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R5 million donation for UCT’s COVID-19 offensive
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 - 18:30

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.

VC Desk: Our commitment to eradicating racism
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 - 17:15

UCT Vice-Chancellor writes to the university community on the institution's commitment to eradicating racism. The letter contains a link to the UCT Council statement condeming racism.

VC Desk: Remembering Prof Bongani Mayosi
Sat, 11 Jul 2020 - 18:45

Dear UCT Alumni, last week UCT Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, issued a letter to UCT staff and students (VC Desk 30 June 2020: Remembering Prof Bongani Mayosi), commemorating the upcoming second year anniversary of Professor Bongani Mayosi's passing. In the spirit of sharing this with you as well as to respond to some of the questions we have received from many of you, we are sharing the Vice-Chancellor's original message here. Dr Russell Ally. Executive Director: Development and Alumni Department.

UCT GSB wins international case writing competition
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 - 11:30

Researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business (GSB) have taken top honours in a prestigious international case writing competition for their teaching case on the challenges of financing digital entertainment.

Ebola a blueprint for African philanthropy in COVID-19 crisis
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 - 12:45

Philanthropic responses to the COVID-19 crisis in Africa should be guided by the blueprint that Ebola provided in West Africa, said Carl Manlan, chief operating officer of the EcoBank Foundation in Togo. He was one of three speakers in the final session of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Africa Month Virtual Symposium.

UCT remains flexible as deadlines shift due to COVID-19
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 - 12:45

University of Cape Town (UCT) Registrar, Royston Pillay, has reassured the campus community that management is working flexibly around a range of deadlines amid the uncertainty of COVID-19.

UCT pivoting to online learning
Mon, 25 May 2020 - 12:45

UCT alumna and Higher Educational Consultant in Vancouver BC, Vivian Forssman, visited the University of Cape Town in 2019 to assist in the development of an online education strategy and implementation plan.  In this article she speaks of her return to campus after many years – to find many things changed, but some things the same. 

UCT mourns passing of alumnus Denis Goldberg
Wed, 06 May 2020 - 00:00

The University of Cape Town (UCT) joins the nation and the international community in mourning the passing of alumnus Denis Goldberg, one of South Africa’s greatest stalwarts in the fight against apartheid.

Learning under lockdown: Prioritising UCT’s most vulnerable students
Mon, 27 Apr 2020 - 19:00

To ensure that students complete the academic year without further delay, part of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) multi-faceted response to the global COVID-19 pandemic has been to join other leading South African universities in starting remote teaching and learning.

UCT forms COVID-19 Research Task Team
Mon, 27 Apr 2020 - 19:00

The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has established a special COVID-19 Research Task Team to act as the official voice for COVID-19-related research projects and other interrelated functions in progress in the faculty.

Kelly Chibale: World leader in pharma
Mon, 27 Apr 2020 - 18:45

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Kelly Chibale, founder and director of Africa’s first integrated drug discovery and development centre, H3D, has been chosen as one of the world’s top 60 inspirational leaders in the pharmaceutical industry.

SHAWCO’s COVID-19 info and soap outreach
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 - 21:00

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.