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Tutu, Haffajee, Pityana, Lategan to discuss civic responsibility at UCT event
This public conversation will feature Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who continues even in his retirement to speak on issues of moral integrity; Professor Bernard Lategan, the Ombudsman for Stellenbosch University and the founding director of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study; Ms Ferial Haffajee, the editor of City Press and a council member of the SA National Editors' Forum; Dr Sipho Pityana, the chairman of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution; Khayelitsha community organiser Ms Noncedo Bulana; and SRC presidents Ms Amanda Ngwenya of UCT, Mr Ayabulela Mahlathi of the University of the Western Cape and Mr Jan Greyling of Stellenbosch University.
22 Aug 2011
Interview opportunity for Cape Town plant lovers: world-renowned botanist Peter Linder
Nature lovers who appreciate the abundant and unique plant life of the Cape Peninsula will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of Professor Peter Linder of the Institute for Systematic Botany at the University of Zürich. Linder was formerly a lecturer in Plant Systematics at UCT from 1987 to 2001. His research interests include the evolution of Cape flora and the geographic distribution of plant species in Africa and the Southern Hemisphere.
22 Aug 2011
UCT academic to present musical lecture on primary health care
Professor Steve Reid, the Glaxo-Wellcome Chair of Primary Health Care at the University of Cape Town, will perform live music in his presentation of his inaugural lecture, "The Music of Health for All", on Wednesday, 24 August 2011, at 17:30, in the Student Learning Centre Lecture Theatre of the Anatomy Building in the Faculty of Health Sciences at UCT.
22 Aug 2011
2010/2011 SA Child Gauge puts children's political rights under the spotlight
Children's participation in decisions that affect them is essential for South Africa's democracy, for improved service delivery, and for children's development.
16 Aug 2011
UCT law faculty gives back to top students
The University of Cape Town's Faculty of Law, through its Law 150 Endowment scholarships, is giving 10 top black South African learners an opportunity to study law at UCT in 2012.
15 Aug 2011
UCT Math Circle quartet make South Africa proud at the International Mathematical Olympiad
Western Cape young mathematicians and the University of Cape Town's Mathematics Competition participants Sean Wentzel (Westerford High School), Kira Dusterwald (Springfield Convent Senior School), Ashraf Moolla (Rondebosch Boys High School) and Robert Spencer (Westerford High School) were South Africa's best performers when they participated in the 52nd annual International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) held in the Netherlands last month.
11 Aug 2011
UCT researcher scoops Shoprite Checkers Woman of the Year Award
The University of Cape Town's Dr Elmi Muller scooped the Health Care-Givers category at this year's Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Awards, which were announced recently (Saturday, 23 July 2011) in Johannesburg.
10 Aug 2011
Helicopter emergency landing at UCT
UCT confirms that a small private helicopter made an emergency landing in Cross Campus road on middle campus this morning at 9:00. No one was injured.
03 Aug 2011