Media releases

Media releases

2019

Second quarter

 

Khoekhoegowab language short course official launch
10 June 2019
Media are invited to attend a media conference officially launching the Khoekhoegowab language course at the University of Cape Town (UCT), which will be preceded by a cleansing ceremony before the start of the first class.

 

Outstanding UCT scientist to develop two new TB research areas after winning R1.5m Oppenheimer Fellowship award
7 June 2019
University of Cape Town’s Professor Valerie Mizrahi, who is the recipient of the prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award for 2018 for her research into tuberculosis (TB), plans to use the award worth R1.5 million to develop two new areas of research which are built on expertise in the biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis as it relates to TB pathogenesis and drug discovery.

 

Leading cause of children deaths through injury is preventable – UCT academic
5 June 2019
The leading cause of death for children between the ages 12 months and 18 years old is injury, and most of it is preventable. This is according to University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Sebastian van As, head of the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trauma Unit.

 

Book detailing life post the Rwandan genocide wins acclaimed award
4 June 2019
A book reflecting a University of Cape Town (UCT) academic’s research into the lives of people living in Rwanda more than two decades after the 1994 genocide has been named the winner of the Book Award in the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)’s 2019 Great Places Awards.

 

Inspiring young scientist selected for international leadership initiative
31 May 2019
A University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD student working in the field of drug discovery has been selected for the 2019 CAS Future Leaders Program, one of the most prestigious and fiercely contested leadership programmes in the world.

 

Collaboration is key for research on the African continent
31 May 2019
Researchers on the African continent are facing the kinds of struggles that become predictable in under-resourced institutions, an Africa Day Mini-Symposium held recently at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) Faculty of Health Sciences heard. The symposium focused on the opportunities and challenges in capacity-development experienced by researchers on the continent.

 

Birds prefer to live in luxury than in poor areas, study finds
31 May 2019
A unique study of birdlife in South African cities has found that birds prefer wealthy areas to poorer ones but will move out if things get too cramped. The study was conducted by a team of scientists from the University of Turin, Italy and the Universities of Cape Town (UCT) and the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Their findings were published this week in the international journal of Global Change Biology.

 

Immunity against infection extends beyond breastfeeding period – new study
29 May 2019
Mothers can transfer life-long protection against infection to their infants by breastfeeding. This was the finding from new research in mice by an international team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

 

Online platform launched to improve legal research in Africa
29 May 2019
An online platform that is aimed at improving access to case law in Africa has been launched by the African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII) and the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU) at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The online research platform searches case law across 14 African jurisdictions and 250 000 cases, offering a machine learning generated summary and a graphical representation of the links between judgements.

 

UCT granted first-of-its-kind full membership on global cybersecurity body
28 May 2019
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) focus on cybersecurity has seen the institution being honoured as the first academic institution in Africa to be granted full membership of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the recognised global leader in incident response.

 

UCT spearheads new technologies for life-saving cancer treatment
27 May 2019
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has acquired a portfolio of key life sciences patents to develop innovative treatments for human cancers.

 

UCT adds indigenous Khoisan to its language courses
24 May 2019
The University of Cape Town (UCT) will offer a short course on Khoekhoegowab, the indigenous Khoisan language, through its Centre for Extra-Mural Studies (EMS).

 

A double international win for UCT archaeology professor
23 May 2019
Professor Shadreck Chirikure, who heads the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Archaeology, has become the first African to win the Antiquity journal of archaeology’s Antiquity Prize twice. Professor Chirikure won the award for best paper of 2018.

 

Afrophobia: Language used to discriminate against African immigrants
23 May 2019
Research by University of Cape Town (UCT) lecturer Mr Ivan Katsere has found that language can be used to discriminate against African immigrants. His research into the “politics of language” has alerted the Department of Psychology lecturer to language’s potential to entrench a harmful “us and them” scenario.

