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					     For daily news visit: www.news.uct.ac.za/dailynews                                                                                         New chair of Council – Page 5




                        Monday Paper                                                                                                              Newspaper of the University of Cape Town




   18 – 31 August 2008                                                                                            Volume 27#13



VC’s installation a celebration, and a vehicle for
              redress and reflection
    On 19 August Dr Max Price will be installed as UCT’s ninth Vice-Chancellor at a ceremony in the Jameson Hall.
This is part of a week-long programme that includes a roadshow to meet staff and students on satellite campuses.
    Significantly, the programme also honours the late Professor Archie Mafeje, an academic who became a pivotal
                                                                                                   figure in the university’s history

T    he installation of Dr Max Price on
     19 August will be a celebration
with a difference.
                                                                                                                                                                             Tuesday, 19 August
                                                                                                                                                                                  The official instal-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          chairperson of Circle Capital Ventures;
                                                                                                                                                                                                          and Jonathan Jansen, Honorary Profes-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          sor of Education at the University of
     When Chancellor Graça Machel                                                                                                                                            lation ceremony is at        Witwatersrand.
bestows the Vice-Chancellor’s mantle                                                                                                                                         18h00 in the Jame-
on him, UCT will move from one era                                                                                                                                           son Hall, attended           Thursday, 21 August
to another.                                                                                                                                                                  by Chancellor Graça               HIV/AIDS-related stigma will be
     The ceremony is also part of a more                                                                                                                                     Machel and the new           challenged at the Stop Stigma Rally at
extensive programme of events.                                                                                                                                               chair of Council Arch-       13h00 on the Jammie Plaza. This event
     The occasion will afford the univer-                                                                                                                                    bishop Njongonkulu           is open to all and is being organised
sity a chance to recognise opportunities                                                                                                                                     Ndungane. Here Dr            by HIV/AIDS Co-ordination UCT
lost in the past and the painful memo-                                                                                                                                       Price will have an           (HAICU).
ries that have remained with many.                                                                                                                                           opportunity to share              “I am linking the event to the instal-
     One such opportunity came about           Installation of                                                                                                               the main aspects of his      lation programme because I believe
as a result of the relationship between                                                                                                                                      vision for UCT.              this is one of the most serious chal-
UCT and Professor Archie Mafeje, a                 DR MAX PRICE                                                                                                                   As seating in the       lenges facing our society and it signals
significant African scholar who never                                                                                                                                        hall is limited to invited   my commitment to bringing UCT’s
“came home” to his alma mater.
                                                                as UCT ’s 9th Vice-Chancellor
                                                                                                                                                                             guests and the format        energies to bear upon this problem,” Dr
     “He is an example of significant                                                                                                                                        does not allow for           Price said.
opportunities lost and I am pleased                19 A U G U S T 2 0 0 8                                                                                                    feedback and discus-              In conclusion, he said: “The instal-
that the installation week will honour                                                                                                                                       sion, Dr Price will visit    lation is an opportunity to refresh our
Professor Mafeje as an individual of
                                                   JAMESON HALL                                                                                                              various campuses on          institutional goals, to rethink how we
significance, but also an example of                                                                                                                                         the day after his instal-    work, to reflect on the broader role and
those UCT has been less than fair to in                                                                                                                                      lation (see Campus           purpose of the university and our indi-
our past,” Dr Price said.                          PROGRAMME OF EVENTS                                                                                                       Conversations below).        vidual roles within it, and to generate
     During August 1968 the UCT                     18 AUGUST 2008                                                                                                                During the instal-      renewed energy and hope.
Council approved the appointment of                  • Reunion of the 1968 sit-in students and the renaming of                                                               lation ceremony, UCT              “I hope you will participate in the
Mafeje, a distinguished alumnus, to a                  the UCT Senate room in honour of Professor Archie Mafeje                                                              will award a posthu-         programme.”
senior lectureship in the Department of              • Academic Freedom Committee Symposium:                                                                                 mous honorary degree
Social Anthropology.                                                                                                                                                         to Mafeje, which will
                                                       “Lessons of the Mafeje Affair”

     But Council rescinded the decision                                                                                                                                      be accepted by a mem-
almost as soon as it was made. Though
                                                    19 AUGUST 2008
                                                     • Vice-Chancellor’s Installation, Jameson Hall                                                                          ber of his family.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            VC’s Conversations:
the apartheid government did not                                                                                                                                                                              schedule for 20
prohibit blacks from teaching at white
                                                     20 AUGUST 2008
                                                     • Campus Conversations with the VC
                                                                                                                                                                              Wednesday, 20                       August
universities, the perceived threat from                                                                                                                                       August
                                                     • Vice-Chancellor’s Symposium:
the regime was sufficient for Council                  “The Future Role of South African Universities”                                                                             The Campus              09h00-09h50 – Commerce
to prevent Mafeje from taking up his                                                                                                                                          Conversations will take      Lecture Theatre, Hiddingh
position.                                                                                                                                                                     place in various ven-
                                                     21 AUGUST 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Campus
     Dismayed, a group of students                                                                                                                                            ues. This will be an op-
                                                     • UCT Stop Stigma Rally

occupied the Bremner Building in a                                                                                                                                            portunity for Dr Price
                                                                                                                                                                                                           10h30-11h20 – Executive
nine-day sit-in, a protest linked to what                                                                                                                                     to share the outline of
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Room, Graduate School of
became known as the Mafeje Affair.                                                                                                                                            his mission with those
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Business
Students at the Universities of the                More information will be available around campus, in the Monday Paper and at www.uct.ac.za
                                                                                                                                                                              who could not attend
Witwatersrand, Rhodes and Natal also                                                                                                                                          the installation, and to
joined the protest.                                                                                                                                                           start a discussion about     13h00-13h50 - PASS and
     It was the country’s first sit-in      will unfold in the following order:                                 on, at 17h30 for 18h00 in Kramer            the university’s future.                       academic staff, Beattie Lecture
protest and challenged the “comfortable                                                                         Lecture Theatre 1.                               The Vice-Chancellor’s Symposium           Theatre 1, Upper Campus
rituals of formalised protest”.             Sunday, 17 August                                                        AFC speakers include Fred Hen-         will take place at 17h15 for 17h45
     “The sit-in challenged participants         A group of alumini who partici-                                dricks, Dean of Humanities at Rhodes        in the Zoology Lecture Theatre on              15h00-15h50 - Health
and the institution to confront apart-      pated in the August 1968 Bremner sit-in                             University; Professor Ken Hughes of         Upper Campus. All are welcome and              Sciences staff and students,
heid, and to face what it meant to be a     will have a symposium reflecting on                                 UCT’s Department of Mathematics and         the theme is: The Future Role of South         Lecture Theatre 1, Groote
university in apartheid South Africa.       and assessing the impact of the Mafeje                              Applied Mathematics; Professor Lungi-       African Universities: Campus… city…            Schuur Hospital
For the participants, it was an intense     sit-in held in the Senate Room 40 years                             sile Ntsebeza of UCT’s Department of        country…continents.
learning experience about apartheid and     ago. Attendance is by invitation only.                              Sociology; and Emeritus Professor of             The speakers are: Akilagpa Sawyer,        16h30-17h20 -
resistance. It literally changed people’s                                                                       Economics, Francis Wilson. This event       former Vice-Chancellor and Profes-             Representatives from student
lives. And after the Mafeje Affair, the     Monday, 18 August                                                   is open to all and will conclude with the   sor of Law, University of Ghana,               organisations, New Science
university itself would never again be          The Academic Freedom Committee                                  official renaming of the Senate Room        and former secretary-general of the            Lecture Theatre, Upper
quite the same place,” former chair of      (AFC) and the sit-in reunion partici-                               to the Archie Mafeje Room and the           Association of African Universities;
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Campus
Council Geoff Budlender recalled.           pants will host the Mafeje Symposium,                               unveiling of the plaque that will later     Dr Mamphela Ramphele, former
     The events of the installation week    Lessons of the Mafeje Affair – 40 years                             find a permanent place in the room.         Vice-Chancellor of UCT and executive
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                                            off from the economic, social and         prize for designing the fastest soap                                                 students to feed the hungry, has borne
                                            political advantages of urbanisa-         box in a derby race, and for the most                                                new fruit. Recently UCT, residence
                                            tion. “We sit with the irony that the     economical (and effective) design in                                                 food contractors RoyalSechaba and
                                            concentration of the world’s urban        the egg-drop contest, where they had                                                 Feedback Food Redistribution signed
                                            challenges is prevalent in the global     to build some form of protection for                                                 an agreement that will see surplus
                                            South, but probably 95% of the            a raw egg dropped from a height of                                                   unplated food from residence kitchens
                                            research and knowledge on the issues      three storeys.                                                                       donated to the needy. For some time
                                            is generated in the North,” Pieterse                                                                                           now Operation RES students have
                                            said at the launch. “I’m hoping the
                                            book will demonstrate that we tell this
                                            story in more compelling ways. In the
                                                                                      W       ork to identify a glycoprotein
                                                                                              fragment found in the crude
                                                                                      mucus secretions of gastric cancer
                                                                                                                                                                           been taking surplus residence food
                                                                                                                                                                           to various shelters. However, this
                                                                                                                                                                           created certain risk factors for Roy-
                                            practice of living with these challen     patients has won PhD student Nthato                                                  alSechaba, including possible food
                                            ges, we probably have more innova-        Chirwa the Roc Kaschula Award. The                                                   contamination. “This is a landmark
                                            tive ideas about what needs to be         award honours the best presentation                                                  partnership because the UCT contract
                                            done and how to go about it.”             by a young researcher, and was made                                                  is one of the larger institutional con-
                                                                                      at the recent 48th Annual Congress                                                   tracts in the city, feeding about

                                            T    he Department of Accounting
                                                 made a clean sweep of prizes
                                            at the inaugural 2008 Deneys Reitz
                                                                                      of the South African Societies of
                                                                                      Pathology. Chirwa’s supervisor,
                                                                                      Professor Anwar Mall (Division of
                                                                                                                                                                           4 000 students daily during term time
                                                                                                                                                                           and also servicing a limited number
                                                                                                                                                                           of vacation guests,” said Residence

