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Reweighting the OHSs to deal with sampling changes, by Prof Martin Wittenberg
05 Mar

Project Management; Principles and Methods for use in Business
05 Mar - 11 Jun

The world, the text and the manuscript, by Shamil Jeppie
05 Mar

Ebola – Where next? How safe are we after the world's worst outbreak? by Tim Butcher
05 Mar

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Online short course (Module 1)
05 Mar - 17 Apr

The Role of Scholars in Mauritanian History, by Elemine Ould Mohalmed Baba Moustapha
06 Mar

Remaking Place – public art symposium
08 Mar - 14 Mar

Discreet Choice Modelling and Stated Choice Survey Design
09 Mar - 13 Mar

Using Concept Mapping for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education - Part 1
09 Mar

Working with the Grain: Integrating Governance and Growth in Development Strategies, by Brian Levy (GSDPP, UCT)
10 Mar


Thursday, 5 March 2015

Peninsula fires right on cue

Man Booker Prize

As devastating as the ongoing fires around the Peninsula have been to property and tracts of nature reserve, regular fires every 15 years are critical to the rebirth of fynbos-dominated ecosystems, says fynbos ecologist Dr Adam West.


Reflecting on the life and work of André Brink

Man Booker Prize

Past and present members of UCT's Department of English remember a writer, a friend, a colleague, a teacher, and a source of inspiration – the late André P Brink.


Literary giant remembered

Brink MemorialAt a memorial service on Monday 2 March, André Brink was remembered as a friend, a colleague, a teacher, a source of inspiration, and a writer whose "sympathy was always clearly with the downtrodden".


Kidney transplants a viable option for some HIV-positive patients

Professor Elmi Muller The survival rates of HIV-positive patients who have received kidney transplants from HIV-positive donors are showing significant success, according to a recently published paper by UCT academics.


The conundrum of provisional truth in science

Professor Bengt Gustafsson Leading astrophysicist Professor Bengt Gustafsson asked researchers to consider the way they express 'provisional truth' in their quest for knowledge, when he addressed a packed lecture theatre in the New Snape Building earlier this month.


Trackers show vultures on decline

Bearded Vultures

The third of March is World Wildlife Day. Did you know that there are only 400 bearded vultures left in the wild in southern Africa? A team of UCT researchers has used aerospace technology to study the role humans play in the steep decline of this critically endangered species.


Latest Newsbyte

Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsTierney fellows visit Michaelis

Up and coming young visual artists benefited from the biannual Tierney Fellowship workshops that took place recently at the Michaelis School of Fine Art under the auspices of the Market Photo Workshops, WITS and the Michaelis School of Fine Art.

Created by Matthew Tierney in 2003, the fellowship identifies talented artists and photographic leaders and assists them in advancing their careers. At the workshop, the fellows had the opportunity to present and discuss their work with distinguished artists and academics such as David Goldblatt and Marilyn Martin.

The Tierney fellows work with mentors to develop a body of work for a professional exhibition. The 2014/15 Tierney fellows include Thandiwe Msebenzi from Michaelis who is mentored by UCT's Jean Brundrit and Svea Josephy.

Caption: From left: Market Photo Workshops founder David Goldblatt attends the Tierney workshop with UCT's senior scholar Marilyn Martin and Senior Lecturer Svea Josephy.

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