Home > Home


Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Heritage Month: The Khoi encountered Europeans long before Van Riebeeck

Fifty‑two years before Jan van Riebeeck landed at the Cape on 6 April 1652, Cape Town was a proto-port; a calling place for hundreds of outward and inbound ships between Europe and the East Indies. These maritime visitors also met and bartered with the resident Khoi, who were guardians of the Camissa (‘sweet water’) River flowing into Table Bay.

Publication Date:
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 - 13:45
UCT student ties for first in SA Tertiary Mathematics Olympiad

University of Cape Town (UCT) third-year BSc student Tim Schlesinger tied first with two other students at the South African Tertiary Mathematics Olympiad.

Publication Date:
Mon, 06 Sep 2021 - 10:45
UCT to host international summit on SDGs in Africa

It’s not every day that you can collect insights from government, business, academia and civil society all in one place, around a focused agenda on what matters most: peace and prosperity. UCT will host thought-leaders from around the world at the virtual International Summit on Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.

Publication Date:
Mon, 06 Sep 2021 - 10:30
T cells face off against variants to boost COVID-19 immunity

With the fight against COVID-19 beset with concerns around the efficacy of vaccines in the face of a mutating virus, University of Cape Town virologists have shown that the body’s T cells maintain 85% of their capacity to detect variants, continuing to mount a substantial defence to prevent severe illness, hospitalisation and death.

Publication Date:
Wed, 11 Aug 2021 - 17:45