The University of Cape Town (UCT) has begun work to help save and restore valuable academic resources, including books, manuscripts, and maps, housed at the institution’s historical Jagger Library. Part of the library was destroyed by the raging fires in Cape Town at the start of the week. The Jagger[…]
University of Cape Town students are calling for further assistance as they prepare to return to their respective residences following the containment of the fire. This follows the damage caused to the university buildings and properties around the institution following a fire that broke out on the upper slopes of[…]
The University of Cape Town Council has approved a proposal by the executive for all students with historic debt to be allowed to register in 2021. Council also resolved that UCT will make every effort to support students in the process of servicing their debt. R30 million has been made[…]
The University of Cape Town (UCT) said that it had put measures in place to allow eligible students with historic debt to register. Protesting UCT students on Friday occupied the Kramer Building, which is where student financial aid is managed. They also marched to Vice-Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng’s official residence on[…]
The Student Representative Council of the University of Cape Town, says it stands in solidarity with students facing exclusions at tertiary institutions across the country. It was reacting to Wednesday’s protests by Wits students in Braamfontein in Johannesburg during which a man was shot dead and two students wounded during[…]
A major new study by the University of Cape Town (UCT) shows that almost all smokers have been able to buy cigarettes during the coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown, and concludes that the ban is backfiring badly and should be lifted as soon as possible, Tax Justice South Africa (TJSA) founder Yusuf[…]
A new study that examines how former South African gang members understand and make sense of ceasing gang involvement, focusing on exiting gang life and maintaining a reformed lifestyle despite the possible challenges and temptations to relapse, has made a great contribution into the subject, which until now has been[…]
The University of Cape Town’s Senate has rescinded its March vote in favour of a proposal for the tertiary institution to not enter into any formal relationships with Israeli academic institutions operating in the occupied Palestinian territories as well as other Israeli academic institutions “enabling gross human rights violations” in[…]
After it was believed to be extinct since the 1800’s, one of the Western Cape’s endemic species has been rediscovered by a student from the University of Cape Town (UCT). Psoralea cataracta is one of the first recorded species lost to forestry and agriculture and originates from the pea family. It[…]
Eleven of the skeletal remains housed at the University of Cape Town don’t belong there because they were unethically obtained. They’d been serving budding medical students and scientists at UCT for decades. The university has revealed the findings of the most comprehensive restitution project ever undertaken in the world. The near[…]
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