Scientist helps make rugby safer

2015-01-19 12:20

University of Cape Town PhD graduate, James Craig Brown, has contributed to making rugby a safer game.

UCT: New course needed for nurses dealing with death

2014-12-22 17:28

A new course is needed within nursing to help nurses prepare for the death of patients under their care, the University of Cape Town has said.

UCT students are capable of racism, Dr Price

2014-11-27 12:00

UCT's vice chancellor makes the same mistake other vice chancellors at South African universities have in response to racial incidents on their campuses or involving their students, says TO Molefe.

Treat cataracts early - UCT

2014-10-16 21:45

Research by the University of Cape Town has shown that a lack of knowledge and attention given to eye care resulted in children in KwaZulu-Natal contracting treatable cataracts.

China leads BRICS nations in higher education

2014-06-18 15:47

Chinese universities led the rankings in a survey of schools from the five major developing "BRICS" nations, a survey says, despite problems including restrictions on academic freedom.

VC fight – A time to learn

2014-04-17 11:30

Tank Lanning suggests using the post Varsity Cup final fight as an opportunity for young players to learn.

Ikeys player accused of assault

2014-04-10 14:15

A UCT rugby player has been accused of striking a female NWU-Pukke fan following Ikeys' Varsity Cup final win in Potchefstroom.


Watch arguably the greatest comeback of all time in rugby during the 2014 Varsity Cup Final between the NWU-Pukke and the UCT Ikeys in the wild last six minutes of the match.

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Coastal sides make their move

2014-03-10 22:28

The coastal teams have made a charge up the standings after the conclusion of the sixth round of the Varsity Cup.

Pukke hand Tuks first defeat

2014-03-03 22:41

Pukke have handed defending champions Tuks their first defeat of the Varsity Cup tournament to claim top spot on the standings.

Project to increase SAP skills in Africa

2013-11-05 20:00

SAP University Alliances Africa has, together with the University of Cape Town and a German university, launched a project to develop skills in Africa.

Traditional Courts Bill back to provinces

2013-10-15 14:39

The Traditional Courts Bill will not be withdrawn, even though most provinces have rejecting the proposed law.

Zuma doesn't read - analyst

2013-09-26 16:01

President Jacob Zuma's weakness is that he reads too little, political analyst Richard Calland says.

Student falls to death at 21st party

2013-07-30 11:17

A University of Cape Town drama student has fallen to her death while celebrating her 21st birthday at a hotel in the centre of the city.

The true currency of academia

2013-07-02 15:39

Take care when you judge foreign academics' reasons for leaving South Africa, warns the head of a local business school.

Obama not scheduled to visit Mandela

2013-06-25 14:39

US President Barack Obama's South African schedule does not include a visit to former president Nelson Mandela.

Cleaner gets UCT degree after 17 years

2013-06-07 11:02

A Western Cape man who worked as a petrol attendant and then as a cleaner in order to pay off his student debt will finally be able to attend his graduation ceremony - 17 years later.

UCT: Student race piece problematic

2013-04-05 17:24

A student newspaper piece about love and race, which sparked a complaint, is problematic in many ways, the University of Cape Town says.

'Most attractive race' UCT poll causes stir

2013-04-04 11:41

The UCT student newspaper, Varsity News, has received a vitriolic response after it recently published a chart polling the most attractive race at the university.

Renowned UCT ornithologist dies

2013-01-24 20:40

Renowned ornithologist and UCT Professor Phil Hockey has died of cancer.

UCT supports former prof held in UAE

2012-09-26 10:07

The University of Cape Town is supporting a former staff member arrested in the United Arab Emirates in connection with the death of one of his patients a decade ago, it has been reported.

Funding holds back skin cloning in SA

2012-06-29 12:15

South Africa has the expertise to perform skin cloning procedures for burn victims similar to the skin graft recently performed on Pippie Kruger, but this is hampered by lack of funding.

UCT storm in a marketing C-cup

2012-05-29 09:06

A coffee cup with a photo of a pair of breasts in a low-cut bra has caused outrage at the University of Cape Town. A deodorant brand was being advertised.

Ikeys avoid dreaded drop

2012-04-09 16:56

UCT have secured their place in the Varsity Cup next year after an emphatic win over Varsity Shield runners-up FNB CUT.