 

UCT steps up efforts to foster multilingualism
22 May 2019
In an evolving world, the ability to speak more than one language has become second nature. As part of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) New Language Policy, the institution offers an isiXhosa short course at no cost to staff and students after the government identified the need to promote different languages at South Africa’s institutions of higher learning.

 

UCT professor honoured with prestigious award by Emperor of Japan
21 May 2019
University of Cape Town (UCT) applied mathematician and fisheries scientist Emeritus Professor Doug Butterworth has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the Emperor of Japan for his contribution to the sustainable management of the country’s fisheries.

 

Penguins and their chicks’ responses to local fish numbers informs marine conservation
21 May 2019
How adult penguins fish and the body condition of their chicks are directly linked to local fish abundance, and could potentially inform fishery management, a new study has found. The researchers studied an endangered African penguin colony during a rare three-year closure of commercial fisheries around Robben Island, Cape Town, and their findings are published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology.

 

UCT’s business school wins a first of its kind prestigious global award
20 May 2019
A customised executive education programme co-designed by the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Graduate School of Business (GSB) and Standard Bank has won gold at the prestigious European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Global Excellence in Practice Awards (EiP) for its unique format and high-impact results.

 

Rat poison now affects peri-urban wildlife in Cape Town - UCT study
17 May 2019
Urban rat poisons are spilling over into Cape Town’s natural environment, threatening species such as caracal, mongoose, otter and owl, a team of University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers in the Institute for Communities and Wildlife in Africa (iCWild) has discovered.

 

Statement by Law Faculty in response to letter by ‘concerned students’
16 May 2019
The Faculty of Law takes diversity and transformation seriously. As a result, significant efforts have been made not just to transform the outlook of the student and staff profiles, but also to change the cultural climate.

 

Historic all-women leadership in charge of academic enterprise at UCT
16 May 2019
The University of Cape Town (UCT)’s announcement of Professor Sue Harrison as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC): Research and Internationalisation means that, in what is a rare moment for higher education across the world, all four leaders in charge of the academic enterprise at the highest level of a university are female.

 

UCT to engage with key Durban stakeholders to share transformation vision
14 May 2019
University of Cape Town (UCT) Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Transformation, Professor Loretta Feris, will visit Durban as part of an ongoing engagement programme facilitated by the university’s Development and Alumni Department.

 

Survey reveals UCT graduates are ‘highly sought after’
14 May 2019
More than 50% of the University of Cape Townʼs (UCT) 2018–2019 graduate cohort are employed in South Africa’s private sector, with over 20% earning more than R20 000 a month.

 

Provision of breastfeeding spaces vital for productivity, UCT study finds
14 May 2019
Mothers who breastfed at work were more committed to their company or institution and had increased productivity, research by a University of Cape Town (UCT) academic has found.

 

Declining ice in Arctic threatens polar food web and impacts sea-ice algae
13 May 2019
The impact of climate change on the algae that live in Arctic sea ice is likely to be large and complex, according to models co-developed by the University of Cape Town (UCT). Declining sea ice in the Arctic could have a large and complex impact on sea-ice algae – the powerhouses of the polar food web.

 

The juggling act that is motherhood – the challenges and joys of some mothers at UCT
10 May 2019
Ahead of Mother’s Day on Sunday, 12 May, five members of the University of Cape (UCT) community have shared their inspirational stories, perspectives and unusual motherhood journeys which highlight some of the joys, the challenges and the fulfilling motherhood moments for both old and young mothers in the UCT community.

 

UCT research on cheetah’s tail leads to new way of capturing movement of the human body
9 May 2019
A University of Cape Town (UCT) research project that initially investigated the properties of cheetahs’ tails in relation to robotics has now resulted in a whole new way of capturing the movement of the human body.

