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UCT's new residence helps supply jobs as well as living space
One of the innovations of the new University of Cape Town residence, Obz Square, is en suite shower and toilet facilities in each of the 880 rooms. Each toilet/shower "pod" was assembled off-site, transported to the site on the corner of Main Road and Penzance in Observatory, and then installed fully fitted, tiled and plumbed, ready to be lifted and plastered into rooms like Lego blocks.
30 Nov 2011
UCT student dies in fall
The University of Cape Town regretfully confirms that a third-year Commerce student died tragically on Thursday, 24 November 2011.
25 Nov 2011
UCT experts on aspects of climate change for COP-17 journalists
23 Nov 2011
UCT opposes passage of info bill without critical changes
The University of Cape Town notes with extreme disappointment the fact that Members of the South African parliament voted in favour of the proposed Protection of State Information Bill. This despite the extraordinary strong civic voice that has risen against the proposed Bill.
22 Nov 2011
UCT blacks out website to protest government move against freedom of information
The University of Cape Town has blacked out its home page (www.uct.ac.za) today in protest against the current version of the Protection of State Information Bill, which has been returned to the National Assembly for vote today.
22 Nov 2011
Aspirin cuts cancer rates in people with hereditary risk by 60%
Research has provided proof that taking a regular dose of aspirin reduces the long-term risk of cancer in people with a family history of the disease by about 60 percent.
21 Nov 2011
UCT students apply beauty as well as brains
Two University of Cape Town students have been named Miss Cape Town 2011 and a semi-finalist in the Miss South Africa 2011 pageant, respectively.
21 Nov 2011
Three young UCT researchers selected for new science academy
Three University of Cape Town scientists, all in their early to mid-30s, are among the 20 founder members of the new South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) - selected from almost 150 nominations.
15 Nov 2011
USHAWCO helps learners to SHINE
With a social entrepreneurial spirit, SHAWCO (Students' Health and Welfare Centres Organisation) at the University of Cape Town introduced the SHAWCO SHINE programme to support students in grade 10, 11 and 12, by improving their academic results, boosting their confidence as well as stimulating their ambitions for further tertiary education.
11 Nov 2011
UCT researcher to receive L'Oréal-UNESCO Life Sciences award
Professor Jill Farrant, the Research Chair in Plant Molecular Physiology in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Cape Town, is 1 of the 5 exceptional women scientists from around the world who will receive the 2012 L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards in Life Sciences for 2012. She will receive her award and US$100 000 prize money at a ceremony at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris in March 2012.
11 Nov 2011
UCT conference to address challenges in treating and understanding lung diseas
The University of Cape Town, in association with the Hull/York Medical School, University of York, will host a conference on "21st Century Challenges of Chronic Lung Disease" on 14-16 November 2011, in the Institute for Infectious Disease & Molecular Medicine (IIDMM), on the Faculty of Health Sciences Campus of the University of Cape Town. Senior clinical and basic scientists will present a research-based overview of specific challenges associated treating chronic lung diseases and how current research efforts are increasing the opportunities for future therapies.
08 Nov 2011
UCT students win lion's share of awards in international landscape architecture competition
Three landscape architecture Masters students from the University of Cape Town have won 3 out of 4 awards at a recent International Federation of Landscape Architecture (IFLA) competition.
01 Nov 2011