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50th anniversary of Robert Kennedy's
In 1966, then New York Senator Robert F Kennedy visited South Africa, bringing with him the hope that one day this country would abandon race politics - and a message that individual agency can change the world. The 50th anniversary of his visit will be commemorated at a special event at UCT on 4 June 2016 at 14:30 in Jameson Hall.
27 May 2016
Five-million-year-old baleen whales from the West Coast of South Africa
Today, whales are quite an attraction along our coastline. A new study, recently published in Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, Alcheringa, confirms that baleen whales were also part of the biodiversity in the waters along our coast, between 5-7million years ago.
26 May 2016
The South African Child Gauge
In November 2016 the Children's Institute (CI) at the University of Cape Town will release the eleventh issue of the South African Child Gauge: the only publication to provide an annual snapshot on the situation of South Africa's children.
25 May 2016
Unique cancer discovery opens path to early diagnosis and specialised treatment breakthroughs
UCT researchers identify genetic patterns for 6 common types of cancer.
20 May 2016
New UCT English Language Centre to benefit local and international students
The University of Cape Town launched a new English Language Centre (ELC) within the vibrant Faculty of Humanities on Wednesday, 18 May 2016.
19 May 2016
Professionalisation the tonic for municipalities' dysfunction
Violent service protests across the country reflect the disjuncture between the needs of civil society's poorest and local government's roll-out of resources and services. It's a topic close to Phindile Ntliziywana's heart. One of UCT's 6 New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) participants, Ntliziywana's PhD examines how the public service, specifically local government, can be improved.
17 May 2016
From tree of life to web of life: How Google Images can help ecologists study evolution
Animals caught on camera by amateur photographers and posted on the web could become an important new tool for studying evolution and other ecological questions, researchers from South Africa have found. Their study - the first of its kind - is published today in Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
12 May 2016
UCT to honour leaders in African art, archaeology and economics on 14 June 2016
First tranche of 2016 honorary doctorates to be conferred on Anatsui, Deacon and Wilson in separate graduation ceremonies.
10 May 2016
UCT public lecture to focus on 'Children on the front page'
Emeritus Professor Marian Jacobs to deliver VC Open Lecture on Monday, 16 May 2016, 18:00 in the New Learning Centre Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Faculty of Health Sciences, Anzio Road, Observatory.
09 May 2016