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Monday, 24 April 2017
What is eResearch?

What is eResearch

In the age of big data and international collaboration, the need for research storage and high-performance computing facilities grows substantially each year, across all disciplines.

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Silal up front in SA heat of international science communication competition

UCT's Sheetal Silal

Dr Sheetal Silal, senior lecturer and researcher in the Department of Statistical Sciences in the Faculty of Science at UCT was first runner up in the Famelab national heat.

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Where passion and compassion meet

Where passion and compassion meet

When he first heard about the support and services provided by the Education Development Unit (EDU), Malilimalo Phaswana could hardly believe his ears.

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Washington beckons for five student leaders

Washington beckons for five student leaders

Five UCT students will head to Washington DC in June as part of the South Africa Washington International Program.

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Depression top of World Health Day agenda

Depression top of World Health Day agenda

Depression is a leading cause of disability, and UCT’s Perinatal Mental Health Project aims to support women from disadvantaged communities who suffer from antenatal and postnatal depression.

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Squash bonanza to hit UCT this weekend

Squash bonanza to hit UCT this weekend

More than 170 squash players from around the world will be slugging it out at the Keith Grainger Memorial Squash Open next week.

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R10 million to develop financial skills

R10 million to develop financial skills

Nedbank and Old Mutual join other major South African banks and insurance companies to invest in UCT’s African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management.

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Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsEngineering and the Cape Town Youth Choir

Two students from the Department of Engineering & the Built Environment (EBE) were part of a recent US tour by the Cape Town Youth Choir, whose performance at Carnegie Hall on 3 April received two standing ovations.

Soprano Hlumelo Marepula (civil engineering) and bass singer Jabulani Nyathi (chemical engineering), along with Finn Lewis, daughter of EBE dean Alison Lewis, were part of the 32-strong choir that shared their repertoire Songs of Loss and Hope with audiences in New York and Boston.

Their performances included items such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s “Homeless” and renditions of traditional songs and hymns such as “Indodana” and “Ukuthula”. All were sung in the original languages.

The choir will present their Carnegie Hall Concert repertoire at the Hugo Lambrechts Auditorium on Saturday, 22 April, at 19:00 and at Bishops Memorial Chapel on Sunday, 23 April, at 16:00.

Book your tickets for the Saturday concert and the Sunday concert.

Caption: The Cape Town Youth Choir performing their repertoire at the Carnegie Hall. Photo Supplied.

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