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Celebrating UCT’s Commerce and Humanities graduates
The air was electrifying, and joy abounded, as the University of Cape Town (UCT) celebrated the 2021 summer graduation ceremonies.
17 Dec 2021
UCT VC launches future graduate t-shirt at Joe Slovo Engineering High School
Hosted by school principal Mr Sityhilelo Ntamo, the launch of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Vision 2030 Future Graduate T-shirt took place at the Joe Slovo Engineering High School at Site C in Khayelitsha.
29 Nov 2021
Farewell to UCT’s outgoing SRC
On Tuesday, 19 October 2021, the University of Cape Town (UCT) bid farewell to its outgoing Students’ Representative Council (SRC), thanking them for their service to the student community.
26 Oct 2021
UCT staff join national inoculation drive to combat COVID-19
On Tuesday, 3 August 2021, Jammie Shuttles carried hundreds of University of Cape Town (UCT) workers to a vaccination site at the Metro Emergency Medical Service (EMS) centre in Pinelands.
30 Aug 2021
In pictures: Celebrating UCT’s Humanities and Health Sciences PhD graduates
The University of Cape Town (UCT) recently celebrated the 2021 mid‑year graduation ceremonies, from 12 to 19 July. On 14 and 15 July.
23 Jul 2021
A socially distanced graduation celebration
The University of Cape Town (UCT) recently celebrated the 2021 mid-year graduation ceremonies, from 12 to 19 July.
23 Jul 2021
Graduation 2021: A virtual grand affair
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) bumper mid‑year graduation season saw 6 175 students graduate virtually during six faculty ceremonies, which took place at 18:00 each evening.
20 Jul 2021
VC hosts dinner in honour of Ikey Tigers
Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng hosted a dinner for the FNB Ikey Tigers, who recently finished second in the 2021 FNB Varsity Cup.
17 Jun 2021
Summiting Lion’s Head – symbolic of overcoming life’s struggles
On Saturday, 12 June, UCT VC Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng and Mastercard Foundation Program Scholars made their way up Lion’s Head.
15 Jun 2021
Jagger Library Salvage Project
A salvage operation began to retrieve valuable materials from the Jagger Reading Room, which was severely damaged in the runaway Table Mountain fire.
20 May 2021
UCT’s historic Jagger Reading Room lost to fire
Dismay and grief met the news that the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) historic Jagger Reading Room had been lost to fire on 18 April.
23 Apr 2021
In pictures: Runaway fire destroys some of UCT’s historical buildings
On Sunday, 18 April 2021, a runaway fire that started on the slopes of Devil’s Peak swept through several iconic buildings at the University of Cape Town.
20 Apr 2021
Commemorating one year of the national lockdown
UCT reflects on the past year since South Africa went into national lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19.
26 Mar 2021
2020 in pictures
As we draw the curtain on what was one of the toughest years in our collective history, UCT reflects on some of the defining and memorable moments of 2020.
03 Mar 2021
In memoriam: Dr Stuart Saunders
Dr Stuart John Saunders, former VC of the University of Cape Town (UCT) and former head of the Department of Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences, passed away on 12 February 2021.
15 Feb 2021
Celebrating UCT’s PhD graduates
To honour the 2020 PhD cohort, VC Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng celebrated with some of the graduates in person on the steps of Sarah Baartman Hall.
15 Dec 2020
Baxter Back on Stage
Baxter Back on Stage celebrated the Baxter Theatre Centre’s return to live performances under lockdown Level 1 and served as a benefit fundraiser.
13 Nov 2020
Commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Trojan Horse Massacres
As South Africa remembers the tragedy of 15 and 16 October 1985, four members of the UCT community reflect on what happened.
16 Oct 2020