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Students who use Cell C, MTN or Telkom to go online can access university resources for free. Read the rolling updates...


Students who use Cell C, MTN or Telkom to go online can access university resources for free. University URLs are currently not zero-rated on Vodacom’s network. UCT is engaging with the service provider to address this.

UCT has increased the presence and visibility of SAPS and private security on campus, following brutal attacks on two security guards.
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Teaching and learning continues through a variety of approaches, including digital and online. For staff who need help making their material available online, CILT has created an online guide, as well as a working document to address students’ unequal access to technology, connectivity and data.

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For details of UCT’s plans to complete the 2016 academic year: Read the VC Desk of 15 October.
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Discussions and debates continue on our campus. Read the latest contributions...

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Mining for sustainable development

Mining for sustainable development

An African Development Bank grant will be funding a UCT-led operation to develop research into the role of mining in sustainable development.

Stuart Swan: On water rockets and persistence

Stuart Swan: On water rockets and persistence

A willingness to experiment led mechanical engineering student Stuart Swan to help break a world record and patent a new sealing solution for pressure vessels.

UCT researchers shine at SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards

UCT researchers shine at SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards

Three UCT researchers were honoured at the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Scientific Merit Awards 2016 in Cape Town.

Jacobs bats away evolutionary fallacies

Jacobs bats away evolutionary fallacies

Associate Professor David Jacobs reveals evolution’s mysteries and untangles some common misconceptions about evolution through the sonar scopes of nature’s “chimera” – bats.

‘Actor-vists’ engage with Fees Must Fall

'Actor-vists' engage with Fees Must Fall

The Fall delves into the personal experiences of seven recent UCT graduates who were part of the Rhodes Must Fall and Fees Must Fall movements.

CILT facilitates online learning

Commerce computer labThe Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) has compiled a guide to help UCT lecturers deliver teaching and learning activities online and address students’ unequal access to technology and data.

George Vicatos: Where engineering and anatomy meet

George Vicatos: Where engineering and anatomy meet

Meet the serial inventor who is engineering revolutionary solutions for bone tumour patients, among others.

Executive Update: Thursday, 13 October 2016

VC Dr Max Price

VC Dr Max Price gives feedback on the current outcomes of the UCT executive’s ongoing talks with key stakeholders.

Grant powers Gaunt’s geomagnetic study

Grant powers Gaunt's geomagnetic study

An Open Philanthropy Project grant paves the way to understanding the risks posed to earth’s electrical grids by geomagnetic storms.


Latest Newsbyte

Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsCounselling available to UCT staff

UCT has made a toll-free counselling line available to its employees through the Organisational Health and Wellness office in the Human Resources Department.

Employees and their immediate family members (spouses and minor children) can access short-term counselling through either the on-site counsellor or via the Independent Counselling and Advisory Service (ICAS), an external service that offers up to four sessions per year.

The toll-free number is 0801 113 945. Staff can also dial *134*905# for a call back.

Organisational Health also offers staff other support, including a once-off emotional impact session that can be arranged for groups with ICAS, or a group trauma debriefing or emotional impact session facilitated by Organisational Health. Both sessions accept a maximum of 15 people per group.

For more information, contact Ashley Taylor (ext 2154) or Blanche Claasen-Hoskins (ext 5685).

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