U     CT’s Professional Communica-
      tion Unit (PCU) is toasting the
                                            National Tax Thesis Competition,
                                            scooping R20 000 in prize money,
                                                                                      General Surgery Research Labora-
                                                                                      tory), started this study in the 1990s
                                                                                                                                                                           Life manager Charmaine January. The
                                                                                                                                                                           partnership would afford the univer-
release of the second edition of Com-
municating @ Work: Boosting your
spoken, written and visual messages.
                                            it was announced at a gala dinner
                                            in Johannesburg. The winner in the
                                            doctoral category was Dr Matthew
                                                                                      with Emeritus Professor David Dent.
                                                                                      Using mucus samples provided by
                                                                                      Associate Professor Eugenio Panieri
                                                                                                                                T    he Transformation and Eq-
                                                                                                                                     uity Portfolio of the Faculty of
                                                                                                                                Health Sciences ensured that the
                                                                                                                                                                           sity and the students in residence an
                                                                                                                                                                           opportunity to realise one of UCT’s
                                                                                                                                                                           main social responsibility goals,
Author Terri Grant, head of the PCU         Marcus, whose thesis was super-           at Groote Schuur Hospital, Chirwa         faculty’s women were recognised            added January. (To find out more
in the School of Management Studies,        vised jointly by Associate Professor      purified and isolated the glycoprotein    during Women’s Month, arranging an         about Operation RES, contact Shivani
and co-author Rea Borcherds, ex-            Jennifer Roeleveld. Marcus won the        in the laboratory. He successfully        early Women’s Day celebration on 7         Pillay at shivani.pillay86@gmail.
PCU director and corporate coach,           award for his thesis, A Quantitative      raised a polyclonal antibody to it        August. The programme included a           com, or Anja Reuter at operationres@
have used the additional 32 pages           and Qualitative Analysis of the South     with Professor Dirk Bellstedt of the      performance by the UCT School of           gmail.com).
to update existing data and add new         African Tax System 1995-2005. Ilse        University of Stellenbosch, and then      Dance and an inspirational presenta-
ideas – essential in this ever-changing     Gaum won the honours award for her        located its pattern of expression in      tion by a visiting professor from the
field. Communicating @ Work deals           research report, Withholding Tax on       normal and diseased gastric cancer        University of Ottawa in Canada,
with the complexity of communica-           Immovable Property Disposals by           tissue with UCT’s Professor Dhiren        guest speaker Dr Rachel Thibeault.
tion in today’s multicultural and tech-     Non-Residents. Marcus and Gaum            Govender. Chirwa identified the frag-     Thibeault’s presentation, on commu-
nological environment, where job-           each pocketed R10 000.                    ment as orosomucoid, an acute-phase       nity-based approaches to promote
seekers need to be communicatively                                                    protein, with Dr Bongani Dimba of         the rights of women and children
competent, mobile, entrepreneurial,                                                   the University of the Western Cape.       in Africa, provided a sometimes-
innovative and well connected, says                                                   Mall hopes a grant will support           harrowing insight into the lives of
Grant. The book not only covers                                                       further work to investigate the role of   women and children in countries such
formats for letters, emails, reports and                                              orosomucoid in the pathogenesis of        as Sierra Leone and Nicaragua. Dean
proposals, but uses a holistic, skills-                                               gastric cancer, a disease prevalent in    of the Faculty of Health Sciences,
based approach to explain how to                                                      the Western Cape.                         Professor Marian Jacobs, challenged
handle unique and often unpredictable                                                                                           the audience to find their own place in
situations in the workplace success-
fully. It also includes international and
local examples, and a new chapter on
                                            Taxing work: Dr Matthew Marcus
                                            and Ilse Gaum, winners at the
                                                                                      T    he South African Women in
                                                                                           Science and Engineering (SA-
                                                                                      WISE) organisation hosted a women’s
                                                                                                                                the UCT and faculty community, and
                                                                                                                                to play a part in finding solutions both
                                                                                                                                within the faculty and in the wider        Shake on it: (Left) Feedback’s
writing know-how, a full-length busi-       inaugural Deneys Reitz National Tax       day function, targeting a predomi-        community.                                 Freddy Janeke (distribution co-
ness proposal and an ‘e-chat’ discus-                                                 nantly female audience of high school                                                ordinator) and RoyaSechaba’s Mark


                                                                                                                                T
                                            Thesis Competition, with UCT’s Prof
                                                                                                                                                                           Taylor (national head of operations),
sion forum to encourage networking          Peter Surtees and Assoc Prof Jen-         students, at the MTN ScienCentre at            he records of the Black Sash are
                                                                                                                                                                           at the signing of an agreement with
and debate. See the PCU website for         nifer Roeleveld.                          Canal Walk on 8 August. Speakers               now more easily accessible to
                                                                                                                                                                           UCT to distribute surplus, unplated
details: www.commerce.uct.ac.za/                                                      at the SciCafé included GIS (Geo-         researchers, thanks to a web-based
                                                                                                                                                                           food from residence kitchens to the
Managementstudies/PCU/textbook.                                                       graphic Information Systems) mapper       guide to the Black Sash Archival

                                            T
                                                                                                                                                                           needy.
asp.                                             he Western Cape Minquiz Team         Takadzani Rambuda, conservation-          Collections in South Africa. The fully


D      irector of the African Centre for
       Cities Professor Edgar Pieterse’s
                                                 – supported by UCT’s Paul
                                            Bepswa – swept all before them at the
                                            National Minquiz Finals, regarded
                                                                                      ist Katy Lannas, chemical engineer
                                                                                      Melinda Griffiths, immunologist
                                                                                      Boipelo Sebesho, bat researcher
                                                                                                                                searchable and comprehensive cata-
                                                                                                                                logue, a joint project of UCT Librar-
                                                                                                                                ies and the Black Sash, and funded by
                                                                                                                                                                           U      CT’s Department of Computer
                                                                                                                                                                                  Science, the European Organisa-
                                                                                                                                                                           tion for Nuclear Research (CERN),
new book, City Futures: Confront-           as South Africa’s premier annual          Lizelle Odendaal – all from the           the Andrew W Mellon Foundation,            and the Africa@Home project have
ing the crisis of urban development,        national science competition for          University of Cape Town – and             was launched at UCT on 7 August.           started a volunteer computing service
coincides with an important global          grade 12 learners, in Gauteng on 25       systems biologist Jennifer de Beyer       Lesley Hart, manager of Special            that will enable “ordinary people”
marker. This year more than 50% of          July. The team trumped Free State,        of the University of Stellenbosch.        Collections Information Services at        around the world to run large – and
the world’s 6.68 billion people will        Gauteng, North West, Limpopo and          The event was put together by UCT         UCT, said the project was born out         potentially ground-breaking – com-
be living in cities and towns. While        KwaZulu-Natal for honours. For their      and SA-WISE’s Professor Anusuya           of a suggestion for a catalogue when       putational experiments. The project
the Southern Hemisphere accounts            efforts, the winning contestants each     Chinsamy-Turan, author of the recent      the Black Sash celebrated its 50th An-     harnesses spare, donated computer
for most of this urban growth – with        pocketed a hefty half-Kruger Rand,        Famous Dinosaurs of Africa.               niversary in 2005. As well as its role     cycles, putting them to good use by
its attendant problems such as slums,       courtesy of Rand Refineries, in ad-                                                 in opposing apartheid legislation, the     downloading a small application from
poverty, unemployment and lack of
governance – its citizens remain cut
                                            dition to the usual trophies and cash
                                            prizes. The team also picked up the       W       estern Cape electoral officer,
                                                                                              Reverend Courtney Simpson,
                                                                                      has urged Student Representative
                                                                                                                                Black Sash monitored areas in which
                                                                                                                                there was unrest, and as it was one of
                                                                                                                                the few organisations trusted by the
                                                                                                                                                                           a desktop computer and connecting
                                                                                                                                                                           it to a volunteer computing project of
                                                                                                                                                                           the volunteer’s choice. “They are then
                                                                                      Council candidates to manage percep-      communities to do this, its archives       assigned a work unit and a small part
                                                                                      tions and work towards transparency       are an important record of this part       of the larger computations, part of a
                                                                                      if elected. Speaking at UCT’s 2008        of our history. The database, with         much larger experiment or research
                                                                                      SRC elections launch, with the theme      more records to come, can be found at      project,” computer sciences’ Christo-
                                                                                      “Building Democracy”, on 11 August,       www.lib.uct.ac.za/blacksash.               pher Parker said. The project has seen
                                                                                      Simpson said perceptions and trans-                                                  the installation of what is reportedly
                                                                                      parency are crucial in democracy. “In                                                the first publicly accessible volunteer
                                                                                      democracy, people need to participate                                                computing server in Africa. This test
                                                                                      to express their wills,” he explained.                                               project is doing malaria simulations in
                                                                                      “Their perceptions can either hamper                                                 collaboration with the Swiss Tropical
                                                                                      or encourage them to participate”. At                                                Institute. With over 600 national and
                                                                                      the launch, which was also attended                                                  international volunteers, about 680
                                                                                      by outgoing SRC president Thulani                                                    connected computers and over
                                                                                      Madinginye and executive director                                                    3 500 workunits being processed, it is
                                                                                      of Student Affairs Moonira Khan, all      New guide: Mary Burton, former             a noteworthy milestone. “We’re hop-
                                                                                      but one of the 28 candidates intro-       Black Sash President, researcher           ing to get more people interested in
                                                                                      duced themselves to the cheering,         Helen Joannides, Lesley Hart and           volunteer computing by bringing such
                                                                                      whistling and ululating crowd. The        Dr. Stuart Saunders, representing          technologies to light since the aim of
                                                                                      launch was followed by the first of       Andrew W Mellon Foundation at the          the Africa@Home project is to make
                                                                                      the five question-and-answer sessions     launch of the Black Sash Archival          these technologies accessible to Afri-
                                                                                      at Liesbeek Residence. The sessions       Collections.                               can people, particularly to researchers
                                                                                      continued at Tugwell Hall, Clarinus,                                                 and students.” (For more information
                                                                                      Rochester House and Forest Hill over                                                 on Africa@Home, go to
                                                                                      the rest of the week.
                                                                                           Voting is from 18 to 22 August.      O    peration Reach Every Street, a
                                                                                                                                     project initiated by UCT medical
                                                                                                                                                                                http://boinc.cs.uct.ac.za/ and
                                                                                                                                                                           http://africa-at-home.web.cern.ch/)
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UCT researchers celebrated at women’s science awards
ChriS MCEVoy                              showed for the first time that MSV re-
                                          sistance was possible through genetic

T    hree UCT researchers scooped
     awards at the Department of
Science and Technology’s Women in
                                          engineering, and developed a model
                                          system to test potential resistance.
                                               Mugumbate’s research into the
Science Awards, held in Johannesburg      hormone receptors that initiate produc-
on 8 August.                              tion of energy in mosquitoes during
    Dr Dionne Shepherd of the             flight is a step in the development of
Department of Molecular and Cell          an insecticide that targets malaria-
Biology netted the Best Emerging          carrying mosquitoes, but is safe to
Young Scientist Award, and doctoral       humans and the environment.
researchers Grace Mugumbate of                 Matsiliza, in turn, is studying
the Department of Chemistry and Dr        the signalling pathways involved
Nosisa Matsiliza of the MRC/UCT           in growth inhibition induced by the
Receptor Biology Research Group           gonadotropin-releasing hormone
won two of the three Women Scientist      receptor.
Fellowship awards.                             The awards were created by the
    Shepherd, 34, was recognised for      Department of Science and Technolo-
her work on strategies for the develop-   gy, in association with L’Oreal and the
ment of genetically-engineered maize      National Commission for UNESCO,
resistant to the maize streak virus       to profile the achievements of leading     Top Spot: UCT scientists Dr Dionne Shepherd, Grace Mugumbate and Dr Nosisa Matsiliza were honoured by the
(MSV). In her PhD research, Shepherd      women scientists in South Africa.          Department of Science and Technology at the 2008 Women in Science Awards.




