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Former Miss SA's challenging road to graduation
After a seven-year journey at the UCT which includes overcoming Tuberculosis (TB), former Miss South Africa, Tamaryn Green, will finally graduate with her MBChB on Monday, 23 December.
20 Dec 2019
Transgender UCT graduand reflects on his dysphoria experiences
When Velile Vilane began his decade-long experience as an undergraduate at UCT, he registered as Miss Velile Vilane. When he stepped into the Sarah Baartman Hall at his graduation ceremony he did so as Mr Vilane. And he left the university as Dr Vilane.
17 Dec 2019
UCT GSB graduate brings new born baby to class after surviving eclampsia four days earlier
Rejoice Gorni began her postgraduate studies at the University of Cape Town while she was 16 weeks pregnant. She has now graduated with a postgraduate diploma in management from UCT's Graduate School of Business this December.
17 Dec 2019
Outgoing University of Cape Town Chancellor Mrs Graça Machel - who will conclude her term at the end of this year - was honoured at a special graduation ceremony on 12 December 2019.
12 Dec 2019
UCT MSc engineering graduate establishes - decades later - why walls of granny's house in Lesotho were cracking
Monica Damane grew up wanting to know why the walls of her grandmother's house in Quthing, Lesotho were cracking and through hard work and determination she managed to answer this question while earning an MSc in engineering, specialising in geotechnical engineering, obtained through the University of Cape Town's Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment.
11 Dec 2019
UCT to bid farewell to Chancellor Machel at summer graduation ceremonies
The University of Cape Town will bid farewell to Chancellor Graca Machel at this summer's graduation ceremonies, where approximately 1771 students are scheduled to graduate.
11 Dec 2019
Chancellor Machel served faithfully in crucial ambassadorial role
Chair of Council, Mr Sipho M Pityana, has paid tribute to outgoing UCT Chancellor, Mrs Graça Machel for
11 Dec 2019
South Africa most coal-dependent of all G20 countries
South Africa's energy sector is the most coal-dependent of all the G20 countries. This is according to the fifth annual Brown to Green Report that was released on 11 November 2019. The report also found that SA's per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are some of the highest among the G20 nations.
02 Dec 2019
Taking stock of South Africa's renewable marine resources
The University of Cape Town's Marine Resource Assessment and Management Group (MARAM Group), based in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, will host the Annual International Fisheries Stock Assessment Review Workshop this week, 2-6 December 2019.
29 Nov 2019
Creating a division between
Dr Benita Moolman's research finds that both
28 Nov 2019
UCT Annual Awards 2019
Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT), will host the 2019 UCT Annual Awards, on Thursday, 28 November 2019. The evening will see the university community gathered together to celebrate the outstanding contributions of professional, administrative support and service (PASS) and academic staff.
27 Nov 2019
The highest energy light from a gamma-ray burst detected
Astronomers from the University of Cape Town (UCT), including Professor Patrick Woudt and MSc student Reikantseone Diretse, are part of an international team of more than 300 researchers that has gained further insight into the physical processes at work during gamma-ray bursts (GRB).
22 Nov 2019
UCT scientist leads ground-breaking project on fluctuating pollen levels
A multidisciplinary project which may fundamentally change the allergy treatment process and the way healthcare professionals respond to common allergies like asthma, hay fever and eczema is being led by the Division of Allergology and Immunology at the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Lung Institute. The project is examining the fluctuating pollen levels in South Africa and the subsequent effects on the human body.
21 Nov 2019
Two UCT subjects ranked in top 100 in the world
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been ranked among the top 100 globally for two subjects - clinical, pre-clinical and health; and social sciences - in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings by subject.
20 Nov 2019
UCT collaborating on new TB vaccine clinical trial
The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative - located at the University of Cape Town - as well as Biofabri and International Aids Vaccine Initiative recently announced an ongoing clinical trial to further evaluate the novel tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidate MTBVAC in an adult endemic population.
20 Nov 2019
Global fertility industry reaffirms pre-existing inequalities
University of Cape Town sociologist and feminist ethnographer Associate Professor Amrita Pande looks at the many interwoven processes that make up flows of fertility around the world. The global fertility trade can include anything that goes into the making of a baby. The industry now occurs in many countries and involves multiple kinds of reproductive actors or labourers, including egg providers, surrogates, brokers, doctors and prospective parents.
19 Nov 2019
UCT researcher recognised for putting spotlight on cervical cancer
University of Cape Town Professor Lynette Denny, who has been researching methods of cervical cancer prevention among poor women for 25 years, says coalescing the areas of policy, resources, research and screening is essential to changing the status quo. Cervical cancer is significantly higher among black women in South Africa.
13 Nov 2019
Media invite: Multimillion-rand new device to help with monitoring and treating TB in the Western Cape
The Western Cape has had insufficient PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography) capacity to meet the rapidly growing demand for these scans for clinical studies in tuberculosis (TB) to monitor progression from infection to disease, and to provide early indication of the efficacy of new TB drugs and drug combinations.
12 Nov 2019