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2017

Second quarter

 

UCT statement on students served with notice to vacate residences
23 June 2017
The University of Cape Town states that no student has been requested to vacate their residences as a result of non-payment of fees.

UCT statement on an outdated media report on a student’s unpaid debt from 1996
13 June 2017
An inaccurate report from 2013 is circulating about a student who waited 17 years to settle unpaid fee debt and graduate. Here are the facts about this incident.

UCT current affairs commentary expert list: Recession, Cape storms, terror attacks, electricity tariff hike, unqualified or underqualified teachers, and the future of gas
7 June 2017
The following academics at the University of Cape Town are available for commentary on current affairs.

Multi-year support for students at UCT’s Disability Service
25 May 2017
UCT is very pleased to announce that the FNB Fund has recently committed funding of R11 million towards UCT’s Disability Service.

 

UCT to stage 14 graduation ceremonies next week
27 April 2017
Approximately 4 500 students will be capped when the University of Cape Town (UCT) stages 14 graduation ceremonies from Monday, 1 May to Saturday, 6 May 2017 in Jameson Hall.

 

New publication highlights the anti-malarial efficacy of exciting new clinical drug candidate
26 April 2017
Research conducted by the University of Cape Town (UCT)’s Drug Discovery and Development Centre, H3D, and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), in collaboration with a team of international researchers.

 

UCT current affairs commentary expert list: Junk status, spatial segregation, government communications, Cabinet reshuffle and MOOCs
11 April 2017
The following academics at the University of Cape Town are available for commentary on current affairs.

 
 

How to recreate the city of Cape Town
5 April 2017
The Integration Syndicate (IS) has been officially launched as a partnership including public policy research centres at three Western Cape universities, policymakers, and civil society groups.

 

UCT current affairs commentary list: South Africa's downgrade to junk status and tremors
4 April 2017
The following academics at the University of Cape Town are available for commentary on current affairs.

 

Occupation of UCT's Bremner Building ended
4 April 2017
The occupation of the Bremner Building at the University of Cape Town has been ended on Monday, 03 April 2017 following an arrangement between the university's executive and student representatives.

 

UCT open for application to study in 2018
4 April 2017
University of Cape Town (UCT) has started accepting applications for admission for the 2018 academic year on Monday, 3 April 2017.

 

UCT rated within top five in Centre for World University Rankings subject rankings
3 April 2017
The Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) on Monday, 03 April 2017, released their inaugural subject rankings which placed the University of Cape Town (UCT) in the top five - out of over 26 000 higher education institutions - in two subjects: Ornithology (third) and Area Studies (fourth).

 

Update on Bremner occupation
1 April 2017
As of Saturday, 1 April 2017, the Bremner building at the University of Cape Town remains occupied.

First quarter

 

Corruption is an Enemy of the Poor
31 March 2017
Statement by academics on the firing of Minister Gordhan and Deputy Minister Jonas.

 

UCT supports calls to express our anger at state capture
31 March 2017
The University of Cape Town calls on members of the campus community to join the public protests planned for today and the next few days to express the nation’s call for President Jacob Zuma to restore transparency and accountability to the office of the National President and to abide by the Constitution.

 

UCT mourns the passing of Dr Kathrada
28 March 2017
The University of Cape Town mourns the passing of anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Dr Ahmed Kathrada, who was conferred with an honorary doctorate by the university in 2015.

 
 

UCT professor to make an impact on African climate risk research
28 March 2017
After being awarded the research chair in African Climate Risk by the AXA Research Fund, University of Cape Town's Professor Mark New aims to use his new position to make a significant change in the research field of African climate risk.

 

UCT ecologist wins British Ecological Society prize
28 March 2017
University of Cape Town (UCT) ecologist Gabriella Leighton has won a British Ecological Society (BES) Young Investigator prize. The prize - one of only five awarded each year - recognises the best research papers published in BES journals by early career scientists.

 

UCT events and interview opportunities
27 March 2017

 

UCT study shows that urine test is better for diagnosing TB rapidly among hospitalised HIV-infected patients
22 March 2017
A study published this week in the journal BMC Medicine by researchers from the University of Cape Town shows that among hospitalised patients with HIV infection, a simple and inexpensive urine test identified more TB diagnoses in the first 24 hours of admission than rapid sputum-based tests.

