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The University of Cape Town’s Senate has rescinded its March vote in favour of a proposal for the tertiary institution to not enter into any formal relationships with Israeli academic institutions operating in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[…]
The man accused of Uyinene Mrwetyana’s rape and murder is expected back in the Wynberg magistrate’s court on Tuesday. The former post office employee can not be named due to a court order. READ: Uyinene Mrwetyana’s alleged killer’s house torched Mrwetyana disappeared on 24 August. Her burnt body was found in a shallow grave, a few days later.[…]
Nineteen-year-old Cebo Mhleli Mbatha was stabbed to death on Clifton 3rd beach, Cape Town, on September 29 2019. His father, Linda Mbatha, went to the city to ensure his son’s body is returned to Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal. Police are investigating the murder, but no arrests have been made. “He was[…]
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has confirmed that four of its students have been involved in an apparent robbery at Clifton Third Beach in Cape Town on Saturday in which one was stabbed to death and another was injured. Earlier on Sunday, News24 reported that police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut[…]
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has postponed the reburial of human remains it had reportedly unethically obtained in Sutherland. “The reburial will now take place at a later date, which is yet to be determined and which will be communicated in due course,” the university said, according to News24.[…]
A new report by the UCT Institute of Strategic Marketing casts new light on South Africa’s richest million households – households with a net income of more than R40 000 a month. With a combined spending power of over R700bn, these million households – only 5% of SA’s population – account for nearly[…]
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