Hart House Global Commons
The Hart House Global Commons series brings together students from seven international locations to participate in an online, globally-networked five-week workshop series focused on sharing ideas and skills to support climate justice action.
Decolonising Citizenship
The purpose of the facilitators course is to provide a space to learn, reflect, think critically and develop facilitation skills in the context of decolonising higher education.
GC4 Dialogue and Deliberations for Active Citizenship
GC4 is a short academic course to run as a co-learning partnership between the UCT GCP and The University of The Witwatersrand, focusing on dialogue and deliberation in the context of student activism, exploring how students engage in conversation...
GC3: Voluntary Community Service
The GC Programme believes that doing voluntary service work is an important component of being a citizen. Voluntary Community Service (GC3) is a one-year course that offers an informal and reflective learning space.
GC2: Service, Citizenship and Social Justice
Is there a difference between charity and development? Am I really making a change, or just perpetuating inequality? Is two hours a week of volunteering enough? GC2 could get you answering some of these important questions!


Tuesday, 11 August 2020
Taking care and comfort during the COVID 19 pandemic

COVID 19 Pandemic has dramatically altered all our lives. At UCT, we have been away from campus since mid-March 2020, and it is now more than 3 months since we have last experienced ‘normal’ campus life...

Publication Date:
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 - 11:45
Reflections in a time of crisis

When I joined the Global Citizenship Programme (GCP) mid-January 2020, having to adapt to a new team, working environment, and role as a lecturer, was welcomed. Embracing this new chapter, I had no idea what the next few months would have in store for the world, South African citizens, and particularly students and staff (including myself) within the higher education sector.

Publication Date:
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 - 14:00
Navigating learning realms in a time of COVID-19

As lecturers, we have heard and participated in many conversations about teaching online in the current environment of the pandemic of COVID-19. As lecturers we are having the conversations, attending webinars and designing lesson plans in preparation to teach online.

Publication Date:
Tue, 19 May 2020 - 13:45
Critical Social Issues Part of the Mainstream Curriculum

‘Social Infrastructures: engaging with community for change’ (SI) - has been developed via a partnership between EBE and CHED and has its roots in the Global Citizenship programme (GC). The course counts as an 18-credit Humanities Complementary Studies Elective for EBE degrees. The term 'social infrastructures’ recognizes that urban development is a sociotechnical process, giving rise to particular relationships between households and communities and between materials and technologies, shaped by the institutional and political context. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 - 11:45