Fourth positive coronavirus case at UCT

2020-03-23 19:48

The Department of Health is in the process of contact tracing, and those identified as close contacts of the four have been asked to quarantine themselves for two weeks.

Another UCT staffer tests positive for coronavirus

2020-03-19 10:31

A second staff member of the University of Cape Town now has the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Schools will close from Wednesday - here's what you need to know

2020-03-16 07:44

Just hours after President Cyril Ramaphosa's address to the nation, the universities of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Wits announce they are suspending classes.

Higher Antarctic temperatures bad news for South Africa's climate

2020-02-15 07:29

Researchers note that the Antarctic has experienced a temperature spike as part of a warming climate trend that could impact on South African weather.

UCT urges staff and students to report GBV allegations internally, not on social media

2020-01-10 12:39

The University of Cape Town has urged staff and students to report allegations of gender-based violence and femicide internally instead of naming and shaming people on social media.

Honoured after being laughed at by UCT staff - Jonathan Jansen warns of threat facing ideal of the university

2019-12-13 20:54

Former Vice Chancellor of the University of the Free State Professor Jonathan Jansen has warned graduating UCT students that the "ideal of the university is under threat".

UCT medical volunteer organisation to cut back activities after funding cuts

2019-11-11 16:43

The Students' Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (Shawco) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is set to cut back on some of its work after the institution reduced funding in October.

OPINION: Why happiness at work can make you richer and more successful

2019-10-29 06:00

In the workplace, where we spend the majority of our lives, the questions of happiness and success are often framed as mutually exclusive. But research shows that happiness can be the source of success, says Babar Dharani.

An SA non-alcoholic drink is winning global awards - here's what the makers learnt

2019-10-04 21:08

UCT Graduate School of Business researchers look into their remarkable success and debunk a few common myths about entrepreneurship.

Man stabbed to death at Clifton beach was a 1st-year UCT student, institution confirms

2019-09-29 21:48

The University of Cape Town has confirmed that four of its students have been involved in an apparent robbery at Clifton Third Beach in Cape Town in which one was stabbed to death and another was injured.


Third UCT staff member tests positive for coronavirus

2020-03-21 18:17

In less than two weeks, the University of Cape Town has confirmed a third case of Covid-19 among staff members.

Coronavirus: Some varsities shut doors, others wait following Ramaphosa's address

2020-03-16 10:35

More and more universities have decided to shut their doors following President Cyril Ramaphosa's declaration of a national disaster.

OPINION| African countries aren’t borrowing too much - they’re paying too much for debt

2020-02-23 15:09

The debt alarm being set off by international debt management organisations is exaggerated, says Misheck Mutize.

UCT Ikeys to honour Dr Moss with memorial match

2020-01-21 09:53

As part of their build up to Varsity Cup 2020, the Ikey Tigers will be honouring one of their favourite sons, the late Dr Cecil Moss.

From Miss to Mr to Dr: Transgender UCT graduand reflects on his dysphoria experiences

2019-12-20 08:10

When Velile Vilane began his decade-long experience as an undergraduate at UCT, he registered as Miss Velile Vilane. When he stepped into the Sarah Baartman Hall at his graduation ceremony he did so as Mr Vilane. And he left the university as Dr Vilane.

Family to officially launch Uyinene Mrwetyana Foundation, with special message from Meghan Markle expected

2019-11-15 17:12

The family of slain 19-year-old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana will launch a foundation in her name at the end of the month, they announced after her rapist and killer, Luyanda Botha, was sentenced to life.

San, Khoe remains obtained unethically by UCT in the 1920s to finally rest in peace

2019-11-04 20:07

An interdisciplinary team has shed light on the lives of nine individuals whose remains were obtained unethically by the University of Cape Town (UCT).

Losing 5 students in two months has been extremely difficult - UCT vice-chancellor

2019-10-08 08:41

The loss of five students at the University of Cape Town within a space of two months has been "extremely difficult and highly distressing" for those on campus, says vice-chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng.

UCT at fault for student's drowning, says Mkhwebane

2019-10-02 19:09

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found that UCT was at fault more than three years after student Mosimanegape Boyz Madiba drowned during a training session with the university's rowing team.

UCT defend World University Rugby Cup title in Japan

2019-09-24 11:21

UCT's Ikey Tigers secured their second successive World University Rugby Cup title when they beat Bordeaux University in the tournament’s final.

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