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Thursday, 30 June 2016

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 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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Dr Fleur Howells receives a Claude Leon Merit Award

Dr Fleur Howells receives a Claude Leon Merit Award

Senior lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, Dr Fleur Howells recently received the 2016 Claude Leon Merit Award.

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Dr David Ikumi wins Claude Leon Award for wastewater research

Dr David Ikumi wins Claude Leon Award for wastewater research

Dr David Ikumi, senior lecturer in UCT’s Department of Civil Engineering, was recently awarded the 2016 Claude Leon Merit Award for early career researchers.

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New professors share journeys and reflections

New professors share journeys and reflections

Following UCT’s recent ad hominem promotions, ten academics share the story of how they became professors.

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A minimum wage needs to balance risk and opportunity, says DPRU

A minimum wage needs to balance risk and opportunity, says DPRU

A minimum wage of R2 447 per month would need to be certain that it balances the opportunity of protecting workers against the risk of job losses.

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Rising stars choose to work in Africa

Young, Gifted and Back

Young, gifted academics are returning from their studies abroad and are using their experience to bolster the learning experience in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

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UCT residences launch #KnowYourNeighbour campaign

UCT residences launch KnowYourNeighbour campaign

Last term, the UCT SRC and Residence Council launched the #KnowYourNeighbour campaign at Liesbeeck Gardens residence to build relations between students in residences.

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UCT bids farewell to outgoing Council

UCT bids farewell to outgoing Council

UCT bids farewell to outgoing Council members at the end of a four-year term.

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#UCTGrad2016 highlights

UCTGrad2016 highlights

Ululation, exhilaration and the next generation. Here are the June 2016 graduation highlights.

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Disagreement can become an act of love and reconciliation

Go out; make a difference

Dean of the Faculty of Law, Penelope Andrews, writes that many people find the very idea of disagreement, and of disagreeing with another human being face to face, terrifying. They arrange their personal and professional lives to avoid disagreements of any kind.

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‘Go out; make a difference’

Go out; make a difference

Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price rounded off the last of the June graduation ceremonies with a message to graduates to become active citizens.

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Magubane ensured that apartheid was not underexposed

Magubane ensured that apartheid was not underexposed

Legendary photojournalist Peter Magubane, whose photos of the Soweto uprising June 16, 1976 were published around the world, made the keynote address at the Humanities graduation ceremony on 15 June 2016.

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Grit, gratitude and graduation

Grit, gratitude and graduation

The journey to graduation – like the journey of life – contains many challenges, setbacks, even failures. A number of students graduating this June talk about what it takes.

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‘When I speak to people, I humanise disability’

Victor McKinney will be graduating from UCT with a PhD in disability studies

Victor McKinney will be graduating from UCT with a PhD in disability studies – despite being paralysed from the shoulders down for the last 29 years.

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Keeping up with the graduates

Keeping up with the graduates

Seven students who are graduating this June speak about their UCT experience.

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Next Generation Professoriate – autumn update

Next Generation Professoriate – autumn update

An update on the progress and activities of the first cohort of the Next Generation Professoriate

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UCT to honour leading academics in African art, archaeology and economics

UCT to honour leading academics in African art, archaeology and economics

The first tranche of 2016 honorary doctorates are to be conferred on Emeritus Professor El Anatsui, Doctor Janette Deacon and Emeritus Professor Francis Wilson in separate graduation ceremonies at UCT in June.

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