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Thursday, 27 April 2017

R10 million boost from Oasis Asset Management

As the new academic year kicks in, with funding issues not yet off the table, a cheque handed to UCT in March this year is set to benefit a number of UCT students.

Asset management group Oasis pledged to donate R10 million in bursaries to UCT, and the group is hopeful that this will signal the rekindling of a long-term partnership with the university.

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Decolonising law series on the cards

Decolonising law series on the cards

An upcoming seminar series will bring some heavyweights to the UCT Faculty of Law to discuss the meaning, content and application of decolonising law.

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UCT researchers discover heart-attack gene

UCT researchers discover heart-attack gene

UCT researchers, through global collaboration, have identified a new gene that is a major cause of sudden death among young people and athletes.

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Zabalaza strives for success

Zabalaza strives for success

The award-winning Zabalaza Theatre Festival, which forms a critical part of the development theatre space, is coming to the Baxter this March.

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Adapting to water scarcity

Adapting to water scarcity

Dr Kevin Winter, from UCT’s Future Water Institute, argues that short-term water crisis management needs to be replaced by long-term strategies to address future shortages.

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IRTC foundations being laid

IRTC foundations being laid

Representation, terms of reference, clemency and other important background issues were discussed at UCT’s Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission Steering Committee meeting on 23 February.

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UCT fourth in emerging-economy universities

UCT fourth in emerging-economy universities

UCT has been placed fourth in a 2017 global ranking for universities in emerging economies, the only African university in the top five.

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When the taps run dry

When the taps run dry

Dr Kevin Winter from UCT’s Future Water Institute paints a stark picture of what continued water shortages could bring, and what we can do to avoid it.

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Teen suicide in the spotlight

Teen suicide in the spotlight

Teen Suicide Prevention Week, which runs from 18 to 25 February, aims to highlight the seriousness of suicide and depression among our youth.

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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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Reflecting on the Shackville protests a year ago
Released: 18:20, 16 February 2017

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Dean of Law to deliver lecture on decolonisation and the Constitution in Athlone

As part of the University's Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series, Professor Penelope Andrews, Dean of Law at UCT, will deliver a talk on the topic: "Transformation and decolonisation at UCT: Capitulation to student protests or a constitutional imperative?"

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Reconvened AGM of the Convocation of the University of Cape Town

Notice of a reconvened Annual General Meeting of Convocation to be held on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 in Lecture Theatre 1, Kramer Law Building, University of Cape Town at 16h30 for 17h00.

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Prof Feris reports on the Rapid Response Task Team
Released: 14:00, 1 February 2017

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Play in the 2017 UCT Alumni Varsity Cup Golf Day

The 2017 FNB Varsity Cup Rugby season is right around the corner and once again, UCT alumni are invited to play in the annual Varsity Cup Alumni Golf Day, proudly sponsored by FNB.

This year UCT alumni take on Stellenbosch alumni (Maties) on Monday, 27th February 2017 at King David Mowbray Golf Club, Cape Town.

All golf day participants will receive complimentary tickets to the UCT vs Stellenbosch Varsity Cup rugby match taking place that evening on the Green Mile.

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UCT Alumni Connect is live - join thousands of alumni and sign up now

All alumni of the University of Cape Town are invited to sign up for UCT Alumni Connect, the official networking platform for UCT alumni.

You can sign up in under two minutes by importing your LinkedIn or Facebook profile. If you don't have LinkedIn or Facebook, you can sign up with your email account.

Visit www.uctalumniconnect.com to get connected now.

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Not the death-knell but the birth pangs of a new inclusive UCT

An open letter to UCT alumni, by Dr Russell Ally

Dear alumni

2016 closed in a troubling way for many of you. The Annual General Meeting of Convocation had to be aborted and the Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association had to be postponed.

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