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Campus Closed 26-30 September 2016
UCT has suspended classes for this week, Monday, 26 September, to Sunday, 2 October. Read the rolling updates...


UCT has suspended classes for this week, Monday, 26 September, to Sunday, 2 October.
The University will still be open, and all staff will continue operations during this time.
The Jammie Shuttle will run, but the libraries will be closed.
Read the VC Desk email...

Jammie Shuttle services are operating on a vacation timetable for the week.
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UCT statement regarding phoney email about student housing. Read the statement...

VC Dr Max Price consulted with a range of UCT staff over the course of the day, updating them on recent protest action, and asking for their views on the way forward.
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VC Dr Max Price proposes a medium-term solution to the fees issue – grants and loans – while emphasising the need for a long-term solution.

Several incidences of unlawful behaviour on campus have come to UCT’s attention. UCT’s investigative services are looking into these matters before submitting a report to the legal office. Unlawful activities should be reported to Campus Protection Services.

Read the rolling update on protest action and university services...


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Tuesday, 27 September 2016
VC calls for engagement on campus

VC Dr Max Price

The Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price has called on the entire UCT community to use the week ahead to engage with one another on ways to begin reconciliatory engagement, to address transformation issues, and to make meaningful progress in this regard.

Mystery tooth linked to Paul Gauguin

Mystery tooth linked to Paul Gauguin

Dr Petrus le Roux has verified that a molar found in the Marquesas Islands probably belonged to artist Paul Gauguin.

Kevin Naidoo: Computing, carbohydrates and cancer

Kevin Naidoo - Computing, carbohydrates and cancer

Professor Kevin Naidoo, from UCT’s Scientific Computing Research Unit, is using computational chemistry to clarify the role that carbohydrates play in identifying types of cancer.

Parliament picket sparks free-education debate

Parliament picket sparks free-education debate

UCT academics led a picket outside Parliament on 22 September for better funding of higher education in South Africa.

Quadruple awards for UCT brewers

Quadruple awards for UCT brewers

UCT brewers scooped four titles in the SAB Intervarsity Brewing Challenge – top honours going to their playfully named Dunkel Breaking My Heart.

Heritage tour spotlights city’s little-known slave history

Heritage tour spotlights city's little-known slave history

Amie Soudien’s Heritage Day tour in the city will present narratives around the little-known life of manumitted slave and South African stammoeder Ansla van Bengalen.

Students present demands at mass meeting

Students present demands at mass meeting

Chief among student demands at a mass meeting on UCT’s upper campus on 19 September was a call to bring back interdicted students and for free, decolonised education.

UCT in global antimicrobial research

UCT in global antimicrobial research

UCT’s Drug Discovery and Development Centre is one of five drug research organisations invited to participate in a global research project on antimicrobial resistance.

Lobola and love: a film-maker’s journey

Lobola and love: a film-maker's journey

ICA fellow Sihle Hlophe is exploring the hidden history of the Bantu people through her latest project, Lobola: A Bride’s True Price.


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Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsCommunity leaders for orthopaedic injury research day

The Orthopaedic Research Unit will host several experts and community leaders in trauma and sports science at their second symposium on 30 September 2016.

The theme of this symposium is Orthopaedic Research for You (OR4U).

The focus is to generate discussion on preventing and treating sports injuries and injuries caused by violence and major trauma, which will result in collaborative projects that are relevant and useful to our community.

Community invitees include Don Pinnock (gang violence in Cape Town), Gary Kirsten (grassroots cricket) and Emeritus Professor Tim Noakes (insulin and sports injuries).

The symposium will be held in the Tafelberg venue at Groote Schuur Hospital from 08:00 to 16:00.

The event will be live-streamed for those unable to attend.

Find out more about the OR4U symposium... | Download the programme... | RSVP...

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