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Unprecedented first wave of black middle class retirees in 20 years
The UCT Liberty Institute of Strategic Marketing’s “2022 Black Middle Class Report” was launched on 20 September, an invaluable guide to this economy-driving sector.
28 Sep 2022
Heritage Day: ‘I want to call out their names one by one’
To mark Heritage Day, two UCT-affiliated co-curators talk about a unique exhibition of South African black women artists, many of whom never exhibited.
23 Sep 2022
Heritage Day: Restore the ‘critical knowledge’ of the ausis
June Bam-Hutchison speaks about the role of the ausi, the Khoi and San matriarchal knowledge bearer, and the importance of the Cape’s ‘herstoriographies’.
21 Sep 2022
5G in healthcare: UCT researcher awarded African Google PhD fellowship
UCT Electrical Engineering student Humphrey Owuor Otieno has been awarded the first African Google PhD Fellowship under the Systems and Networking subcategory.
20 Sep 2022
UCT student shortlisted for the Äänit Prize
A UCT postgraduate researcher’s business idea is one of five finalists competing for an international start-up award to the value of USD80 000.
12 Sep 2022
Disobedient knowledge and respect for our African humanity
The future is African. But what does that future look like? UCT’s Institute for Humanities in Africa is addressing the challenges of Africa’s future, today.
05 Sep 2022
UCT researchers honoured at the NRF awards
UCT researchers have been honoured for their research at the NRF awards, while others were added to the NRF’s list of A-rated scholars.
02 Sep 2022
Ice-breaking research puts spotlight on UCT polar engineering team
UCT’s recently established polar engineering team has scored a first publication in “The Cryosphere” – the highest-ranked journal in its field.
02 Sep 2022
UCT researcher selected for African fellowship
Dr Bessie Malila investigates developing a platform that can be used for testing and validating emerging and existing telemedicine and mHealth solutions.
01 Sep 2022
Merging economic behaviour and nature-based solutions
UCT Professor Martine Visser has been appointed the South African Research Chairs Initiative’s (SARChI) Chair in Governance and Economics for Ecological Infrastructure.
31 Aug 2022
UCT awarded two new SAMRC extramural units
Two of the four new South African Medical Research Council Extramural Research Units have been awarded to UCT to develop critical health research in the country.
30 Aug 2022
All in the footprints: a dinosaur mystery solved
Footprints of carnivorous dinosaurs in the Karoo Basin have revealed that locally and over time they became larger and more diverse.
29 Aug 2022
New MOOC to launch: Gender, violence and post-conflict states
A team of researchers, including a UCT academic, recently produced a MOOC on gender, violence and post-conflict states.
26 Aug 2022
Breeding biology of giant Australian thunderbirds paves way to extinction
Bone microstructure studies on the fossil bones of the extinct ‘thunder bird’ were conducted by UCT and Flinders University vertebrate palaeontologists.
23 Aug 2022
UCT ranks the best in Africa
UCT remains the top university on the continent according to ShanghaiRanking’s 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities.
22 Aug 2022
H3D to boost drug discovery research capacity at University of Limpopo
UCT’s H3D has partnered with the University of Limpopo on a project to boost drug discovery research capacity at the institution.
19 Aug 2022
Women’s Month: Elona Toska on supporting adolescent mothers to lead fulfilling lives
UCT’s Dr Elona Toska and her team have dedicated their research to helping adolescent mothers lead happy and fulfilled lives.
16 Aug 2022
Ending violence against women: Using the law as a mechanism for prevention and justice
As part of her PhD research, Pretty Mubaiwa wanted to understand the intricacies of African customary marriages and why they expose women to violent and discriminatory practices and experiences.
15 Aug 2022