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Ebola a blueprint for African philanthropy in COVID-19 crisis
Philanthropic responses to the COVID-19 crisis in Africa should be guided by the blueprint that Ebola provided in West Africa, said Carl Manlan, chief operating officer of the EcoBank Foundation in Togo. He was one of three speakers in the final session of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Africa Month Virtual Symposium.
04 Jun 2020
UCT academic gets dual honours from international communication body
UCT's Centre for Film and Media Studies director, Professor Herman Wasserman, has received two honours from the International Communication Association, the world’s largest academic association for those engaged in the broad discipline of communication.
04 Jun 2020
New study explores establishing a new Bearded Vulture population in South Africa
The Bearded Vulture is one of the most threatened vultures in southern Africa with only around 100 breeding pairs left in the wild. While the species could once be found in both the Eastern Cape and Western Cape, its range is now restricted to the Maluti-Drakensberg mountains of Lesotho and South Africa.
03 Jun 2020
UCT students to receive 100% fee rebate on dropped courses
The University of Cape Town Council has decided that students who drop courses between now and Friday, 5 June 2020, will receive a 100% fee rebate.
02 Jun 2020
Special COVID-19 screening tool for workers developed
Public health specialists at UCT, in collaboration with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, have developed a useful screening tool that assesses whether workers are healthy enough to return to work.
01 Jun 2020
Giant mustelids roamed South Africa 5 million years ago - study
Over five million years ago wolf-sized otters and leopard-sized relatives of living wolverines (members of the weasel family that look more like badgers than wolves) lived along the West Coast of South Africa. This is according to recent discoveries by scientists at the University of Cape Town and Iziko Museums of SA.
01 Jun 2020
UCT in top 20 globally for mining & mineral engineering
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has performed well in the latest ShanghaiRanking's Global Rankings of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2019, placing it in the top 20 for mining and mineral engineering.
28 Jun 2019
UCT's drug discovery centre receives R18m donation from former Coca-Cola chairman to drive crucial research
University of Cape Town (UCT)'s alumnus and former chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola, Neville Isdell, has donated US$1 242 160 (about R18 million) towards research into the discovery of new medicines for infectious diseases at the UCT Drug Discovery and Development Centre, H3D.
26 Jun 2019
The Kalahari Desert is becoming too hot for birds: new study
The Kalahari Desert, one of the world's last true wilderness areas, will lose much of its birdlife before the end of this century due to climate warming, according to a new scientific study by four South African authors, including University of Cape Town's (UCT) Dr Susan Cunningham, published in the American scientific journal, PNAS.
25 Jun 2019
Deadline for applications to study at UCT looms for prospective students
Prospective students planning to apply for undergraduate studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are reminded that they have until 31 July 2019 to submit their applications for the 2020 academic year as opposed to previous years when applications closed at the end of September.
24 Jun 2019
UCT moves into top 20% of world's best universities - remains top university in Africa
The University of Cape Town (UCT) remains the top university in Africa according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. This year, UCT moved up two places to 198th position, placing it in the top 20% of the world's universities.
19 Jun 2019
UCT drives a new generation of female scientists in human evolution research
The story of human evolution has long been told with fossils from South Africa - discovered by a privileged few. The Human Evolution Research Institute (HERI) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) aims to change that with a new generation of female scientists.
14 Jun 2019
New study shows partial progress in South Africa's HIV response
According to a new study released today by the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa has made great strides in scaling up HIV testing and increasing HIV suppression in patients receiving antiretroviral treatment (ART), but is still struggling to reach ART coverage targets and is falling short of HIV prevention goals.
13 Jun 2019
Khoekhoegowab language short course official launch
Media are invited to attend a media conference officially launching the Khoekhoegowab language course at the University of Cape Town (UCT), which will be preceded by a cleansing ceremony before the start of the first class.
10 Jun 2019
Outstanding UCT scientist to develop two new TB research areas after winning R1.5m Oppenheimer Fellowship award
University of Cape Town's Professor Valerie Mizrahi, who is the recipient of the prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award for 2018 for her research into tuberculosis (TB), plans to use the award worth R1.5 million to develop two new areas of research which are built on expertise in the biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis as it relates to TB pathogenesis and drug discovery.
07 Jun 2019
Leading cause of children deaths through injury is preventable - UCT academic
The leading cause of death for children between the ages 12 months and 18 years old is injury, and most of it is preventable. This is according to University of Cape Town's (UCT) Professor Sebastian van As, head of the Red Cross Children's Hospital Trauma Unit.
05 Jun 2019
Book detailing life post the Rwandan genocide wins acclaimed award
A book reflecting a University of Cape Town (UCT) academic's research into the lives of people living in Rwanda more than two decades after the 1994 genocide has been named the winner of the Book Award in the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)'s 2019 Great Places Awards.
04 Jun 2019
Exciting programme launched to boost drug discovery for Malaria, Tuberculosis and other neglected tropical diseases in Africa
The University of Cape Town's Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D), the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) have committed funding for the discovery of new drugs for diseases endemic to Africa over the next 2 years.
28 Jun 2018