Disability Service publishes its first online magazine
UCT’s Disability Service recently produced their first online magazine.
31 May 2023
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New research on Sutherland Nine remains digs deeper into their lives, deaths
New research has dug deeper into and revealed insights into the lives of the Sutherland Nine, who were donated unethically to UCT in the 1920s.
25 May 2023
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Putting trans communities into transformation policies across SA campuses
With a 48% drop-out rate of SA trans and gender diverse students, Gender Dynamix have launched a model policy framework to help make sure this cohort gets to graduate.
21 Apr 2023
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Towards transformation in higher education
UCT hosted the 13th annual Reinventing Higher Education conference, themed ‘New Humans, New Society, New Higher Education’ from 5 to 7 March.
13 Mar 2023
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100UP Saturday Summer School: a lens on possibilities for disadvantaged learners
The ramifications of UCT’s 100UP programme, which gives learners from local poor communities a leg up, are immeasurable, said Dr Medeé Rall.
09 Mar 2023
The power of a care pack
UCT’s Office for Inclusivity and Change donates Power Packs to women empowerment programme Sparrow Society to help GBV survivors heal.
28 Dec 2022
Disability Rights Awareness Month: Creating an inclusive, transformed campus community
Ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, UCT News shines a spotlight on the on-campus services available to students and staff with disabilities.
29 Nov 2022
Introducing the UCT Transformation Report 2021
Professor Elelwani Ramugondo writes to the UCT community about addressing inequality and advancing social justice as key aspects of transformation.
28 Nov 2022
Launch of the UCT Transformation Conversation Series
UCT launches transformation conversation series, starting with a focus on anti-racism
11 Nov 2022
Anti-racism policy sparks debate on dignity and harm
DVC for Transformation, Student Affairs and Social Responsiveness Professor Elelwani Ramugondo begins anti-racism conversations as UCT starts to use a new anti-racism policy.
04 Nov 2022
Celebrating student peer educators and volunteers
On 20 October, UCT’s Office for Inclusivity and Change hosted a dinner in honour of student peer educators and volunteers.
26 Oct 2022
OIC hosts webinar on transforming enterprises through diversity and inclusion
The Office for Inclusivity and Change at UCT hosted a webinar in collaboration with the International Labour Organization and Business Unity South Africa on 29 September.
18 Oct 2022
UCT names maiden Rhodes Must Fall Scholarship recipient
Ayabulela Mhlahlo is the first recipient of the Rhodes Must Fall Scholarship.
08 Sep 2022
Towards deep transformation
In a lecture focused on deep transformation, Prof Jonathan Jansen illuminated how the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine can further UCT’s Vision 2030.
18 Aug 2022
‘Yes, trans women are women’
Trans women must be included in women’s spaces to advance diverse women collectively, said gender activist Liberty Matthyse. She was the keynote speaker at a UCT Women’s Day lunch.
15 Aug 2022
VC welcomes new researchers into the Future Leaders cohort
Vice-Chancellor Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng welcomes new cohort of researchers into the UCT 2030 Future Leaders Programme.
21 Jul 2022
‘You are the future of UCT’
Five new accomplished researchers have entered UCT’s 2030 Future Leaders Programme.
30 Jun 2022
Young researcher heading to 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Meeting up with Nobel Prize laureates in chemistry is a dream come true for UCT postdoctoral research fellow Dr Shepherd Siangwata.
23 Jun 2022
Diversity and inclusivity: mainstays of research integrity
Research institutions must clearly define and promote inclusivity as cornerstones of research integrity, delegates heard at the opening WCRI plenary.
31 May 2022
Harnessing healthcare to build the ‘Africa We Want’
Keynote speakers from UCT, the Africa CDC as well as the University of Global Health Equity shed light on the challenges and opportunities for the healthcare sector in Africa.
23 May 2022
Sukaina Walji takes the reins as director of CILT
Sukaina Walji’s appointment as director of UCT’s CILT came into effect on 1 January 2022.
21 Apr 2022
Full professorship for pioneering engineer Hamieda Parker
Hamieda Parker is one of three new women professors in the Commerce faculty. As a woman of colour, it’s taken hard work and resolve.
17 Mar 2022
The next frontier for African genomics – safeguarding biodiversity
The African BioGenome Project recently highlighted the goals, priorities and roadmap of the Africa-led effort to sequence the genomes of plants, animals, fungi, and protists that are endemic to Africa.
17 Mar 2022
Jammie Shuttle renamed UCT Shuttle
The Jammie Shuttle has been renamed the UCT Shuttle.
10 Mar 2022
ATAP marries opportunity and support, maps path for young black academics
UCT’s ATAP initiative is supporting and fast-tracking high-achieving young black scholars to transform research and academia.
07 Mar 2022
Amshuda Sonday’s perfectly timed ad hom promotion
UCT’s Associate Professor Amshuda Sonday’s promotion to the professoriate took effect on 1 January 2022.
09 Feb 2022
Using the power of language to open a window on economics
Translating over 1 000 economic terms into South Africa’s 11 official languages is at the heart of the EcoDoc app, recently launched within UCT’s School of Economics.