    EBE leaders                                                                      Health minister inspects mobile heart clinic
                                                                                     A
    set the tone
                                                                                           s part of national Rheumatic          contains two fully-equipped examin-       many people don’t realise they have
                                                                                           Fever Week, national minister of      ing rooms, and can screen as many         a heart condition. She urged her
                                                                                     health Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang          as 30 children a day. The mobile          audience to avoid cigarettes, drugs
                                                                                     delivered the keynote address to            unit is part of the UCT Department        and alcohol.
                                                                                     scholars and parents at the Isilimela       of Medicine’s Awareness, Surveil-             “This is a long-term project,”
                                                                                     Comprehensive High School in Lan-           lance, Advocacy, Prevention (ASAP)        says Professor Bongani Mayosi,
                                                                                     ga, one of the twenty-four schools          programme, which aims to combat           head of the Department of Medicine
                                                                                     that constitute the demonstration site      rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart       and of the Cardiac Clinic at Groote
                                                                                     of UCT’s mobile heart clinic.               disease in Africa.                        Schuur Hospital. “Our plan is to
                                                                                         The Rheumatic Heart Disease                 In her speech, Tshabalala-            screen as many as 4 000 children for
                                                                                     Echo Surveillance Mobile Unit,              Msimang stressed the importance of        rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart
                                                                                     which was inspected by the minister,        heart disease awareness, noting that      disease in the next three years.”




                                                                                              Speaking the truth
                                                                                     SiVuyilE MANGxAMbA                          was also attended by leading human        be done to preserve our democracy.
                                                                                                                                 rights activists from Kenya, the          It shows that our democracy depends

                                                                                     N     obel Peace Prize laureate
                                                                                           Archbishop Emeritus Desmond
                                                                                     Tutu urged UCT students to be the
                                                                                                                                 Democratic Republic of Congo, and
                                                                                                                                 Liberia.
                                                                                                                                     The Speak Truth to Power forum,
                                                                                                                                                                           on them.”
                                                                                                                                                                                Kenyan activist Koigi wa
                                                                                                                                                                           Wamwere warned that there is no
                                                                                     watchdogs of the country’s young            which is a division of the Robert F       country in Africa safe from negative
Leading the way: The dean of the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Envi-            democracy.                                  Kennedy Memorial, seeks to promote        ethnicity.
ronment, Prof Francis Petersen, has his blood sampled by Sister Cheryl                   “I say to you we have something         a human-rights culture across the              In turn, Rivonia trialist Denis
Groustra during the faculty’s HIV campaign.                                          that is fragile, special. It could disin-   globe. The occasion also saw Kerry        Goldberg, a UCT graduate who was
                                                                                     tegrate, and we have no-one but your-       Kennedy, a leading international hu-      sentenced to life imprisonment along
MyoliSi GophE                             ness to building a component of            selves,” said Tutu of South Africa’s        man rights activist, sign copies of her   with former President Nelson Man-
                                          sustainability by incorporating HIV        democracy at a human rights forum,          new book, Speak Truth to Power.           dela, said he was pleased that UCT

T    he dean of the Faculty of En-
     gineering & the Built Envi-
ronment (EBE), Professor Francis
                                          within our curriculum,” revealed
                                          Petersen.
                                              The EBE campaign began early
                                                                                     Speak Truth to Power, held at UCT
                                                                                     on 11 August. Tutu also pleaded with
                                                                                     the students to value the country’s
                                                                                                                                     UCT vice-chancellor Dr Max
                                                                                                                                 Price described the event as uplifting.
                                                                                                                                      “It’s an inspiring occasion,” said
                                                                                                                                                                           is transforming. Goldberg urged the
                                                                                                                                                                           students to stop blaming other people
                                                                                                                                                                           and be the ones who “speak truth to
Petersen, and his executive team          in August with communication with          democratic transition.                      Price. “If any student felt that there    power”.
led by example when they took             staff and students, and culminated             The event, which attracted a full       are no causes, the speeches today              “I hope you will be the glory of
public HIV tests on 12 August at the      with the testing of the faculty’s          house at the Kramer Law Building,           should indicate that there is much to     South Africa,” he said.
three-day voluntary counselling and       leadership. The faculty will also host


                                                                                         Erratum                                   Youth challenge
testing (VCT) drive by the Student        a series of seminars on HIV practices
Wellness Service, held at Jameson         over the next few weeks.
Hall last week.                               The EBE initiative, Petersen
    Wearing green EBE T-Shirts with       says, is an integrated approach to
an HIV/AIDS-awareness slogan, the
group was accompanied by the mem-
bers of the faculty’s postgraduate
                                          the wellness programme of UCT,
                                          leading to World AIDS Day on 1
                                          December.
                                                                                      I  n Monday Paper vol 27 no 12,
                                                                                         we mistakenly omitted the title
                                                                                      of Dr Sabie Surtee, one of the                   leaders
and undergraduate councils, some-             The HIV/AIDS issue is a key             members of the selection commit-
thing that gives Petersen hope that       component of health, said Petersen.         tee for the appointment of the new         ChriS MCEVoy                              bal challenge which was not unique
their own AIDS awareness initiative           “It is about how you change your        deputy vice-chancellor. We regret                                                    to South Africa. “We can’t just label
will be sustainable.
    “We go beyond raising aware-
                                          behaviour to ensure your safety, and
                                          that of students and colleagues.”
                                                                                      the oversight.
                                                                                                                                 R    acism, apathy and BEE policies
                                                                                                                                      were some of the hot topics at a
                                                                                                                                 lively panel discussion, held at UCT
                                                                                                                                                                           ourselves a rainbow nation and think
                                                                                                                                                                           all our problems will just go away,”
                                                                                                                                                                           she said.

Smuts Hall celebrates 80th anniversary                                                                                           on 12 August, about the challenges
                                                                                                                                 facing South African youth in the
                                                                                                                                                                                Boraine thanked host Associate
                                                                                                                                                                           Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
MyoliSi GophE                             colour is irrelevant. Bad, because it          Warden of Smuts Hall, Profes-           new democracy.                            of UCT’s Department of Psychology
                                          could also cause us to neglect the         sor Danie Visser, said the best way             The discussion, titled Visions        for the opportunity to hear and re-

A     rchbishop Emeritus Desmond
      Tutu said it is easy for students
to forget how brutally the apartheid
                                          plight of so many that are still suf-
                                          fering the after-effects of apartheid,
                                          Tutu explained to the Smutsmen.
                                                                                     for students to honour the work and
                                                                                     sacrifice of Tutu and other freedom
                                                                                     activists is for not them to fall victim
                                                                                                                                 Voices and Hopes of our Youth –
                                                                                                                                 What’s missing in our new democ-
                                                                                                                                 racy, was attended by Minister of
                                                                                                                                                                           spond to the issues raised. “The youth
                                                                                                                                                                           are not our future, but our present,”
                                                                                                                                                                           he said. “They must speak out now, or
system divided South Africans.                 He said it was wonderful that the     to a culture of acquisition, but to         Finance Trevor Manuel, Dr Alex Bo-        we will never hear their voices.”
    Speaking at the lunch to celebrate    composition of students at the Hall in     continue striving for justice in their      raine and Dr Mamphela Ramphele,                “The emergence of new challen-
Smuts Hall’s 80th birthday on 10 Au-      its 80th year reflected the diversity of   daily lives.                                who responded to points raised by         ges and threats to our democracy
gust, Tutu said this could be both a      South Africa.                                  While a number of former                youth representatives from Kayelit-       has made the need for dialogue in
good and a bad thing. Good, because            Tutu called on the Smutsmen to        Smutsmen attended the lunch on              sha, Athlone and Rondebosch.              our society more important than
not dwelling on the past helps us to      work for the fulfilment of a dream: to     Sunday, a formal reunion for Smuts              Tackling the issue of racism,         ever,” said Gobodo-Madikizela of
become a normal society where skin        give all people dignity.                   alumni will be held later in the year.      Ramphele noted that this was a glo-       the event.
  4       Monday Paper                                                                   GoVErNANCE                                                              18 – 31 August 2008 Volume 27#13




 New season for Martin Hall
At the end of August, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Martin Hall will step down to take up a post at the Gradu-
                                         ate School of Business. He reflects on his season in senior leadership

