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UCT researchers use unique way to date rocks through geological
University of Cape Town geologists have for the first time used geological
31 Aug 2017
UCT's Maths competition winners among national Olympiad finalists
A total of 9 winners from the UCT Mathematics Competition, which was held in April this year, are among the 20 medallists in the 2017 South African Mathematics Olympiad for Grade 8 to 12 learners.
30 Aug 2017
Extinct bird's bone reveals new facts about how the dodo lived
University of Cape Town palaeobiologists, in collaboration with scientists from the National History Museum (NHM) in London, UK, have for the first time uncovered information on when the dodo laid their eggs and when they renewed their feathers.
24 Aug 2017
UCT to celebrate 5 years of partnership with Khayelitsha schools
The Schools Improvement Initiative (SII) at the University of Cape Town is celebrating 5-years of partnership with schools in Khayelitsha and the Western Cape Education Department. Interviews can be arranged before or after the event.
22 Aug 2017
Renowned African scholar to talk at UCT's annual TB Davie Memorial Lecture
The University of Cape Town will host renowned African scholar Professor Mahmood Mamdani, who will speak on
17 Aug 2017
UCT study examines how the state can support survivors of sexual violence
A study by a PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town is analysing integration models in South Africa and Kenya as a means of fulfilling the state's obligations to eliminate sexual violence against women.
17 Aug 2017
Three new shrimp species discovered in False Bay coastline
Three new shrimp species have been discovered on a tiny 5.5 km stretch of coastline off Miller's Point, False Bay - one (Heteromysis cancelli) living with a rare hermit crab, another (Heteromysis octopodis) cohabiting with an octopus, and a third (Heteromysis fosteri) was found inside empty urchin and gastropod shells.
16 Aug 2017
Over 40 exciting UCT career events to kick off the new semester
The University of Cape Town has launched Careers Festival - a month of activities on campus where students can get information about best career choices.
15 Aug 2017
UCT's highly rated professor of media studies honoured by Humboldt Foundation
Internationally renowned professor of media studies and director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT), Herman Wasserman, has been awarded the prestigious Georg Forster Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
14 Aug 2017
World's first centre to tackle fungal infection-related deaths opens today at UCT
The world's first international research centre for tackling fungal infections - which kill around 1.3 million people globally every year - is officially opening at 15:00 today, 11 August 2017, at Wolfson Pavilion, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) at UCT.
11 Aug 2017
UCT to host workshop on Green Mining: Beyond the Myth
The University of Cape Town's Minerals to Metals unit, is conjunction with Mineral Law in Africa, will host a one-day interactive workshop focusing on green mining - which is scheduled to take place on 11 August.
10 Aug 2017