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UCT has an official channel on YouTube called UCTSouthAfrica.

The channel is managed by the Communication & Marketing Department, and it aims to showcase the university's work and life, including teaching and research, community outreach and campus life. The videos are saved under different categories including research, executive communications & public lectures; UCT events, UCT community and student life.

Visit the channel often as it is regularly updated with new videos.

Here are some highlights

2014 Vice Chancellor's Open Lecture series: Dr Jane Goodall

On 6 February 2014 chimpanzee researcher and activist Dr Jane Goodall delivered the Vice-Chancellor's Open Lecture. The Title of the lecture was The Life and Times of Dr Jane Goodall – in celebration of her 80th year.

14th Annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma delivered the 14th Annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture at UCT on 2 October 2013. Her lecture was titled Pan Africanism and the African Renaissance.

Critical thinking forum

The Mail & Guardian in partnership with the German Embassy and the University of Cape Town presented a critical thinking forum moderated by Eusebius McKaiser on 18 February 2013.


In the light of current labour disputes in South Africa, what could be done to mend the rift between business, government and labour?


Eusebius McKaiser (moderator), Dr Max Price, Sejamothopo Motau, Dr Herta Daubler-Gmelin, Tony Ehrenreich, Michael Spicer, Professor Ben Turok

UCT admission policy debate

On 2 September 2010 a live debate on the University of Cape Town's admissions policy was conducted at UCT with Prof Neville Alexander (Director, Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa - PRAESA), Prof David Benatar (Dept of Philosophy), Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane (UCT Chair of Council), Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh (Student Representative Council president), and vice-chancellor Dr Max Price. The moderator was the Judge Dennis Davis. Listen to the podcast or view the debate (below). You can also read the transcript.

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