I  ’ve been in senior leadership
   positions at UCT for nine years,
first as the founding Dean of Higher
                                                                                                                                                                     Social Responsiveness Reports that
                                                                                                                                                                     show how we contribute to major
                                                                                                                                                                     imperatives as a public higher educa-
Education Development, and then as                                                                                                                                   tion institution.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor.                                                                                                                                                   The third area of focus has been
     I see this as single set of chal-                                                                                                                               physical planning and infrastruc-
lenges, centred around improving                                                                                                                                     ture development. We now have a
access, success and the quality of                                                                                                                                   comprehensive physical plan for the
teaching and learning through my                                                                                                                                     Rondebosch campus, and a re-brand-
work with colleagues in CHED,                                                                                                                                        ed Jammie Shuttle that has over
and expanding into further areas                                                                                                                                     40 000 rides each day in term time.
of transformation as a DVC, with                                                                                                                                          One of my last tasks in office has
responsibility over the past few years                                                                                                                               been to coordinate the writing and
for pushing for transformation in our                                                                                                                                approval of our Green Campus policy
staff profile, widening opportunities                                                                                                                                framework, which focuses on waste
for staff, and tackling the challenges                                                                                                                               recycling, water conservation and
of transforming institutional culture.                                                                                                                               reduction of carbon emissions.
     I’ve benefited from the oppor-                                                                                                                                       I think we will see this emerg-
tunity of working in a team with                                                                                                                                     ing as a major focus at UCT over the
extraordinary and talented people:                                                                                                                                   coming years, and the Jammie Shuttle
administrative and professional staff,                                                                                                                               provides the basis for a comprehen-
teachers and researchers.                                                                                                                                            sive and appropriate staff and student
     Through working closely with                                                                                                                                    transport system that, in a few years’
foundations and donors in the US                                                                                                                                     time, will be an indispensable alterna-
and the UK, I’ve been able to bring                                                                                                                                  tive to private car use.
in significant funding for a range of                                                                                                                                     I’ve always believed that it’s
projects in this area.                                                                                                                                               important to keep connected with the
     I led the process leading to our                                                                                                                                core intellectual life of the university,
first institutional audit by the HEQC                                                                                                                                and I’ve taught throughout my terms
and to the subsequent University                                                                                                                                     as a Dean and a DVC.
Quality Improvement Plan, which is                                                                                                                                        My PhD students are a source of
UCT’s ongoing set of benchmarks                                                                                                                                      inspiration and intellectual renewal.
for tracking our improvement as a                                                                                                                                    For the past three years I’ve taught an
transforming institution.                                                                                                                                            MBA elective, and supervised MBA
     A special interest has been HIV/                                                                                                                                dissertations, in the area of emerging
AIDS as an aspect of transformation,                                                                                                                                 enterprises and innovation.
tackling the stigma which still mar-                                                                                                                                      Moving full time to the GSB will
ginalises those in the UCT commu-                                                                                                                                    allow me to develop this focus fur-
nity living with HIV and AIDS.                                                                                                                                       ther, and as part of work I’ve begun
      A second major strand over the                                                                                                                                 doing with colleagues in Canada and
past years has been the leadership of                                                                                                                                at the United Nations Development
the planning and budgeting process,                                                                                                                                  Programme on inclusive market
where I’ve worked closely with the       stabilised the university’s finances,      which has invested R78m into re-         financial foundation from which to      development.
Institutional Planning Department        resulting in annual breakeven or           newed IT infrastructure.                 tackle these challenges. This work           I will also be working with the
and the Finance Department. Profes-      small operating surpluses.                     As with transformation, these        has been linked to the university’s     GSB’s Centre for Leadership and
sor Enrico Uliana and I inherited a          We have been able to put money         challenges will continue, particularly   major objectives through the work       Public Values in the area of trans-
spiralling deficit which was a major     back into key capital and infrastruc-      in balancing the consequences of         of the Institutional Planning Depart-   formative leadership, looking at what
threat to the university.                ture projects that will see, over the      escalating inflation against the need    ment.                                   we have learned from the Khuluma
     We have succeeded in putting        coming months, major building on           to keep student fee increases low so         Particularly important has been     programme and how these sorts of
in place robust and sound planning       our campuses for the first time in 20      as not to limit access.                  the emerging focus on social respon-    interventions can be connected with
and budgeting processes which have       years. I also led the supaTsela project,       But the university has a firm        siveness, and the successive annual     institution-level strategies for change.

                                                     Prof Cheryl de la Rey, former DVC and               Associate Professor Laura Czerniewicz,            taking on the HIV/AIDS portfolio, it was


    Farewell
                                                     Chair of the Council for Higher Education:          Director, Centre for Educational Technol-         clear to me he understood that HIV and
                                                     “When I think of Martin Hall as a colleague,        ogy (CET): “Together with Stuart Saunders         AIDS represented one of the most critical
                                                     two features stand out: his sharp intellect         and Nan Yeld, Martin Hall was one of the          challenges for humanity, South Africa and
                                                     and exceptional capacity for work. Mar-             very first people at UCT to recognise the         UCT.”
    Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price: “Martin            tin’s understanding of higher education is          opportunities afforded by emergent tech-
    Hall leaves a formidable legacy. Although        remarkable.”                                        nologies to the higher education mission.”        Anne Short, director, Career Develop-
    my term of office began almost as Martin’s                                                                                                             ment Programme: “From the inception
    was being completed, I’m aware of the very       Prof Ian Scott, Academic Development                Gary Gabriels, principal technical officer,       of CHED, Martin had grasped the then
    strong base he’s created for the university’s    Programme: “Martin Hall was appointed the           clinical pharmacology: “Martin Hall often,        unfashionable view that careers education
    development in key areas. Martin juggled         first Dean of Higher Education Development          in my observation, reflected a commitment         had to embrace a developmental mission
    several taxing portfolios very adeptly.”         (as the head of CHED is properly titled) in         as a disciplined team player in execution         that was about far more than graduate
                                                     1999, and played the central role in forming        of function, with the requisite responsibility    destinations.”
    Former Vice-Chancellor Professor Njabulo         a united CHED out of a rather disparate             and accountability. He showed impec-
    S Ndebele: “My abiding memory of Profes-         grouping of units, establishing it organisa-        cable leadership qualities, and sometimes         Professor Nan Yeld, dean of the Centre
    sor Hall was cast in firm stone not long         tionally and geographically and putting it on       bravery, with decisive actions, even if this      for Higher Education Development: “Sev-
    after I assumed office as Vice-Chancellor in     a developmental path that has served us             may not have been popular with everyone           eral attributes spring to mind when think-
    2000. He was working on the governance           well ever since.”                                   sometimes.”                                       ing of Martin Hall: for me, speed, memory,
    aspects of the AIMS review and came to                                                                                                                 lateral thinking and humour would top
    my office to interview me. A day or so later I   Judy Favish, director, Institutional Plan-          Cal Volks, director, HIV/AIDS Co-ordi-            the list. Some of my best recollections of
    received the full text of a revised document     ning Department: “Martin’s capacity for             nation – UCT: “Staff who have reported            working with Martin involve him thinking
    with my comments faithfully reflected. It        work is extraordinary. He has been able to          to Professor Martin Hall have appreciated         through and developing novel approaches
    reflected the kind of efficiency and integrity   get on top of extremely varied and com-             working with him, not only because he             to addressing seemingly intractable prob-
    in putting together a public document I was      plex portfolios. We were often struck by his        is an inspiring and effective leader, role        lems. Some of my worst recollections are
    to see in him countless times in the coming      extraordinary ability to think on his feet and      model and mentor, but also because his            of receiving emails (sent by Martin in the
    years.”                                          provide solutions to complex challenges             practice of collective leadership is inclu-       small hours) enquiring about the progress
                                                     facing the university.”                             sive and respectful. From the outset of           of some truly daunting task.”
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 Top-class graduates needed to uplift the nation
             – new chair of Council
hElEN ThéroN                                                                                                                                                                fighting apartheid) into “sustainable,
                                                                                                                                                                            aspirational” African institutions of

A      s a centre of excellence, UCT
       should produce top-class graduates
who will uplift the nation, said Arch-
                                                                                                                                                                            educational and cultural excellence.
                                                                                                                                                                                 A graduate of Brown Univer-
                                                                                                                                                                            sity and with a JD and an MBA from
bishop Njongonkulu Ndungane after                                                                                                                                           Columbia University, deputy chair Mh-
his appointment as chair of the new 30-                                                                                                                                     lambiso is a founding partner of Kagiso
member UCT Council on 6 August.                                                                                                                                             Ventures Private Equity Fund and of
     The new deputy chair is Thando                                                                                                                                         Genesis Capital Partners.
Mhlambiso, managing partner of Seav-                                                                                                                                             The Council governs the univer-
iew Partners.                                                                                                                                                               sity and is constituted according to the
     Archbishop Ndungane is a past                                                                                                                                          provisions of the Higher Education Act,
student of UCT, and was awarded an                                                                                                                                          1997, and the University of Cape Town
honorary doctorate (PhD) by UCT, in                                                                                                                                         Statute.
2003.                                                                                                                                                                            Its responsibilities include deter-
     “In the 1960s I was a student here,                                                                                                                                    mining the mission, objectives, goals,
but instead of graduating at UCT, I                                                                                                                                         strategies and policies for the progress
graduated at Robben Island,” he said.                                                                                                                                       of the institution. It must also ensure
     “I am greatly humbled and                                                                                                                                              an environment conducive to efficient,
honoured by the confidence that the                                                                                                                                         effective, economical and ethical attain-
Council has placed in me to elect me                                                                                                                                        ment of these goals.
as chair. The challenge is to make sure                                                                                                                                          In addition, the Council has a
that the policies of the university are                                                                                                                                     responsibility to maintain and ensure a
implemented in a way that will assist                                                                                                                                       financially secure, healthy and viable
                                            (Left) Dr Max Price and Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane.
the institution to achieve academic                                                                                                                                         environment, and to account for all
excellence for the various students as      bishop Ndungane back to our campus in      aligns squarely with the university’s      and this [appointment] aligns with our    decisions taken at UCT, including the
well as the staff.                          this new role. In him we have a formi-     principal notions.                         development work. The whole question      submission of the required reports and
     “It is also to maintain the high       dable ally; a proven leader whose values        “These are to change the world for    of investment in human capital fits       documents to the Minister of Educa-
standards that the university has set       and vision mirror the university’s so      the better through developing people.      snugly with development ideals.”          tion.
for itself, and also to improve where       closely, and one who understands what      The university strives to build a future        Ndungane is founder and president         The Council consists of the execu-
necessary.”                                 needs to be accomplished and where         by shaping future leadership, which has    of African Monitor. He also heads the     tive officers, other employees of the
     Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price           our energies should be concentrated.”      been one of my primary objectives.         Historic Schools Restoration Project      institution, students and people who are
welcomed Archbishop Ndungane’s                   Known for ploughing his energies           “My big vision has always been        (HSRP), which works to recapture          not members of staff or students of the
election.                                   into development and poverty allevia-      to give back time and energy towards       the heritage of and transform historic    institution (who must make up at least
     “We’re delighted to welcome Arch-      tion, Ndungane said his appointment        nation-building and producing leaders,     schools (those that played a key role     60% of the total membership).




