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Update on UCT’s staff salary increment for 2023
The University of Cape Town (UCT) executive has signed an agreement with the Academics Union (AU) over salary increment for 2023; and will exercise the option to implement discretionary increment for professional, administrative support and service (PASS) staff.
31 Jan 2023
UCT executive and SRC reach agreement
Following disruptions on campus over the past few days, the University of Cape Town (UCT) executive has reached an agreement with the Students' Representative Council (SRC) over some of the urgent issues they have raised.
31 Jan 2023
Annual Bongani Mayosi Memorial Lecture – celebrating an extraordinary legacy
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Faculty of Health Sciences, in partnership with the Bongani Mayosi Foundation, will host the annual Bongani Mayosi Memorial Lecture at the foundation’s fundraising gala dinner on the late professor’s birthday.
27 Jan 2023
On the brink of the abyss – from the Zuma to the Ramaphosa presidency
As part of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Summer School programme, author and journalist Jacques Pauw will deliver a lecture titled, ‘On the brink of the abyss’ . He will pick up from the dying days of the Jacob Zuma administration and talk through the reign of President Cyril Ramaphosa
27 Jan 2023
UCT retains top spot as Africa’s most international university
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been ranked 57th most international university in the world. This is according to the annual list published by Times Higher Education (THE) this week. UCT is also the only university in Africa to make the cut.
26 Jan 2023
UCT’s SHAWCO recommits to assisting needy communities
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) has 80 years’ worth of stories to tell; however, the organisation is focusing on what the future should hold.
23 Jan 2023
UCT’s Dr Hendricks appointed youngest president of SA Sports Medicine Association
University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Dr Sharief Hendricks has been appointed president of the South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) – the first non-sports physician to hold the two-year post .
19 Jan 2023
UCT’s student financial aid support increases by R100 million
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has spent at least R1.9 billion on student financial aid in 2022, which is an increase of R100 million compared to 2021.
19 Jan 2023
Top matric achievers encouraged to choose UCT
As the class of 2022 gears up to receive their matric results this week, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng has urged the country’s top achievers to consider making UCT their university of choice by accepting her offer to become the Vice-Chancellor’s “Blue Carpet” Scholarship recipients.
16 Jan 2023
Illegal wildlife trade continues to threaten African elephants
Illegal killing for ivory continues to threaten African elephants. To help guide responses to the ongoing poaching, a study by the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Oxford University sought to uncover what might drive, facilitate, or motivate continent-wide poaching.
13 Jan 2023
T cell receptor repertoires associated with control and disease progression following Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection
Researchers from the University of Cape Town-based South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) have just published results from a study using cutting edge-technology to identify new targets for novel TB vaccine candidates.
06 Jan 2023
New project aims to use innovative automated technology to monitor ocean pollution
A UCT Department of Electrical Engineering team lead by Professor Amit Kumar Mishra as the principal investigator – along with Associate Professor Fred Nicolls, senior lecturer Robyn Verrinder and lecturers Jarryd Son and Stephen Paine – will soon undertake Project SMARTPOL, a new venture that will identify sources of pollution in our waters through methods never seen before.
27 Jan 2022
UCT among top 60 most international universities
UCT has been ranked 55th by Times Higher Education in their latest list of the most international universities in the world 2022. This position is tied with two universities in the United States: Carnegie Mellon and Princeton.
25 Jan 2022
Alarm sounded over self-spreading vaccine proposals
Virus vaccines for animals and humans that can spread on their own are being proposed in Europe and the U.S.
24 Jan 2022
UCT civil engineering professor selected as Research Chair in Smart Mobility - a first for South Africa
The CSIR, the DSI and the NRF have jointly established a Research Chair in Smart Mobility, the first of its kind in South Africa. Professor Marianne Vanderschuren, an expert in transport planning and engineering at UCT, was selected to lead the initiative.
19 Jan 2022
UCT Open Textbook Journeys provide access to locally relevant learning materials
Lecturers at UCT are adopting innovative pedagogical and content production approaches to provide students with more accessible and locally relevant learning materials.
17 Jan 2022
Small fire at UCT’s Upper Campus fully doused within two hours
The University of Cape Town (UCT) confirms that a small fire was reported above Upper Campus on a vacant field near the top dam late on Wednesday, 5 January 2022 and put out shortly thereafter.
06 Jan 2022
Courses to unleash the artist in you – UCT Summer School 2022
The University of Cape Town (UCT) Summer School 2022 offers a range of short courses for budding artists or poets. These courses require no prior experience but do have limited spaces so booking is essential.
05 Jan 2022