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Alumni and students connect during month-long UCT Phonathon
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 19:15

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.

VC's foreword
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:30

While 2013 proved to be a busy and productive period for the university, the year's achievements were eclipsed by the passing of Nelson Mandela on December 5.

Foreword by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Thandabantu Nhlapo
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 11:00

The previous quarter has been nothing if not eventful.

The visit from US President Barack Obama at the end of June marked a special moment in UCT's history - the first time a US president has given an address on campus .

TB takes centre stage
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 10:30

Drama and a comic book are among the new weapons that UCT researchers are using to fight TB in Worcester and its surrounding community.

Tracking a river
Monday, October 7, 2013 - 13:30

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.

Leibbrandt brings new life to PII
Monday, October 7, 2013 - 13:15

Alumni News (AN) spoke to Professor Murray Leibbrandt about his new role as the pro-vice-chancellor of the Poverty and Inequality Initiative (PII).

Teen pregnancy has large impact on mental health
Monday, October 7, 2013 - 13:15

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.

Celebrating 70 years: SHAWCO then and now
Monday, October 7, 2013 - 13:00

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.

Stand and deliver
Monday, October 7, 2013 - 13:00

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.

Africa's lead in malaria fight internationally acknowledged
Monday, October 7, 2013 - 12:45

The UCT-led effort to find a single-dose cure for malaria has been named the 2012 Project of the Year by the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV).

Youth can change Africa's destiny, Obama tells UCT
Monday, October 7, 2013 - 12:15

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.

Phil Gutsche "On being a successful Coca-Cola bottler"
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 17:30

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.