Apathy among young people stands in the way of Africa’s demographic dividend
While political engagement and participation in public life are declining among young Africans, greater civic education may result in an empowered young citizenry that acts for prosperity, peace and development.
PhD candidate seeks to reduce child labour and promote education
Rebecca Nana Yaa Ayifah, a UCT PhD candidate in economics, has been awarded the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy grant for research into conditional cash transfers as a means of reducing child labour practices in Ghana.
PhD on military conscripts builds on poetic expression
PhD scholar Stephen Symons’ research on how former South African Defence Force (SADF) conscripts navigate their memories and whiteness in post-apartheid society is built on a master’s in creative writing.
On 1 July 964 service staff – gardeners, cleaners, security guards and caterers − officially became part of UCT. It’s been a long journey for many who were previously outsourced to contract companies servicing the university. But now it’s time to welcome them back. These are their stories.