UCT Womxn’s Day Celebration Event

16 August 2021 | Director Nico Badenhuizen. Videography MS Teams. Video Edit Aeysha Abrahams.

University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice-Chancellor Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng hosted the annual Women’s Day event, which was held online, on Tuesday, 10 August.

Miss South Africa 2020 Shudufhadzo Musida delivered the keynote address while UCT alumna Lana Crowster and the UCT Centre for Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies entertained guests with music and dance. The event also provided space for UCT’s For Womxn By Womxn research grant recipients to showcase their work.

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Miss South Africa 2020 Shudufhadzo Musida delivered the keynote address at UCT’s annual Women’s Day event, For Womxn by Womxn. Also speaking at the virtual event, the three recipients of the For Womxn by Womxn scholarships for the advancement of women in academia, along with their students, spoke about the status of their research projects, which focus on developing women in the field of oceanography, contraception and HIV risk for women in sub‑Saharan Africa, and transforming the field of palaeoanthropology respectively.

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