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Winter graduation saw over 350 graduands, including nearly 60 PhDs, gather in Memorial Hall on Friday, 22 June 2018.
27 Jun 2018
Farewell, Dr Price
After serving the University of Cape Town as Vice-Chancellor for 10 years, the university community bids farewell to Dr Max Price at the end of June 2018.
25 Jun 2018
MeerLICHT: A new window on the southern skies
A new and fully customised optical telescope, MeerLICHT – meaning “more light”, was launched at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) facilities in Sutherland on 25 May, 2018.
01 Jun 2018
UCT saw over 5 200 students capped during a seven-day, 14-ceremony graduation season in Memorial Hall that ran from 3 to 10 April.
12 Apr 2018
This year the annual Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) Shavathon took place in the Faculty of Health Sciences on Thursday, 1 March.
05 Mar 2018
A warm welcome to UCT
UCT rounded off its annual orientation programme with Plaza Week and Sax Appeal Day.
20 Feb 2018
Orientation is a time of celebration and new beginnings, where students are introduced to the academic, social, cultural environment. They also get a chance to meet their fellow Freshers at UCT, and start building life-long friendships.
09 Feb 2018
Year in review
UCT is not only a set of buildings and lecture theatres. The students, staff, friends and colleagues make the university what it is – one of the top higher education institutions in the world. With that in mind, we celebrate the best moments of the UCT community in 2017.
22 Dec 2017
50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant
This weekend UCT celebrates the 50th anniversary of the world’s first human heart transplant, which took place at Groote Schuur Hospital.
29 Nov 2017
The annual Vice-Chancellor’s Concert featured performances by the talented students of the South African College of Music, and took place over three nights in the Baxter Concert Hall.
21 Nov 2017
Spring is a time for new beginnings: it’s the ultimate push to complete the academic year on a productive note. Robyn Walker took a stroll on campus to capture the beauty of this changing season.
17 Oct 2017
The Silent Protest Cape Town, which was organised by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in collaboration with the UCT Sexual Assault Response Team and UCT Survivors, took place at the university on Tuesday, 29 August 2017. The protest seeks to highlight the scourge of gender-based violence in South Africa ...
30 Aug 2017
Jubilation at July graduation
Just over 800 graduands, including more than 100 PhDs, received their degrees at the 14 July graduation ceremonies. Robyn Walker and Je’nine May were there to capture the elation and celebrations.
20 Jul 2017
In celebration of the rich diversity on campus, Robyn Walker and Michael Hammond went out to try and capture something of the beauty and uniqueness of UCT’s students and their individual sense of style.
03 Jul 2017
Traces and Tracks
South African photographer Paul Weinberg has spent more than 30 years making vital visual documents in San communities across southern Africa. Traces and Tracks offers a view into the lives he encountered during his journeys.
19 Jun 2017
With a late start to the 2017 academic year, campus is not yet its usual bustling self. Robyn Walker, the new photographic intern an UCT's newsroom, looks at the quiet university from a fresh perspective.
13 Jun 2017
Femme in Public
“Femme in Public” is a creative collaborative fashion protest that kicked off with a fierce and unapologetic bang when US performance artist/activist/poet Alok Vaid-Menon joined forces with some of South Africa’s trans and gender-non-conforming artists.
13 Jun 2017
A grand occasion
Jameson Hall was buzzing with graduands and proud parents over the last week as 4500 graduands were capped during a bumper six-day schedule of graduations. This completed the delayed 2016 graduation season.
01 May 2017
Mapping a temple
Professor Heinz Ruther and the Zamani project team are digitally mapping the Sula-mani-gu-hpaya temple in Bagan, Myanmar, to aid restoration efforts after it was damaged in an earthquake last year.
26 Apr 2017
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