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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.

UCT alumni build ‘Coronapp’ platform
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 - 21:00

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.

‘Overwhelming’ student response to man COVID-19 hotline
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 - 20:45

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.

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.

Growing exam support for students with disabilities
Thu, 19 Dec 2019 - 10:30

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.

‘I am not leaving UCT, I am taking UCT with me’
Sat, 14 Dec 2019 - 11:45

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.