    Martin Hall on UCT’s transformation work
 T    he committee set up by the
      Minister of Education to report
 on progress in transformation visited
                                             circumstances and with the re-
                                             sources available to us, our current
                                             admissions policy is both morally
                                                                                       portunity for the advancement of
                                                                                       diversity.
                                                                                       As with race, UCT seeks to achieve
                                                                                                                                  informal “climate” of the university
                                                                                                                                  – the ways in which people relate to
                                                                                                                                  one another on a day-by-day basis.
                                                                                                                                                                           individual dignity, concern for oth-
                                                                                                                                                                           ers and appreciation of diversity.
                                                                                                                                                                               Khuluma is a series of work-
 UCT in July, and met with three             and legally defensible and the best       gender equity through its student          For many students, UCT’s “in-            shops, each for about 20 partici-
 broad groups: the senior leadership,        way of meeting our legal and consti-      admission and employment equity            stitutional climate” is defined by       pants, that focuses on racial stere-
 students and staff involved in trans-       tutional obligations.                     policies. In broad terms, gender par-      residence life. UCT has gone to          otypes. Participants explore their
 formation work.                                  But we also recognise that there     ity has been achieved in undergradu-       considerable efforts to promote          own assumptions and experiences in
     The Minister set up the com-            is a risk of unfair discrimination and    ate admissions, student retention          integration in the residences and to     an environment that confronts that
 mittee in response to the widely-           that our current admissions policy        and graduation rates, and progress is      enhance the quality of student life.     which is usually left unsaid, encour-
 publicised video shot by students at        is unlikely to be sustainable. We         being made in specific programmes               This focus is steered by the ad-    aging and promoting a recognition
 the University of the Free State. The       urgently need to move to an admis-        where women have been underrep-            missions policy for student housing      of the significance of arbitrary and
 following paragraphs summarise the          sions system that uses a measure of       resented.                                  and by the work of the wardens and       unfair stereotypes, and seeking to
 UCT Executive’s submission to the           socio-economic status – ideally a re-         However, we have been less suc-        student leadership. Less attention       link personal awareness with organi-
 committee.                                  liable measure of overall household       cessful in moving towards gender           has been given to the needs of “day      sational behaviour.
     All universities discriminate in        income – to meet the requirements         equity in staffing, where women are        students” who live off campus. An            The programme has been of-
 their admissions and employment             for a differentiated admissions sys-      over-represented in junior staff posi-     important student-led initiative has     fered in partnership with ProCorp,
 practices on measures of students’          tem in a highly unequal society.          tions and severely underrepresented        been the opening of UCT’s first “day     and more than 700 UCT staff have
 aptitude for success and job ap-                 Our Employment Equity Policy         in senior staff positions. The chal-       house”.                                  participated over the past two years.
 plicants’ qualifications, experience        places an emphasis on diversity           lenge is particularly acute when race           Events focusing on key issues       While the workshops are often
 and potential. The more selective the       as an educational value, and that         and gender are combined: UCT has           of transformation and institutional      traumatic, responses have been
 university is, the more the discrimi-       UCT’s mission of being a university       very few black woman professors or         culture are initiated by student         overwhelmingly positive.
 nation, and the more the basis of           within Africa makes it appropriate        senior managers.                           leadership in the faculties and by the       The outcomes of the 2007 Insti-
 discrimination to be challenged.            and desirable to employ staff of          In addition to our continuing focus        SRC. For example, in 2007 student        tutional Climate Survey, as well as
     The combination of the Bill of          other nationalities.                      on unfair discrimination on the basis      societies organised “The Wall”, an       that which has been learned from the
 Rights and the Higher Education Act              Have these policies and proce-       of race and gender, we are giving          installation that focused attention on   Khuluma and Respect programmes,
 requires us to discriminate fairly in       dures succeeded in accelerating the       active attention to unfair discrimi-       Palestine and resulted in vigorous       is summarised in the latest Transfor-
 admissions and to take account of           transformation of the demographic         nation against staff and students          exchanges of views between Jewish        mation Report to the UCT Council,
 past inequalities, in the context of        profile of staff at UCT, and in           at UCT on grounds of disability,           and Muslim students. UCT seeks           and has been focused on as an
 considerable competition for places.        removing unfair discrimination in         religious belief, sexual preference,       to establish the main parameters of      Action Plan, following an open col-
 This has resulted in extensive and          employment practices?                     xenophobia, language, and HIV              staff “institutional climate” through    loquium led by the Vice-Chancellor
 continuing debate over appropriate               While UCT is, generally, manag-      status.                                    periodic institutional climate           in February 2008.
 admissions policies for UCT.                ing to meet the modest targets set            We have achieved varying               surveys. The overall impression              This action plan has been direct-
     In the absence of reliable socio-       in terms of the Employment Equity         degrees of success with these              of these surveys is of a divided         ed to the Transformation Commit-
 economic data for all South African         Act, about 40% of those employed          programmes, all of which can be            community. There is evidence of          tees in each PASS department and
 applicants, or a reasonable proxy           are white, which is approximately         considered works in progress.              intersecting fault lines: by race and    faculty. Transformation Committees
 for disadvantage (such as the still-        four times the representation of              Dealing with forms of discrimi-        gender, by academic rank and pay         have been asked to identify three top
 incomplete classification of high           whites in the South African popula-       nation that are unfair is a necessary      class, and between academic staff on     priorities for positive change, and
 schools by the Department of Edu-           tion as a whole. While there are          part of transformation, but is not         the one hand, and support and pro-       three most important negative find-
 cation), UCT uses self-declaration          PASS departments and faculties that       sufficient in itself to achieve the        fessional staff on the other. UCT’s      ings to address, and to take these to
 of race as the proxy for the continu-       are exemplars of good practice, it        objectives of transformation.              primary responses to the outcomes        faculty boards or full staff meetings
 ing effects of past inequality, and         is a reasonable conclusion that, as           “Institutional culture” is the         of the Institutional Climate Surveys     for discussion and ratification.
 requires differing high school results      a whole, UCT has not yet moved            combination of formal processes            have been the Respect and Khuluma
 for admissions and for the award of         away from seeing employment               (such as student and staff support,        programmes. The Respect Pro-             Martin Hall
 entrance scholarships.                      equity primarily as a compliance          the curriculum, teaching and learn-        gramme has been a university-wide        Deputy Vice-Chancellor with
     We believe that, under present          requirement, rather than as an op-        ing, and research work), and the           focus on the values of the right to      responsibility for transformation
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Green Week a success - but surprising
                                                                                                                                                            lETTEr

                                                                                                                       R     eading the Monday Paper main
                                                                                                                             article (Vol 27 no 12, 4-17 August)
                                                                                                                       this morning I felt that we were doing
                                                                                                                                                                          full copies of all documents were dis-
                                                                                                                                                                          tributed. Most people around the table
                                                                                                                                                                          only need a specific page to contribute
                                                                                                                       something good.                                    to the meeting.
                                                                                                                             This great feeling was short-lived       •   Having better paper towel dispensers
                                                                                                                       though. Walking out onto the street at             in toilets. Ours just fall straight on the
                                                                                                                       lunchtime, I was horrified!                        ground and nobody will or should use
                                                                                                                            There were pieces of paper stuck to           that. Brand new, straight to the bin.
                                                                                                                       the sidewalk with sticky-tape!! Yes, we        •   The majority of offices have an air
                                                                                                                       need to get the message across, but that           flow problem resulting in the use of
                                                                                                                       doesn’t justify the means. The tape will           electrical fans. Surely a louvre in a
                                                                                                                       take years to decompose, and the carbon            door would be greener! Security and
                                                                                                                       footprint of the paper and ink makes it            the effort to arrange these is a clear
                                                                                                                       even worse.                                        deterrent.
                                                                                                                            The “fines” stuck to the car windows      •   Fuel used to find parking due to over-
                                                                                                                       were another horror! I walked to my car            subscribed parking bays, or because
                                                                                                                       and tried to remove the “fine”, and just           some building contractor’s equipment
                                                                                                                       as I suspected, the glue stayed behind.            is occupying parking bays without
                                                                                                                       I will now need to use a blade and glue            alternate arrangements being made.
                                                                                                                       removers(soap, thinners etc) – this won’t      •   Electronic invites as opposed to printed
                                                                                                                       be great for the environment either. Being         invites to the VC’s concerts etc.
                                                                                                                       green means exactly that, it needs to be in    •   Electronic nominations and elections
                                                                                                                       your being.                                        for internal positions. The services are
                                                                                                                            It is not something you do once or            available but are not being used.
MyoliSi GophE                          (GCI), which was started last year     programme promises to be the             because it is in fashion or to be visible.
                                       to take UCT to a carbon-neutral        biggest project of its kind when up      The article talked about a recycling initia-   Pierre Neethling,

T   he Green Week campaign
    at UCT has come and gone,
                                       state.
                                            The sustainable living expo
                                                                              and running.
                                                                                  “Most inspiring was the
                                                                                                                       tive, that is great! If we want to do better
                                                                                                                       we should try and prevent the creation of
                                                                                                                                                                      ICTS

leaving organisers happy but also
shocked and surprised.
    The week-long programme
                                       was well attended; the Ridelink
                                       Initiative, which encourages
                                       single car drivers to join carpools,
                                                                              enthusiasm of the students,” said
                                                                              Susan Botha, one of the Depart-
                                                                              ment of Botany staff who started
                                                                                                                       the recyclables.
                                                                                                                            If UCT wants to be green we should
                                                                                                                       consider some of the following:
                                                                                                                                                                      I  t is very laudable that UCT has held
                                                                                                                                                                         a Green Week initiative. Hopefully,
                                                                                                                                                                      this will lead to our community taking a
saw more than 200 people signing       attracted lots of interest and         the GCI.                                 • The number of printers we have on            more environmentally conscious ap-
up to join the organising group,       will be operational by the end             But the group was surprised              campus. Too many of us have a printer      proach to the use of resources. Walking
the Green Campus Initiative            of the month; and the recycling        by the poor turnout of staff, noted          on our desk because it is convenient       up to campus during Green Week, it was
                                                                                     Botha.                                or we don’t want to get up from our        rather strange to see contractors using a
                                                                                          “The campaign was for            desk. If we consider the capital cost      fuel-driven air blower to try to clean up
                                                                                     both staff and students, but          and the carbon footprint, how green        leaves and other rubbish. Not only does
                                                                                     not many staff members                are we really? Would a central printer     this method not work well in windy cities
                                                                                     attended the events.”                 for a department not be more green?        like Cape Town, but it also requires fuel,
                                                                                          The Green Police, who            Oh yeah, but then we would need to         a significant disadvantage in this time
                                                                                     were teaching people about            sacrifice our status and we would need     of high oil prices, and it contributes to
                                                                                     recycling, were busy as               to get up from our desks. Sure, there      greenhouse gas emissions. On the other
                                                                                     ever tackling littering.              are instances where a personal printer     hand, a worker with a brush and dirt pan
                                                                                          And the three Hum-               make sense.                                is a far more environmentally friendly
                                                                                     mers that came to the             • Have a policy that no minutes will           method for dealing with dead leaves, as
                                                                                     Jammie Plaza took the                 be pre-printed for a meeting. Those        well as being considerably more effective
                                                                                     organisers aback.                     that want a printed copy (ideally of a     in windy places.
                                                                                          “The Hummers use a               particular section) should make one
                                                                                     substantial amount of fuel,           themselves, before a meeting. Too          Prof Chris Reason, Department of Ocea-
                                                                                     and their presence was not            often I have attended a meeting where      nography
                                                                                     fitting for Green Week,”
                                                                                     Botha added.



