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  • Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price writes to the UCT community about the work that the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) has been doing and to clarify its role at the university with regard to eliminating sexual violence. Read the email...
  • Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price writes to UCT staff about austerity measures and costs savings.
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  • The application for an interim interdict after the violence and vandalism on campus on 16 February 2016 has been made a final order of the court. Five of the original 17 respondents are subject to the original application. Read the court order...
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Saturday, 28 May 2016
The architecture of separation: inequality photo series makes waves

Success against the odds for LLB graduate

Photographer Johnny Miller provides a new perspective on inequality in Cape Town with the photo series he has produced using drones.

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PhD examines complex governance systems in Kosi Bay

PhD examines complex governance systems in Kosi Bay

Philile Mbatha left KwaZulu-Natal for UCT with a bag of prospects and family expectations. But a PhD is bringing the nGAP scholar full circle as she helps communities at a World Heritage Site in her home province.

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Student’s short film makes waves

Student's short film makes waves

A short film by third-year UCT film student Jessie Zinn showed at Cannes after making waves on the international film festival circuit.

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Farewell to Walter Baets, the great inspirer

Professor Walter Baets is leaving the Graduate School of Business at UCT after a seven-year tenure

After a seven-year stint as head of UCT’s Graduate School of Business, Professor Walter Baets is heading to the south of France to start a bold new venture.

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Student Parliament addresses important student issues

Student Parliament addresses important student issues

Student Parliament recently gathered at the New Snape Building to address student issues such as UCT’s strategic plan, the new SRC constitution, safety on campus and Jammie Shuttles.

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UCT student wins The Voice South Africa

UCT student wins The Voice South Africa

UCT student Richard Stirton wins The Voice South Africa and gains a foothold into the South African music industry.

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50th anniversary of Robert Kennedy’s ‘Ripple of Hope’ speech

50th anniversary of Robert Kennedy's 'Ripple of Hope' speech

Robert F Kennedy’s historic “Ripple of Hope” speech will be remembered at a special event in Jameson Hall on 4 June 2016.

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10 UCT researchers selected as finalists for the 2015/2016 NSTF Awards

10 UCT researchers selected as finalists for the 2015/2016 NSTF Awards

The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards are often referred to as the “Science Oscars” of South Africa and are the most sought-after national awards of their kind.

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Birds of a feather: different colours, same territory

Birds of a feather: Different colours, same territory

UCT researchers have published a paper that may help evolutionary biologists understand how multiple colour varieties in species can co-exist in the face of natural selection.

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A new study published recently in Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology confirms that baleen whales were part of the biodiversity along the South African coast at least 5 million years ago.

The research focused on fossilised whale bones recovered from the Langebaanweg fossil locality (better known as the West Coast Fossil Park) and was conducted by Dr Romala Govender (Iziko Curator of Cenozoic Palaeontology), Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan (UCT palaeobiologist) and Dr Michelangelo Bisconti (whale biologist from the Natural History Museum of San Diego, California).

By studying the distinctive morphology of the whales’ ear bones, the research revealed that these 5-million-year-old bones were very similar to fossil whales from the Mediterranean. It also indicated that they were baleen whales, much like the humpback whales currently found along the South African coast.

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Photo: Humpback whale breaching by Whit Welles, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, is licensed under CC BY 3.0

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