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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not only was Denis Goldberg the youngest member of the group that stood trial at Rivonia, but he was also the one with the greatest practical knowledge of engineering, in as far as its practical applications to the anti-apartheid movement were concerned. The Development and Alumni Department's Yusuf Omar was fortunate to sit down with Goldberg, discussing his role in the struggle, his memories of UCT’s engineering faculty and his plans to leave a legacy.
Over the past two decades, mental health research has advanced markedly. But most mental health studies haven’t included African people – either as researchers or as participants. This raises an all too familiar concern that Africa could be a bystander as advances in molecular and genetic research of the brain proceed at a breakneck speed.
Now extended to three weeks, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Summer School from 7 to 25 January 2019 offers a bumperprogramme of 113 lectures (up from 70 in 2018) and a focus on Africa and “issues of consequence”.