 

UCT's student shuttle service to be disrupted on Thursday, 23 March 2017
22 March 2017
The University of Cape Town is expecting some disruptions to the Jamie Shuttle services on Thursday, 23 March 2017.

 

UCT current affairs commentary expert list: Human Rights, the Spur Incident, World Tuberculosis Day and other issues
22 March 2017
The following academics at the University of Cape Town are available for commentary on current affairs.

 

UCT current affairs commentary expert list: Informal settlement upgrading, Decolonisation of higher education, SASSA, MOOCs
14 March 2017
The following academics at the University of Cape Town are available for commentary on current affairs.

 

UCT's SAX Appeal students' magazine celebrates the marginalised
9 March 2017
UCT RAG's fundraising magazine issue to hit the streets on 10 March 2017.

 

UCT current affairs commentary expert list: Social Grants, Crime Stats, Decolonisation and Superbugs
7 March 2017
The following academics at the University of Cape Town are available for commentary on current affairs.

 

Cape Town and Leeds to study role of technology in the future of higher education
7 March 2017
A new transcontinental research project is looking at the way technology is affecting traditional campus-based degrees.

 

Human actions could lead to "sixth mass extinction" - UCT professor
6 March 2017
New MOOC sheds light on how the planet has been shaped by biodiversity.

 

UCT academic year to start on 13 March 2017
1 March 2017
The University of Cape Town is gearing up for another academic year, which will get underway officially on 13 March 2017.

 

UCT current affairs commentary list: Xenophobia, land redistribution, climate change and water shortage
1 March 2017
The following academics at the University of Cape Town are available for commentary on current affairs.

 

UCT events and interview opportunities
28 February 2017

 

International climate services conference to be hosted in Africa for the first time ever
27 February 2017
The Fifth International Conference on Climate Services (ICCS5) will be held for the first time in Africa, and will host the world's leading organisations and individuals involved with the rapidly growing arena of climate services.

 

UCT statement on The David Goldblatt Collection
24 February 2017
The University of Cape Town (UCT) proudly housed The David Goldblatt Collection from 2009 until this week.

 

UCT current affairs commentary expert list: Budget Speech, Bank Collusion, Sugar Tax and Teen Suicide
22 February 2017
The following academics at the University of Cape Town are available for commentary on current affairs.

 

UCT executive engages student reps over ISFAP
17 February 2017
The University of Cape Town executive has engaged student representatives on the institution’s decision to pilot the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) in 2017.

 

Gunners Association, UCT to honour centenary of SS Mendi tragedy
16 February 2017
The Gunners Association Western Province will host a ceremony at the University of Cape Town in honour of the 616 South African men who gave their lives during the First World War on the SS Mendi.

 

UCT current affairs commentary expert list
16 February 2017
The following academics at the University of Cape Town can be contacted by the media for commentary on current affairs.

 

UCT current affairs commentary expert list: SONA, Mining Indaba and Public Mental Health
8 February 2017
The following academics at the University of Cape Town can be contacted by the media for commentary on current affairs.

 

UCT flag at half-mast to honour Esidimeni victims
2 February 2017
We will fly the UCT flag on top of Jameson Hall at half-mast from 3 February until 10 February 2017.

 

UCT current affairs commentary expert list
1 February 2017
The following academics at the University of Cape Town can be contacted by the media for commentary on current affairs.

 

UCT clarifies reports on the non-admission of learner who obtained nine distinctions
27 January 2017
The University of Cape Town notes reports that an application for admission into our Faculty of Health Sciences by a student who obtained nine distinctions has not been successful.

 

UCT current affairs commentary expert list
26 January 2017
The following academics at the University of Cape Town can be contacted by the media for commentary on current affairs.

 

UCT research emphasises need for African ICT production to reap long-term benefits of global market
24 January 2017
A PhD thesis from the University of Cape Town explores some of the factors that prevent developing African countries from realizing the social and economic benefits of information and communication technologies (ICTs) compared to the gains being made in the global north.

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