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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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."
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 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.