Milestones and highlights from 2013 - March

09 December 2013

orange river expedition

  • Actuarial honours student Sizwe Moagi wins the 41st Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition.
  • UCT's Drug Discovery and Development Centre teams up with the US's Novatis Institutes for Biomedical Research to bridge the gap between basic science and clinical research, advancing the development of innovative medicines for African patients.
  • Researchers James Puttick, Sam Jack and Ian Durbach wrap up the first full-length ecological survey of the !Gariep, or Orange River, South Africa's longest waterway. It was a marathon paddle, starting at Qacha's Nek, Lesotho, lasting 61 days and covering 2 125km.
  • UCT joins the Universities of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch in hosting the Land Divided Conference marking the centenary of the Land Act of 1913, which dispossessed most black South Africans of their land and livelihoods.
  • The Faculty of Health Sciences hosts a centenary gala dinner for 200 alumni in New York to mark its centenary in 2012. The dinner caps a year-long programme to celebrate the birth of sub-Saharan Africa's first medical school on 6 June 1912.

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