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September 2019 | Fall 2019

UCT Golden Graduation, 12 December 2019
Golden Graduation is a wonderful opportunity for alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago to attend a graduation ceremony, see the campus, and relive their student days.

[Past attendees of Golden Grad Ceremonies]

A highlight of the 2018 occasion was the Robing Ceremony of the new Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng.

Canadian Alumni, Keith Beveridge and Paul Joseph, both reporting that the event was a great experience.

This year’s Golden Graduation has been set for December 12, 2019. Feel free to contact Di Stafford if you would like to attend a future Golden Graduation Ceremony at

UCT Summer School, January 2020
The University of Cape Town’s Summer School held in January each year offers a bumper program of more than 100 lectures.

Presenters in 2019 included some big names: former Public Protector Professor Thuli Madonsela, former acting commissioner of the South African Revenue Service Ivan Pillay, columnist Max du Preez, economist Dr Iraj Abedian, asset management entrepreneur Magda Wierzycka, and journalists Jan-Jan Joubert and Mandy Wiener.

The Summer School was established 1950 and, over the decades, has attracted attendees from all over the world. Some have been coming for more than 40 years, said Medee Rall, Director of the Centre for ExtraMural Studies.

“It is an institution.”

Watch the website for posting of the program shortly.

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