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First Khoekhoegowab language course cohort honoured
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 - 14:15

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.

Following Ansla van Bengalen
Fri, 26 Jul 2019 - 11:30

As part of the Summer School Extension programme, UCT's Centre for Extra-Mural Studies (EMS) hosted Amie Soudien, a curator, writer and researcher, who presented her work on Ansla van Bengalen, a former slave whose life history Soudien has studied. Soudien delivered the lecture, 'Following Ansla van Bengalen: revisiting the histories of enslaved women in the Cape', on 17 July 2019 in UCT's Kramer Building.

Lessons from a record-breaking drought
Wed, 24 Jul 2019 - 11:15

Multiple perspectives are key to building resilience according to Gina Ziervogel’s latest research into Cape Town’s water crisis.

Butler on Ramaphosa’s rise to president
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 - 18:00

On Monday 29 July Professor Anthony Butler, of the Department of Political Studies, will present a lecture on Cyril Ramaphosa’s rise to president, exploring how he moved from the margins of politics in the Thabo Mbeki era to the state presidency.

Multimillion rand boost for Africa medicines research
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 - 12:00

University of Cape Town (UCT) alumnus and former chairman and chief executive of Coca-Cola Neville Isdell has donated $1 242 160 (about R18 million) towards research into the discovery of new medicines for infectious diseases at the university’s Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D).

Raising funds for campus food security
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 - 10:00

UCT's annual Phonathon kicks off today, 18 June 2019, and the proceeds will support the UCT Food Programme.

Unique exhibitions to mark Africa Month
Wed, 15 May 2019 - 11:00

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is hosting two separate and uniquely African exhibitions in the UCT Libraries and at the Irma Stern Museum as part of the institution’s Africa Month celebrations.

UCT Legacy Society to visit Durban and Bloemfontein in May
Tue, 14 May 2019 - 17:00

The UCT Legacy Society will visit Durban and Bloemfontein this May, facilitating discussions between the university and key stakeholders, including alumni, donors and friends of the institution.

Donors, alumni thanked by university
Tue, 14 May 2019 - 12:00

UCT’s donors and alumni joined Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng in Johannesburg on 6 May, with Phakeng conveying the university’s gratitude for their invaluable contributions to its operations.

Shifting the narrative on African migration
Mon, 13 May 2019 - 17:30

University of Cape Town (UCT) Africa Day Symposium speaker Professor Carlos Lopes cut through the bias around migrant statistics to point out that Africa produces only 14% of the world’s migrants – compared to Europe’s 24% and Asia’s 41%. Lopes was among a panel of academic experts who discussed African integration and the free movement of people during the symposium, held at the Baxter Theatre on Friday, 10 May.

UCT first university to adopt global ethics code
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 - 13:15

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Senate has adopted the Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings (GCC). The code, which is directed at all research disciplines from bioscience to zoology, emphasises close collaboration between partners in the global north and south through all stages of research. It was developed over the past four years by TRUST, a collaborative EU-funded project, with UCT as a key partner.

Image og black hole
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.