 

Africa Month Symposium: Interrogating the Role of Young Leaders in Pan-Africanism and Regional Integration
7 May 2019
The AU African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), in collaboration with University of Cape Town’s Convocation and the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance (NMS) will host a public symposium on the role of young African leaders in Pan-Africanism and Regional Integration at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch. The symposium will focus on the challenges and opportunities for transformation in Africa, including topical issues relating to the idea of one-ness and working towards African Shared Values. Discussions will focus on themes relating to Nationalism and Pan-African Citizenry, African Integration and the Free Movement of People, as well as Youth and Business Innovation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

 

Investment in ecological infrastructure can protect South Africa from droughts and floods
30 April 2019
Scientists from a transdisciplinary research team that includes hydrologists, ecologists, climate scientists and livelihood experts are investigating how investments in ecological infrastructure protect society against hydroclimatic risks, including droughts and floods.

 

UCT medical students launch innovative project to alleviate healthcare system challenge
29 April 2019
A new initiative by the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Surgical Society is offering students from across faculties the opportunity to join forces to help plot a new course for South Africa’s healthcare system. As part of the initiative, students come up with innovative solutions to some of the deeply-entrenched systemic problems.

 

South African universities must adopt new digital teaching approaches to be globally competitive - UCT study
25 April 2019
New online and open access ways of teaching and learning are gaining momentum in South Africa, but the advances still apply only to a handful of institutions. This is according to a two-year study led by the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT).

 

UCT’s unique Executive MBA ranked the best in Africa
25 April 2019
The University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business’s (GSB) Executive MBA (EMBA) programme has been named the best in Africa and rated in the top 50 worldwide in the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Global EMBA Rankings.

 

UCT becomes first African university to adopt global ethics code
24 April 2019
The University of Cape Town (UCT) Senate has adopted the Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings (GCC). The GCC aims to counter ‘ethics dumping’, broadly the practice of exporting sensitive research not ethically accepted in the global north to the global south and other resource-poor settings.

 

UCT trio excel in global CEO corporate contest
23 April 2019
A University of Cape Town radio jock, a Durban beach boy, and a hockey-cum-chess player may not be the obvious trio to take on a global corporate contest, but they did UCT and South Africa proud when they excelled at the recent Procter & Gamble (P&G) CEO Challenge.

First quarter

 

Common injectable contraceptives could increase risk of TB
16 April 2019
A breakthrough study conducted by Professor Keertan Dheda and Dr Michele Tomasicchio, at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity, has revealed that one of South Africa’s most commonly-used injectable contraceptives could increase women’s chances of contracting tuberculosis (TB).

 

UCT’s eResearch Africa conference on data science for development
16 April 2019
In a research-intensive environment, data scientists contribute to real-world problems in public health, education, sustainable energy, climate change, economic development, and many other areas. The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) eResearch is hosting its bi-annual conference at UCT from the 15 to 18 April 2019. The theme of this year’s conference is data science for development and focuses on the work of data scientists in solving the world’s so-called wicked problems.

 

UCT student rises above dire poverty to graduate with academic excellence
15 April 2019
When Ntebogang Segone graduates on the Dean’s Merit List - in recognition of constant academic excellence - with a Bachelor of Science on 17 April he will dedicate his graduation to the woman who made his dream a reality.

 

New online platform to save cash-strapped students money
12 April 2019
A novel start-up that aims to save cash-strapped students money by connecting them to cheaper and suitable products and services is set to take the campus community by storm for its nifty and innovativeness.

 

UCT student aims to use graduation to highlight discrimination against queer people
11 April 2019
University of Cape Town (UCT) student Nigel Patel, who is well known for their activism across the city, will graduate with a Bachelor of Laws degree on Friday, 12 April 2019 where they will also receive UCT’s Blumberg Prize for service to the student community as well as working hard academically.

 

Female students come out tops in civil engineering at UCT
11 April 2019
University of Cape Town (UCT) women are making significant strides in civil engineering, where they account for six of the department’s 11 first-class honours students. The students are part of the class of 2018 that will graduate on Friday, 12 April.

 

Creative arts programme presented by internationally acclaimed artists at UCT
10 April 2019
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Institute for Creative Arts (ICA), in association with Pro Helvetia, will present a diverse and provocative programme of talks, films and performances by acclaimed artists and educators from Switzerland, Brazil, Germany, Palestine, Egypt and China. The programme runs until Thursday, 11 April at UCT’s Hiddingh Campus.

