UCT students excel at South African Final of the 18th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Student. Nash Kyle and Kvevli Kristin from UCT had an exceptional performance, winning the first prize and the third prize respectively.
In order to promote Chinese learning in South Africa, the Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Town (CI-UCT) held the 2nd Chinese Singing Competition at Groote Schuur High School on 20 October 2018. A total of 33 contestants from 7 different institutions participated in the competition, performing 18 Chinese songs for the audience. The judges were impressed by the students’ fluent Chinese and excellent singing skill.
On September 21st, the Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Town (UCT) organized a function to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival for the students and staff at UCT. Dr. Ma Yue (Head of Chinese Section at School of languages & Literatures, UCT), representatives of UCT Asian Students Association and other UCT students interested in Chinese culture participated in this event.
On September 7, 2018, Guangdong Music & Folk Art Troupe visited the University of Cape Town, presenting an audio-visual feast for the staff and students at the UCT as well as local overseas Chinese. They gathered together and spent a pleasant afternoon at Smuts Hall.
Congratulations to the 6 students from Confucius Classroom at Groote Schuur High School who won prizes in the Chinese Calligraphy Competition held in Cape Town on 4th August 2018, with contestants from five Confucius Institutes and three Confucius Classrooms in South Africa.
The Dragon Boat Festival was celebrated in Confucius Institute at University of Cape Town (CIUCT), joined by colleagues in the International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO) in the Masingene Building on Monday, June 18th 2018.
On 28 September 2017, Hisense and Registrar's Office had a meeting regarding to the intention sponsoring the UCT graduation reception.
Confucius Institute at University of Cape Town reaps the fruits of School Outreach Programme.
From April 22 to May 1, 2017, an education delegation from South Africa visited China. The event was hosted by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and undertaken by the Base for International Chinese Teaching Materials Development & Teacher Training (CTM) at Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU). Accompanied by Professor Qin Shengyong, Director of Confucius Institute of University of Cape Town (CIUCT), two education officials, four headmasters from South African primary and secondary schools participated in the event.
Since October 2016, Chinese tea art has been presented in several Mandarin classes in partner schools of Confucius Institute at University of Cape Town (CI-UCT), enjoying huge popularity among teachers and students.
On October 15th, 2016, the first Chinese Song Singing Competition, hosted by Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Town (CI-UCT), was held at the Music hall of Groote Schuur High School. More than 60 students from UCT and the partner-schools of CI participated in this competition.
On 20th September, Du Yubo,Deputy Minister and Vice Secretary of Party Committee of Ministry of Education, Inspected Confucius Institute at University of Cape Town. Du Yubo visited and extended greetings to Chinese teachers, volunteers and other staff members of Confucius Institute.