ARTICLES RELATING TO UCT

‘Shackville five’ win appeal of costs order

2017-04-12 15:56

Five people involved in the University of Cape Town’s "Shackville" protest have successfully appealed a costs order against them.

UCT's Bremner building occupation 'unacceptable' - management

2017-04-01 17:06

UCT management has called an occupation of its administrative Bremner building "unacceptable" in light of recent progress made between the university and protesting students.

UCT activists hold sit-in over 'excluded' students

2017-03-30 19:13

A group of UCT activists are staging a sit-in to highlight concerns about students who have been unable to register for 2017 because they failed, or do not have the money to continue.

Insourcing at universities: uneven progress

2017-03-15 11:16

Only one university in the Western Cape has brought all workers onto its payroll, despite all four universities beginning debates on insourcing in 2015.

Acclaimed writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o interrupted during UCT lecture

2017-03-03 21:45

A lecture by Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o has been briefly interrupted by students, with one telling him to ask the "oppressors to leave" the venue before his address.

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.

 

UCT considers legal options as fees sit-in continues

2017-04-01 18:52

UCT is seeking legal recourse to end a sit-in by some students protesting against financial exclusions, the tertiary institution says.

Mixed reactions to Zuma reshuffle

2017-03-31 14:20

The ANC Women’s League and government have welcomed the appointment of new ministers, amid growing opposition to President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle.

It takes a village to raise an entrepreneur

2017-03-22 05:02

A new approach to entrepreneurship training is key to overcoming negative perceptions and economic realities, says Elli Yiannakaris.

UCT defends stance on artistic freedom after Goldblatt pulls out

2017-03-04 15:32

UCT has defended its protection of freedom of artistic expression, after the David Goldblatt Collection chose to move its collection to Yale University in the US.

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".

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