University of Cape Town

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 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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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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