By Kouthar Sambo As we approach 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign, the University of Cape Town (UCT) has partnered with the Kwanele Foundation to launch the Kwanele App, which is a digital tool to help track and report Gender Based Violence (GBV) incidents[…]
About 700 members of the Academics’ Union (AU) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are set to embark on an unprecedented wage strike next week. Academic staff is unhappy over a 3% pay increase offered by management. It’s expected that the strike will negatively affect registration, the release of[…]
“Leading SASMA is an honour and privilege. I’m the youngest and first non-physician to be president, and what this represents is the bridging of the gap between the clinician and research in sports medicine.” This is according to Dr. Sharief Hendricks, from the University of Cape Town (UCT) who was[…]
They say every dark cloud has a silver lining. That saying really holds true when one considers the life, experience, and achievements of Dr Randall Ortel, a family physician and occupational medical practitioner, who hails from the drug and gang infested Manenberg in the Cape Flats. Ortel, reportedly the first medical doctor of[…]
University of Cape Town (UCT) student Tauhir Rakiep has won the Best Student/Research Project category of the inaugural #cocreate Blue-Green Cities Design Awards for his proposal to convert a Delft stormwater basin into a bioretention pond and a valuable natural public amenity, a blue-green oasis in a densely built setting.[…]
The University of Cape Town (UCT) climbed 23 places and retained its top spot on the continent in this year’s World University Rankings published by Times Higher Education (THE) on Wednesday, 12 October 2022. The university now sits at 160th globally, up from 183rd place in 2021. The latest ranking[…]
By: Aneeqa du Plessis As the gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ continue to grow relentlessly across the globe, a local group of students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) have done their bit to ensure destitute citizens have access to sanitation at a low cost by developing[…]
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has condemned the disruption of exams and confirmed it has opened cases of trespassing and malicious damage to property after a group of people walked into an exam hall and scattered exam material onto the floor. In videos shared on social media on Monday,[…]
The floods that devastated parts of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape in April, killing 435 people, were definitely linked to climate change and can be expected every 20 years. The interval predicted by World Weather Attribution, a group of climate scientists, meteorologists and disaster experts, is half what they said it[…]
The Uyinene Mrwetyana Foundation is to host a campaign in memory of the University Cape Town (UC T) student who was murdered in Cape Town two years ago, calling for an end to gender-based violence. The 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana was raped and murdered at a post office in Claremont on August 24,[…]
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