COVID-19 updates

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UCT is an inclusive and engaged research-intensive African university that inspires creativity through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship; enhancing the lives of its students and staff, advancing a more equitable and sustainable social order and influencing the global higher education landscape.


News in Brief

To UCT students and staff

We are aware that messages are being posted on social media calling on all students and staff to register for vaccines and/or to arriveat vaccination centres (including GSH) to get the vaccine. This is fake news and please do not give any attention to it.

Please note that as per the criteria determined by the National and Provincial authorities, invitation to register for access to a vaccine is only open to all health workers and health personnel including amongst others non-patient facing health workers such as support and administrative staff as well as health research staff.

This means people working directly in patient-facing situations and in capacities supporting patient-facing personnel.
Please refrain from attempting to register or arriving at a vaccination centre unless you qualify as per the criteria.
9 April 2021



UCT leads, in Africa, in four of the five major world university rankings: Times Higher Education, Quacquarelli Symonds, Center for World University Rankings and US News Best Global Universities.

Times Higher Education

UCT moved 20 places to 136th position in the latest 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

US News

The sixth edition of the US News Best Global Universities rankings saw UCT being ranked 121st globally for 2020.

Upcoming Events

2021 17 May 09:00 20 May 12:30

Valuation of Forestry Property

The course aims to provide knowledge and skills in the valuation of forestry property. The valuation of forestry property is a highly specialised activity and is only superficially covered in the regular full-time undergraduate programmes.

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2021 19 Aug 10:00 22 Aug 17:00


SA-CMR, which is now an important feature in the calendars of many with an interest in advanced cardiovascular imaging, is the only one of its kind on the African continent and brings together cardiologists, radiologists, radiographers, physicists, biomedical engineers and both undergraduate and postgraduate trainees.

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