 

UCT to confer more than 5000 degrees at its autumn graduation
9 April 2019
The University of Cape Town (UCT) will honour approximately 5124 students in 14 graduation ceremonies taking place from Wednesday, 10 April until Thursday, 18 April 2019. During the 14 ceremonies – expected to be attended by about 14 000 people – 70 doctoral degrees and 383 master’s degrees will be conferred.

 

Shark survivor graduates with drama degree at UCT
5 April 2019
When a great white shark attacked bodysurfer Caleb Swanepoel at Buffelsbaai near Knysna in June 2015, he thought he was going to die. But a new script was being written for the drama and performance student who graduates on 16 April.

 

South Africa’s first deaf student to graduate with a Bachelor of Laws degree at UCT
4 April 2019
Qobo Ningiza will be South Africa’s first deaf Bachelor of Laws degree graduate when he is capped at a University of Cape Town (UCT) graduation ceremony next Friday, 12 April 2019.

 

UCT leading scientists selected to be part of £25M FLAIR scheme
4 April 2019
Six University of Cape Town (UCT) scientists have been selected as FLAIR research fellows. The FLAIR (Future Leaders – African Independent Research) is a programme of The African Academy of Science (AAS) and Royal Society, with support from the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), designed to help talented early-career researchers, whose science is focused on the needs of the continent, establish independent careers in African institutions and ultimately, their own research groups. Up to 30 FLAIR fellowships will be awarded in 2019.

 

Applications for admission to UCT in 2020 now open with new undergraduate closing date
2 April 2019
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has opened applications for admission to study at the institution for various programmes for the 2020 academic year. Prospective students may apply online.

 

Health Minister to deliver the Steve Lawn Memorial Lecture at UCT
1 April 2019
National Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi will deliver the annual Steve Memorial Lecture which was postponed from 20 March 2019 to 2 April 2019.

 

Calls for specific laws to protect South Africa’s water source areas
28 March 2019
While South Africa’s National Water Act recognises the protection of water resources, such as rivers, it makes no mention of strategic water source areas in particular. According to Amanda Mkhonza, an environmental law lecturer at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Institute of Marine & Environmental Law, this leaves the vast majority of our water source areas highly vulnerable to inappropriate development.

 

Transition to renewable energy could result in cheaper, cleaner and more reliable electricity supply for SA
28 March 2019
Phasing out coal in the power sector by 2040 would allow SA to fulfil its commitment to the Paris Agreement goal of limiting warming to well below 2° C without significant impact on the economy.

 

Khayelitsha learners experience varsity life through UCT summer school
27 March 2019
A hundred grade 12 learners from various schools in Khayelitsha had a taste of the first year University of Cape Town (UCT) experience when they attended three special lectures as part of the extended annual UCT Summer School.

 

Strategies for countries to decarbonise based on national development objectives
26 March 2019
Every country must have a long-term strategy for climate change, otherwise the Paris pledges will not be well aligned with national development objectives — the Deep Decarbonization Pathways (DDP) network proposes a handbook to build their strategies.

 

The Cape Town drought - lessons for other municipalities in South Africa
25 March 2019
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) African Centre for Cities (ACC) released a new paper which warns that the Cape Town drought has powerful climate-change adaptation lessons for other South African municipalities.

 

UCT research identifies wildlife crime hot spots in the United Kingdom
19 March 2019
University of Cape Town (UCT) academics have led an international study that has found that the young hen harriers (a bird of prey) in the United Kingdom (UK) suffer abnormally high mortality compared to other populations across their range.

 

Lifetime Achievement Award for Dizu Plaatjies of Amampondo fame
19 March 2019
Neo-traditional African musician Dizu Plaatjies and head of African Music: Practical Studies at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) South African College of Music, has been awarded a ministerial Lifetime Achievement Award by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS).

