UCT smashes water rocket record

2015-10-09 11:30

A team from the University of Cape Town has broken a long-standing water rocket record.

We are exploited, UCT cleaner insists

2015-10-06 22:05

UCT worker Thembisa Xeketwane wakes up at 04:00 every morning to ready herself for work. "I work for wages that are so little. I have to choose between paying my debt and buying food for my children," Xeketwane says.

Warning about toxic face creams in Cape Town

2015-09-23 15:10

There is a call for tighter import rules and random testing of skin products after it was found that products sold in Cape Town contained hazardous and illegal ingredients. View the list.

Stellenbosch University leaps up worldwide rankings

2015-09-15 07:42

Stellenbosch University is cranking out research at such a rate that it has climbed 88 places on a worldwide university ranking.

Interim order allows Maxwele to attend UCT classes

2015-07-22 18:35

Chumani Maxwele, who infamously threw human waste on the Rhodes statue, will be allowed to attend classes at UCT pending further legal action over an altercation with a lecturer in May.

SA needs to invest in mental health services - professor

2015-07-12 16:06

Award-winning psychiatry professor Dan Stein believes South Africa needs to invest more deeply into assisting those with mental disorders.

UCT student's suspension lifted on 'technical grounds'

2015-06-12 15:26

Chumani Maxwele, whose presence on the campus posed 'a threat to the maintenance of good order' will be issued with new suspension order, says university. But student claims it's a matter of politics, transformation and intimidation.

Maxwele: My ‘comments’ about whites just allegations

2015-06-08 16:08

Suspended UCT student Chumani Maxwele says a UCT statement alleging he said ‘whites should be killed’ is just a pure allegation, and an old version of events put forth by the lecturer involved in his suspension.

Last chance to decide fate of Rhodes statue

2015-05-18 13:33

Monday 5pm – that's the deadline for public input into the ultimate fate of the controversial Rhodes statue that was removed from UCT’s upper campus.

Students spending on booze, bling and clothes

2015-05-13 16:22

Students spend around R2 702 a month and around 36% of students fund their lifestyles through full or part-time jobs, newly released research has revealed.


Questions for my elders

2015-10-07 10:06

In the wake of the student uprisings, Milisuthando Bongela wonders if our parents knew how their children would turn on and reject the institution they were enrolled in to prosper

UCT workers demand R10 000 basic salary, end to outsourcing

2015-10-06 19:00

University of Cape Town workers protesting on the university campus are demanding a basic salary of R10 000 and that outsourcing be stopped.

Nzimande promises to tackle university transformation

2015-09-22 16:56

The matter of transformation within universities will be tackled at a Higher Education summit next month, Minister Blade Nzimande says.

UCT adapts Maxwele's suspension order

2015-07-27 18:00

UCT says it has adapted the suspension order of student Chumani Maxwele to allow him to attend new courses he has signed up for.

Tracking Cape Town's urban caracals

2015-07-17 11:24

One of Cape Town's caracals died this week while crossing a busy freeway. Its death provides interesting data for a research project on how these animals act in an urban area.

Cape Town taxi drivers go to business school

2015-07-03 08:13

Henry ‘Hawk’ Williams never finished matric. But he is one of 90 “senior” students applying their minds at UCT preparing to take on a role in the MyCiTi bus service.

UCT rejects Maxwele ‘conspiracy theory’ claims

2015-06-09 16:21

The University of Cape Town has rejected claims by the ANC Youth League and other organisations that student Chumani Maxwele’s suspension is part of a wider "conspiracy" against the student.

UCT's business school ranks among best in the world

The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business is one of four South African business schools listed in the Financial Times global ranking for Executive Education Customised Programmes. Watch.

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Student’s suspension not related to protests - UCT

2015-05-15 11:30

The University of Cape Town has distanced itself from Chumani Maxwele’s claims that his suspension from the university is related to his involvement in the Rhodes Must Fall campaign.

Poo-flinging UCT student says suspension is politically motivated

2015-05-11 21:30

The student who doused the Cecil John Rhodes statue in human faeces in protest, claims his suspension from the University of Cape Town (UCT) is politically motivated.

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