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GC Course Calendar: Second Semester 2021
Mon, 16 Aug 2021 - 15:30

Our Course Calendar for the second semester 2021 is live! 

We have a great selection of course offerings between now and the end of the year. Check out our lineup of courses below and find one (or more) that speak to you! 

Social Infrastructures wins UCT Award
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 - 13:30

Social Infrastructures, a course convened by the Global Citizenship Programme and based in the EBE faculty, has won the 2016 UCT Collaborative Education Practice Award. The award is given to educational projects which utilise interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative pedagogy, while drawing on relevant literature, shows responsiveness to monitoring and evaluation, and provides a strong developmental opportunity for students. 

GC Act: Talk + Clothes-Drive
Tue, 24 May 2016 - 10:30

From Monday to Wednesday, 23 - 25 May, the GC Programme hosted a clothes-drive for the benefit of U-Turn, a non-profit organisation working with homeless people in Cape Town. The clothes-drive was organised by GC2 student Rowyn Naidoo as a GC-Act initiative.To end off the clothes-drive, Rowyn chaired a discussion on homelessness with Dylan Marais from U-Turn and researcher and policy analyst Tristan Görgens.

Freedom Week 2016 - Dear Mandela
Fri, 06 May 2016 - 10:15

In support of Freedom Day and Freedom Week 2016, the Global Citizenship Programme hosted a screening and discussion of the documentary Dear Mandela (2012), which followed members of the Abahlali baseMjondolo within the context of the 2007 KZN Slums Act.

The Role of Interfaith and Religion in a Secular Society - The Gathering
Tue, 03 May 2016 - 11:00

On the 20th April, the UCT Global Citizenship Programme joined up with MAKTUB, a linguistic platform used to teach the Arabic language in non-Arabic environments, as well as A Common Word Among the Youth and the United Religions Initiative, in hosting ‘The Gathering’.

Teaching Philosophy: Engaging 'Being' and the Importance of 'Inner Work'
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 - 10:15

Dr Janice McMillan, GC Programme Director, writes and reflects for Talloires Network Connects on linking teaching to broader social change, and showing humility, integrity and transparency in her work as an educator committed to social change.

A GCP Workshop Event: Exploring Citizenship and Inclusion with Dr. Bettina von Lieres
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 - 23:30

The Global Citizenship Programme is pleased to announce that we have invited Dr Bettina von Lieres from the University of Toronto, Scarborough to host a participatory workshop at which we will talk about the idea of citizenship, in particular the role of power and resistance in shaping more inclusive forms of citizenship.

Date: Monday, July 16th. Time: 09h30 – 11h00. Venue: CHED Boardroom, 6th Floor, Hoerrikwaggo Building.

Social Justice Activism and Self-Care
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 11:15

The Forum, a workshops and seminars initiative, hosted Kanyisa Ntombini a 23-year old Engineering student and disability activist from the Eastern Cape. As an ardent social justice activist here at the University of Cape Town (UCT), she held a seminar titled Social Justice Activism and Self-Care.

Global Citizenship (GC) Programme Ignition Event
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 - 12:15

To kick of the year, the GC Programme hosted our Ignition Event on Wednesday, 24 February. This was the launch event for the GC Programme in 2016 and in particular the first semester course Service, Citizenship and Social Justice (GC2). 

Cultivating Social Spaces: A Networking Workshop for Social Development Societies and Entrepreneurs
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 - 21:45

In line with the Global Citizenship Programme’s aim of connecting with more student-run organizations, we were invited to co-facilitate a networking event with Ubunye, a student development agency here at the University of Cape Town (UCT), connecting with individuals from to address topics relevant to their specific organisations.

Screening: Paris is Burning
Mon, 26 Feb 2018 - 16:00

Join us for a screening and discussion of Jennie Livingston's acclaimed documentary Paris Is Burning (1990), which chronicles the ball culture among drag artists living in New York City in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The Way Forward: Indigenous Leadership for a Just Future
Wed, 26 Aug 2020 - 10:30

“Those who know what it means to lose our world and live might have something to lend to a broader humanity that now faces its own existential crises in the form of disease and climate change.” --Julian Brave NoiseCat,

Join students from around the world for an interactive discussion about what Indigenous Leadership can teach us.