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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
Works of art at UCT
For UCT’s Works of Art Collection committee, the university’s vast visual art collection offers an opportunity to contribute to an inclusive expression of heritage.
30 Sep 2020
On the anniversary of Uyinene Mrwetyana’s death, members of the community visited the Clareinch Post Office to pay their respects and leave tokens of remembrance.
26 Aug 2020
What makes us African?
During Africa Month, UCT News asked for submissions from across the university community about what makes us African and how this informs what we do.
29 May 2020
A decade of Africa Day celebrations
At UCT we pride ourselves on being an African university we and celebrate Africa Day on 25 May.
25 May 2020
First-years’ Braai 2020
After a jam-packed week of orientation events it was time to meet and mingle at this year’s First-years’ Braai on Thursday, 30 January, on the Green Mile, upper campus. Lerato Maduna was there to capture it all.
04 Feb 2020
Meet the parents
Parents, guardians and sponsors of first-year students, eager to settle them into campus life, attended an orientation of their own on 25 and 28 January.
31 Jan 2020
Keeping UCT students safe off-campus
As part of a pilot project that tests the efficacy of safety technology among a student population, SEON has donated panic buttons to UCT.
20 Jan 2020
UCT Annual Awards 2019
VC Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng hosted the 2019 UCT Annual Awards on Thursday, 28 November, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
29 Nov 2019
VC welcomes new staff
VC Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng hosted a welcome lunch for new university staff members on Tuesday, 5 November, at Glenara.
06 Nov 2019
Talent unleashed at UCT Showcase
UCT Showcase 2019 at the Baxter Theatre was an inspiring celebration of the showstopping talents of the university’s staff and students in the SA College of Music.
14 Oct 2019
UCT’s Pride March was the colourful highlight of Rainbow Week, with live performances on the plaza drawing crowds of students eager to celebrate inclusivity on campus.
11 Oct 2019
Women’s Day at UCT
Raising up African women in academic and leadership roles was the central theme of UCT’s Women’s Day lunch, hosted by VC Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng.
08 Aug 2019
UCT says #JustNO to GBV
Hundreds of staff and students, including VC Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, packed the Sarah Baartman Hall on 2 August to say #JustNO to gender-based violence.
02 Aug 2019
VC at Fuller academic dinner
UCT VC Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng joined the women students of Fuller Hall for a very special academic dinner on Friday, 26 July.
29 Jul 2019