The Vice-Chancellor has committed 20% of her salary for a period of 3 months towards this fund. Our Chancellor, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, has also led by example when she announced a R5 million donation by the Motsepe Foundation to help the university manage its multi-faceted response to the pandemic. Read the Vice-Chancellor's appeal letter to alumni.
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University of Cape Town (UCT) alumnus Dr Peace Francis (25) has won the 2020 Bongani Mayosi Medical Students Academic Prize. The prestigious national award recognises final-year medical students who epitomise the leadership qualities and values of the late UCT Dean of Health Sciences, Professor Bongani Mayosi. Among these is the saying “Lift as you rise”.
A One Health approach to vaccine development has many strengths, including for health and food security on the continent. But this country needs to boost its capacity now, write Professor Ed Rybicki and Professor Anna-Lise Williamson from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Baptiste Dungu, the chief executive of Onderstepoort Biological Products.
What do you get when you combine the knowledge and work of a supervisor, two bright young students and a PhD candidate from another discipline? In Tobie Steyn and Tyler Kantor’s case, it’s earned them recognition from their department for one of the best papers in their year, and has provided new insight into epidemic modelling.
Three University of Cape Town (UCT) students have been selected among a global cohort of 40 for the Next Generation Leaders programme. This has been designed to harness diverse and ethical approaches to civic engagement and activism.
Through a deep commitment to African knowledge production and the development of African solutions to global challenges, researchers at the University of Cape Town are making critical advances in everything from the fight against infectious diseases to advancing democracy in Africa.
Investing in talent
The skills gap remains a critical obstacle to South Africa’s advancement. UCT wants to graduate more spirited and educated citizens who can think critically and innovatively, and go on to make a vital contribution to the development of a healthy, democratic and equitable society.
UCT is committed to a vision of transformation that advances non-racialism, diversity and inclusiveness. This involves creating an institutional culture that is affirming for all who come to the university, a working environment that respects the dignity of all staff, and a demographic profile that reflects the democratic transition that has taken place in the country.
"I give to Distinguishing UCT to grow the endowment in order to provide bursaries to students in need who will not, normally, be able to afford to attend this institution. The bigger the endowed figure, the more income will be generated for these bursaries." Abieda Abrahams