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In practice South Africa’s legal system falls short
Jameelah Omar, a senior lecturer in the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town (UCT), argues that although South Africa has a truly progressive constitution, the extent to which these laws actually work in practice falls far short of the ideal.
16 Aug 2021
T cells face off against variants to boost COVID-19 immunity, study finds
With the fight against COVID-19 beset with concerns around the efficacy of vaccines in the face of a mutating virus, University of Cape Town (UCT) virologists have shown that the body’s T cells maintain 85% of their capacity to detect variants, continuing to mount a substantial defence to prevent severe illness, hospitalisation and death.
12 Aug 2021
Instituting a living wage enables people to choose dignity - report
A recent report from the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Development Policy Research Unit indicated that in quarter four of 2018, 46.6% of all minimum wage earners received below the national minimum wage in their sector, with numbers well above that in some major industries.
11 Aug 2021
Reminder: UCT’s virtual Women’s Day event with Miss South Africa 2020 and #ForWomxnByWomxn research grantees
The University of Cape Town will host a virtual Women’s Day event under the theme, ‘Social responsiveness and internationalisation’.
10 Aug 2021
Former TRC commissioner Yasmin Sooka to discuss why apartheid-era crimes are yet to be prosecuted
In her lecture titled, “Unfinished Business of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)”, former TRC commissioner and human rights lawyer Yasmin Sooka will focus on why nobody has been prosecuted under the Crime of Apartheid and how denial persists in our country that apartheid was declared a crime against humanity and that the apartheid state was a criminal state.
05 Aug 2021
Top chartered accountant to join UCT as finance executive director
The University of Cape Town has appointed Vincent Mohau Motholo as the new Executive Director: Finance. He will take up the position on 1 October 2021.
04 Aug 2021
UCT Women’s month expert list
The following academics at the University of Cape Town can be contacted by the media for comment during Women’s month.
03 Aug 2021
A recipe for home grown vaccines in plants – water, light and sugar
A new collaborative study undertaken between the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Biopharming Research Unit (BRU) and the University of Southampton’s Glycoprotein Therapeutics Laboratory has shed new light on how vaccine production in plants is impacted by the host plant machinery.
02 Aug 2021