Dr Nokuthula Mazibuko Msimang shares the award with acclaimed feminist poet Lebo Mashile. Legendary writer and publisher Muthobi Mutloatse and writer Vusi Mchunu were awarded lifetime achievement awards.
UP Vice-Chancellor Prof Tawana Kupe’s portrait, by artist Malose Pete, will form part of UP's art portraiture collection that is inspired by the efforts of all former vice-chancellors and rectors, chancellors and faculty deans.
Dr Sian Tiley-Nel, curator of UP’s Mapungubwe Collection and head of its Mapungubwe Archive, scooped a deal with UK’s top academic publisher, BAR, with her groundbreaking book, ‘Past Imperfect’, about UP and Mapungubwe.
The University of Pretoria recently joined St Alban’s College in paying tribute to an ex-teacher of the school and alumnus of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies as well as the Department of English.
"It seems fitting that the Freedom Day celebrations in SA will be followed by International Jazz Day celebrations,” writes Giné Gebhardt of UP’s Faculty of Humanities as she highlights some of the events being held to mark the day.
“Even by the illusory standards of the fabled ‘American dream’, Sidney Poitier’s success was an improbable fairy tale,” writes Prof Adekeye Adebajo who has joined UP as a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship.
Dolly Rathebe’s bold occupation of public spaces and her proudly African, slick city diva image made her the darling of movie and music lovers all over Africa, writes UP Artist in Residency Dr Nokuthula Mazibuko Msimang.
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