Global Academy gets a fresh perspective on all things local!

8 Aug 2019 - 08:30

Full of excitement, zeal and a willing attitude to learn, a group of 13 students started their short journey at the University of Cape Town on the 17th of June 2019 as part of the International Alliance of Research Universities’ (IARU) programme “Afropolitanism, Social Justice and Entrepreneurship”.

Hosted by the Global Short Academic Programmes (GSAP), the programme comprises of students from University of Copenhagen, University of Tokyo, National University of Singapore, George Mason University and University of California, Berkeley and will last for a duration of 4 weeks.

Diverse in culture, ethnicities and nationalities, the group will be tackling issues that have previously impacted the South African political setting whilst also exploring the notion of social justice and entrepreneurship in the context of the current South African society.

Led by a cohort of South African lecturers and teachers, the students will be receiving teaching that would be aiding not only in their academic but also holistic development and give them a greater perspective of life within the Global South.

The students classwork was further bolstered with culture-rich excursions to historical sites such as Robben Island, various sites of Cape Town heritage wich included visists to the District Six Museum, various Centres of Art and Music, NGOs, Social Entrepreneurship as well as School and Engagement projects.


Story Jason Ronnie. Photo Lerato Mokhethi.