The Vice-Chancellor has committed 20% of her salary for a period of 3 months towards this fund. Our Chancellor, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, has also led by example when she announced a R5 million donation by the Motsepe Foundation to help the university manage its multi-faceted response to the pandemic. Read the Vice-Chancellor's appeal letter to alumni.
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Bookings are open for the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Winter School, a seven-day programme, which will run from 24 to 31 July and will feature several prominent presenters. These include Professor Salim Abdul Karim and Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, leading epidemiologists in the fight against COVID-19, and former Public Protector, Professor Thuli Madonsela.
As the longevity of our planet hangs in the balance, a shift toward more sustainable practices within global economies has become imperative. As a result, the concept of the ‘circular economy’ has gained traction and become an important topic for discussion. A recent collaborative study by researchers at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Austria maps the level of circularity in South Africa’s economy, and sheds some light on the prospects for a sustainable future.
Universities around the world have been rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Phenomena such as online teaching and learning have become the “new normal”, and it has required rapid adaptation from both students and academics. In a post‑pandemic world, will this temporary learning methodology become a permanent facet of the higher education model globally? What will the university of the future look like?
The Water Institute of South Africa (WISA) has awarded a prestigious Senior Fellow Membership to Dr Kirsty Carden, interim director of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Future Water Institute (FWI). Dr Carden is an applied scientist in civil engineering, and the fellowship honours her 34-year-long career and many contributions to the country’s water sector.