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2015 Rasch Sixth International Conference
12 Jan - 14 Jan

Conference for General Practitioners
19 Jan - 23 Jan

Imperial-University of Cape Town Global Health Fellows Programme
25 Jan - 31 Jan

The African Quaternary (AfQUA): Environments, Ecology and Humans
30 Jan - 07 Feb

Surgical Update
28 Feb - 01 Mar

Women Playwrights International Conference
29 Jun - 02 Jul

9th Annual Congress of the South African Society for Research in Music
16 Jul - 18 Jul

SEMC 2016: The Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering , Mechanics & Computation
04 Sep - 07 Sep


Guard the lamp of knowledge

Prof Rodney Douglas

Building a research enterprise on equipment scavenged from dusty corners of medical school may not have been a dream start to his career as a neuroscientist. But for honorary graduate Prof Rodney Douglas, it was this spirit of enterprise and exploration that paved the way for him and other UCT alumni to become neuroscience pioneers.


'Revive the noble struggle for social justice'

Rashied Omar

Reconciliation and social justice were top of mind at the humanities graduation ceremony held on the morning of the Day of Reconciliation.


Graça Machel's challenge to the class of 2014

Graça  Machel

At the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment's graduation on Monday 15 December, UCT Chancellor Graça Machel had some particularly inspiring words for new graduates – and a challenge for the class of 2014.


Good engineers build societies, not just machines

Ben Turok

Ben Turok urged engineering graduates to keep the socioeconomic implications of their work in mind, as they have a crucial role to play in developing a just society.


With love from Africa

Olu Akinkugbe Business Law in Africa Fellowship

African higher education institutions aren't as fortunate as their American counterparts when it comes to monetary endowments from alumni. But when Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price broached the topic in a lecture in Nigeria last year, local business leader Chief Olu Akinkugbe took up the challenge.


UCT's bumper graduation week out of the blocks

Jessica Posel Price

The Mother City wore her finest for the start of UCT's December graduation ceremonies this morning, heralding a week of celebrations when some 5 772 undergraduate and postgraduate students will be capped in historic Jameson Hall.


Latest Newsbyte

Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsVice-Chancellor's Medal for Ackerman

Wendy Ackerman (left) was recently honoured by UCT when she received the Vice-Chancellor's Medal, awarded to an alumna or alumnus who has made a distinguished contribution to society.

Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price noted that Ackerman received the medal not just as a philanthropist, but as a human being, for the intelligence, empathy and passion that infuses all of her work, which she has passed on to her children and grandchildren.

Ackerman was the life governor of the former University of Cape Town Foundation. As a founder and executive director of Pick n Pay, Ackerman led the family business to the forefront of social responsibility initiatives, including Pick n Pay becoming the first company in South Africa to offer free antiretrovirals to employees living with HIV/AIDS.

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