 In memory                                     This he did, with references to
                                           sentences written in an immaculate
                                                                                    would be away, but our apprehension
                                                                                    was in fact unjustified.
                                           hand on the board. Thus my first              In our third-year physics

 E    meritus Associate Professor
      John Juritz of the Department of
 Physics died on Wednesday 2 July.
                                           meeting with John Juritz.
                                               Over the months that followed
                                           my class-mates and rapidly be-
                                                                                    course, our lecturers were two other
                                                                                    outstanding teachers, the legendary
                                                                                    Professor R W James, the head of
 Below is an excerpt from a tribute by     came enthralled by “Mr Juritz’’,         department, and Allan Cormack.
 Emeritus Professor Robin Cherry,          his enthusiasm for his subject, his           In retrospect one can only say
 former head of the department and         clarity of presentation, his erudition   that those of us who were under-
 former dean of the Faculty of Sci-        and humour, his friendly response to     graduates in the physics department
 ence.                                     questions and his marvellous lecture     at UCT from 1950 to 1952 were
     At about eight o’clock on a           demonstrations.                          outrageously fortunate.
 morning in early March, just over 58          The first lecture of the day was          If I have dwelt at such length on
 years ago, I walked up the hill from      something we looked forward to ; a       my memories of John as an admired
 Rondebosch Main Road to attend            fun occasion, and effectively instruc-   personality of my undergraduate
 my first day of lectures in the science   tive to boot. We learned, by the usual   years, it is because my own first
 faculty at UCT.                           undergraduate osmosis, that he was       impressions reflect so exactly the
     My immediate destination was          a “character’’, a man of parts, as       experience of thousands of students
 the lecture room on the first floor of    knowledgeable about matters musical      who have been fortunate enough to
 the old physics department, which         as he was about physics.                 attend his lectures.
 I entered via the stairs leading to           We delighted in repeating                 In the last fifty years the follow-
 the elevated rear. Below me I saw a       unreliable but always amusing gos-       ing has been a recurring story. I meet
 packed lecture room, with, at the bot-    sip about his enviable status as an      someone, either in South Africa or
 tom, a rather distinguished youngish      eligible bachelor.                       abroad, who learns of my connec-
 man with a stylish beard, standing in         Over the next three years I was      tion with UCT physics. A frequent
 front of the blackboard.                  fortunate enough to have John as a       reaction is: “Oh, you must know
     The first words I heard from him      lecturer for a substantial part of my    John Juritz. I was in his class in 19-
 were close to: “For the benefit of        physics education. The year 1952         fifty or -sixty or -seventy or -eighty
 those of you who were unable to ar-       was an exception, because he was         -something. What a fabulous lecturer
 rive on time, I’ll repeat my introduc-    away on sabbatical. We had been ap-      he was!”
 tory remarks.’’                           prehensive when we learned that he            He was indeed.
 18 – 31 August 2008 Volume 27#13                                                            ClASSiFiED                                                                Monday Paper                                7
                                           Senior lecturer, Division of human        2008, Tel: 021 650 3003                     Garden and double lock-up carport.          hot plates and grill. Very new, used just
  lECTurES & MEETiNGS                      Genetics, Faculty of Health Sciences,                                                 R5200 per month. Available 1 Sept.          for 8 months. Comes with a wooden
                                           Closing date: 27 August 2008, Tel:        The harry Crossley Fellowship               Phone Dave 0729824181.                      table of waist height. R 500. Price
                                           021 650 3003                              in Paediatric Radiology, Division of                                                    includes both. Contact: 0848300113.
                                                                                     Paediatric Radiology, Red Cross War         Athlone: Separate entrance room with
professor Scott Spector, (university
                                           Senior lecturer, Department of            Memorial Children’s Hospital, Closing       en-suite. Contact 0837192986.               For Sale: Mazda 323 red, 1999
of Michigan) From Secret to Scandal:
                                           Molecular & Cell Biology, Faculty of      date: 31 August 2008 , E-mail:                                                          model, 1,3. 98 000km. In a good
Homosexual Selves and Public Life in                                                                                             Claremont/harfield: Single room
                                           Science, Closing date: 29 August          pitcher@iafrica.com                                                                     condition, gear lock, immobiliser. Very
Vienna and Berlin circa 1907, 3 p.m.                                                                                             available.R1900 p/m Claremont/
                                           2008, Tel: 021 650 2220                                                                                                           economical on fuel. One lady owner.
Thursday 21st August 2008, Beit                                                      Teaching & research Assistants for          Harfield,unfurnished. Young non-            Reason for selling my car - leaving
Midrash Kaplan Centre (In association      Senior Specialist (psychiatrist),         2009, Faculty of Law, Closing date: 01      smoking,non-TV watching,animal              country. R27500 neg. Contact Anna
with the Department of Historical          Department of Psychiatry & Mental         September 2008, Email: Paula.Allen@         friendly,outdoors orientated                Konney 0788303724.
Studies)                                   Health, Faculty of Health Sciences,       uct.ac.za                                   housemates looking for a graduate
                                           Closing date: 31 August 2008, Tel: 021                                                student or young professional to join       For Sale: 2 bed in Ruyterwacht,531
The Vice-Chancellor Dr. Max price                                                    rESEArCh:
                                           404 2164                                                                              their digs. Walking distance to train       sqm plot paved with garage
has pleasure in inviting you to the
                                                                                                                                 line and shops. 15 min cycle to UCT.        and garden, just move in,
Inaugural Lectures of Professor Alastair   Senior lecturer (Clinical                 Senior research officer, Division
                                                                                                                                 Secure parking and wireless internet        current rental R4000pm, pls
Millar Department of Paediatric Surgery,   psychologist), Department of              of Pharmacology - Department of
                                                                                                                                 included. Contact Geoff: 0822960712.        contact me 0824739377. R650
School of Child and Adolescent Health,     Psychiatry & Mental Health, Faculty       Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences,
                                                                                                                                                                             000neg.0832687677.
Faculty of Health Sciences on Surgery      of Health Sciences, Closing date: 31      Closing date: 25 August 2005 ; Tel:         Claremont/harfield: Quaint private
for children: In search of perfection,     August 2008, Tel: 021 404 2164            021 650 5405                                two-roomed Garden Flat with en-suite
Wednesday 27 August 2008 at 17h30                                                                                                bathroom available, R2500 p/m                             GENErAl
Student Learning Centre Lecture            professor, Department of Social           poSTS For uCT STAFF oNly:                   Claremont/Harfield, unfurnished.
Theatre, Anatomy Building, Faculty         Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities,                                                  Quaint garden flatlet attached to
                                           Closing date: 26 September 2008, Tel:     Administrative Assistant, Marketing                                                     F Solomon interiors: For all your
of Health Sciences, UCT RSVP to:                                                     Department, Graduate School of              young professional household. Walking       office, bedroom & kitchen woodwork
Centre for Extra Mural Studies Tel:        021 650 2192                                                                          distance to train line and shops. 15 min
                                                                                     Business, Closing date: 19 August                                                       & building requirements. Laminated
0216502888, Fax: 0216502893 Email:         proFESSioNAl,                             2008, Tel: 021 406 1424                     cycle to UCT. Secure parking for one        flooring, ceilings & dry wall partitioning.
ems@ched.uct.ac.za                         ADMiNiSTrATiVE AND                                                                    vehicle and wireless internet included.     For a free quote please contact Fahmi
                                           SupporT poSTS (pASS)                      Administrative Assistant: The Centre        Contact Geoff: 0822960712.                  0825020385/021-691 8906.
The School of biomedical Sciences                                                    for Leadership & Public Value (CLPV),
incorporating the Departments of           Novell Systems Engineers, Technical       The Graduate School of Business,            rondebosch: Large furnished room            Nanny available for full or part-
Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Human        Support Services, Information and         Closing date: 22 August 2008, Tel: 021      near UCT postgrad suite serious             time child-care and/or house-work
Biology and The Institute of Infectious    Communication Technology Services,        406 1444                                    senior student, R1300 p/m. Contact          for a period of 8 months, beginning
Disease and Molecular Medicine,            Closing date: 18 August 2008 , Tel:                                                   0216893297.                                 September. Excellent reference. Call
Faculty of Health Sciences will have its   021 650 3012                              The vacancies can be viewed at: http://                                                 Yoni: 0214237195.
3rd Research Day on Wednesday, 3                                                     www.staff.uct.ac.za/hr/external/ or         Woodstock: A brand new flat for
September 2008 starting at 8.30am,         Windows Systems Engineers,                Posts for UCT staff only: http://www.       rent.R3800 Woodstock ideal for              Transcription: Accurate and efficient
LT1, Learning Centre, Anatomy              Technical Support Services, Information   staff.uct.ac.za/hr/vacancies/               UCT or work in town,lounge,one              transcribing tailored to your needs:
Building, Medical School.                  and Communication Technology                                                          bedroom,built in cupboards,en suite         qualitative research, focus groups
                                           Services, Closing date: 18 August 2008                                                bath and shower,6th floor with fantastic    and seminars. Work not outsourced,
Fourth-year uCT Speech Therapy             , Tel: 021 650 3012                                   propErTy                        bay view and large balcony,24 hour          confidentiality guaranteed. References
students are offering a free clinic for                                                                                          security,secure parking bay included.       on request. Carin 083 6822245/021
people who stutter. The clinic runs        Systems and Network Engineers,            observatory: Best House Seeks               Contact:Joachim 0218874698 or               4659904 carinfav@gmail.com
every Tuesday between 13h00-16h00          Information and Communication             best tenants. Immaculate 4 bedroom          0828889757.
at the Steve Biko Students Union,          Technology Services, Closing date: 18     Victorian with two reception rooms,                                                     proofreading & editing services:
room 4.03. Contact Arlene Warrin for       August 2008, Tel: 021 650 3012                                                        oranjezicht: House to rent for 6            A tremendous amount rests on the
                                                                                     two bathrooms, fireplaces, swimming
an appointment at 021 650 2427 or                                                                                                months: Jan-Jun 2009. Suitable for          written work you do for your degree.For
                                           oceanographic Numerical Modeler,          pool, two garages, big garden and
email ronelle.hewetson@uct.ac.za for                                                                                             sabbatical visitor. 7 mins to UCT (okay     top marks, contact Lesley Wyldbore on
                                           Africa Centre for Climate and Earth       good security seeks post-grad or prof.
information.                                                                                                                     10 if you don’t drive too fast)             0836391960.
                                           Systems Science (Access), Department      family/sharers from September - R15
                                                                                                                                 3bedrooms, 2 _ bathrooms, small
                                           of Oceanography, Faculty of Science,      000 pm Tel 0214475777 after 8 pm.                                                       looking for a Nanny: to care for
Awake the African Spirit Society &                                                                                               studio/study. Garage, secure off
All Africa House Seminar, Mfuniselwa       Closing date: 18 August 2008, Tel:        Fairways, freestanding family home          streetparking. Garden with trampoline.      my 8mo baby, starting 01 September
J. Bhengu, Ubuntu in the context of        021 650 3283 or email: ma-re@uct.         with lounge/dining/kitchen/3bedrooms/       Full-time char included. R8000 per          08, References Essential. Must be
the African Renaissance, on Thursday,      ac.za                                     study/1, 1/2bathrooms/garage. Suitable      month. Email alison.lewis@uct.ac.za         trustworthy, responsible, good with
28 August 2008 at 18:00, All Africa                                                  for visiting academic, professional or                                                  children and of a cheerful disposition.
