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News in Brief

UCT Community of Hope Vaccination Centre

The University of Cape Town in partnership with the Western Cape Government (WCG) have reinforced our commitment to bringing hope to the residents of the Mother City with the launch of the world‑class Community of Hope Vaccination Centre that opened its doors on Monday, 30 August 2021.

The site is located on Main Road in Mowbray – in the Forest Hill Residence – and access is from Broad Street. The site is open every day: Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 15:00.

Updated: 30 August 2021



UCT leads, in Africa, in four of the five major world university rankings: Times Higher Education, Quacquarelli Symonds, Center for World University Rankings and US News Best Global Universities.

Times Higher Education

UCT moved 20 places to 136th position in the latest 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

US News

The sixth edition of the US News Best Global Universities rankings saw UCT being ranked 121st globally for 2020.

Upcoming Events

2021 02 Aug 09:00 29 Oct 17:00

PhD Preparedness Course

Are you considering doing a PhD?

This is a 12 week fully online course facilitated by the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative (CNPDI) in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Cape Town.

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2021 02 Aug 09:00 03 Oct 17:00

Measuring Consumption

This course is targeted at researchers, postgraduate students and analysts who want the theoretical background and practical skills to analyse consumption survey data, e.g. from the Income and Expenditure Surveys or the Living Conditions Surveys.

Course Content:
• Consumption surveys and Engel curves,
• Engel curves and equivalence scales. Microeconomic theory of demand,
• Estimating Demand equations,
• Social influences on consumption
• Life-cycle considerations,
• Micro and macro issues.

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2021 03 Aug 09:00 05 Oct 17:00

Understanding the South African Labour Market

This course teaches participants labour market theory and the practical application of this theory using South African data. The course is aimed at researchers, postgraduate students and analysts.

Course Content:
- Labour Supply
- Labour Demand
- Minimum wages
- Education and human capital
- Where do labour statistics come from?
- Unemployment
- Trade unions and the public sector
- Discrimination

This course will run for 11 weeks online, with one 1.5 hour lecture and one 1.5 hour Stata practical per week.

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