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UCT mourns the passing of Advocate George Bizos
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 - 20:15

The University of Cape Town (UCT) mourns the passing of distinguished human rights lawyer, liberation struggle veteran and honorary doctorate recipient Advocate George Bizos.

Preserving cultural heritage through state-of-the-art technology
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 - 20:00

The Zamani Project is a research group at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics in the Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment that records, showcases and spreads awareness of cultural heritage sites on the African continent and beyond. The project has a reputation for producing spatial heritage data of high accuracy and authenticity.

UCT alumna’s NPO delivers learning material during lockdown
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 - 20:15

Outliers, a local non-profit organisation that operates in some of the Western Cape’s most marginalised communities, has distributed more than 20 000 educational resources tailored towards primary and high school learners. This has been done to ensure that the learners remain focused on their schoolwork during lockdown.

Inspiring Africa’s future business leaders
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 - 20:00

From a young age, Dr Catherine Duggan knew that she wanted to work in education. More specifically, she knew that she wanted to work in education in Africa. As she steps into her new role as the director of the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB), effective from 1 September 2020, UCT News asked her to reflect on a career spanning more than 20 years and her extensive experience at some of the world’s top business schools.

UCT maintains position in world rankings
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 - 17:30

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has maintained its position in the 201–300 band in the latest ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2020, published on Saturday, 15 August.

Summer School 2021 going virtual
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 - 17:15

A good news story in the wake of COVID-19 comes from the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Centre for Extra-Mural Studies (EMS), where viewership of their YouTube channel, a repository for their Summer School lectures and recent webinar series, has grown dramatically. Riding on this success, Summer School will now be presented virtually from 11 to 30 January 2021.

UCT joins search for COVID-19 vaccine
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 - 17:15

South Africa has joined global counterparts in search for a COVID-19 vaccine and the University of Cape Town (UCT) is lending a hand, participating in three international trials in the country, alongside several other universities.

Women-led UCT webinar series kicks off
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 - 17:15

University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng will host the first of a series of webinars titled A Women-led UCT from 18:00 to 19:30 on Friday, 28 August.

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.