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Innovative training programme helps strengthen paediatric care in Africa
UCT Professor Jo Wilmshurst to deliver inaugural lecture, 'Reversing the Brain Drain', on 30 July 2014 at 17:30, Student Learning Centre Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT
29 Jul 2014
Earlier Stone Age artifacts found in Northern Cape
Excavations at an archaeological site at Kathu in the Northern Cape province of South Africa have produced tens of thousands of Earlier Stone Age artifacts, including hand axes and other tools.
25 Jul 2014
20 years of democracy in SA, 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall - 2 countries in transition
The Delegation of the European Union to South Africa, as part of its EU Inspiring Thinkers Series, along with the German Embassy in South Africa and the University of Cape Town, will jointly host a themed discussion entitled "20 years of democracy in South Africa - 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall: 2 countries in transition".
22 Jul 2014
125-million-year-old Changyuraptor sheds light on dinosaur flight
An international team of experts, including Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan from the University of Cape Town, has discovered a new predatory dinosaur with very long feathers that sheds light on how dinosaurs flew.
15 Jul 2014
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11 Jul 2014
UCT part of consortium to tackle blindness across the globe
The University of Cape Town's Division of Ophthalmology has been chosen as 1 of 11 expert institutions that form the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium, making it a partner in the worldwide fight against blindness.
08 Jul 2014
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07 Jul 2014
UCT professors bag 3 wins at NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards
Three academics from the University of Cape Town have been honoured at the 16th Annual National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-BHP Billiton Awards for their contributions to the fields of science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa.
04 Jul 2014
Renowned physicist to speak about Evolution of the Universe
Professor John Barrow to present the UCT Vice-Chancellor's Open Lecture on Wednesday, 9 July 2014, at 18h00 in Lecture Theatre LS2A, Leslie Social Sciences Building, Upper Campus.
03 Jul 2014
UCT welcomes IMO to Africa
The University of Cape Town will host teams representing 107 countries (including 14 African countries) at the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) beginning on 3 July 2014 when the IMO leaders arrive to set the test papers. This will be the first time the IMO takes place in Africa in its 55-year history.
02 Jul 2014
Mobile phones help township residents and immigrants have a sense of belonging - UCT research
Research by a University of Cape Town PhD graduate explores how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) - specifically the use of mobile phones - help the mobile population of Cape Town's Langa township negotiate migration and a sense of belonging.
01 Jul 2014