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.
Through a deep commitment to African knowledge production and the development of African solutions to global challenges, researchers at the University of Cape Town are making critical advances in everything from the fight against infectious diseases to advancing democracy in Africa.
Investing in talent
The skills gap remains a critical obstacle to South Africa’s advancement. UCT wants to graduate more spirited and educated citizens who can think critically and innovatively, and go on to make a vital contribution to the development of a healthy, democratic and equitable society.
UCT is committed to a vision of transformation that advances non-racialism, diversity and inclusiveness. This involves creating an institutional culture that is affirming for all who come to the university, a working environment that respects the dignity of all staff, and a demographic profile that reflects the democratic transition that has taken place in the country.
"I give to Distinguishing UCT to grow the endowment in order to provide bursaries to students in need who will not, normally, be able to afford to attend this institution. The bigger the endowed figure, the more income will be generated for these bursaries." Abieda Abrahams