Wits student nabs R150 000 for Budget speech essay

2019-02-28 19:08

A Wits student has walked off with R150 000 in his pocket, for writing an essay that tackled thorny problems Finance Minister Tito Mboweni faced in his Budget speech this year.

'I screamed and told him to stop' – UCT VC on parking lot threat

2019-02-08 16:43

UCT Vice-Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng says she had to scream to get rid of a man "charging" at her in a parking lot.

UCT vice chancellor insists she doesn’t need extra security, following campus threat

2019-02-06 16:55

University of Cape Town Vice Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng has maintained that she does not require any extra security measures after she was threatened while walking to her office on campus.

UCT is Africa's top university in emerging economies

2019-01-16 18:32

The University of Cape Town is top in the continent in The Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings for 2019.

How African cities can harness green energy to boost growth and jobs

2018-12-22 16:25

The fourth industrial revolution is here. Combining it with green technology is the way forward, says Camaren Peter.

Day Zero 'fear-mongering' not the only factor that helped avert water crisis - City

2018-12-12 14:33

The City of Cape Town has expressed sceptism about a study which suggests that the fear associated with Day Zero was the single most successful intervention in its campaign to get residents to slash water consumption.

Four ways to get the most out of South Africa’s upcoming public holidays

2018-12-10 07:12

Mental illness may cost the economy more than the lost work time is worth – as long as you do the responsible, patriotic thing and relax properly.

WATCH: Report shows over six million SA children live below the poverty line

Over six million children in South Africa still live below the food poverty line, according to the Child Gauge 2018 report, released on Tuesday.

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Transformation about 'changing a space' as well - UCT vice-chancellor

2018-11-10 20:45

Transformation is not just about employment equity, but also about transforming the space, says prof. Mamokgethi Phakeng, vice-chancellor of UCT.

WATCH: Would you live in a house built with bricks made from your pee?

2018-11-02 21:33

Going to the toilet to pee could result in building materials for a new home if South African researchers who made the world's first bio-brick from "liquid gold" have their way.


Why South Africa's latest plan for Eskom could work

2019-02-12 06:02

Unbundling will have far-reaching consequences for the energy sector, and SA can learn from similar processes in Kenya and Uganda, say Lauren Hermanus & Catrina Godinho.

6 SA universities make top 100 in emerging economies

2019-02-08 16:20

Six universities in South Africa are among the top 100 higher education institutions in emerging economies.

SA's electricity system facing collapse - engineer

2019-01-30 20:06

The coal industry is holding South Africa to ransom and preventing it from moving to a low carbon economy, say climate change experts.

Ghanaian matriculant battles with Home Affairs over documents

2019-01-14 05:19

Ghanaian student Ebenezer Odei has matriculated with five distinctions, but fears that documentation issues may halt his dream of becoming an accountant.

UCT renames 'Jammie' Memorial Hall to Sarah Baartman Hall

2018-12-13 18:33

The University of Cape Town has renamed its Jameson Memorial Hall in honour of Sarah Baartman.

SARB partners with UCT to enhance understanding of financial stability

2018-12-11 16:06

The SA Reserve Bank will partner with the University of Cape Town to host a Research Chair in Financial Stability Studies.

'One settler, one bullet' slogan is divisive - UCT vice-chancellor

2018-11-20 16:05

UCT says it does not support the slogan "one settler, one bullet" after its new vice-chancellor found herself caught in controversy when she congratulated a student for completing a dissertation that included the slogan.

Transformation in accounting in the spotlight as top universities collaborate

2018-11-17 10:52

Accounting students can now get a top-notch qualification at WSU and UniZulu thanks to a multi-year project funded by BankSETA.

Former political prisoner graduates with master's degree – almost 50 years after submission

2018-11-05 18:37

Former political prisoner Professor Raymond Suttner will graduate with a Master of Laws from the University of Cape Town in December – almost 50 years after he submitted it.

Investment summit: What was behind the showbiz style?

2018-10-31 12:16

Many projects announced were already in the pipeline. So was there substance in the flourishes? asks Alan Hirsch.

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