21 Dec 2021
Transforming society through theatre
The Baxter Theatre Centre is the winner of the Vice-Chancellor’s Transformation Award.
06 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
Post-TRC: Students explore hard questions on justice and healing
How does SA move forward after the TRC’s failure to deliver justice to apartheid victims? Students on the Global Citizenship Programme discussed the topic.
25 Nov 2021
UCT’s Mandela Rhodes Foundation scholars for 2022
Fifteen young leaders from the 2022 cohort of Mandela Rhodes Foundation scholars will be based at UCT for postgraduate studies next year.
25 Nov 2021
New online tool helps users learn an African language
UCT master’s student Chido Dzinotyiwei has developed an online tool that teaches users indigenous African languages.
12 Nov 2021
Health Sciences PhD student awarded Google Fellowship
UCT’s Dennis Dogbey is the only African recipient in the Human-Computer Interactions subfield this year.
12 Nov 2021
EMS cements massive transformative purpose, offers case study
The Centre for Extra-Mural Studies offers UCT departments a case study in how to unleash their massive transformative purpose, part of Vision 2030.
12 Nov 2021
Grants give African data science a boost
Three members of the IDM have been awarded NIH grants for projects in the field of data science applied in health research in Africa.
12 Nov 2021
UCT accelerates postgraduate transformation
UCT launched its Accelerated Transformation of the Academic Programme in October with a view to widening the pool of black South African academics entering career academia.
04 Nov 2021
‘I have seen UCT transform’ – Professor Hambidge
After 29 years as a lecturer and researcher in the Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies department within the School of Languages and Literatures, Professor Joan Hambidge says farewell to UCT.
03 Nov 2021
Large-scale African psychiatric genetics study takes top award
The NeuroGAP-P study, of which UCT is a partner site, recently received a prestigious accolade from the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics.
26 Oct 2021
Shining the spotlight on women in palaeoscience
Two women palaeoscientists from UCT had the opportunity to share their experiences in the field at a recent Human Evolution Research Institute Winter Webinar Series.
07 Oct 2021
Year-old San and Khoi Centre adds invaluable indigenous knowledge to archive
New knowledge produced by UCT’s youngest research entity, the San and Khoi Centre, is set to revive some of the indigenous knowledge archive lost in the recent fire.
06 Oct 2021
Women’s Month: Student leadership means ‘empowering the disempowered’
Student leadership and governance, as seen through the eyes of student leaders, was up for discussion during a Women’s Month webinar hosted by UCT’s SRC.
25 Aug 2021
Tinéo Galela beats anxiety, depression and imposter syndrome to graduate
UCT graduate-in-waiting Tinéo Galela says the road to graduation was long and arduous, but she’s thankful to walk away with her degree.
07 Jul 2021
Drag and burlesque under the spotlight in PhD graduand’s research
In their PhD dissertation, Lindy-Lee Prince delves into drag and burlesque to better understand performance and the embodiment of character.
07 Jul 2021
Major boost for UCT-led national Youth Explorer portal
SALDRU’s South African Youth Explorer portal has been augmented to include data on services relevant to young people.
29 Jun 2021
UCT postdoc fellow’s research tackles United Nations’ SDG 3
Dr Stanley Makumire’s main research objective is to understand how diseases work at the atomic level.
28 Jun 2021
Summiting Lion’s Head: Mastercard Foundation scholars reflect
UCT Mastercard Foundation scholars reflect on the recent hike up Lion’s Head and how it relates to their lives.
28 Jun 2021
Youth Month: What does decolonised African education look like?
Decolonised African education is urgent but has slipped off the agenda, participants heard at a recent symposium. The bigger question: What does it look like?
24 Jun 2021
Claiming Africa’s place in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
UCT Chancellor Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe delivered the keynote address at Harvard’s inaugural “Partnerships in STEM Innovation and Future Africa” symposium.
11 Jun 2021
UCT immunology researcher wins Gusdon award: A first for Africa
UCT’s Dr Rubina Bunjun has won the Dr John Gusdon Memorial New Investigator Award for her study on injectable contraceptives and HIV risk.
01 Jun 2021
Pan-African imagination and the role of South Africa
UCT’s Associate Professor Christopher Ouma writes about the important contributions made to the ‘decade of decolonisation’ by South Africans who went into exile during apartheid.
31 May 2021
UCT honours Black Sash stalwarts
UCT Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng hosted a group of Black Sash stalwarts to celebrate the organisation’s 66th anniversary on Wednesday, 19 May.
25 May 2021
Decolonising ecology: Making science more equitable
A new paper co-authored by UCT’s Dr Chris Trisos proposes five interventions to build a more anti-oppressive and decolonial ecology.
25 May 2021
Inequality in South Africa is a ‘ticking timebomb’
UCT’s African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research and the Embassy of France in South Africa hosted a dialogue on historical inequalities and economic transformation.
21 May 2021
Decolonising art is about a ‘politics of recognition’
Decolonising art practice, theory and art schools is the focus of the 49th issue of OnCurating, co-edited by alumnus and Michaelis Galleries curator Nkule Mabaso.
18 May 2021