Farewell to Max Price from a political adversary

2018-07-15 12:02

How do I say farewell to Max Price, a leader I fundamentally disagreed with politically – on how best to decolonise and transform our university – for all of his tenure, asks Chumani Maxwele.

Max Price packs up to rest, learn the sax, and perhaps write a book

2018-06-30 09:58

Outgoing UCT Vice Chancellor Max Price says he is looking forward to relaxing, learning to play the saxophone and doing some writing.

Visionary leadership needed to handle the emerging long-term water crisis

2018-06-27 07:24

The panic that emerged after Day Zero was announced got Capetonians to cut water consumption - but using fear is not sustainable, says an expert.

Three ways to actually get things done – once you are motivated to do them

2018-06-11 08:01

Start by making sure you know why you are doing something – then do these three things, says senior UCT economics lecturer Paul Maughan.

Max Price’s farewell at UCT cut short by protesting students

2018-05-21 22:58

A small group of protesting students managed to cut short a farewell for outgoing UCT vice-chancellor Max Price when they drowned out proceedings with their singing.

UCT radio apologises for Moses Mabhida tweet

2018-04-25 19:59

The University of Cape Town's UCT Radio has apologised "unequivocally" for a tweet over the Moses Mabhida Stadium pitch invasion.

WATCH: UCT's new vice-chancellor remembers attending school under a tree

University of Cape Town's incoming vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng tells News24 about her memories of attending school classes under a tree, starting university at 16, and her vision for UCT. Watch.

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UCT to rename building after Chris Hani

2018-04-10 05:11

The University of Cape Town is expected to honour struggle icon Chris Hani by naming one of its buildings after him.

UCT scientists convince City of Cape Town to drill cautiously into aquifer

2018-03-20 07:38

The City of Cape Town's emergency groundwater drilling programme is to be formally scrutinised by an environmental monitoring committee.

Quarrel over Sarah Baartman sculpture at UCT

2018-03-03 08:35

The decision by a UCT librarian to uncover the sculpture of Sarah Baartman at the university’s main library at the end of last year, has sparked a row.


Think your salary is low? Use this tool to find out

2018-07-10 06:30

The University of Cape Town’s Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit has developed an income comparison tool to help South Africans understand "where they fit into the bigger picture".

Your pee is the new liquid gold: Think fertiliser-producing urinals for men and women

2018-06-28 09:26

If urine is the new ‘liquid gold’ then we need to find a good way to collect it – and the rush is already on to include women with gender neutral urinals being tested in the country.

UCT dinner for people of colour only, organisers remain unapologetic

2018-06-22 20:25

"We often find that black people are forced to censor themselves to protect white fragility. It was meant to be a space where black people can decompress", says an organiser about a dinner exclusively for people of colour.

Multimillion-rand SA telescope to give astronomers new view of the night sky

2018-05-25 06:07

A new multimillion-rand telescope in the Karoo will offer astronomers an unprecedented view of the stars.

Social grants no long-term solution for inequality, research shows

2018-05-07 15:06

To address inequality, economic growth that can sustain the payment of social grants as well as create more employment is needed, says a research leader.

New UCT vice-chancellor on black pain, #RhodesMustFall and everything in between

2018-04-18 07:18

Incoming UCT vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng says universities should have had a conversation about historic symbols on campuses long before the Rhodes Must Fall movement in 2015.

Meet UCT's incoming vice-chancellor, who started school under a tree

2018-04-17 11:02

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng says focusing on what she's good at has helped get her where she is.

'Without God I wouldn't have had the strength to go through this' - UCT student

2018-04-03 12:11

After enduring a series of tragedies, UCT student Sipho Mbadaliga still managed to graduate with the rest of his class, a testament to the mental strength and resilience human beings are capable of.

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng appointed new UCT vice-chancellor

2018-03-17 14:34

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng is the newly appointed vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town.

UCT reiterates vice-chancellor appointment process not finalised yet

2018-03-02 12:39

UCT has reiterated that the selection process for a new vice-chancellor had not been completed yet, saying congratulations sent to one of the candidates on social media were the result of a misunderstanding of the processes.

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