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HAICU & FHSSC host freedom discussions on UCT’s health sciences campus

HAICU & FHSSC host freedom discussions on UCT's health sciences campus

HAICU and the Faculty of Health Sciences Students’ Council recently hosted “Intersections of Freedom” in an event held on the health sciences campus.

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Global universities’ future challenges and opportunities

Global universities' future challenges and opportunities

Heads of leading international universities discuss future challenges and opportunities during an event that marked the 10th anniversary of the International Alliance of Research Universities.

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Sadiq Toffa, the nGAP scholar with a commitment to transformative knowledge

Sadiq Toffa, the nGAP scholar with a commitment to transformative knowledge

UCT nGAP scholar Sadiq Toffa's research in critical heritage studies addresses socio-economic and cultural justice and looks set to have far reaching effects for what he calls "deep transformation".

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Astronomers pinpoint echoes of ancient exploding star on our stellar doorstep

Colour image of Te 11 made from images showing light from Hydrogen and Nitrogen gas (red), Oxygen gas (green) and visual light (blue).

A team of astronomers from UCT and the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) has identified a rare star that exploded around 1 500 years ago. Read more...
UCT's Disability Service is "constantly evolving"

Students have taken up the fight for fair access for students and staff with disabilities

UCT's Disability Service aims to find solutions to the challenges that students and staff with disabilities bring to them. This is to ensure that the UCT experience is not diminished because of physical- or mental-health challenges.

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Study reveals the obstacles mothers face in getting help for their critically ill children

Study reveals the obstacles mothers face in getting help for their critically ill children

A year-long research study by UCT and the University of Oxford has highlights the difficulties facing critically ill or injured children when accessing quality emergency care in South Africa.

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UCT Drama Department presents new works from South African playwrights

UCT Drama Department presents new works from South African playwrights

The New Works Season at the Baxter sees the Drama Department's senior students take on two never-before-seen works by South African playwrights.

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UCT alumni recreate renowned opera in District Six

UCT alumni recreate renowned opera in District Six

UCT alumni mark 50 years since the destruction of District Six by staging La Boheme in District Six, which celebrates the area’s rich heritage through the lens of the classic opera.

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Where South African defamation law stands on 'naming and shaming'

Where South African defamation law stands on 'naming and shaming'

Naming and shaming is a common tactic among activists, lobby groups and the media. Corporations are blasted as polluters. Politicians are exposed as expense cheats. Paedophiles and sex offenders are outed on social media.

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Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsUCT ranked top university in Africa

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings data has revealed the top universities in Africa.

UCT topped the Best universities in Africa 2016: Top 15 list due to its highly cited research, strong international outlook and ability to attract funds from industry.

Six other South African universities were listed in the top 15, including the University of the Witwatersrand (second), Stellenbosch University (third), the University of KwaZulu-Natal (fifth) and the University of Pretoria (sixth).

Phil Baty, the Times Higher Education rankings editor, said: “This snapshot ranking is based on the same criteria as the World University Rankings, but we are keen to develop a bespoke range of metrics, following a public consultation, for a full Africa University Ranking.”

View the top 15 best universities in Africa 2016 list

View the full results of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015–2016

Story Chido Mbambe. Photo Michael Hammond.

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