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Tuesday, 26 January 2021
UCT researcher wins Newton Prize 2020

Energy poverty is a major challenge in South Africa. Many of the 1.25 million households in informal settlements rely on burning paraffin or wood to cook and provide light and warmth in their homes. Not only do these methods of energy production create health and safety hazards, but they also limit the economic and educational opportunities of the people – most commonly women and children – living in these settlements.

Publication Date:
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 - 21:45
Preserving cultural heritage through state-of-the-art technology

The Zamani Project is a research group at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics in the Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment that records, showcases and spreads awareness of cultural heritage sites on the African continent and beyond. The project has a reputation for producing spatial heritage data of high accuracy and authenticity.

Publication Date:
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 - 20:00
UCT alumna’s NPO delivers learning material during lockdown

Outliers, a local non-profit organisation that operates in some of the Western Cape’s most marginalised communities, has distributed more than 20 000 educational resources tailored towards primary and high school learners. This has been done to ensure that the learners remain focused on their schoolwork during lockdown.

Publication Date:
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 - 20:15
UCT mourns the passing of Advocate George Bizos

The University of Cape Town (UCT) mourns the passing of distinguished human rights lawyer, liberation struggle veteran and honorary doctorate recipient Advocate George Bizos.

Publication Date:
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 - 20:15