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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


Thursday, 18 December 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.


Ebola fighters win TIME's Person of the Year award

Dr Kathryn Stinson

"They risked and persisted, sacrificed and saved," writes TIME magazine editor Nancy Gibbs of this year's Person of the Year awardees. Not one face, but many: nurses, doctors, epidemiologist, pharmacists, and others.


From Somaliland to UCT: journey of a scholar at risk

Prof Mohamoud Farah

Mohamoud Farah is about to embark on a long journey home on a foreign passport. From the continent's deep south, he will travel for two days, via Johannesburg to Ethiopia, and then across the border to Somaliland where he is a professor of law at the University of Hargeisa.


Campus trees stripped of their bark

Camphor trees

UCT's horticulturalists are trying to save three camphor trees along Stanley Road that have been stripped of their bark.


Latest Newsbyte

Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsComedy and laughter at the Baxter Theatre

The festive season is in full swing at the Baxter Theatre with three comedy productions, a children's show and a new year party.

Joe Barber VI – Life celebrates its 15th birthday at the Baxter Theatre until 10 January at 20h00 nightly.

This is Captain Lottering Speaking is in full flight at 20h15 until 10 January.

WhatWhat will wow audiences from 1 December until 10 January, Mondays to Saturdays at 20h15.

My Forever Friend runs until 10 January, with two shows daily at 10h00 and 12h00, Mondays to Saturdays.

On 31 December, a new year's eve party commences after the shows – with audiences invited to sing, dance and party with their favourite stars. All shows start later and tickets include the show, a complimentary drink, a spectacular balloon drop and a performance by Kinky Afro.

Book via Computicket or at Shoprite Checkers. For discounts, block bookings, charities or fundraisers, contact Sharon Ward on 021 680 3962 or Carmen Kearns on 021 680 3993.

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