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Summiting Lion’s Head – symbolic of overcoming life’s struggles
On Saturday, 12 June, UCT VC Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng and Mastercard Foundation Program Scholars made their way up Lion’s Head.
15 Jun 2021
Jagger Library Salvage Project
A salvage operation began to retrieve valuable materials from the Jagger Reading Room, which was severely damaged in the runaway Table Mountain fire.
20 May 2021
UCT’s historic Jagger Reading Room lost to fire
Dismay and grief met the news that the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) historic Jagger Reading Room had been lost to fire on 18 April.
23 Apr 2021
In pictures: Runaway fire destroys some of UCT’s historical buildings
On Sunday, 18 April 2021, a runaway fire that started on the slopes of Devil’s Peak swept through several iconic buildings at the University of Cape Town.
20 Apr 2021
Commemorating one year of the national lockdown
UCT reflects on the past year since South Africa went into national lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19.
26 Mar 2021
2020 in pictures
As we draw the curtain on what was one of the toughest years in our collective history, UCT reflects on some of the defining and memorable moments of 2020.
03 Mar 2021
In memoriam: Dr Stuart Saunders
Dr Stuart John Saunders, former VC of the University of Cape Town (UCT) and former head of the Department of Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences, passed away on 12 February 2021.
15 Feb 2021
Celebrating UCT’s PhD graduates
To honour the 2020 PhD cohort, VC Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng celebrated with some of the graduates in person on the steps of Sarah Baartman Hall.
15 Dec 2020
Baxter Back on Stage
Baxter Back on Stage celebrated the Baxter Theatre Centre’s return to live performances under lockdown Level 1 and served as a benefit fundraiser.
13 Nov 2020
Commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Trojan Horse Massacres
As South Africa remembers the tragedy of 15 and 16 October 1985, four members of the UCT community reflect on what happened.
16 Oct 2020
Works of art at UCT
For UCT’s Works of Art Collection committee, the university’s vast visual art collection offers an opportunity to contribute to an inclusive expression of heritage.
30 Sep 2020
On the anniversary of Uyinene Mrwetyana’s death, members of the community visited the Clareinch Post Office to pay their respects and leave tokens of remembrance.
26 Aug 2020
What makes us African?
During Africa Month, UCT News asked for submissions from across the university community about what makes us African and how this informs what we do.
29 May 2020
A decade of Africa Day celebrations
At UCT we pride ourselves on being an African university we and celebrate Africa Day on 25 May.
25 May 2020
First-years’ Braai 2020
After a jam-packed week of orientation events it was time to meet and mingle at this year’s First-years’ Braai on Thursday, 30 January, on the Green Mile, upper campus. Lerato Maduna was there to capture it all.
04 Feb 2020
Meet the parents
Parents, guardians and sponsors of first-year students, eager to settle them into campus life, attended an orientation of their own on 25 and 28 January.
31 Jan 2020
Keeping UCT students safe off-campus
As part of a pilot project that tests the efficacy of safety technology among a student population, SEON has donated panic buttons to UCT.
20 Jan 2020
UCT Annual Awards 2019
VC Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng hosted the 2019 UCT Annual Awards on Thursday, 28 November, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
29 Nov 2019