                                           information officer, Infectious                                                                                                   Contact Catherine 0769329957.
House, Common Room, Middle                                                           postgrad student. Rental R4500pm.
                                           Disease & Epidemiology Unit, School                                                                For SAlE
Campus, Next to Kramer Building, UCT.                                                Contact Robert (rcluckay@sun.ac.za) or
                                           of Public Health & Family Medicine,                                                                                               Textbook Wanted: Investment
RSVP: by 25th August 2008. Contact                                                   0835323539.
                                           Closing date: Tel: 021 406 6717                                                                                                   Analysis for Real Estate Decisions,
Ms Cally De Waal: 0216504152 e-mail:
                                                                                     Woodstock: 2 Bedroom flat for sale          For Sale: VW CitiGolf 1.6 Engine Parts:     5th Ed., Greer & Kolbe. If you
Cally.DeWaal@uct.ac.za                     Traffic Warden, Properties and
                                                                                     in Upper Woodstock. Parquet flooring,       Cylinder Head, Water pump, Oil pump,        have this book for sale or loan,
                                           Services Department, Closing date: 19                                                                                             please contact Rudy Badenhorst at
inaugural lecture by Professor                                                       semi-renovated, with harbor views.          crank etc. Contact 0838573484.
                                           August 2008, Tel: 021 650 2249                                                                                                    0216834755/0825197015.
Alastair Millar, Department of                                                       One parking bay off street. R595,000.
Paediatric Surgery, School of Child and                                                                                          For Sale: VW CitiGolf 1.8 1990
                                           purchaser, Institute of Infectious        Contact Leigh-Ann 0844591951.                                                           Typewriters (manual) needed in
Adolescent Health, Faculty of Health                                                                                             Model. R19000 negotiable. Contact
                                           Disease and Molecular Medicine,                                                                                                   working order. Please contact Pippa
Sciences Topic: ‘Surgery for children:                                               Newlands/rondebosch: Mount Road             0838573484.
                                           Faculty of Health Sciences, Closing                                                                                               Skotnes if you can help on email pippa.
In search of perfection’ on Wednesday      date: 19 August 2008, Tel: 021 404        - Large luxury studio with patio and
                                                                                                                                 For Sale: 1995 Honda Encore- white,         skotnes@uct.ac.za
27 August 2008 at 17h30 Student            7632                                      b-b-que, fully furnished with fire place.
                                                                                                                                 central lock, good condition 152000km
Learning Centre Lecture Theatre,                                                     Private entrance. Parking inside security                                               Domestic Worker: Patricia is available
                                                                                                                                 on clock. R19500. Contact: Robert
Anatomy Building, Faculty of Health        Medical officer, Department of            gate. R5000 pm. 0726447038.                                                             on Fridays. She is reliable, friendly
                                                                                                                                 (rcluckay@sun.ac.za) or 083 5323539.
Sciences RSVP: The Centre for Extra-       Paediatrics, Red Cross Children’s                                                                                                 and works well. Please contact Jane
                                           Hospital, Closing date: 19 August         Muizenburg: flat available close to
Mural Studies on 0216502888 or fax:                                                                                              For Sale: Imbua - 4 piece / 7 seater        at 0217971897/0829005360 for
                                           2008, Email: Alan.Davidson@uct.ac.za      the sea. Spacious, unfurnished, three-
0216502893 or email: ems@ched.uct.                                                                                               lounge suite with loose cushions.           reference.
                                           or Ralp.Diedericks@uct.ac.za              bedroomed flat available at R3700
ac.za                                                                                                                            R1700. Singer - flatbed cast iron
                                                                                     a month. Please contact Laura on x                                                      Science graduate, technologist
                                                                                                                                 sewing machine - (± 57 years old) in
Department of Medicine 4pm                 Finance Administrator, International      5036, or email Laura.Czerniewicz@uct.                                                   or technician required for 3 month
                                                                                                                                 cabinet with motor and treddle - R500.
Forum Roster: Second Semester 2008         Academics Programmes Office, Closing      ac.za                                                                                   contract research laboratory position.
                                                                                                                                 Medium sized hand painted green
August 7 - Prof M Clarke – “What           date: 20 August 2008, Email: Colleen.                                                                                             Available immediately. Salary
                                                                                     rondebosch: Bachelor flat available         silk fans from Bangkok - R50. Phone
Makes for a Good Trial?” 14 - Prof D       Jeftha@uct.ac.za                                                                                                                  dependant on experience. Send CV to
                                                                                     in Rondebosch off main road for             0217159945 a/h.
Zipes – “Sudden Cardiac Death: Still a     Front-office Customer Service             R3200pm plus R4800 Deposit.                                                             web@bioteclabs or call 0215111541.
Major Problem Worldwide” 21 - Prof C                                                                                             For Sale: Beautiful fitted Caravan
                                           Administrator, Customer                   Includes water and electricity,fully                                                    housesitter: Responsible mature man,
Swanepoel – “Diabetic Nephropathy”                                                                                               spotless and well kept. Jurgens esprit
                                           Services Division, Information and        furnished. Available November 1st.                                                      very caring for plants and animals,
28 - Prof G Ainslie – “Sarcoid: State of                                                                                         1990. Tarra 750kg,Sleeps 4 Fully
                                           Communication Technology Services,        Contact: 0793978922.                                                                    available short or long term, excellent
the Art” September 4 - Prof K Huddle                                                                                             licensed 2008-2009. includes bar
                                           Closing date: 20 August 2008 , Tel:                                                                                               references. Phone Steve 0843363797.
– Arthur Landau Memorial Lecture:                                                    Thornton: 4 Bedroom House in                fridge, gas stove, microwave and side
                                           021 650 3012
“Phaeochromocytoma. Tumour                                                           Thornton to let,livingroom with fire        tent. R28000neg. Contact: Kathy on
Extraordinaire Venue: Lecture Theatre      research Coordinator, School              place,fitted kitchen,separate dinning       Ext: 4753/ 0828186446.
2 (Upper), New Groote Schuur Hospital      of Public Health & Family Medicine,       room,family bathroom,separate
                                                                                                                                 For Sale: 2006 Citi Golf 1.4, just
at 4pm                                     Faculty of Health Sciences, Closing       toilet,secure front & back
                                                                                                                                 serviced 29000kms only, G/lock,
                                           date: 22 August 2008, Tel: 021 406        gardens,secure parking for two
                                                                                                                                 immobilizer, CD-player, 4 speakers.
                                           6578                                      cars,15 min drive to UCT. Contact:
         VACANT poSTS                                                                0215312556.
                                                                                                                                 One lady owner, as new. Dark-blue
                                           Departmental Assistant, Department                                                    metallic, R 55000 neg. Ph Julia:
ExECuTiVE AND ACADEMiC                     of Molecular and Cell Biology, Faculty    pinelands:“Upper chambers”-                 0834565308 or jformer@gmx.de
poSTS:                                     of Science, Closing date: 22 August       Affordable Self Catering Guest House
                                                                                                                                 For Sale: 51cm Philips RealFlat CRT
                                           2008, Tel: 021 650 5831                   in Pinelands.10 minutes to UCT, 4
Associate professor/ Senior                                                                                                      TV, 1 x RF, 2 x AV Input, 3 Years Old,
                                                                                     self catering units,all are furnished,has
lecturer and Senior Lecturer/Lecturer      information Services librarian,                                                       0835104219. R800.
                                                                                     separate entrance,secure parking.
(Two Posts), African Languages and         Commerce Library, Closing date: 22
                                                                                     Special rate for long term occupant.        For Sale: Office Furniture & Supplies.
Literatures, School of Languages and       August 2008, Tel: 021 650 2192
                                                                                     Contact 0215312556.                         Nearly new office goods including
Literatures, Closing date: 18 August       Commissioning Editor, The                                                             desks, tables, cupboard, white/pin
2008, Tel: 021 650 2220                                                              Accommodation wanted for visiting
                                           Children’s Institute, Faculty of Health                                               boards, carpet protectors, letter trays
                                                                                     academic. I am looking for furnished
Associate professor/Senior                 Sciences, Closing date: 25 August                                                     and more! Contact us on 0861115403
                                                                                     accommodation for a swedish
lecturer/Lecturer (2 posts),               2008, Fax: 021 685 8330 or E-mail:                                                    or info@providencesystems.co.za
                                                                                     colleague, wife and toddler for six
Department of Public Law, Faculty of       Denise.Brown@uct.ac.za
                                                                                     months from 1 October. They are willing     bookcases: 2x Solid dark timber.
Law, Closing date: 20 August 2008,         Student recruitment and Orientation       to pay up to R7000, and would like to       Elegant Weylandt’s design. 1,5m high x
Tel: 021 650 3003                          Officer, Faculty of Humanities, Closing   be close to campus and/or transport.        ,850 wide. 4 shelves i.e. will take about
                                           date: 25 August 2008, Tel: 021 650        Contact jane.battersby@uct.ac.za            300 books. R2650 each or R5000 for
Senior lecturers/lecturers,
Departments of Commercial and              3003                                                                                  both. Contact owenkinahan@telkomsa.
                                                                                     observatory: Cottage/studio to let in
Private Law, Faculty of Law, Closing                                                                                             net
                                           Network Engineer, Information and         Observatory: 3 rooms, large shared
date: 20 August 2008, Tel: 021 650         Communication Technology Services,        garden,open plan kitchen, R3600 pm.         Karate dress for sale. No. 5. Comes
5405                                       Closing date: 26 August 2008 , Tel:       Contact Grace 0214230173.                   with 2 white and 1 orange belt. R
professor/ Associate professor,            021 650 3012                                                                          220. The price is inclusive of the
                                                                                     Muizenberg: Free-standing three-
Department of Private Law, Faculty of                                                                                            dress (bottom and top) and all 3 belts.
                                           Senior planning officer: Social           bedroom house to rent,secure
Law, Closing date: 25 August 2008,                                                                                               Contact: 0848300113.
                                           Responsiveness, Institutional Planning    complex. Mezzanine loft,2
Tel: 021 650 2192                          Department, Closing date: 29 August       bathrooms,beautiful open-plan kitchen.      For Sale: Small portable oven with 2
  8      Monday Paper                                                                                              booKS & ArTS                                                                             18 – 31 August 2008 Volume 27#13




