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Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Delving into the darknet to discover the secret world of paedophiles

Delving into the darknet to discover the secret world of paedophiles

“Paedophilia isn’t a crime. Child sexual abuse is the crime,” says Andrew Verrijdt, who is vehemently opposed to child sexual abuse and whose research is in progress at UCT’s Department of Psychology.

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Conference deals with Mendi tragedy

Conference deals with Mendi tragedy

“Ukutshona kukaMendi”/ “Ukuzika kukaMendi”: The Mendi Centenary Conference is being hosted by the Centre for African Studies (CAS) from 28 to 30 March.

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Why Nut just start something?

Why Nut just start something?

Third-year chemical engineering student Nyasha Mawungwe is the founder of Why Nut, a start-up that sells granola bars on campus – and they’re gaining popularity.

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Number's up for scary statistics

Number's up for scary statistics

Dr Miguel Lacerda approaches complex content creatively, which is one of the reasons he is a 2016 Distinguished Teacher Award winner.

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Stephanie Fanucchi recognised at the 19th L'Oreal-Unesco for Women in Science Awards

Stephanie Fanucchi recognised

The 19th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards International Rising Talent gala dinner took place this week in Paris. Dr Stephanie Fanucchi, a postdoctoral researcher the was one of 15 young female scientists recognised for her innovative research in cancer and auto-immune diseases.

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Tax time made easier

Tax time made easier

Associate Professor Ryan Kruger’s innovative teaching methods, and his compassion for his students, has earned him one of six 2016 Distinguished Teacher Awards.

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Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsMayosi: Thought Leader of the Year

The Black Management Forum in the Western Cape recently celebrated its Black Excellence Awards at a gala dinner at the Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town. This is a prestigious ceremony designed to showcase outstanding business owners, industry experts, professionals, students and entrepreneurial success stories in the Western Cape.

The awards recognise the relentless efforts of individuals and companies to succeed in their careers and professions.

The winner of the category of Thought Leader of the Year was Professor Bongani Mayosi, dean of UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

Mayosi said that it is very important to invest in the intellectual property of South Africa.

“Academia and business must work to solve the problems of South Africa, Africa and the world,” he said.

Photo Michael Hammond.

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