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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.

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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.

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SA's first deaf law graduate
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 - 08:00

When Qobo Ningiza becomes the country’s first deaf law graduate next Friday, 12 April, he will continue a tradition that has seen some of South Africa’s most prominent leaders become formidable heroes of social justice through their study of this challenging subject.

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.

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‘What’s stopping me?’
Tue, 26 Feb 2019 - 09:30

Meet the Godfather of information technology in the townships and rural areas.

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.