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Calls for investment in skills and scientific entrepreneurship to create science jobs and infrastructure in Africa
Leading African researcher, Professor Kelly Chibale has called for a deep commitment to investing in world-class infrastructure and skills for scientists to succeed on the continent.
20 Jul 2017
Urbanisation and electricity are not to blame for sleep loss
Urbanisation and the electrification of homes do not decrease the amount that we sleep, a new study in the journal Scientific Reports finds.
18 Jul 2017
Lord Peter Hain to present open lecture on "Trump, Brexit and Globalisation" at UCT
Well-known anti-apartheid campaigner, facilitator of the Northern Ireland peace process and recipient of the Grand Companion of OR Tambo (silver), the Right Honourable Lord Peter Hain of Neath will present the next University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice-Chancellor's Open Lecture.
18 Jul 2017
Mr South Africa graduates with a PhD from UCT
The current Mr South Africa, Habib Noorbhai, was among the doctoral graduates at the University of Cape Town's (UCT) graduation ceremony this morning.
14 Jul 2017
Salt solution: How UCT research is paving the way for zero-waste water treatment
The first full-scale working unit for Eutectic Freeze Crystallisation (EFC) treatment of wastewater will soon be operational at the Tweefontein colliery in Mpumalanga.
11 Jul 2017
New species of deep-water hermit crab discovered at the West Coast
The new species bears the name of University of Cape Town (UCT) alumnus Dr Lara Atkinson, the marine researcher who first noticed it, but it goes by the common name
11 Jul 2017
UCT condemns rape and sexual assault
The University of Cape (UCT) recognises that rape and sexual assault are serious problems in our societies and universities.
09 Jul 2017
UCT to stage 3 graduation ceremonies next week
Approximately 900 students will be capped when the University of Cape Town stages 3 graduation ceremonies on Friday, 14 July 2017 in Jameson Hall. The 3 ceremonies will start at 09:00, 14:00 and 18:00.
07 Jul 2017
Burden of diabetes set to increase across Sub-Saharan Africa, potentially diminishing health gains of recent years
As Sub-Saharan African countries struggle to cope with the current burden of diabetes, new estimates suggest that costs associated with the disease could more than double and may reach up to US$59.3 billion per year by 2030 if type 2 diabetes cases continue to increase.
06 Jul 2017
UCT to award honorary doctorate to Zackie Achmat
The University of Cape Town (UCT) will award an honorary doctorate (LLD honoris causa) to Abdurrazak
03 Jul 2017