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UCT students triumph in SAICA Board Exam
The University of Cape Town pass rate for first-time writers of the 2011 South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Part 1 Board Exam is 96% compared to a national average of 80%. The pass rate for UCT's African students is 89%, while the national average is 55%.
31 May 2011
Three UCT academics victorious at 2011 NSTF-BHP Billiton awards
Three out of 6 University of Cape Town (UCT) finalists walked away with top honours during the annual National Science and Technology Forum-BHP Billiton Awards, held in Johannesburg last night (26 May).
25 May 2011
Six UCT finalists at NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards
Six finalists from the University of Cape Town are in the running for top honours at the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) -BHP Billiton Awards to be held in Johannesburg on 26 May 2011.
25 May 2011
UCT biologists' find is named one of Top 10 New Species for 2011
When you discover the world's only known jumping cockroach, as UCT's Professor Mike Picker and former student Dr Jonathan Colville did, you naturally spend much time thinking of catchy headlines - such as the one above - to mark the event.
24 May 2011
UCT uses modified MRI scanner to measure brain waves of cyclists in the saddle
Researchers at the University of Cape Town have found a way to measure the brain activity of a cyclist who is operating at racing speed, using a specially modified MRI scanner that holds the subject's head still while the legs are pedalling.
23 May 2011
UCT's Prof Zingoni is the newest Fellow of an international elite group of structural engineers
Alphose Zingoni, Professor of Structural Engineering & Mechanics in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Cape Town, has been elected a Fellow of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).
16 May 2011
GrandWest/SHAWCO partnership boosts healthcare in Cape communities
More than 5 000 residents of disadvantaged communities received free doctor consultations last year worth a total of R2 million, thanks to the partnership between GrandWest CSI and SHAWCO Health at the University of Cape Town.
06 May 2011
SHAWCO is seeking learners who want to excel
Learners in Grades 11 and 12 have an opportunity to study with tutors at the University of Cape Town on Saturdays to boost their chances of excelling in their matric exams. In 2010, learners in the pilot programme for Grade 11 participants in the SHAWCO Shine Programme achieved a pass rate of 100%. All these participants are currently in the Grade 12 programme in 2011.
06 May 2011
The Ficksburg moment is a dangerous one for SA
I would like to thank the SRC for having organised this event today and to say that I bring the apologies of the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Max Price. I also bring to this meeting the full support of the Executive of the University of Cape Town.
05 May 2011