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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Mobile bullying thrust into the spotlight

Mobile bullying thrust into the spotlight

Professor Michael Kyobe of the Department of Information Systems has received a R1.6 m grant for research into mobile bullying in South African high schools.

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Environmental innovation at SA's Greenovate Awards

Environmental innovation at SA's Greenovate Awards

Young environmental visionaries from the University of Cape Town took first place in the Growthpoint Greenovate Awards for the second year running.

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'Ground-breaking' exhibition on New World Jews

'Ground-breaking' exhibition on New World Jews

UCT scholar Adam Mendelsohn is co-curator of a New York exhibition that explores the impact of Jews on America − and America’s impact on Jews.

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Birding Big Day win for UCT

Birding Big Day win for UCT

UCT’s Youth Africa Birding team take first place in the Western Cape at the annual Birding Big Day.

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Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research at UCT: a first in Africa

Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research

A Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa) will be established at the University of Cape Town to augment acknowledged strengths in the basic and clinical aspects of infectious diseases research in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

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For 'Mum Sheila' it's all about hospitality

For 'Mum Sheila' it's all about hospitality

Known to students as ‘Mum Sheila’, the newly insourced assistant catering manager at Leo Marquard Hall, Sheila Diwu, believes that food and care go hand-in-hand.

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Thando's study hopes rekindled

Thando's study hopes rekindled

Thando Gxalaba’s dream of studying further has a new lease of life now that he’s a fulltime UCT employee, recently insourced from C3 Food Services.

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UCT on international drug advisory board

UCT on international drug advisory board

Professor Kelly Chibale has been selected as a member of a UK advisory board that is funding innovative initiatives to tackle drug resistant infections.

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Inclusive education a matter of social justice

Inclusive education a matter of social justice

UCT’s Disability Studies division is making moves to advance the discipline and promote inclusive education within Africa.

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Investing in children: Child Gauge 2016

Investing in children: Child Gauge 2016

Child Gauge 2016 marks the coming of age of the Child Support Grant, which is recognised as one of South Africa’s most successful poverty alleviation strategies.

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Rings and things... other ways to prevent HIV are on the cards

Rings and things

The rate of HIV infection remains greater than the number of people initiating treatment. This imbalance will stop the eradication of HIV/AIDS. It begs for increased investment into primary prevention.

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PhD student clinches Mr SA title

PhD student clinches Mr SA title

Habib Noorbhai, a biokineticist, humanitarian and PhD student in exercise science clinched the Mr South Africa title on 24 November.

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Rise of the hired hitman: assassinations and democracy in SA

Fracking in the Karoo: pollution versus pay-off

Press coverage of the 2016 local elections shone a spotlight on the world of political assassinations in South Africa, while high-profile cases like those of Anni Dewani and Jayde Panayiotou show that contract killings may be more common than we realise.

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UCT Annual Retirees Dinner 2016

UCT Annual Retirees Dinner 2016

With the academic year having run later than usual, the UCT Annual Retirees Dinner on 24 November moved from stately Smuts Hall to the neighbouring Western Province Rugby Club at Newlands.

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The battle to recovery

The battle to recovery

Associate Professor Sinegugu Duma chronicles the difficult journey from sexual assault trauma to recovery in her new book, The Pain of Being a Woman.

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Conference to investigate universe's dark side

Conference to investigate universe's dark side

UCT’s Cosmology and Gravity Group is hosting the Beyond Concordance Model II conference, the second related to the dark side of the universe.

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A giant leap for astronomy, another giant leap for South Africa

A giant leap for astronomy

Earlier this year, an international team of astronomers that included two South Africans managed to explore behind thick clouds of dust particles in the Milky Way that had previously made it impossible to map large parts of the sky.

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Southern African tourism: the 'multiplier' effect

Southern African tourism: the 'multiplier' effect

For every night that a tourist stays over at a high-end game lodge in a remote part of southern Africa, 14 people in the surrounding community benefit indirectly from the income generated by the services offered by the industry.

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A manifesto for change

A manifesto for change

Adjunct sociology lecturer Sharlene Swartz challenges white South Africans to take action toward reconciling the country.

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Interim fee-free HE report released

Interim fee-free HE report released

The Interim Report of the Commission into the Feasibility of Fee-Free Higher Education and Training in South Africa has been released.

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Popplestone: A masterpiece written in the margins

Popplestone: A masterpiece written in the margins

Reinette Popplestone, director of UCT’s Disability Service, waded through personal and professional ebbs and flows as she reflected on a career in the service of others.

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