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12 Jan - 14 Jan

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04 Sep - 07 Sep


Ask the hard questions

Prof Crain Soudien

UCT was "especially proud" of its Faculty of Commerce, which on 18 December held its second of four graduation ceremonies this week, said Professor Crain Soudien, deputy vice-chancellor. With some 370 graduands about to make the transition to graduates, Soudien reminded them of their alma mater's excellence.


Honours for 'intellectual entrepreneur' Henry Louis Gates

Henry Louis Gates Jr

Honorary graduate Henry Louis Gates Jr, director of the WEB du Bois Institute for African American Research and founding director of the Hutchins Centre for African and African American Research, received a standing ovation from the platform party at the Faculty of Humanities graduation on Wednesday 17 December 2014, the third of four humanities ceremonies this week.


Inclusive economic growth the antidote to poverty and inequality

Sandile Zungu

Poverty, unemployment and inequality are pervading problems in South Africa, which can be addressed by growth in the South African economy maintains businessman and UCT alumnus Sandile Zungu, the speaker at the commerce graduation ceremony held on 17 December.


Be insubordinate in your thinking

Alide Dasnois

Speaking at a graduation ceremony for the Faculty of Humanities on 16 December, former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois implored emerging scholars to engage critically with the world and keep an independent mind – an outlook that would prove essential as they looked to correct the world's many injustices.


Meet the 2014 graduates


If 2014 graduates could give advice to their first-year self, what would it be? Six graduating students share their advice on making it through a degree and their memories of campus life.


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.


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

"Few conversations beat those in which you tell a young adult that their tuition fees are covered, and covered for the next five years," comments Pauline Alexander, recipient of the Vice Chancellor's Medal in recognition of her important contribution to developing a new model for alumni relationships and fundraising for UCT.

Alexander joined UCT in 2002 and serves as development and marketing manager for the Faculty of Law.

UCT Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price said Alexander had become an integral part of almost every aspect of life in the faculty, recognising her "dedicated and innovative work – specifically the way she has established and maintained a loyal community of alumni who continue to give back to the university year after year".

The Vice-Chancellor's Medal was instituted during the 1980s. It is awarded, at the vice-chancellor's discretion, to someone who has made an important contribution to the university.

Photo by Michael Hammond.

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