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Business communicators gather at UCT
06 January, 2016

Business communicators from 24 countries are gathered at UCT for an international conference on how to keep ahead of the curve in a fast-changing world.

Titled ‘Figuratively speaking’, the first Association of Business Communication (ABC) conference in Africa has brought together close to 150 delegates from 24 countries, representing every continent in the world.

Hosted by the Professional Communication Unit in the School of Management Studies in the Commerce Faculty, the ABC conference was set to focus on a variety of issues, not least the impact of social media on reputation management.


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Appointment of new Dean of Commerce
31 December, 2015

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, Dr Max Price, has announced the appointment of the first women dean of Commerce – Professor Ingrid Woolard from the School of Economics. For his letter to colleagues and students

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Commerce staff meeting with VC – message from the Acting Dean of Commerce
10 November, 2015

Thanks to the many staff who attended and participated in the Faculty dialogue with the Vice Chancellor yesterday morning. Subsequently a number of staff have commented on the usefulness of this meeting. They now feel much better informed as they have gained a better understanding of the issues that management have been grappling with since the start of the student protests three weeks ago.

Many of you are probably aware of the events that unfolded at the emergency Senate meeting yesterday afternoon. Soon after the Senate meeting started a group of circa 150 UCT, CPUT and UWC students stormed the venue (Kramer LT2) and disrupted the meeting. Some of them surrounded the Vice Chancellor and started screaming at him. Water, water bottles and food were thrown at Senate members and members of the Executive.


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