UCT launches Khoekhoegowab course, plans to make it fourth language option

2019-05-24 13:57

Starting this month, you can learn Khoekhoegowab, an indigenous Khoisan language, at the University of Cape Town.

Professor resigns from UCT after co-authoring 'slave intelligence' paper

2019-05-16 16:09

A UCT adjunct professor has submitted his resignation over a controversial paper he co-authored about IQ and slavery.

WATCH: UCT students build SA's first jumping robot

2019-04-23 10:17

UCT's Dr Amir Patel and his team of engineering students have built South Africa's first jumping robot, to further the general state of research within robotics as we know it. Watch.

Promising Western Cape student can't enroll at university due to 'technical subjects'

2019-04-04 06:45

One of the top-performing matric students in the Western Cape for 2018 hasn't been placed at the universities he applied to because the technical subjects he has is not recognised.

UCT delays decision on Israeli institutions

2019-03-30 21:40

The University of Cape Town (UCT) council has not yet decided whether or not it should boycott Israeli universities, the institution said.

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.


First all-woman team heads UCT’s academic enterprise

2019-05-16 21:59

The University of Cape Town announced on Thursday that its academic enterprise programs will be led by a team of four women for the first time in academic history, as of August.

Winter rains are starting later in the year - study

2019-04-29 08:39

The rainy season in South Africa’s winter rainfall region is starting later in the year than it used to, according to a University of Cape Town study.

‘Dishonourable’ names up for replacement as UCT opens renaming process

2019-04-04 10:22

UCT has called for submissions for the renaming of age-old buildings, streets, residences and other spaces on campus, named after those "whom history has shown to be dishonourable".

SA Jewish Board hails UCT Council decision to not accept resolution over boycott of Israeli institutions

2019-03-31 17:15

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies has congratulated the University of Cape Town’s council for rejecting senate's resolution to an academic boycott of Israel.

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.

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