Desmond Tutu hospitalised

2011-12-12 10:44

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital for an unspecified medical procedure, and has had to miss a UCT graduation ceremony.


Financial knowledge a game-changer

2015-01-14 10:00

Finance is not only about numbers - it is also about understanding those numbers, explains head of the College of Accounting at UCT, Professor Mark Graham.

Manuel: Name calling won't solve SA's problems

2014-11-04 05:00

The biggest challenge for South Africans right now is to solve the problems that are afflicting the country, says former finance minister Trevor Manuel.

Four winged dino found in China

2014-07-15 17:44

The fossil of a 125 million-year-old dinosaur with very long feathers has been discovered in China.

UCT: Race must still be considered

2014-05-29 19:14

Race will still be considered in a proposed student admissions policy but as one of many factors to determine disadvantage, the University of Cape Town says.

Pukke fan describes punch

2014-04-11 09:02

A female NWU-Pukke fan has described how she was punched by a UCT rugby player following Ikeys' Varsity Cup win.

Student accuses UCT rugby player of assault

2014-04-10 12:57

A student of NWU has made a plea to Carte Blanche because she claims she was physically assaulted by a UCT rugby player.

Stars hail UCT fightback

2014-04-08 12:07

South Africa's rugby stars have taken to Twitter to rave about the thrilling fightback from UCT in the final of the Varsity Cup.

HIV vaccine on the way: Motsoaledi

2014-03-04 05:30

Sustained research programmes will eventually lead scientists to develop a vaccine for the prevention and treatment of HIV, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Tukkies remain unbeaten

2014-02-17 22:12

Defending champions UP-Tuks were the only side left unbeaten after the third round of Varsity Cup action.


"Public City", a musical written, directed and performed by UCT drama students echoed the murder of Reeva Steenkamp and Oscar Pistorius's subsequent trial. Watch.

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Presidency alarmed by Zuma reading comment

2013-09-27 13:00

A statement that President Jacob Zuma doesn’t read is incorrect, unfortunate and serves to perpetuate stereotypes, the presidency says.

UCT launches new 'blended' online course

2013-08-06 13:50

Online educational courses are a convenient fit for working professionals who want to continue their studies, a South African university has said.

Microlenders enter housing market

2013-07-16 07:38

Microlenders are increasingly entering the housing market, but there needs to be regulatory support to take their investments to scale, research shows.

The case for inclusive development

2013-07-01 19:09

A prevailing assumption is that the World Bank’s prescribed way of developing emerging economies is the most effective, but a local academic disagrees.

UCT confirms qualification despite debt

2013-06-07 19:18

Students who have completed a degree but not paid all their study fees can still use their qualification, the University of Cape Town says.

Student confession sites go viral

2013-05-31 14:06

Anonymous Facebook confession sites are going viral as thousands of university students confess their most intimate thoughts.

Complaint lodged over student article

2013-04-05 17:15

The Young Communist League of SA has lodged a complaint over an opinion piece in the University of Cape Town's student newspaper, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Tuks hold off fiery Ikeys

2013-02-11 20:13

Defending Varsity Cup champions UP-Tuks are back to winning ways after defeating the University of Cape Town's Ikeys.

Cape universities call for SAPS inquiry

2013-01-22 17:15

Probing the state of policing in Khayelitsha is the first step in tackling high levels of crime in the area, the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch say.

UCT in malaria cure 'breakthrough'

2012-08-29 07:43

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pando has announced UCT scientists in collaboration with Swiss-based colleagues are onto a possible breakthrough in the fight against malaria.

Local innovator takes water out of bath

2012-06-18 22:58

With inspiration from a friend too lazy to take a shower and a few months of research on the internet, South African university student Ludwick Marishane has won global recognition for an invention.

UCT students stranded over bus strike

2012-04-25 14:54

University of Cape Town students using a campus shuttle service have been left stranded by striking drivers.

UCT invents bone reconstruction device

2012-01-28 20:04

A new device has been developed at the University of Cape Town to bring back the smiles to people with upper jaw abnormalities.

UCT student dies after fall from 6th floor

2011-11-25 20:34

A third-year commerce student at the University of Cape Town has died when he fell from the window of his room on the sixth floor of a building.

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