 

Health Minister to deliver the Steve Lawn Memorial Lecture at UCT
15 March 2019
National Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi will deliver the annual Steve Lawn Memorial Lecture at the University of Cape Town.

 

UCT student using 3D printers to address education crisis in South Africa
14 March 2019
University of Cape Town (UCT) third-year Bachelor of Science student Denislav Marinov plans on using 3D printers in South Africa’s schools to level the education playing fields.

 

New evidence shows that the work of United Nations agencies is effective
14 March 2019
Collaborative research involving University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers shows how key services in lower- and middle-income countries can contribute to reaching multiple United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), even among high-risk children and adolescents.

 

UNESCO Chair in Open Education and Social Justice bestowed on UCT professor
13 March 2019
University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Associate Professor Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams has been awarded the title of UNESCO Chair in Open Education and Social Justice for her contribution to ground-breaking research and implementing initiatives focused on open education in the global south.

 

How DNA technology can provide immediate benefits for healthcare in Africa
12 March 2019
Although there is increasing evidence of participation of African scientists in genomics research, there is little evidence of its major impact in practice.

 

UCT alumnus urges Commonwealth leaders to protect at least a third of the world’s oceans
12 March 2019
University of Cape Town (UCT) alumnus Lewis Pugh has urged Commonwealth leaders to fully protect at least 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030. Currently, less than 7% is protected.

 

UCT feeding scheme addresses student hunger
11 March 2019
A University of Cape Town (UCT) feeding scheme that was started last year to alleviate the problem of hunger among students on campus is growing in leaps and bounds. The scheme is now serving a total of 600 lunches on UCT’s upper campus, the College of Music, Hiddingh campus and the Child Guidance Clinic.

 

UCT students selected to meet Nobel laureates in Germany
8 March 2019
Four University of Cape Town (UCT) students are among 20 top young South African scientists successfully nominated by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) to attend the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to physics in Germany in June 2019.

 

Debates ongoing at UCT over the Curriculum Change discussion document
8 March 2019
Following the conclusion of the work of the Curriculum Change Working Group (CCWG), the Teaching and Learning Committee at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is continuing to receive comments and feedback in respect of the Curriculum Change Framework document. The framework is a discussion document, not a policy, and will not be enforced.

 

Maths and physics genius tackles shortage of engineers by coaching underprivileged matric learners
7 March 2019
University of Cape Town (UCT) final-year mechanical engineering student Thabang Sebetoane has formed a non-profit organisation, Tshehetso, that mentors and tutors matric learners to cope with the gruelling demands of university-level mathematics and physics.

 

Heavy droughts can now be expected every 15 years, UCT study finds
6 March 2019
The recent drought which left dams like the Theewaterskloof Dam empty and saw the City of Cape Town’s taps almost run dry, can now be expected once every 15 years, rather than every 50 years as previously assumed, University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers have warned.

 

UCT launches R10 million cutting-edge TB research facility in Masiphumelele
6 March 2019
By the age of five, 20% of children in Masiphumelele township, south of Cape Town, are already infected with tuberculosis (TB). When these children enter high school, about half are infected with TB. By the time they become young adults, the infection rate has increased to roughly 80%.

 

UCT student selected for prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholars program
6 March 2019
University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD candidate Gloria Chikaonda will be pursuing a second master’s degree at Stanford Law School in International Legal Studies in September after being selected for the 2019 Knight-Hennessy Scholars program. Knight-Hennessy scholars receive full funding for graduate study at Stanford.

 

UCT academic who pioneered urine bio-brick wins global chemical engineers award
5 March 2019
University of Cape Town (UCT) academic Dr Dyllon Randall has become the first African recipient of the prestigious global Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Warner Prize. The prize is awarded biennially to people who show “exceptional promise” in sustainable chemical proce2ss technology, nuclear technology or in making chemical engineering more accessible to a wider scientific community.

