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Sunday, 18 August 2019
Shifting the narrative on African migration

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.

Publication Date:
Mon, 13 May 2019 - 17:30
UCT first university to adopt global ethics code

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.

Publication Date:
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 - 13:15
Image og black hole
UCT alumnus, technology, part of black hole 'discovery'

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.

Publication Date:
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 - 13:30
New script for shark survivor and drama graduand

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.

Publication Date:
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 - 15:45