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Clanwilliam's living landscape is celebrated in our latest photo essay.


Construction work on the new South Bus Stop
UCT Jameson Hall ceiling work
(until 30 October)
Load shedding Schedule
UCT is in Zone 15 and 7 (Hiddingh campus and GSB)
UCT's Load shedding Contingency Plan


Open Streets Bellville
04 Oct - 04 Oct

Researching and Assessing Heritage Resources
05 Oct - 09 Oct

Integrated Urban Water Management
05 Oct - 09 Oct

Can foreign donors build social capital, by Sohyeon Kim
06 Oct

Google Docs an overview
06 Oct - 06 Oct

The Schock Foundation Prize for Singing (Final Round)
06 Oct

UCT Drama Department presents: Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good
07 Oct - 10 Oct

A detailed analysis of calender data: Understanding contraceptive use dynamics and the implications for reproductive behaviour in Eastern Africa
08 Oct

Fighting a Losing Battle in a Racially Discriminating Colony in British Southern Africa: The Case of the Swaziland Coloured Welfare Association (SCWA), 1950-1963 - by Nhlanhla Dlamini
08 Oct - 08 Oct

Know Your Continent: Colonization and Decolonization
10 Oct - 10 Oct

Transform UCT


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.

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Sunday, 4 October 2015

Show goes on despite passport woes

Show goes on despite passport woes

Superstar French economist Thomas Piketty may not have made it to the Mother City for his much-anticipated lecture, but a discussion about global and South African poverty inequality still rang through UCT’s Jameson Hall on 30 September.


Creative vehicles for serious science

Creative vehicles for serious science

UCT lecturer and particle physicist Dr Sahal Yacoob probably never imagined science would put him on stage in shiny shoes – or have him counting lollipops as a proxy for popularity.


Riel dancers to kick off Baxter Dance Festival


The 2015 Baxter Dance Festival kicks off with the internationally-acclaimed Nuwe Graskoue Trappers and showcases 74 works on the programme this October


Tolkien Week: UCT's 'near coup'

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Brush up on your Elven, throw off your shoes and let’s get precious. This week is Tolkien Week and today is Hobbit Day (22 September), in honour of author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and his fictional heroes immortalised in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.  But did you know that Tolkien has a tenuous UCT connection?


Application for permanent removal of CJ Rhodes statue

University of Cape Town

Period for public comment for permanent removal of Rhodes statue extended


SRC Elections: Your Voting Questions Answered

SRC Elections

Edwina Brooks, Director of UCT's Department of Student Affairs answers common questions about the SRC election process and voting.


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Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsInternational Open Access Week at UCT

As part of an international community that promotes open access to scholarly literature, UCT will join in an international celebration of Open Access (OA) Week from 19-23 October.

Hosted annually, OA Week raises awareness and connects with the international scholarly community to promote open access to scholarship and research.

During the week there will be several events, hosted by UCT Libraries, in collaboration with the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, the Office for Postgraduate Studies and the Research Office. These include:

  • Monday 19 October – an opening session, with keynotes from international leaders in open access at the Centre for African Studies Gallery (from 14h00 to 16h00).
  • Wednesday 21 October – a discussion on open access publishing at UCT, in the Frances Ames Room in Health Sciences (from 17h30 to 19h30).
  • Friday 23 October – a session on establishing your career using open access, to be held in the Ulwazi Training Room in the UCT Libraries (09h00 to 12h00).

For more information email openuct@uct.ac.za

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