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Horticulture in a changing supermarket landscape
Global fresh fruit, vegetable and flower production is expanding rapidly to meet international demand for produce all year round. Meeting supermarket demands for fresh fruit and vegetables requires more skilled and empowered workers. Production and packing are becoming more complex because of rising standards and diverse market requirements. Commercial pressures are contributing to the casualisation of workers and the exclusion of smaller producers.
27 Nov 2012
UCT to co-host 'Capturing the Gains' Global Summit
Researchers from the University of Cape Town, the Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester, and the Centre on Globalisation, Governance and Competitiveness at Duke University will present their findings on how resources, materials, workers and producers are deployed in 3 discrete sectors of global industry - mobile phones, clothing, and food - at the Capturing the Gains Global Summit on 3-5 December 2012 at the Clock Tower at the V&A Waterfront.
20 Nov 2012
UCT heart researcher and collaborators receive R25 million Australian grant
Professor Karen Sliwa, director of UCT's Hatter Institute for Cardiology Research in Africa, together with several Australian collaborators, have been awarded a R25 million research grant by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. The grant will go towards building research capacity in reducing inequality in heart disease in South Africa and Australia.
02 Nov 2012
UCT Zoology and Botany departments in line with global trends
The University of Cape Town's Zoology and Botany departments have merged to form a new Department of Biological Sciences.
01 Nov 2012