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Sunday, 1 May 2016

20-year milestone for international office

UCT's International Academic Programmes Office opened its doors 20 years ago as part of a renewed push towards international partnerships and outreach into Africa and beyond. Read more...

Astronomers pinpoint echoes of ancient exploding star on our stellar doorstep

Colour image of Te 11 made from images showing light from Hydrogen and Nitrogen gas (red), Oxygen gas (green) and visual light (blue).

A team of astronomers from UCT and the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) has identified a rare star that exploded around 1 500 years ago. Read more...

UCT's Disability Service is "constantly evolving"

Students have taken up the fight for fair access for students and staff with disabilities

UCT's Disability Service aims to find solutions to the challenges that students and staff with disabilities bring to them. This is to ensure that the UCT experience is not diminished because of physical- or mental-health challenges.

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Study reveals the obstacles mothers face in getting help for their critically ill children

Study reveals the obstacles mothers face in getting help for their critically ill children

A year-long research study by UCT and the University of Oxford has highlights the difficulties facing critically ill or injured children when accessing quality emergency care in South Africa.

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UCT Drama Department presents new works from South African playwrights

UCT Drama Department presents new works from South African playwrights

The New Works Season at the Baxter sees the Drama Department's senior students take on two never-before-seen works by South African playwrights.

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UCT alumni recreate renowned opera in District Six

UCT alumni recreate renowned opera in District Six

UCT alumni mark 50 years since the destruction of District Six by staging La Boheme in District Six, which celebrates the area’s rich heritage through the lens of the classic opera.

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Glasgow to honour UCT legal expert on women's rights

Glasgow to honour UCT legal expert on women's rights

Professor Rashida Manjoo of UCT’s Department of Public Law is to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow in November this year for her work on human rights and social justice.

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Fast-tracking professors is key to transformation

Bongani Mayosi

Growing and fast-tracking a new cohort of black and women professors is key to transforming the Faculty of Health Sciences. And with the right conditions it can be done, says dean-designate Professor Bongani Mayosi, whose own journey is a case in point.

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Where South African defamation law stands on 'naming and shaming'

Where South African defamation law stands on 'naming and shaming'

Naming and shaming is a common tactic among activists, lobby groups and the media. Corporations are blasted as polluters. Politicians are exposed as expense cheats. Paedophiles and sex offenders are outed on social media.

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Invest in the full community of researchers - and their ways of seeing

Invest in the full community of researchers - and their ways of seeing

Associate Professor Elelwani Ramugondo delivered the opening address at the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health’s recent annual research day, underscoring the need for “different ways of seeing” in our plural society.

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It's Green Week!

It's Green Week!

Green Week, the Green Campus Initiative's major drive towards sustainable living, sees a variety of activities planned for 25-29 April.

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VC Desk: Assistance is available to help prevent suicide
Released: 17h00, 23 April 2016

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VC Max Price writes to the UCT community about the new SADAG UCT Student Careline: 0800 24 25 26 free from a Telkom line, or SMS 31393 for a call-me-back.

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Make a name for yourself

Make a name for yourself

The names of five UCT buildings are under review, and the university wants your comments, suggestions and proposals.

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