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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The recent exam season saw almost 200 University of Cape Town (UCT) students with a variety of disabilities write 502 exams at Disability Service venues around campus. It took a dedicated team to effect the wide ranging support needed.
In bidding a fond farewell to the University of Cape Town (UCT) community after her 20-year tenure, Chancellor Graça Machel reflected on two decades as the titular head of the institution. She says she is “at peace” knowing the university continues to prioritise and make progress with addressing sensitive issues like transformation.
On Friday, 29 November, 77 course participants comprising staff and students at UCT and members of the West Coast community, took to the podium to receive their certificates of participation in the indigenous Khoe language short course – a first of its kind for a South African university.