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Know Your Continent: Colonization and Decolonization
10 Oct

Verdi's Requiem
10 Oct

Song of the Soil by Sbonelo Tau Luthuli
10 Oct - 24 Oct

Public Transport System Design and Operations Management
12 Oct - 16 Oct

Knowledge Building and Visualisation using Concept Mapping in Higher Education - Part 1
12 Oct

Principles of Project Management
13 Oct - 17 Nov

The democratizing force of multi-party elections: it does not work in Africa, does it work in Asia?
13 Oct

Google Apps for Education
13 Oct

Concert: Western Classical Student Showcase
13 Oct

Knowledge Building and Visualisation using Concept Mapping in Higher Education - Part 1
14 Oct

Transform UCT


What started as a question around whether UCT should continue to house a statue of Cecil John Rhodes on its campus has become a much larger movement for change, a call to re-imagine and re-engage with what a transformed African and South African university looks like – whether in terms of its ethos, curriculum, research, symbols, policies or demographics.

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Saturday, 10 October 2015

UCT team smashes eight-year standing water rocket world altitude record

Water Rocket World Altitude Record

A team from the University of Cape Town's Industrial Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Research Group has successfully broken the longstanding Class A water rocket world altitude record by a massive 33%, achieving a height of 830m.


Happy birthday, Arch!

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who was born on 7 October 1931, turns 84 today.


Outsourcing is most efficient, cost effective option for UCT support services


The University of Cape Town notes the demands by members of Rhodes Must Fall (RMF), the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) and other movements to abolish outsourcing of essential services at the university.


A lens on nature

Exposure Photography Exhibition

Exposure – ZooBot's annual photography competition – has delivered yet another crop of beautiful images highlighting the biodiversity of southern Africa. The winners will be announced at a special prize-giving event on 16 October 2015 which is open to the public.


Boycott of Food Vendors on Campus


UCT acknowledges the right to boycott and emphasises that students and staff and others on campus also have the right to access services.


Dynamic commerce team wins national water award


iCOMMS, a research team in the Faculty of Commerce at UCT has picked up an award for its novel use of cellphone technology to help rural communities with water management.


Latest Newsbyte

Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsUCT hosts gathering of senior UN leaders

UCT’s Graduate School of Business will play host to a United Nations leadership meeting in Cape Town from 12 to 17 October.

The meeting, which will focus on ‘Leadership for Transformation and Unity Building in the Workplace’, brings together senior UN staff from around the world as part of the UN’s Leaders Programme.

UCT was selected to host the meeting because of its strategic location as a leading university in Africa. It was also regarded as having the requisite capacity while offering a unique opportunity to advance global knowledge from an African perspective, a conference press statement said.

“Towards strengthening its international research profile, and as an Afropolitan university, UCT aims to provide an intellectual meeting point, and offer a strategic lens into the African region for academics, professionals and practitioners alike. Alongside other African and international universities, UCT strives to champion African contributions within the international arena,” said the statement.

The purpose of the 2015 UN Leaders Programme in Cape Town is to provide a forum for participating senior UN leaders to network with colleagues and peers and to engage with, and learn from, faculty and speakers from diverse fields of experience and expertise.

The meeting will discuss and reflect on prevailing regional dynamics in Africa with in relation to UN strategic mandates.

The gathering will also explore the role of leaders and leadership in “forging and imprinting sustainable transformation and unity building within the workplace, towards fostering stable and cohesive work environments and cultures that celebrate diversity, promote cooperation and encourage professional excellence”.

Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price, Professor Walter Baets (director of the Graduate School of Business), Professor Evance Kalula (director of International Academic Programme Office) and staff from the UN System Staff College, who are the co-conveners, will open the conference on Monday 12 October.

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