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No injuries in organic chemistry lab explosion on UCT Upper Campus
An explosion occurred in an organic chemistry laboratory on the seventh floor of the PD Hahn Building at the University of Cape Town in the early hours of Thursday, 2 September 2010. Nobody was in the lab and there were no injuries. Damage to the facilities is being assessed.
22 Aug 2010
Protection of Information Bill deserves academic scrutiny
The Protection of Information Bill touches on issues central to the functioning of a democratic society, such as security, government accountability, media freedom and responsibility. It is a debate in which the university must intervene because the consequences of restricted access to information impinge profoundly on the university's ability to do research and analyse public policy.
22 Aug 2010
Come early to watch implosion, UCT advises
The University of Cape Town expects an influx of people eager to view the implosion of the Athlone cooling towers at 12:00 on Sunday, 22 August. UCT advises people to arrive early, bring a picnic brunch and enjoy the event from a prime viewing spot at the country's most beautiful campus.
17 Aug 2010
UCT professor awarded national research chair in customary law
One of the top law scholars at the University of Cape Town, Professor Chuma Himonga, has been awarded the Department of Science and Technology National Research Foundation (DST/NRF) Chair in Customary Law, part of the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI). There are 82 chairs nationally and UCT holds about one-third of them.
12 Aug 2010
Township entrepreneurs to learn business skills at UCT
60 young adults will launch into the Masizikhulise Entrepreneurship and IT program on Friday, 6 August. The semester-long program is run in Nyanga and Khayelitsha by UCT student volunteers, who teach business skills, enterprise management, IT training, and career guidance. The project facilitates the spread of skills and knowledge amongst young adults from different walks of life and taps into the potential for entrepreneurship and exciting initiatives in the townships.
06 Aug 2010
UCT to host public dialogue on women's struggles
Women of all communities and age groups are invited to add their voices to a stimulating conversation on "Women's Struggles: From the Political to the Personal, the Global and Local", on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 17:30-19:30, at The Quad in the Kramer Building, Middle Campus at UCT. Entrance is free.
05 Aug 2010