06 December 2004

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Rébecca Rademeyer has won the S2A3 Bronze medal and a cheque for R15 000 from the South African Association for the Advancement of Science.

Healthy living conference

The first international conference and trade fair on natural products and molecular therapy will take place in Cape Town from January 12-14, 2005. Internationally-renowned personalities in the field of healthy living practices will give public lectures and respond to questions, while there will be an exhibition of natural products for good health. Talks will cover topics on African, Asian and Chinese medicine, Mediterranean diet, allergy and sports medicine. Scientists from around the world will also display their work on various aspects of natural products, including new therapies.

UCT's Professor Girish Kotwal is the South African convenor of the conference. For further information go to, or contact Dr Vandana Govan, tel 406 6366, or e-mail, or Kotwal on tel 406 6676, e-mail

New date for seminar

Please note that environmental and geographical science MA student Trish Zweig's seminar, titled Urban Tenure Insecurity, Poverty and the Law, will take place on February 24 and 25 next year and not March 24 and 25. The seminar is part of The David and Elaine Potter Charitable Trust series.

New caterers in residences

The third-year residences catering contract with Kagiso Khulani Supervison Food Services (KKS) comes to an end on December 31 this year. A tender process for the new contract was conducted during September and October this year and a new company, Royal Sechaba, has been appointed as the contractor for the next three-year period, beginning on January 1, 2005. Student Housing & Residence Life would like to take this opportunity to welcome Royal Sechaba to the UCT residences and also to thank KKS for their nine years of committed service to UCT students in all catering residences. "Together with Royal Sechaba we look forward to introducing some exciting new innovations in our catering services over the next few years."

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