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Warm welcome for historic Khoekhoegowab language course
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 - 15:00

A ritual cleansing ceremony, watched over by Khoekhoegowab linguists and activists and Khoe clanspeople, marked the historic launch of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Khoekhoegowab language short course this week.

UCT starts indigenous course
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 - 14:15

A CLEANSING ceremony was performed to mark the inaugural class of the Khoekhoegowab language course at UCT this week.

The course was launched at the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) on Monday after it was announced by the university during its Africa Day celebration as part of UCT’s Africa Month programme.


Ending violence against children should be a top priority for President Ramaphosa’s new Cabinet
Mon, 03 Jun 2019 - 03:15

RONDEBOSCH, CAPE TOWN, 3 June 2019—Yesterday marked the start of child protection week. Over the next few days NGOs, researchers and citizens will be called on to end violence against children. It is just as important that there is a commitment from the highest level of government to protect South Africa’s children.

UCT adds Khoekhoegowab to its language courses
Fri, 24 May 2019 - 14:15

CHED's 2019 Africa Day celebration was co-ordinated by the Transformation Events Committee and spearheaded by Dr Zuleiga Adams. The event was kicked off with two guest speakers (Prof Wilfrid Haacke and Mr Bradley van Sitters) who discussed the future of Khoekhoegowab and the indigenous Khoisan language as part of UCT’s Africa Month programme.

Innovation for the public good in a deeply unequal society
Tue, 21 May 2019 - 10:15

Like universities all over the world, South African universities are grappling with the implications of living in the era of the fourth industrial revolution, where there is a blurring of boundaries between the physical, digital and biological domains.

50 Years Concrete Society of South Africa
Set in stone – celebrating 50 years of promoting excellence and innovation
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 - 10:00

The University of Cape Town joined The Concrete Society of South Africa (CSSA) in celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The golden jubilee was commemorated with the installation of a concrete seat at UCT’s New Engineering Building ...

Mandela School Master’s students visit Khayelitsha
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 - 15:30

Master’s in Development Policy and Practice students from the UCT’s Mandela School left Khayelitsha inspired on Tuesday, 29 January, after meeting various social entrepreneurs who have made a significant difference in their communities.

Lecturers reflect on their efforts to ensure no student gets left behind
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 - 10:15

Lynne Coleman, Senior Lecturer at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, takes a look at recently published collection, Teaching in Extended Programmes in South Africa, which features reflections by ADP lecturers on classroom practices in extended programmes. 

Open public lecture: Digital Innovation
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 - 14:30

Join visiting Professor Gesche Joost on 30 January 2019 from 5-6:30pm for an open talk on Civic Design for an inclusive African digital society.

Rethinking university rankings: we need to talk about (quality & inequality) of teaching
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 - 10:15

Is there a relationship between university world rankings and quality of teaching? What is the relationship between quality and addressing inequality at HEIs?  A/Prof Suellen Shay reflects on these questions in this recent The Conversation article.

Neuroscience Institute Grant awards
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 - 17:00

The Neuroscience Institute put out a Request for Applications in 2018 in order to encourage start-up collaborative grants, that could be converted into larger grants to sustain independent investigators. We are pleased to announce that 3 grants have been awarded.

Dr Ying Zhao, registrar in the Department of Medicine, presents her MMed study findings at AIDS 2018 Conference in Amsterdam
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 - 12:30

Dr Ying Zhao’s MMed study is entitled “Improved treatment outcomes with bedaquiline when substituted for second-line injectable agents in multidrug resistant tuberculosis”. Her MMed is supervised by Dr Sean Wasserman and Professor Graeme Meintjes.