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Senior Lecturer Dr Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk has a chapter published in new book
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 - 11:15

Centre for Film and Media Studies Senior Lecturer Dr Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk has a chapter published in the edited collection, Cinematic Settlers: The Settler Colonial World in Film (Routledge).  

Update on campus and the academic programme
Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - 11:45

Dear colleagues and students

I am writing to provide you with an update on the state of the Rondebosch campus and the academic programme following the fire and subsequent evacuation on Sunday, 18 April.

The assessment of the damages and the need to clean residences and academic buildings means that the academic programme at the University of Cape Town (UCT) will be suspended until Friday, 23 April.

Fire affecting the Rondebosch campus of the University of Cape Town (UCT)
Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - 11:45

In light of the fire affecting the Rondebosch campus of the University of Cape Town (UCT), and the impact this is having on the university’s buildings as well as the evacuation of residences, all academic activities will be suspended tomorrow and on Tuesday.

No classes, tutorials, laboratory work or tests will take place on Monday, 19 April or Tuesday, 20 April. We will assess the situation and provide further updates before midday on Tuesday.

CFMS Student Film Selected for 2 International Film Festivals
Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - 11:45

A film produced by a group of Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS) honours students has recently been selected for 2 international film festivals in 2021: Berlin Lift-Off in Germany and The African Film Festival in Dallas, Texas.

Professor Herman Wasserman Awarded Grant Worth R4.5 million
Tue, 02 Feb 2021 - 09:15

Professor Herman Wasserman from the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS) will embark on an international study on the information disorder in the Global South, with funds of approximately R4.5 million from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 - 15:15

UCT is proud to be hosting the annual Sacomm Conference (South African Communications) this year.

Zubeida Jaffer: "The Journalist" as intervention
Sun, 14 May 2017 - 10:00

On Tuesday, 8 May, renowned journalist and UCT alumna Zubeida Jaffer introduced CFMS to the online media initiative The Journalist. Jaffer explained that today’s students are clueless about certain aspects of the anti-apartheid struggle and the role the media played in South Africa’s liberation movement.

Professor Herman Wasserman’s New Book
Tue, 02 Feb 2021 - 08:30


Professor Herman Wasserman’s new book  ,  The Ethics of Engagement: Media, Conflict and Democracy in Africa has just been published.



Prof Haupt is Coordinating Editor of New Hip Hop Journal
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 - 10:30

Professors Adam Haupt and J. Griffith Rollefson (University College Cork, Ireland) recently launched the debut issue of Global Hip Hop Studies, an interdisciplinary hip hop journal.

UCT’s Wasserman to address first WHO infodemiology conference
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 - 11:15

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Herman Wasserman has been invited to deliver a keynote address at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first infodemiology conference.

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 - 14:45

UCT Television (UCT TV) established remote audio production services to continue recording news podcasts for UCT news shortly after the lockdown started. This is a continuation of a collaboration between the UCT Communications and Marketing Division (CMD) and UCT TV. The podcasts are embedded in the corresponding news articles and published on the UCT news page, giving the audience an option to listen to the articles or download the podcast to listen to offline instead of reading them.

Higher Education Today Wins 2 Telly’s!
Tue, 09 Jun 2020 - 09:15

Higher Education Today, a television talk show hosted by educational consultant Steven Roy Goodman, has collaborated with UCT TV every second year since 2013. In June 2019, he decided to collaborate once more with UCT TV’s Stepping Stone group to produce a new series of episodes on South African Higher Education. 2 of the 5 segments filmed during this round of Stepping Stone won Telly Awards!