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Saturday, 2 July 2016
UCT researchers honoured at NSTF awards

UCT researchers honoured at NSTF awards

Five UCT researchers were honoured at the prestigious 18th annual National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards Gala Dinner which took place in Gauteng on 30 June.

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Two UCT alumni win Standard Bank Young Artist Award for 2016

Two UCT alumni win Standard Bank Young Artist Award for 2016

Two UCT alumni, Jade Bowers and Mohau Modisakeng, were among a handful of artists to receive the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for 2016.

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Fossil fuel interests might derail efforts to stem extreme global warming

Fossil fuel interests might derail efforts to stem extreme global warming

We need to curb temperature increases to well below 2 °C, but new research warns that carbon budgets may be used up by 2030.

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UCT alumni shine on 200 Young South Africans list

UCT alumni shine on 200 Young South Africans list

UCT alumni make up more than 10 percent of the 200 Young South Africans 2016 list, which is compiled by the Mail & Guardian.

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Non-fiction award for Shain

Non-fiction award for Shain

Emeritus Professor Milton Shain has won the Recht Malan Prize for Non-fiction for A Perfect Storm: Antisemitism in South Africa 1930–1948.

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UCT opera stars in Belvedere semi-finals

UCT opera stars in Belvedere semi-finals

Twelve South Africans, two of whom are UCT students, have made it through to the semi-finals of the 35th International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition.

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Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsProfessor Tim Allen presents dinner and lunchtime lectures

In association with UCT’s Poverty and Inequality Initiative, Professor Tim Allen, the director of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa and head of the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science, will be presenting an evening lecture on Tuesday, 5 July and a lunchtime seminar on Wednesday, 6 July.

Deworming Delusions:
Mass Treatment for African Parasites in a Biosocial Perspective

Recent debates about deworming school-aged children in East Africa have been described as “The Worm Wars” and deworming has become one of the top priorities in the fight against infectious diseases. Leading economists and epidemiologists have vigorously promoted the idea, but biosocial research in Uganda and Tanzania suggest that things are not as straightforward as has been claimed.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 18:15–19:45
(light dinner served from 17:45)
Lecture Theatre 1A
Neville Alexander Building

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Humanitarian Impunity, Criminal Justice and Invisible Children:
Social Consequences of the War with the Lord’s Resistance Army

Acholiland in central northern Uganda has been affected by conflict for decades, with more than 30 000 young people being abducted into or joining the Lord’s Resistance Army. Many of these young people subsequently escaped and passed through reception centres supported by international humanitarian agencies on their way home. But no-one knows what subsequently happened to most of them. Where do humanitarians fit into the upheavals that have occurred?

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 13:00–14:00
(lunch served from 12:30)
Seminar Room, 4th Floor
New Economics Building

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