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Campus Closed until 2 October 2016
UCT has suspended classes until Sunday, 2 October 2016. The Jammie Shuttle service has been suspended and the libraries are closed. Read the rolling updates...

CAMPUS UPDATE

UCT has suspended classes until Sunday, 2 October 2016.
The Jammie Shuttle service has been suspended and the libraries are closed.

Read the rolling update on protest action and university services...

Several incidences of unlawful behaviour on campus have come to UCT’s attention. UCT’s investigative services are looking into these matters before submitting a report to the legal office. Unlawful activities should be reported to Campus Protection Services.

UCT statement regarding phoney email about student housing. Read the statement...

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Saturday, 1 October 2016
Executive Update: Message from the VC

VC Dr Max Price

VC Dr Max Price gives feedback on the events of Friday, 30 September, including the silent protest and the status of the interdicted students.

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Silent protesters’ message: Keep the doors of learning open

Silent protesters' message: Keep the doors of learning open

‘Keep the doors of learning open’ was the message of some 2 000 staff and students who held a silent protest on Jammie plaza this afternoon.

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Celebrating legends and new talent

Celebrating legends and new talent

Legends, newbies and powerhouses: the 14th annual Baxter Dance Festival includes the work of the best of South African dance, both old and new.

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Rainbow Week: My pronoun is...

Rainbow Week: My pronoun is...

Rainbow UCT used this year’s Rainbow Week to create consciousness around the use of pronouns in identity construction, says acting chairperson Kuda Masamvu.

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Lutete Khonde: Synthesizing a super antioxidant

Lutete Khonde

Lutete Khonde, from UCT’s Department of Chemistry, has created a simpler, faster and cheaper way of synthesizing a super antioxidant in the lab.

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Chance encounters: How Karen Sliwa is putting African cardiology on the map

Chance encounters - how Karen Sliwa is putting African cardiology on the map

Professor Karen Sliwa’s career has been characterised by chance and a lack of convention, and she has now broken convention again: the first female and the first person from Africa to be elected as president of the World Heart Federation.

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Underfunding, not protests, is driving South African universities down global rankings

Underfunding, not protests, is driving South African universities down global rankings

The most widely respected world university rankings have all recently published their latest results. The release of the Times Higher Education 2016-17 and Quacquarelli Symonds 2016-17 rankings have coincided with a resurgence in protests at many of South Africa’s universities.

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Mystery tooth linked to Paul Gauguin

Mystery tooth linked to Paul Gauguin

Dr Petrus le Roux has verified that a molar found in the Marquesas Islands probably belonged to artist Paul Gauguin.

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Kevin Naidoo: Computing, carbohydrates and cancer

Kevin Naidoo - Computing, carbohydrates and cancer

Professor Kevin Naidoo, from UCT’s Scientific Computing Research Unit, is using computational chemistry to clarify the role that carbohydrates play in identifying types of cancer.

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Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsSixth SEMC international conference

The sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC) was hosted by UCT from 5 to 7 September 2016.

Conference founder and chair, Professor Alphose Zingoni of the Department of Engineering & the Built Environment, said that the conferences bring together academics, researchers and practitioners to review recent achievements, share the latest developments and address the challenges of both the present and the future.

Over 350 papers were presented in the 57 sessions of the conference, with authors representing some 60 countries.

A highlight was the presentation of SEMC 2016 Young Researcher Awards for the best three papers by principal authors under the age of 35.

Caption: From left: Prof Alphose Zingoni (conference chair) with the recipients of the SEMC 2016 Young Researcher Awards: Mr Ou Zhao (Imperial College London), Ms Laura Marimon Giovannetti (University of Southampton) and Mr Matthias Labusch (University of Duisburg-Essen). Photo Supplied.

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