Once again, the Baxter Residence computer lab has been transformed into a hub of activity as the Development and Alumni Department launches the 2014 UCT Phonathon, where students connect with alumni, sharing stories of their experiences during- and after their time at UCT, and discussing the University's key fundraising priorities.
Intrepid UCT students and a University of Stellenbosch (SU) counterpart undertook the first documented walk and ecological assessment of the Eastern Cape's Great Kei River during the mid-year vacation.
While teenage pregnancy in South Africa is often painted with a single brush-stroke - disruption to the education of female learners - it has many other negative consequences that are not often explored in the mainstream media.
Seventy years ago a UCT student saw a community in need and decided to do something about it.
Andrew Kinnear, a UCT medical student, supported by Dr Golda Selzer from the Groote Schuur Pathology Department, established the Kensington Students' Clinic in 1943 to address the health issues encountered in the area.
When Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price delivered his installation address to a Jameson Hall packed with dignitaries on 19 August 2008, the watchwords were redress and transformation, academic freedom and integrity, research excellence, and engaged citizenship.
Speaking on campus to a tightly-packed Jameson Hall during a visit to South Africa in June, the first black President of the United States' message to an enrapt audience in was loud and clear: Africa's fate is in the hands of its youth.
Along with the Port Elizabeth alumni chapter, we at DAD recently had the honour of hosting an Alumni Leadership Forum with Mr Philipp Gutsche, former CEO, and current non-executive Chairman of Coca-Cola Sabco.
In his informative and succinct way, Mr Gutsche spoke about his business journey, which started while, as a Commerce student at UCT, he would work as a driver-salesman at the SA Bottling Company during vacations.