Voice of the Cape


UCT suspends academic classes for two days

Wednesday was an emotional day for the University of Cape Town (UCT) community and for wider South African society, with several protest events rising up against sexual and gender-based violence in this country. Since the beginning of the week, staff and students have been gathering in separate vigils, prayer circles[…]

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Claremont teen missing

Nineteen-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana from the Claremont area has been missing since the afternoon of August 24. She was last seen at approximately 1.30pm that afternoon, and no one has been able to get a hold of her for the past 48 hours. Mrwetyana lives at Roscommon House in Claremont’s Main Road,[…]

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One baby raped every three days in SA: researcher

The African Regional Child Trauma Conference, which took place earlier this month at the Cape Town City Hall, saw several organisations formally adopt the Leaving No Child Behind: Ending Violence Against Children in Africa Charter, which seeks to “accelerate efforts towards ending violence and trauma” against children in Africa. The[…]

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UCT bio-brick exhibited in Austria

The bio-brick, which was hailed for being a forward-thinking solution to using human waste to highlight sustainable change made by the University of Cape Town (UCT), is now being exhibited as a showpiece at the MAK Design Lab in the Austrian Museum for Applied Arts/Contemporary Art in Vienna. The museum focuses on[…]

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