    Learning is a hop, skip and jump for sports
              management students
hElEN ThéroN                                                                                                                                                    duced as a South African sports                   in the real world, under real condi-
                                                                                                                                                                code in 2002, and has since attract-              tions.”

T    he recent International Rope
     Skipping Federation World
Rope Skipping Championships
                                                                                                                                                                ed thousands as a mass-participation
                                                                                                                                                                sport in schools across the country.
                                                                                                                                                                     But what did the students learn?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Kanya Mdaka, a BSocSc gradu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ate, added: “Commercialisation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  has resulted in sport being run in
held in the Mother City were an                                                                                                                                 BCom graduate Luke Smit said                      a more professional manner but
eye-opener for at least one group of                                                                                                                            practical experience had been lim-                the academic discipline of sport is
UCT students.                                                                                                                                                   ited during his years of study.                   still lagging behind, as it is mostly
    Being part of the organisation                                                                                                                                   “Being able to see the theory                focused on the exercise and science
and running of the champs is all                                                                                                                                in action is vital for me to get an               part without much concern for ad-
part of experiential learning for                                                                                                                               understanding of how and where                    ministration. This focus on business
participants in the Postgraduate Di-                                                                                                                            particular theoretical models and                 is what differentiates this course.”
ploma in Sports Management, said                                                                                                                                scenarios are applied. Without the                     BSc graduate Phillip Mkorongo
course convenor David Maralack.                                                                                                                                 practical application you cannot get              said participation in the champs had
    The biennial championships fea-                                                                                                                             a feel for the added people dynamic               given him valuable insight.
tured participants from 19 countries,                                                                                                                           of sports management.”                                 “The sporting world in South
including defending men’s champs,                                                                                                                                    Sports science graduate Rob                  Africa needs more individuals with
Belgium, and women’s champs,                     Time out: Kanya Mdaka (standing) and Luke Smit, students studying to-                                          Hichens agrees: “The only way                     a firm understanding of the issues
Hungary.                                         wards the Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management, check the clock at                                        theory can be truly understood is for             that face the industry and have the
    Rope skipping was first intro-               the 2008 FISAC World Rope Skipping Championships.                                                              it to be tried, tested and experienced            skills and tools to tackle these.”




          Prof heads up Paralympics                                                                                                                                      Robinson tops yet
                                                                                                                                                                           another trail
                medical team                                                                                                                                                                                      MEGAN MorriS
                                                                                                              that – and Beijing’s notorious pollu-
                                                                                                              tion problems.
                                                                                                                   Derman figures the latter
                                                                                                              shouldn’t worry his athletes too
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  E     ver-hardy UCT runner and cyclist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Will Robinson has chalked up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  yet another endurance-event triumph,
                                                                                                              much, and frets more about the heat.                                                                winning the Men’s Health Hout Bay
                                                                                                              Even though events are scheduled for                                                                Trail Challenge 2008 on 26 July – his
                                                                                                              mornings and evenings, the mercury                                                                  first time at the event – in a record
                                                                                                              is still expected to hit the 36oC mark.                                                             time of 04:21:58. That’s a full two
                                                                                                                   Despite being a “robust” group,                                                                minutes and 33 seconds faster than
                                                                                                              the 60 Paralympians do come with                                                                    the previous best time. Robinson,
                                                                                                              challenges unique to them. That                                                                     leading right from the starter’s gun,
                                                                                                              signals plenty of work for the two                                                                  also broke the record for the first
                                                                                                              physicians and, especially, the seven                                                               leg of the 35km off-road challenge,
                                                                                                              physiotherapists on the medical team.                                                               said to be one of the toughest trail
                                                                                                                   But it’s also a golden research                                                                challenges around. Almost everything
                                                                                                              opportunity for Derman, who has a                 Record trail: Will Robinson climb-                went according to plan, said Robinson
                                                                                                              special interest in performance psy-              ing up to Llandudno Corner in his                 afterwards, even though the third and
Taking the plunge: Prof Wayne Derman with one of the athletes he’ll ac-                                       chology. By sheer medal count, the                record-beating run in the Men’s                   final leg was something of a battle.
company to the Paralympic Games in Beijing, swimmer Achmat Hassiem.                                           SA Paralympic squads have for some                Health Hout Bay Trail Challenge.                  “I’m really pleased with my run.”
Hassiem lost a leg in a shark attack a few years ago.                                                         time gone their Olympian compatriots
MEGAN MorriS


U    CT’s Professor Wayne Derman
     has been appointed as the team
                                                 novice to Olympian events – he also
                                                 headed up the medical teams for the
                                                 Sydney and Athens Olympics in 2000
                                                 and 2004, respectively.
                                                                                                              a few better. And things look to be
                                                                                                              little different this year.
                                                                                                                   There’s a lot to be learned from
                                                                                                              athletes who have overcome some
                                                                                                                                                                Sporting highlights
physician for the South African Paral-               Despite the team’s “disabled”                            pretty difficult, even life-threatening,
ympic squad that heads for Beijing at            status, many of the challenges faced                         obstacles.
the end of the month.                            are similar for both Olympic and                                  “To look at the psychology and
    Derman, based in the MRC/UCT                 Paralympic squads, says Derman.                              how that relates to performance, this
Research Unit for Exercise Science               That includes getting the team over                          is a very interesting group to study,”
and Sports Medicine (ESSM), is no                their initial jet lag – diarise a week for                   says Derman.



  Rugby club celebrates 125 years
MyoliSi GophE.                                                                                                sport.                                            For kicks: Thabiso Nkile (second left) with rival competitors in a more
                                                                                                                                                                friendly mood at the All Africa University Games in Uganda.
                                                                                                                   “He believes that UCT should

T    he FNB UCT Rugby Football
     Club celebrated its 125 anniver-
sary in style by launching a com-
                                                                                                              not only be an outstanding academic
                                                                                                              institution, but should also offer
                                                                                                              outstanding sporting experiences,”
                                                                                                                                                                U     CT karate chart-topper Thabiso
                                                                                                                                                                      Nkile has enjoyed an industri-
                                                                                                                                                                ous couple of weeks. Early in July,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  UCT, Nkile picked up no less than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  three gold medals (for individual ku-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mite, individual kata and team kata),
memorative book in July.                                                                                      Le Roux explained.                                he won gold representing UCT in                   and a bronze (team kumite). He was
    Called Varsity Memories, the 72-                                                                               Le Roux believes that the rugby              the 65kg individual kumite seniors                also voted best male karate fighter of
page book was released on 5 August                                                                            club has a very good record of per-               at the University Sport South Africa              the tournament. Nkile’s banner event
and contains a historic record of                Cheers: VC Dr Max Price celebrates                           formance, having produce in excess                (USSA) champs in Potchefstroom,                   for next year is the World Student
thoughts, photographs and memoirs                UCT Rugby Club’s 125th anniver-                              of 60 Springboks over the years.                  where UCT finished fourth over-                   Games in Serbia, where he hopes to
from various sources.                            sary with Judge Pat Tebbutt, who                                  “We thought it was something to              all. He then jumped on a plane                    get a few podium finishes as well.
    At the event, Vice-Chancellor                has been associated with the club                            celebrate,” Le Roux said.                         to Uganda, where more than 20                     He’ll have plenty of match practice
Dr Max Price, was welcomed as the                for over 60 years.                                                The book features informa-                   countries – including powerhouses                 before then – there’s the World
club’s new patron, an honorary role                                                                           tion about the history of the club,               Algeria and Egypt – vied for honours              Karate Championships in Japan in
in recognition of his title.                     supporters group, said Price had                             its greatest rivalries, heroes, good              at the All Africa University Games,               November this year, plus a score of
    John le Roux, chairman of the                impressed the club with his balanced                         memories, and transformation and                  from 6-17 July. Fighting for both                 provincial, national and continental
200 Club, a UCT Club old boys                    approach between academia and                                future plans.                                     the Botswana Universities Team and                championships.


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