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UCT appoints science dean, SARIMA calls for abstracts, free training for social science writing, and more…

UCT appoints dean of science

The University of Cape Town has appointed Maano Ramutsindela as its dean of science. Ramutsindela, a geographer with an interest in land reform and political geography, will take over from Susan Bourne on 1 March. Bourne has been acting dean since 1 January 2018 after a selection committee was unable to reach the required two-thirds majority in favour of any of the three shortlisted candidates put forward to replace Anton le Roex, who stepped down at the end of 2017.

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