ARTICLES RELATING TO UCT

UCT wage negotiations deadlocked

2017-02-07 08:17

UCT's three unions are in a deadlock with management after staff were unilaterally offered a below-inflation wage increase of 6% for 2017.

From California, Prof Jansen frets SA now “living in the age of unreason.”

2017-01-31 17:49

Respected academic leader Prof Jonathan Jansen frets that a growing crisis in SA's education sector portends a grim future for the country.

Tim Crowe: Who is a ‘Davos Man’? Should UCT’s Max Price be in Alpha-male pack?

2017-01-19 17:17

UCT Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price's presence in Davos is raising eyebrows, with many asking who pays for his annual junket to the Swiss Alps, says an insider.

Matrics, take note: Most universities are already full

2017-01-08 06:01

Thousands of matriculants may still have a chance to walk in and enrol at some universities, but most of them are already full.

Senior UCT academic: ‘To survive, SA universities must learn to engage with chaos’

2016-12-22 13:33

2017 promises to be another tough year as South African universities head into the uncertain terrain of further exposing, addressing and healing these divisions.

University symposium honours Justice Dikgang Moseneke

2016-12-07 12:47

Justice Dikgang Moseneke has been honoured for his years of service to the country, "both in the courtroom and beyond its walls".

Charges withdrawn against UCT students who burnt paintings

2016-12-06 14:27

The charges against three UCT students accused of burning historic paintings during campus protests have been withdrawn, and they have been given community service.

UCT student activist appears in 3 separate court cases

2016-11-23 15:39

UCT student activist Masixole Mlandu has appeared in three different Cape Town courtrooms on various charges, in cases which will resume later this month and next year.

Waiter jailed for 9 life terms for Rhodes Memorial rapes

2016-11-14 18:01

A part-time waiter who raped and robbed five UCT students near Rhodes Memorial has been handed nine life sentences by the Western Cape High Court.

University culture still alienates black students - Price

2016-11-10 14:29

Historically white universities have failed with restitution in the sense that black students still feel alienated in those spaces, UCT vice-chancellor Max Price has said.

 

UCT flag to fly at half-mast to honour Esidimeni victims

2017-02-02 21:20

The University of Cape Town's flag will fly at half-mast from Friday to commemorate the lives of 94 patients who died after the Gauteng government ended its contract with Life Esidimeni.

'Unprecedented' start to new university year for some SRCs

2017-01-25 19:12

The universities of Cape Town, Pretoria, and Stellenbosch will start their academic year without a new SRC following voting irregularities and disruptions on campuses.

UCT student activist's trial delayed as State asks for more time

2017-01-18 12:30

UCT student and Fees Must Fall activist Masixole Mlandu will have to wait another month for clarification on his intimidation case in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court, after the State was given more time to complete its investigation.

UCT – drawing the battle lines on who shapes its future

2016-12-30 09:28

If the tortuous ongoing battle for the soul of the University of Cape Town is any indicator of our academic political future, then this is a must read.

UCT welcomes community service sanction for students who contravened interdict

2016-12-09 20:13

The University of Cape Town says it welcomes the community service sanction imposed on three students in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court for contravening an interim interdict.

Top scientist: Proof that UCT is institutionally racist, sexist, colonialist

2016-12-06 20:04

How much work is needed to transform UCT into a university that serves all the citizens of SA? Emeritus Professor Timothy Crowe goes back in time to trace its roots.

No confidence motion tabled against UCT vice chancellor

2016-12-05 17:44

UCT's convocation will have a chance to support a vote of no confidence against Vice Chancellor Max Price and his senior executive when it meets.

Dissecting decolonisation: Why it will take South African universities backwards – top scientist

2016-11-21 11:19

The implication of decolonisation discussions on research outputs and the development of graduates who can ensure SA's international relevance is what counts, says an analyst.

Graduate Ntokozo Qwabe details struggle as a poor, black student

2016-11-11 07:25

A student activist with multiple university degrees has described how his opportunities as a child prodigy almost slipped through his fingers because he could not afford fees.

UCT's reluctance to engage protesters delayed agreement - student movement

2016-11-08 22:39

The agreement reached between protesting UCT students and the institution's executive could have come about in the first week of protest if UCT had not been "so reluctant" to engage, say student leaders.

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