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What started as a question around whether UCT should continue to house a statue of Cecil John Rhodes on its campus has become a much larger movement for change, a call to re-imagine and re-engage with what a transformed African and South African university looks like – whether in terms of its ethos, curriculum, research, symbols, policies or demographics.

UPDATE: While the Rhodes statue has been temporarily removed, UCT is applying for its permanent removal – a process that involves a public consultation process. Mail rhodes.statue@chand.co.za to comment on this final step.

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Monday, 31 August 2015

Political parties: the missing link in our Constitution?

Kate O'Regan

Justice Kate O'Regan spoke last night about the role and regulation of political parties in South Africa's constitutional democracy, at a public lecture hosted by the Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance in the Faculty of Law and the Department of Political Studies at UCT, in co-operation with My Vote Counts.

Read her full speech here.

A book to grow Africa's next generation of researchers

Growing the Next Generation of Researchers

Emerging researchers across the spectrum – from those who already enjoy recognition to those who are just starting out – are likely to benefit from a new publication flowing from the Emerging Researcher Programme (ERP).

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Do legal frameworks protect women's rights?

Women's Roundtable

The Postgraduate Law Students' Council recently hosted a Women's Roundtable focusing on whether legal frameworks are effective in the protection of women's rights.

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Health MEC visits SHAWCO clinic in Tambo Village

SHAWCO clinic

SHAWCO Health's paediatric clinic in Tambo Village, Manenberg, recently played host to the Western Cape MEC for Health Dr Nomafrench Mbombo.

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UCT TB researcher Grant Theron awarded prestigious NRF P rating

Grant Theron

The National Research Foundation (NRF) recently recognised the work of senior researcher in the Department of Medicine Dr Grant Theron for his work in tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and transmission, by awarding him a P rating.

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Physics team builds mini supercomputer

Mini Supercomputer

A team of students and staff from the physics department recently built a "mini supercomputer" from scratch.

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Why genetic modification is essential for our survival

Jill Farrant

The use of modern biotechnology, commonly termed genetic modification, is not only safe, if ethically and appropriately done, but will be essential to the survival of the human race in the future. This was the view of Professor Jill Farrant, UCT Research Chair in Plant Molecular Physiology, at the latest Café Scientifique.

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Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsNEHAWU Women's Month treat

NEHAWU set up a mobile 'spa' on Jammie Plaza on Monday to celebrate women workers and students on campus during Women's Month.

Braving the August weather, women were given neck and shoulder massages, hand treatments and giveaways, courtesy of Eternal Child.

It was a first for NEHAWU on campus and chairperson Patricia Bevie said she'd been surprised by the turnout.

"It was our aim to acknowledge women for the sacrifices they make in society and to let them know that there are outlets like this to destress. The labour relation is not a love relationship and can be stressful at times."

Bevie said NEHAWU encouraged women to unite in empowering one another.

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