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Sunday, 4 December 2016
Rings and things... other ways to prevent HIV are on the cards

Rings and things

The rate of HIV infection remains greater than the number of people initiating treatment. This imbalance will stop the eradication of HIV/AIDS. It begs for increased investment into primary prevention.

PhD student clinches Mr SA title

PhD student clinches Mr SA title

Habib Noorbhai, a biokineticist, humanitarian and PhD student in exercise science clinched the Mr South Africa title on 24 November.

Rise of the hired hitman: assassinations and democracy in SA

Fracking in the Karoo: pollution versus pay-off

Press coverage of the 2016 local elections shone a spotlight on the world of political assassinations in South Africa, while high-profile cases like those of Anni Dewani and Jayde Panayiotou show that contract killings may be more common than we realise.

UCT Annual Retirees Dinner 2016

UCT Annual Retirees Dinner 2016

With the academic year having run later than usual, the UCT Annual Retirees Dinner on 24 November moved from stately Smuts Hall to the neighbouring Western Province Rugby Club at Newlands.

Conference to investigate universe's dark side

Conference to investigate universe's dark side

UCT’s Cosmology and Gravity Group is hosting the Beyond Concordance Model II conference, the second related to the dark side of the universe.

A giant leap for astronomy, another giant leap for South Africa

A giant leap for astronomy

Earlier this year, an international team of astronomers that included two South Africans managed to explore behind thick clouds of dust particles in the Milky Way that had previously made it impossible to map large parts of the sky.

Southern African tourism: the 'multiplier' effect

Southern African tourism: the 'multiplier' effect

For every night that a tourist stays over at a high-end game lodge in a remote part of southern Africa, 14 people in the surrounding community benefit indirectly from the income generated by the services offered by the industry.


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Professor Carlos Lopes will be joining the Faculty of Commerce as a visiting professor with the goal of assisting UCT’s Graduate School of Development and Policy Practice (GSDPP) to become Africa’s magnet for training public sector leadership.

The announcement of the appointment was made at the school’s fifth birthday celebrations on 30 November.

Dean of Commerce, Professor Ingrid Woolard, said: “Dr Lopes is a champion of Africa’s structural transformation. He will be instrumental in helping the faculty contribute towards UCT’s research vision of being the best in Africa and for Africa.”

Professor Alan Hirsch, Director of the GSDPP, added: “He is one of Africa’s leading intellectuals and most recently his work as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa had a major impact on the thinking about economic development.”

He will be sharing his time with a Visiting Fellowship with Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, and serving on the Global Commission on Economy and Climate and the Steering group helping the African Union reform.

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