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Some Enchanted Evening
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 15:45

On Wednesday, 5 June, as the first of the winter cold fronts for this year subsided and the rain clouds parted, the scene was set at UCT's College of Music for ‘An Enchanted Evening of Operaâ€TM.

Opera Campaign Champion, Ms Aviva Pelham, joined Opera School Director, Prof Kamal Khan, in introducing guests to a sample of the talent that is nurtured at UCT.

Around Africa in 31 days
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 13:30

For the second year, UCT dedicated May to celebrating 'Internationalisation with an Afropolitan niche' through Africa Month. Under this umbrella, the university presented a variety of events, seminars and lectures on key issues facing the continent, master classes, student-run sporting events, art exhibitions and films.

Conference marks Land Act centenary
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 13:30

More than 180 papers were presented at the Land Divided conference that opened at UCT in April, providing an opportunity for scores of researchers and government and civil society representatives to explore the legacy of the segregationist and far-reaching Land Act of 1913.

Refurbished JW Jagger Reading Room opened
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 13:30

The collections that make up Special Collections - the African Studies Collection, Manuscripts & Archives, the Audio-Visual Archive, and the rare books collections - include books, pamphlets, periodicals, photographs and film, archival material, maps and posters, and are renowned for their extent, their depth, and their uniqueness.

UCT shines in World University Rankings by subject
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 13:30

UCT has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the world for eight of its subject areas, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject released in May. UCT was ranked at 32 for its Education and Training subject area.

Booming black middle class represents R400 billion spend
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 13:30

South Africa's black middle class has more than doubled over the past eight years, growing 250%: from 1.7 million South Africans in 2004 to an estimated 4.2 million last year.

President Zuma honours five UCT stalwarts
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 13:15

The orders are conferred yearly on Freedom Day, April 27, and Zuma said they represent peace, unity and the restoration of human dignity of all South Africans.

SKA fellow's first scientific paper from KAT-7
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 13:15

Alumnus Dr Richard Armstrong, a Square Kilometre Array (SKA) SA Fellow at UCT, is the lead author of the first scientific paper based on observations performed with South Africa's new KAT-7 radio telescope.

Phonathon connects current students with alumni
Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 12:00

Since the first of June, the Weston Room at the Baxter residence computer lab has been transformed into a "calling hub," buzzing with the sound of lively conversations between current students and alumni, in aid of the Development and Alumni Department's 2013 Phonathon, now titled "UCT Connect."

UCT celebrates landmark research ratings and four new A-ratings
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 15:30

In April came the exciting news that UCT had passed the 400 landmark for its overall number of National Research Foundation-rated scholars, following the 2012 NRF ratings cycle.

Health Sciences hosts centenary dinner in New York
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 14:00

Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price welcomed over 200 alumni from the US and Canada to the Faculty of Health Sciences centenary gala dinner at the Rosenthal Pavilion at New York University's Kimmel Centre on 31 March.

UCT's race-based admissions policy under the spotlight
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 13:30

UCT will revisit its race-based admissions policy for the 2015 student intake, following recommendations in the Report of the Commission into Student Admissions Policy, submitted to Council at the end of last year.