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Notes on the Location of Philology in Africa, by Shamil Jeppie
05 Sep

Using Sketchnotes as a tool for Teaching and Learning
07 Sep

Stability and Design of Steel Structures
07 Sep - 11 Sep

Arabic Philology and the Conquest of Foreign Languages: Script, Language and Cognition (11th-12th centuries), by Stefan Leder
07 Sep

South Africans' evaluations of presidential performance, by Jamy Felton
08 Sep

People, Places + Perceptions: Street Politics and Urban Education in Visual Formats, by Solam Mkhabela
09 Sep

Using Sketchnotes as a tool for Teaching and Learning
09 Sep

Colonial Zionism and the Palestinian Nakba – a comparative study of Palestine, South Africa, and Haiti, by Seif Dana
09 Sep

Concert: Western Classical Students' Showcase
09 Sep

An Analysis of Curriculum Knowledge in an introductory Actuarial Science Course
10 Sep

Transform UCT


What started as a question around whether UCT should continue to house a statue of Cecil John Rhodes on its campus has become a much larger movement for change, a call to re-imagine and re-engage with what a transformed African and South African university looks like – whether in terms of its ethos, curriculum, research, symbols, policies or demographics.

UPDATE: While the Rhodes statue has been temporarily removed, UCT is applying for its permanent removal – a process that involves a public consultation process. Mail rhodes.statue@chand.co.za to comment on this final step.

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Saturday, 5 September 2015

Political parties: the missing link in our Constitution?

Kate O'Regan

Justice Kate O'Regan spoke last night about the role and regulation of political parties in South Africa's constitutional democracy, at a public lecture hosted by the Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance in the Faculty of Law and the Department of Political Studies at UCT, in co-operation with My Vote Counts.

Read her full speech here.

Never stop asking 'why', young scientists urged

Science Expo

Never lose your curiosity or propensity to ask 'Why?' This is what the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment Professor Alison Lewis told primary and junior participants at the opening of the 33rd Eskom Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists.


Students host 'appreciation lunch' for workers on campus

appreciation lunch

Students recently held an appreciation lunch for UCT workers, during which they screened a documentary focusing on a day in the life of a cleaner in a residence.


UCT to host training conference for ombuds

Zetu Makamandela-Mguqulwa

The UCT Ombud's Office will host an ombudsing training conference, titled 'Foundations of Organisational Ombuds Practice', in partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training, the International Ombudsman Association (IOA) and the university.


Double, double, toil and trouble

Beer brewing winners

Fire burn and cauldron bubble ... While they tend to avoid eye of newt, UCT's very own brewery team has been concocting award-winning liquid confidence.


Kopano celebrates 70th birthday at anniversary dinner


Kopano celebrated its 70th anniversary at a special dinner on Saturday 29 August, during which outgoing registrar Hugh Amoore was honoured for his service to the residence and the university.


'Queering the academy' – sexuality conference on campus


What can be done to make South African tertiary education institutions more welcoming to LGBTQIA+ people? This was the question under discussion at the recent HAICU sexuality seminar, where students and academics from around the country gathered to discuss the intersection of issues around transformation and sexuality.


Latest Newsbyte

Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsStudents trek across the Transkei

During the mid-year vacation, 13 UCT students from the Mountain and Ski Club (MSC) hiked the length of the Transkei, from Port Edward on the border of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, south towards the Great Kei River Mouth – a distance of approximately 280 kilometres.

The trip was sponsored by the MSC's Expedition Fund, which provides members an annual opportunity to apply for financial support on expeditions. Previous trips have sent members to the Himalayas, Mt Elbrus and Mt Kenya.

Watch a video of their journey.

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