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Thursday, 27 April 2017

New antimalarial drug shows promise

New antimalarial drug shows promise

An exciting new antimalarial drug candidate is active across the entire parasite life cycle and holds great promise as a single-dose cure.

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Sum worshippers hold twilight math on campus

Sum worshippers hold twilight math on campus

As dusk flickered across UCT’s upper campus on 20 April, a record 8 700 high-school boffins gathered to write the 2017 UCT Mathematics Competition.

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National review prompts LLB changes

National review prompts LLB changes

Thirteen universities have had to make minor changes to their LLB programmes following a national review by the Council on Higher Education.

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AllSafe app team through to competition finals

AllSafe app team through to competition finals

The AllSafe app team submitted their research into a wearable safety device to two international competitions and have been selected as finalists in both.

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In memory of Philip Kgosana

In memory of Philip Kgosana

UCT mourns the passing of freedom fighter and PAC stalwart Philip Kgosana.

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Lessons from the TRC: then and now

Lessons from the TRC: then and now

Was the Truth and Reconciliation Commission truly a failure? Journalist Pippa Green reflects on this historical event, based on the testimony of 13 commissioners.

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New smart crops to underpin food security in Africa

New smart crops to underpin food security in Africa

Developing smart crops in Africa is critical in an era of climate change with extended periods of drought, says UCT plant molecular physiologist Jill Farrant.

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'This is our institution'

'This is our institution'

DVC Professor Francis Petersen takes the helm at the University of the Free State from 1 April. He reflects on his nine years at UCT.

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Distinguished Teacher Awards 2016

Distinguished Teacher Awards 2016

A record six lecturers at UCT were recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Teacher Awards. This after 64 nominations were submitted for the coveted prize.

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