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Thursday, 2 April 2020
R5 million donation for UCT’s COVID-19 offensive

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) chancellor, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, has announced a R5 million donation by the Motsepe Foundation to help the university manage its multi-faceted response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. President Cyril Ramaphosa declared it a national disaster in South Africa on Sunday, 15 March, and the country is in lockdown as of midnight on Thursday, 26 March.

Publication Date:
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 - 18:30
SHAWCO’s COVID-19 info and soap outreach

The health division of the Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) was hard at work disseminating COVID-19 information pamphlets and soap in local townships before the 21-day lockdown – with an aim to curb the rise of coronavirus infections – began at midnight on 26 March.

Publication Date:
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 - 21:00
UCT alumni build ‘Coronapp’ platform

In an effort to quell panic and provide South Africans with reliable and accurate information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), two University of Cape Town (UCT) alumni have built Coronapp, a centralised online platform for information about the disease.

Publication Date:
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 - 21:00
‘Overwhelming’ student response to man COVID-19 hotline

Over 100 student members of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Faculty of Health Sciences student societies have volunteered to man the COVID-19 hotline at the Tygerberg Hospital Disaster Management Centre.

Publication Date:
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 - 20:45