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  • UCT resumes full range of student services in Khayelitsha following discussions with community leaders. Read the media release...
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    • Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price writes to the UCT community about fees. Read the email...
    • Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price announces the launch of the UCT Plus initiative, which acknowledges the extra-curricular leadership work that students bring to their communities, sporting arenas and elected roles on campus by means of formal recognition on their transcripts. Read the email...
    • Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price announces the establishment of the Curriculum Change Working Group, which will facilitate engagement in critical curriculum transformation. Read the email...
    • UCT’s Safety and Violence Initiative in co-ordination with Campus Protection Services (CPS) has produced insights related to crime on and around campus. Read the email...
  • Discussions and debates continue on our campus. Read the latest contributions...
    • UCT staff members have set up a petition calling for the affirmation of commitment to academic freedom. See the petition...


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Monday, 29 August 2016
‘Feminist’ is not a dirty word

Feminist is not a dirty word

In a move to understand intersectional feminism and to represent black womxn in film, filmmaker Jabu Nadia Newman created The Foxy Five.

How humans and wild birds collaborate to get precious resources of honey and wax


Honeyguides have long helped people to find honey. New research reveals that the birds can recognise specific human calls and even actively recruit human partners.

Women champion their right to land

Nolundi Luwaya

Nolundi Luwaya is working hard to protect the land rights of women living in rural areas and to put so-called rural issues on the national agenda

Apathy among young people stands in the way of Africa’s demographic dividend

political engagement

While political engagement and participation in public life are declining among young Africans, greater civic education may result in an empowered young citizenry that acts for prosperity, peace and development.

Secret weapon of a busy dean’s assistant

Freda Williams

Freda Williams has been PA to a succession of four deans and three acting deans in the commerce faculty. It’s a job that demands strong coffee.

Diamonds: a scientist's best friend

minerals encased in diamonds

The answers to how and when the continents were formed may be found by studying the traces of minerals encased in diamonds.

Flavoursome and hot: VC concert a delight

annual VC’s concert

The annual VC’s concert, which was held over the nights of 17 and 18 August, offered the audiences a sumptuous feast of musical delights.

How online courses can bring the world into Africa’s classrooms

online courses

Associate Professor Susan Levine gives us a glimpse into how free online learning has enabled her to enhance the emerging field of medical humanities throughout Africa and the world.

‘The pain is still there’: Workers remember Marikana

Marikana massacre

Unity was the abiding theme as students and staff commemorated the Marikana massacre and argued for insourcing a group of former Metro casual workers.


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Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsEngaging with student leadership

On Thursday night, 25 August 2016, Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price and Professor Anwar Mall met with student leaders from residence house committees, faculty council and student parliament at Glenara, the Vice-Chancellor’s official residence.

The meeting is the first in a series of events scheduled to run until the end of September in order to foster relationships between the university’s executive and student leadership.

Future events will include meetings with student leaders of the various UCT sporting codes, student societies and organisations, and faculty representatives.

Photo Je’nine May.

Caption Back row from left: George Cambanis (Varietas), Ndodzo Mawela (Leo Marquard Hall), Tabure Bogopa (Leo Marquard Hall), Sankeshan Moodley (University House), Mashihle Thobejane (Groote Schuur Residence), Geoffrey Forbes (Smuts Hall)
Front row from left: Spokazi Tati (Forest Hill), Nozipho Makhathini (Fuller Hall), VC Dr Max Price, Onkabetse Masobe (Fuller Hall), Winford Collings (Varietas), Nivita Hariparsad (The Woolsack)

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