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UCT alumnus, technology, part of black hole 'discovery'
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 - 13:30

University of Cape Town (UCT) alumnus and South African astrophysicist Roger Deane is part of an international team of scientists that captured the first image of a black hole, released to the world on 10 April. Remote sensing technology developed at UCT also played a role in the historic discovery.

New script for shark survivor and drama graduand
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 - 15:45

When a great white shark attacked bodysurfer Caleb Swanepoel at Buffelsbaai near Knysna in June 2015, he thought he was going to die. But a new script was being written for the drama and performance student who graduates on 16 April.

Cycle Tour success for UCT’s Preen
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 - 16:30

University of Cape Town (UCT) star cyclist Hayley Preen pedalled her way to an impressive result in the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour, finishing second in the U23 women’s race and securing a top-10 spot in the elite women’s category.

100UP learners get a taste of university life
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 - 16:15

On Saturday, 16 March, 100 grade 12 learners from various Khayelitsha schools enjoyed a tantalising foretaste of what first year at the University of Cape Town (UCT) could be like when they attended three special lectures as part of the extended annual UCT Summer School.

3rd Annual Heads of Mission Breakfast
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 - 07:45

Ambassadors and consul-generals from nearly 100 countries congregated at the official residence of UCT Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng on 7 February 2019, to explore ways the university can strengthen ties with the international community.

'Helping move UCT forward is my priority'
Wed, 06 Feb 2019 - 16:00

Incoming president of Convocation Professor Eddy Maloka is committed to drawing in more alumni to help address some of UCT’s challenges.

VC meets UCT Legacy Society
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 - 13:30

The UCT Legacy Society hosted Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng in Sandton, Johannesburg on 24 November.

100 years of UCT – what was, and what could be
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 - 10:30

UCT's Development & Alumnni Department hosted a seminar series to commemorate one hundred years of UCT as a degree-issuing institution in 2018. Listen to the podcasts here.

Genetic brain research in Africa: A ‘formidable’ challenge
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 - 15:30

Over the past two decades, mental health research has advanced markedly. But most mental health studies haven’t included African people – either as researchers or as participants. This raises an all too familiar concern that Africa could be a bystander as advances in molecular and genetic research of the brain proceed at a breakneck speed.

Bumper Summer School for 2019
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 - 15:00

Now extended to three weeks, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Summer School from 7 to 25 January 2019 offers a bumper programme of 113 lectures (up from 70 in 2018) and a focus on Africa and “issues of consequence”.

UCT masterʼs student shines in Miami
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 - 15:00

The simple treat of eating ice cream and jelly in hospital after having her tonsils out was the first step in University of Cape Town (UCT) masterʼs student Maria Jose’s journey to becoming a medical doctor, and onwards to being chosen as a Mandela Washington Fellow.

Taking food security to a wider audience
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 - 14:45

One of the most challenging aspects of conducting academic studies is translating crucial findings for a wider audience. With the launch of a new publication, Tomatoes & Taxi Ranks: Running our Cities to Fill the Food Gap, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) African Centre for Cities (ACC) has made the topic of urban food security accessible and understandable to everyone – from primary school learners to policymakers.

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