Africa Month in May marked six decades of the establishment of the African Union (AU) and this year’s theme was “Our Africa, Our Future”.
On 18 April, two years ago, tragedy struck the University of Cape Town (UCT) as a runaway wildfire swept through Table Mountain, devastating large parts of the campus, including the historic Jagger Library.
As a country we face many complex challenges, challenges we can only overcome as a unified community.
October is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health.
In South Africa, the month of September is dedicated to celebrating the country’s rich and diverse cultures that make it the “Rainbow Nation”.
August is a month in which we step back and reflect on the bravery of South African women.
Sounds of celebration reverberated in Sarah Baartman Hall for the PhD graduations.
As we commemorated Youth Month in June young people from the University of Cape Town (UCT) continued to fly the university and country’s flags high on the global stage.
On 25 May 1963 visionary African leaders took the first steps to encourage continental unity and freedom from oppression with the establishment of The Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was later renamed the African Union (AU).
The month of April for UCT will never be the same again.
The month of March is always a festive one for us at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
UCT VC Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng hosted the 5th annual Heads of Mission breakfast.
For 16 days between 25 November and 10 December annually South Africans are called to reflect on the scourge of violence against women and children and to intensify efforts to eradicate this monster plaguing our society.
October is a month dedicated to destigmatizing mental health and reducing discrimination against those suffering from various forms of mental health.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is partnering with the Western Cape Department of Health to grant easy access to a world-class vaccination facility for our community and members of the public.
In August we celebrated Women’s Month, in commemoration of the thousands of womxn who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of pass laws to womxn.
We are more than mid-way through 2021, and what a productive and momentous July we had.
In June the University of Cape Town (UCT), along with the rest of South Africa, commemorated Youth Month.
There is a Setswana proverb that goes Motho ke Motho ka batho. In isiZulu, it goes umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu.
The fires that started on Sunday, 18 April, made an indelible impression on our university.
Celebrated sisters and UCT alumni Zubeida and Zuleiga Jaffer reflect on the changes they’ve seen at the university over the years.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) hosted an online memorial service for former Vice-Chancellor Dr Stuart Saunders on 24 February. Dr Saunders was a dedicated servant, steward and supporter of UCT. He passed away on Friday morning, 12 February 2021.
A joint energy research project between the ACDI and the University of Exeter has won the Chair’s Prize at the international Newton Prize awards.
Amina Mohammed, the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, delivered this year’s third UCT Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture.
COVID-19 and the rise of emergency remote teaching has profoundly affected the identity and roles of academics and catapulted UCT into the future.
Professor Elmi Muller wins the 2019 Alan Pifer Award
Women’s work, food and reproductive labour: a snapshot of gender equality research at UCT
Unleashing academic conferences: “We need to seize this opportunity”
‘COVID-19 will test our solidarity and commitment’
UCT Lockdown Letters: Share your stories
Centre has ‘Africanised’ neuroscience
UCT growing African innovators, building sustainability
UCT Annual Awards 2019
UCT Sutherland Reburial
UCT leaps up in world rankings
‘Something is deeply wrong with our society’
UCT shines on M&G’s list of trailblazers
UCT’s academic reputation best on the continent
All-women executive academic leadership for UCT
Graduation April 2019
Priceless climate-change data haul from Antarctica
Five winners of the Advancing womxn awards
VC’s first 100 days in office
Past errors help realign UCT’s future
Committed to healthy communities
VC launches substantial scholarships for women
UCT’s new Vice-Chancellor shares her welcome message
Gala farewell dinner for VC Dr Max Price
The value of storm water
Celebrating April graduations
The politics of water
Averting Day Zero
Student leaders celebrated
Can suburbia save the day?
Harvesting the storms
‘How do you drive the Mars rover?’
‘Let’s make UCT a pluriversal space’
The universe as never seen before
UCT a fortunate choice for Ghanaian scholar
Twinkle, twinkle little star
Science and medicine
UCT app to make every Drop Drop count
From hurt to hope
Science kits, womxn activists, student start-ups and more
There and back again
Grit, gratitude and graduation
Meet a new generation of UCT academics
Journeys through academia
Young people give me hope
All eyes on graduation
Transformation, fossils, lanterns and long-service awards
In praise of great teachers: Crain Soudien, Neville Alexander and Stella Clark awardees
Graduation, transformation, free speech and more
Unseating Rhodes? UCT launches MOOC, alumnus jumps for 100th birthday, and more…
Ebola: UCT researcher at the frontline
Chancellor and Chilean President speak out on gender violence
Celebrating 20 years of freedom