UCT Israeli academic boycott decision branded ‘shameful’ and symbolic of contemporary SA politics

The University of Cape Town’s Senate has rescinded its March vote in favour of a proposal for the tertiary institution to not enter into any formal relationships with Israeli academic institutions operating in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[…]

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UCT student rediscovers “extinct” plant

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[…]

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UCT apologises for unethically obtaining human remains

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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Uyinene Mrwetyana murder-accused to appear in court

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.[…]

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UCT postpones moving of skeletons

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.[…]

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