 

New low-cost technology to reduce risk of shark attacks
5 March 2019
After 15 years of using trained observers (spotters) to successfully reduce the risk of shark bites in Cape Town, a new project has been launched to develop a low-cost, computer vision-based, automatic, shark detection algorithm to be used on fixed cameras above Cape Town’s beaches.

 

UCT reclaims its top 10 position in world rankings
5 March 2019
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has moved up two places to reclaim its position in the top 10 in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject – placing among the top 100 universities in a total nine disciplines.

 

UCT’s Mandela School introduces Professor Ismail as Director Designate
14 February 2019
The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance prepares to enter a new and exciting phase of its development in 2019 following the appointment of Professor Faizel Ismael as Director. There will be a few months transition between current Director Professor Alan Hirsch and Professor Ismail, before handover in July 2019.

 

UCT’s Institute for Creative Arts launches first book on live art in the country
13 February 2019
The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA), an interdisciplinary institute at the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Faculty of Humanities, kickstarts its rich programme for 2019 with the launch of its highly anticipated new book, Acts of Transgression: Contemporary Live Art in South Africa – the first book on live art in the country – on Saturday, 16 February at UCT’s Hiddingh Campus.

 

UCT executive committed to addressing legitimate student issues
13 February 2019
The University of Cape Town executive recognises the importance of issues that have been raised by the Student Representative Council (SRC).

 

African women carry a high burden of cancer – early detection and treatment critical
7 February 2019
In South Africa, cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths among women while breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer. One in 26 women are at risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime, mostly presenting with late stage disease, which is associated with a poor prognosis. A unique feature of cancer cases in Africa are the high burden of cancers in women (56%), and late stage at which cancer is diagnosed (46% of breast cancer in South Africa is diagnosed at an advanced stage).

 

UCT gears up for the 2019 academic year
6 February 2019
Preparations for the 2019 academic year are underway at the University of Cape Town (UCT) ahead of classes set to officially resume on 11 February. For first years, registration and orientation started on 21 January and is continuing until 8 February. Parents orientation took place on 26 and 28 January.

 

UCT signs agreement with leading French geological institute dedicated to sustainable management of natural resources
5 February 2019
The University of Cape Town (UCT) and the French Geological Survey public institution, BRGM, have joined forces to promote research in three major themes – responsible mining, the circular economy and the sustainable management of water resources.

 

More die after surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined – study
1 February 2019
Around the world 4.2 million people die every year within 30 days after surgery – with half of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), a new study in The Lancet reveals.

 

New device developed to administer drugs via mobile messaging
31 January 2019
A shared passion for improving healthcare in developing countries has led biomedical engineers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Osmania University, India to develop a tool for clinicians to administer medication to their patients remotely using mobile messaging technology.

 

UCT study uses genetics to explore people’s risks of getting injured
24 January 2019
University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers have used an innovative approach to generate data that provides a DNA sequence road map that can be used to explore people’s susceptibility to musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries.

 

UCT selected for large-scale funding to tackle the world’s complex challenges
24 January 2019
Researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) are included in two of 12 international teams selected by United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) to establish large interdisciplinary research hubs based at leading UK universities that address the world’s complex development challenges.

 

UCT among top 10 emerging-economy universities
17 January 2019
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has held its position at ninth in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings and is the top university in Africa. South Africa has nine universities in the Emerging Economies Rankings, up from eight last year, and retains seven in the top 200.

 

UCT students weigh in on men’s role in addressing gender-based violence in South Africa
17 January 2019
Research from lobby group, Sonke Gender Justice, shows that the impact of gender-based violence has been estimated to cost South Africa up to R42.4 billion per year. It also reports that the Western Cape is one of the most unsafe provinces in South Africa. A third of the country’s murders are reported to police stations in this province.

 

UCT to co-host the Neuroscience Imbizo
4 January 2019
The IBRO-SIMONS Computational Neuroscience Imbizo, or isiCNI2019 is an opportunity for African and international students to learn about cutting edge research techniques in computational neuroscience.

TOP