Welcome to the
University of Cape Town News
Research & innovation
Cape Town water crisis
Debates in higher education
Lectures & speeches
From the UCT Executive
category: Media releases
Research and innovation
Cape Town water crisis
Faculty of Health Sciences
Affirmative Action debate
Correspondence around debates in higher education
Debates in higher education
Free Education Planning Group
Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission (IRTC)
Transform UCT Third batch
UCT correspondence around #FeesMustFall and #EndOutsourcing
UCT correspondence around #RhodesMustFall
University fees in 2017 and beyond
Views from campus
Front page extra
2000 - 2008
Ad Hominem Promotions
Afropolitanism at UCT
Books & Arts
Focus on Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Health and Safety
Lectures and speeches
Letter to the Editor
The Brain Behaviour Initiative
Faculty Focus - Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED)
Faculty Focus - Commerce
Faculty Focus - Engineering & the Built Environment
Faculty Focus - Health Sciences
Faculty Focus - Humanities
Faculty Focus - Law
Faculty Focus - Science
Graduates face differential responsibility to pay ‘black tax’
A large portion of South Africa’s African population remains restricted by intergenerational education and economic disadvantages. Only 10% of African individuals have a high value qualification, and poverty is a daily threat for 76% of South Africans.
02 Nov 2020
Taking stock of South Africa's renewable marine resources
The University of Cape Town's Marine Resource Assessment and Management Group (MARAM Group), based in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, will host the Annual International Fisheries Stock Assessment Review Workshop this week, 2-6 December 2019.
29 Nov 2019
Creating a division between
Dr Benita Moolman's research finds that both
28 Nov 2019
UCT Annual Awards 2019
Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT), will host the 2019 UCT Annual Awards, on Thursday, 28 November 2019. The evening will see the university community gathered together to celebrate the outstanding contributions of professional, administrative support and service (PASS) and academic staff.
27 Nov 2019
The highest energy light from a gamma-ray burst detected
Astronomers from the University of Cape Town (UCT), including Professor Patrick Woudt and MSc student Reikantseone Diretse, are part of an international team of more than 300 researchers that has gained further insight into the physical processes at work during gamma-ray bursts (GRB).
22 Nov 2019
UCT scientist leads ground-breaking project on fluctuating pollen levels
A multidisciplinary project which may fundamentally change the allergy treatment process and the way healthcare professionals respond to common allergies like asthma, hay fever and eczema is being led by the Division of Allergology and Immunology at the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Lung Institute. The project is examining the fluctuating pollen levels in South Africa and the subsequent effects on the human body.
21 Nov 2019
Two UCT subjects ranked in top 100 in the world
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been ranked among the top 100 globally for two subjects - clinical, pre-clinical and health; and social sciences - in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings by subject.
20 Nov 2019
UCT collaborating on new TB vaccine clinical trial
The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative - located at the University of Cape Town - as well as Biofabri and International Aids Vaccine Initiative recently announced an ongoing clinical trial to further evaluate the novel tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidate MTBVAC in an adult endemic population.
20 Nov 2019
Global fertility industry reaffirms pre-existing inequalities
University of Cape Town sociologist and feminist ethnographer Associate Professor Amrita Pande looks at the many interwoven processes that make up flows of fertility around the world. The global fertility trade can include anything that goes into the making of a baby. The industry now occurs in many countries and involves multiple kinds of reproductive actors or labourers, including egg providers, surrogates, brokers, doctors and prospective parents.
19 Nov 2019
UCT researcher recognised for putting spotlight on cervical cancer
University of Cape Town Professor Lynette Denny, who has been researching methods of cervical cancer prevention among poor women for 25 years, says coalescing the areas of policy, resources, research and screening is essential to changing the status quo. Cervical cancer is significantly higher among black women in South Africa.
13 Nov 2019
Media invite: Multimillion-rand new device to help with monitoring and treating TB in the Western Cape
The Western Cape has had insufficient PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography) capacity to meet the rapidly growing demand for these scans for clinical studies in tuberculosis (TB) to monitor progression from infection to disease, and to provide early indication of the efficacy of new TB drugs and drug combinations.
12 Nov 2019
UCT students finding ways to revolutionise SA health sector
Under the Futures in Health Accelerator Project, led by the University of Cape Town's Surgical Society (SurgSoc), students from across faculties joined forces to develop futuristic ways in which to improve healthcare in the country.
11 Nov 2019
UCT providing healing through science in an unprecedented transformational process
An interdisciplinary team of academics from the University of Cape Town and two international institutions has conducted a series of scientific studies on the remains of nine people from Sutherland to uncover a range of findings in an unprecedented moment through which science is used for restorative justice.
04 Nov 2019
Media conference: UCT providing redress through science
In 2018, the University of Cape Town announced that it had 11 skeletons in its human remains collection that were found to have been unethically obtained by the institution in the 1920s. Nine of these individuals were brought to UCT in the 1920s from Sutherland in the Northern Cape. UCT commenced a restitution process for the nine sacred remains.
01 Nov 2019
Meet UCT's first Chief Operating Officer
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has appointed its first Chief Operating Officer (COO), Dr Reno Morar, who is currently dividing his time between the new position and his job as deputy dean for Health Services in the Faculty of Health Sciences, until he takes on the COO position exclusively in February 2019.
30 Nov 2018
Newly qualified teachers get support from UCT
In 2014 about 14 000 South African teachers left the profession. With the attrition rate so severe, the country is forecast to have only 7% more teachers in 2025 than it had in 2013.
30 Nov 2018
UCT academic named among top women in mining globally
A University of Cape Town (UCT) associate professor is the only academic named among chief executives, directors and vice presidents of global companies in the Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining 2018 publication.
27 Nov 2018
UCT student working with global company to develop unique performance enhancing drink for elite athletes
A University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD candidate Shaun Sutehall is working with elite athletes to develop Swiss company Maurten's new
22 Nov 2018