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  • The UCT executive has engaged student representatives on the institution’ decision to pilot the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) in 2017. Read the media release...
    Posted: 20:35, 17 February 2017
  • Acting VC Prof Francis Petersen reflects on the Shackville protests a year ago. Read the email...
    Posted: 18:20, 16 February 2017
  • Acting VC Prof Francis Petersen writes to the university community about the financial appeals process for 2017. Read the email...
    Posted: 09:30, 16 February 2017
  • The Rapid Response Task Team (RRTT) convened a meeting with the DVC for Teaching and Learning, the deans, the Registrar and Deputy Registrar, the Executive Director of Student Affairs and student representatives where decisions were made about readmissions and Faculty Examinations Committee processes. Read the campus announcement...
    Posted: 17:15, 15 February 2017
  • The Curriculum Change Working Group invites students and staff to give their feedback on the current period of deferred exams and the mini-semester. Read the notice...
  • Read about the IRTC...
  • Read news about 2017 fees...
  • Details regarding applications for the government grant for missing middle students are now available.
    Read the campus announcement...
    Closing date: 24 February 2017
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IN THE NEWS

Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Countering complications of starting ART in TB and HIV-infected patients

Countering complications of starting ART in TB and HIV-infected patients

Untreated HIV infection is associated with progressive weakening of the body’s immune system. This predisposes a person infected with HIV to other serious infections.

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'A teacher all her life'

A teacher all her life

Life-giving in death, body donors are essential to teaching anatomy. But that's not all the cadavers have to teach young doctors and surgeons at UCT.

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Mysterious origins of mega diamonds

Mysterious origins of mega diamonds

Giant, exceptional gem diamonds, like the Cullinan, grew from liquid metal pockets deep in the Earth's mantle aeons ago. But these unique time capsules have other stories to tell.

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Undergrad student publishes in top science journal

Undergrad student publishes in top science journal

UCT science student Hannah Simon broke rare ground when her article about the tension between social and environmental justice was published in the South African Journal of Science.

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Altitude training and anti-doping

Altitude training and anti-doping

UCT’s Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine is finding out whether the genetic effects of altitude training can be used to isolate cases of doping in sport.

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UCT students tackle food insecurity

UCT students tackle food insecurity

UCT medical students recently completed a research study on the nature and burden of food insecurity among attendees of the Vanguard Community Health Centre.

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Unsafe abortions put women in peril

Unsafe abortions put women in peril

South Africa has some of the best laws guaranteeing women’s rights to safe abortions, but poor implementation is putting many women and girls at risk.

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Alive and kicking: ICA's live art festival

Alive and kicking: ICA's live art festival

Stirring, provocative and challenging, the third ICA Live Art Festival hits Cape Town, and it promises to illuminate.

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Nepotism, corruption and state capture: the real state of the nation

Nepotism, corruption and state capture: the real state of the nation

Sipho Pityana, UCT’s Chair of Council and convener of Save South Africa, upbraids President Jacob Zuma in ‘the real state of the nation address’.

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Latest Newsbyte

Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsMarat/Sade comes to the Baxter Theatre

Jaco Bouwer directs a vibrant cast in the modern theatre classic Marat/Sade at the Baxter this February and March. The cast is led by Mncedisi Shabangu, Charlton George and Tinarie van Wyk Loots.

The play is a portrayal of class struggle and human suffering. This reworked version questions the possibility of revolution today.

“While researching the work I tried to understand aspects of the play and characters … This led me to thinking about resistance in South Africa, politics and the radical artists that participated and how many of them lost their minds or died in poverty,” says Bouwer.

Marat/Sade previews at the Baxter Flipside from 23 to 27 February, opens on 28 February and runs until 25 March at 19:30. There is an age restriction of 16 years. Tickets range from R100 to R160.

Book online through Computicket or contact Sharon on 021 680 3962 or Carmen on 021 680 3993 for discounts, charities or fundraisers, schools or block-bookings.

Story Chido Mbambe. Photo Oscar O’Ryan.

Caption: Mncedisi Shabangu as the Marquis de Sade in Marat/Sade.

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