altieri highlighted the work UCT women are doing in their respective fields.

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