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UCT to confer honorary doctorates on six remarkable individuals
The University of Cape Town (UCT) will confer honorary doctorates upon six outstanding individuals – Dr Debbie Bradshaw, Mr Lionel Davis, Ms Shirley Gunn, Professor Michael R Hayden, Professor Brian Huntley and Professor Lehlohonolo BBJ Machobane – at this year’s graduation ceremonies.
21 Feb 2024
UCT research shows positive stimulus effects of a South African public employment programme
New research by the University of Cape Town (UCT) indicates that the largest component of South Africa’s Presidential Employment Stimulus (PES) programme is beneficial to economic growth as it also has an indirect positive effect on non-programme employment and wages.
20 Feb 2024
UCT Council approves concessions for students with fee debt exceeding R10 000
In a commitment to offering financial support and ensuring higher education access to as many academically eligible students as possible, the University of Cape Town (UCT) management and the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) tabled a joint proposal around student fee debt before a recent special Council meeting.
20 Feb 2024
Groundbreaking horse domestication study wins 2024 Newcomb Cleveland Prize
University of Cape Town (UCT) academics are part of an interdisciplinary study by indigenous and western scientists from around the globe selected as recipient of the 2024 Newcomb Cleveland Prize “involving $25,000” for the authorship of a publication that traces the domestication of horses in North America.
19 Feb 2024
Millions of people could be impacted by mine closures in South Africa – UCT research
Research published in the International journal Mining by a University of Cape Town (UCT) academic, Dr Megan Cole, has showed that 48 of South Africa’s 230 operating mines could close in the next 10 years.
19 Feb 2024
Weather-related hazards put R20bn worth of CoCT’s transport infrastructure at high risk – analysis shows
Severe weather events can wreak havoc in urban environments, and the City of Cape Town (CoCT) is no exception. In a paper published in the Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering , the University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers quantified the volume of transport infrastructure at risk of weather-related hazards in the CoCT and estimated the direct economic value.
13 Feb 2024
New SALDRU director to pursue mission of challenging inequalities
Newly-appointed Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) director, Reza Daniels, has set out to pursue SALDRU’s mission of “challenging inequalities through policy-relevant academic research”.
07 Feb 2024
Rural childhood positively impacts immune development, UCT study finds
Researchers at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Division of Paediatric Dermatology and Paediatric Allergy have found that early childhood is a window for shaping immune development in allergic and non-allergic South African children.
06 Feb 2024
UCT to welcome 4 500 first-year students
The University of Cape Town (UCT) will welcome 4 500 first-year students who have been accepted for their inaugural year of study at the institution.
24 Jan 2024
Annual Bongani Mayosi Memorial Lecture to be presented by UCT’s own graduate
The late Professor Bongani Mayosi's philosophy of “Lift as you rise” will be aptly applicable when the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) own graduate Dr Vuyane Mhlomi presents the fourth edition of the annual Bongani Mayosi Memorial Lecture.
23 Jan 2024
Robots, Eskom and antisemitism among topics at 2024 UCT Summer School
Will robots take my job? Is it still safe to drink tap water or to swim in our waterways? These are some of the topics covered as part of the annual University of Cape Town (UCT) Summer School , which commenced on Saturday, 13 January and will continue until Saturday, 27 January 2024.
16 Jan 2024
UCT begins a search for the next vice-chancellor
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has officially begun a search for the next vice-chancellor to lead Africa’s premier university into the future.
21 Dec 2023
UCT academics’ research excellence recognised by leading SA academies of science ASSAf and SAYAS
Ten University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers have been inducted as members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). Concurrently, the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) admitted one researcher from UCT.
19 Dec 2023
UCT gets massive R200m donation from Donald Gordon Foundation
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is pleased to announce a momentous donation of R200 million from the Donald Gordon Foundation (DGF), marking a transformative leap for the university's Neuroscience Institute. This substantial contribution is set to accelerate innovative neuroscience research in Africa and on a global scale.
18 Dec 2023
South African men face massive, disproportionate burden of homicide – UCT research
A recent study by researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) confirmed that South African men bear an enormous burden of homicide, reflecting their neglect in prevention and policy responses to violence.
08 Dec 2023
UCT records an unqualified audit report for 2022
The University of Cape Town (UCT) Council is pleased to report that its external auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers Incorporated (PwC), has signed the consolidated financial statement for the year ended 31 December 2022 and expressed an unqualified audit opinion.
06 Dec 2023
UCT among nine partners in new collaborative to strengthen primary healthcare in Africa
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is one of the nine partners in the new Africa Higher Education Health Collaborative (AHEHC), a pioneering initiative aimed at strengthening primary healthcare across Africa and empowering the continent’s health sector through transformative education and innovation.
06 Dec 2023
UCT project towards a water-sensitive campus making great strides
Good progress has been made to help the University of Cape Town (UCT) become a water-sensitive campus, through the Khusela Ikamva “Secure the Future” Sustainable Campus research project. The project is in its third year and supports the environmental sustainability goals of UCT’s Vision 2030.
04 Dec 2023