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Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Statement from President of the UCT Convocation on the passing of Auditor General Kimi Makwetu

UCT President of Convocation's issues a statement on the passing of fellow UCT alumnus, Auditor General, Kimi Makwetu.



Publication Date:
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 - 12:45
COVID-19 in the continent’s children: UK award supports new research

Professor Heather Zar, the chair of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health and the director of the South African Medical Research Council Unit on Child and Adolescent Health at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Faculty of Health Sciences, is spearheading a research project that is one of 12 globally to receive a recent COVID-19 grant.

Publication Date:
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 - 22:15
UCT VC calls on higher education to reinvent itself

Disruption is inevitable, and society must take the initiative in order to stay ahead. This according to University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng while delivering the 23rd annual Kgosi Edward Patrick Lebone Molotlegi Memorial Lecture.

Publication Date:
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 - 22:00
UCT researcher wins Newton Prize 2020

Energy poverty is a major challenge in South Africa. Many of the 1.25 million households in informal settlements rely on burning paraffin or wood to cook and provide light and warmth in their homes. Not only do these methods of energy production create health and safety hazards, but they also limit the economic and educational opportunities of the people – most commonly women and children – living in these settlements.

Publication Date:
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 - 21:45