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5 questions with Ameeta Jaga, organisational psychologist
14 November, 2019

Through her research, Associate Professor Ameeta Jaga of the University of Cape Town (UCT) School of Management Studies explores how people and organisations manage the competing needs of work and family. She has been awarded the UCT–Harvard Mandela Fellowship, which she will take up while on sabbatical in 2020.

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‘Seven threats to the future of the academy’
14 November, 2019

Hosted by the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) dean of Commerce, Associate Professor Linda Ronnie, Professor Jonathan Jansen addressed the faculty on Tuesday on what he perceives to be the most critical “threats to [the] future of the academy” in contemporary South Africa.

Jansen is an internationally renowned scholar who served as the University of the Free State’s first black rector and vice-chancellor and now holds the post of Distinguished Professor of Education at Stellenbosch University. In his address, he described himself as “deeply concerned, intellectually”, as well as politically, about the future of institutions of higher education.

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UCT’s role in Nobel win
05 November, 2019

Professors Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, co-founders of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the international counterpart to J-PAL Africa at the University of Cape Town (UCT), were recently named as two of the three recipients of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

The award recognises the power of economics as viewed through an unusual lens, and the meaningful impact the field can have on poverty alleviation around the world.

Michael Kremer, an American development economist and the Gates Professor of Developing Societies at Harvard University, and a long-time J-PAL affiliate, was their co-recipient.

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