Media releases

2007

Fourth quarter

 

December graduation 2007
7 December
The University of Cape Town will see about 4500 students obtaining their academic qualifications during graduations next week, as of Monday, the 10th until Friday, the 14th of December 2007. Graduations take place at UCT's Upper Campus Jameson Hall.

 

World's top climate scientists call for urgent, tough greenhouse gas limits
6 December
More than 200 leading climate scientists have today warned the United Nations Climate Conference of the need to act immediately to cut greenhouse gas emissions, with a window of only 10-15 years for global emissions to peak and decline.

 

UCT appoints Professor Francis Petersen as Dean of Engineering & the Built Environment
3 December
The University of Cape Town has appointed a new Dean in the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment, Professor Francis Petersen, who is presently the Head of Strategy at Anglo Platinum Corporation and a member of the executive committee.

 

UCT celebrates 40th anniversary of the first heart transplant
28 November
On 3 December this year, Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town will be celebrating 40 years since the first successful human heart transplant by Professor Christiaan Neethling Barnard and his team of medical professionals.

 

UCT and Amalgamated Transport Services enter into agreement on section of Jammie Shuttle route
27 November
The University of Cape Town and Amalgamated Transport Services have signed a memorandum of understanding concerning the transport routes between the Mowbray and Claremont taxi interchanges and the Jammie Shuttle terminus on the Lower Campus.

 

UCT appoints Vice-Chancellor Designate
12 October
The Council of the University of Cape Town has appointed Dr Max Price as UCT's Vice-Chancellor designate.

Third quarter

 

UCT to award honorary degrees
25 September

 

UCT attains most Research Chairs nationally in the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI)
20 September

 

Vice-Chancellor conveys condolence message to the Corbett family
20 September

 

Selection of a new Vice-Chancellor for UCT
19 September

 

UCT to confer honorary degree to Aung San Suu Kyi on International Human Rights Day
6 September

 

UCT engages in discussions with the taxi associations
29 August

 

UCT hosts first Gandhi Inaugural Lecture
23 August

 

UCT opens its new state-of-the-art women's residence in honour of the UCT Chancellor Mrs Graça Machel
22 August

 

UCT to open its new women's residence in honour of Chancellor Mrs. Graça Machel
15 August

 

UCT hosts Cargo for Respect Campaign
11 August

 

Condolence message from the Vice-Chancellor on death of exchange student
3 July

Second quarter

 

UCT Graduations - June 2007
12 June

 

UCT awards Western Cape's promising Maths boffins
29 May

 

Exiled UCT alumnus dies
25 April

 
 

Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen speaks at UCT Vice-Chancellor's Open Lecture
20 April

 

UCT Alumni Concert
3 April

First quarter

 

UCT signs Memorandum of Understanding with Vanderbilt University
23 March

 

UCT position on Health Budget cuts
9 March

 
 

Vanderbilt University, South Africa's University of Cape Town partner to increase number of black scientists from South Africa
1 March

 

UCT ready to host the world's third ICGEB
13 February

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