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Thursday, 11 February 2016
|Was 'forward panic' to blame for what unfolded at Marikana's Scene 2?
Researcher and writer David Bruce proposed a new theory of what went through the police’s minds as he walked a Summer School audience through what has become known an Marikana’s ‘Scene 2’, where 17 miners were shot dead. Read more...
|Majority of international students privately accommodated
Only 125 beds (or 1.8%) at UCT are allocated to Semester Study Abroad (SSA) students, most of whom are accommodated privately. This is the word from acting DVC Anwar Mall responding to criticism around the university's housing policy. Read more...
|Security alert: Another Rhodes Memorial incident
Released: 15h00, 5 February 2016
We are very distressed and outraged once again to report that another female University of Cape Town student has been sexually assaulted while walking on the mountain towards Rhodes Memorial. Read more...
|Building a pipeline for UCT's professors of the future
Professor Robert Morrell, programme director of UCT's Next Generation Professoriate, recently elaborated on the details of this programme aimed at advancing the development of black and female academics at the university. Read more...
Released: 16h45, 4 February 2016
The University of Cape Town has noted that RhodesMustFall is distributing information that the UCT Executive are meeting with RMF at 17h00 today. They have proceeded to invite students to the meeting. Please note that the UCT Executive are not meeting with RMF. The reasons are given in the letter sent earlier today to RMF. Any student with accommodation issues, financial aid queries or facing academic exclusion should please contact Ms Moonira Kahn of the Department of Student Affairs. Read more...
|Will the vote swing away from the ANC in elections?
It's not policy or charismatic leaders that will see the ANC triumph again in the upcoming local elections, argues UCT political analyst Dr Zwelethu Jolobe. It's something rather more banal. Read more...
VC celebrates centenary with University of Fort Hare
Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price visited the University of Fort Hare (UFH) in the Eastern Cape for a centenary celebration. UFH, which counts many luminaries like Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu among its alumni, has planned a range of activities for its centennial year.
During his visit, Price spent time with UFH Vice-Chancellor Dr Mvuyo Tom. He also met UCT alumni in East London to give them an overview of recent events at UCT.
UCT has a valuable relationship with UFH and the University of Venda through the Trilateral Postgraduate Programme, which enables selected PhD students (fellows) from Fort Hare and Venda to spend a period of up to 12 months at UCT during their three-year programme.
The programme is intended to foster the development of a cohort of strong academic leaders at their home universities while at the same time generating new knowledge and expertise for the understanding and solution of local problems.
Caption: Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price with UFH Vice-Chancellor Dr Mvuyo Tom during one of the UFH's centennial events.
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