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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Statement by the UCT Trust (UK)

At their board meeting on 3 November 2016, the Trustees of the University of Cape Town Trust (UK) noted concern, expressed support, made calls upon students and government, and reiterated their determination to support the university and its values, and to redouble efforts to promote knowledge of the university’s outstanding achievements in teaching and research.

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Statement from the UCT Alumni Advisory Board

At its latest meeting, the Executive of the Alumni Advisory Board of the University of Cape Town noted the Heher Commission on Fees appointed by the President recently held hearings in Cape Town. The University of Cape Town, led by our Vice Chancellor, made submissions to the Commission on how the burden of costs of higher education could be distributed so that the burden of costs could be more equitably shared amongst the key stakeholders.

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Support the artists of tomorrow

Support the artists of tomorrow

UCT’s Faculty of Humanities has produced a new fundraising film to support the performing and creative arts.

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Duma is a nursing Hall-of-Famer

Duma is a nursing Hall-of-Famer

UCT’s Associate Professor Sinegugu Duma has been inducted into FUNDISA’S Hall of Fame for Research Excellence in Nursing.

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Grit, gratitude and graduation

Grit, gratitude and graduation

The journey to graduation – like the journey of life – contains many challenges, setbacks, even failures. A number of students graduating this June talk about what it takes.

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Soweto uprising: four decades on South Africa still struggles with violent policing

Soweto uprising: four decades on South Africa still struggles with violent policing

It is exactly forty years since the Soweto uprising in June 1976 where the South African police met the students with brutal force. How much has changed in terms of policing?

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Student protest then and now

Student protest then and now

UCT Council’s deputy chair Debbie Budlender drew comparisons between 1976 and the most recent student uprisings at the third of the commerce graduation ceremonies.

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UCT Knowledge Co-Op inspires active citizenry

On the 6th June 2016 the Development and Alumni Department in association with the UCT Knowledge Co-Op, held a business luncheon at the Protea Hotel in Mowbray.

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UCT alumnus powers ahead as one of South Africa’s leading young entrepreneurs

Katlego Maphai powers ahead

UCT alumnus Katlego Maphai’s innovative point-of-sale app is making waves on South Africa’s entrepreneurial scene.

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International alumni reflect on the experience of studying abroad

My eyes were opened to new perspectives

In celebration of 20 years of internationalisation at UCT, alumni from the International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO) share what their time at UCT meant to them and what impact it has had on their careers.

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Groomed by the Green Mile for the green and gold

Groomed by the Green Mile

Sikhumbuze Notshe, Nic Groom, Huw Jones and Don Armand are the latest former UCT stalwarts to fly the Ikey Tigers’ flag in the Test rugby arena.

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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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Celebrations as IFAC-Handa UCT Opera Endowment Fund launched

On Thursday 28 January, under the backdrop of the majestic Table Mountain set within the magnificent Kirstenbosch Gardens against a perfect sky, Vice-Chancellor, Dr Max Price, announced the launch of the International Foundation for Arts and Culture (IFAC)- Handa UCT Opera Endowment Fund. IFAC is a non-profit organisation established by Dr Haruhisa Handa for the purposes of promoting the arts and social welfare activities through musical and arts-related events. Dr Handa, Chairman of IFAC, is a humanitarian, businessman, philanthropist and is himself a trained opera singer.

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