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UCT is an inclusive and engaged research-intensive African university that inspires creativity through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship; enhancing the lives of its students and staff, advancing a more equitable and sustainable social order and influencing the global higher education landscape.

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The vice-chancellors of all 26 public universities are calling for an urgent meeting with the President of South Africa, to register their anger at the scourge of gender-based violence in the country and to push for a plan of action to respond decisively to this crisis.
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Our vision

UCT is an inclusive and engaged research-intensive African university that inspires creativity through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship; enhancing the lives of its students and staff, advancing a more equitable and sustainable social order and influencing the global higher education landscape.

2018–2019 World University Rankings

1st
IN AFRICA

156 Times Higher Education
200 Quacquarelli Symonds

9th
IN EMERGING ECONOMIES

Times Higher Education

Upcoming Events

2019 08 Jul 09:00 06 Dec 17:00

Labour Law in SA: Practice and Procedure

Course fee: R29 995 (UCT staff & students get 50% discount off the course fee)

To register complete the registration form.

Course dates: 8 - 12 July | 7 - 11 October | 2 - 6 December 2019

Closing date for registration: 30 June 2019

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2019 15 Oct 19:30 20:30

The Symphony Choir of Cape Town and the UCT Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

“There is no choral and no orchestral writing, earlier or later, that shows a more thrilling sense of the individual of every chord, every position, and every doubled third or discord,” said Sir Donald Tovey, describing Missa Solemnis, considered one of Beethoven’s supreme achievements.

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2019 15 Oct 19:30 20:30

The Symphony Choir of Cape Town sings Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

Beethoven’s most thrilling composition to be performed at UCT

“There is no choral and no orchestral writing, earlier or later, that shows a more thrilling sense of the individual colour of every chord, every position, and every doubled third or discord,” said Sir Donald Tovey, describing Missa Solemnis, considered one of Beethoven’s supreme achievements.

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