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Lovely Landscapes February 2016
UCT staffer Steff Hughes shares her tips for better landscape photography.

NEWS IN BRIEF

  • Students experiencing difficulty with residence accommodation, please call the emergency hotline (073 284 8970) for assistance.
  • Prof Hugh Corder has been appointed as a special assistant to DVC Petersen.
  • Read the latest research newsletter.
  • Read UCT's plan to help students with debt from 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng will join UCT on 1 July 2016 to take over as deputy vice-chancellor for research and internationalisation on 1 January 2017.
    Read more about Prof Phakeng.
  • The new dean of the Faculty of Commerce is Professor Ingrid Woolard. She currently teaches in the School of Economics and will assume her new position from 1 March. Prof Woolard's academic achievements.

NOTICES

EVENTS

NEWS IN BRIEF

  • Students experiencing difficulty with residence accommodation, please call the emergency hotline (073 284 8970) for assistance.
  • Prof Hugh Corder has been appointed as a special assistant to DVC Petersen.
  • Read the latest research newsletter.
  • Read UCT's plan to help students with debt from 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng will join UCT on 1 July 2016 to take over as deputy vice-chancellor for research and internationalisation on 1 January 2017.
    Read more about Prof Phakeng.
  • The new dean of the Faculty of Commerce is Professor Ingrid Woolard. She currently teaches in the School of Economics and will assume her new position from 1 March. Prof Woolard's academic achievements.

NOTICES

EVENTS

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IN THE NEWS

Friday, 12 February 2016
Was 'forward panic' to blame for what unfolded at Marikana's Scene 2?

Researcher and writer David Bruce

Researcher and writer David Bruce proposed a new theory of what went through the police’s minds as he walked a Summer School audience through what has become known an Marikana’s ‘Scene 2’, where 17 miners were shot dead.

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Matric star urges fellow students to 'seize the day'

Namhla Juqu with her mentor, lecturer Arthur Mabentsela.

There’s good reason to be excited about chemical engineering fresher Namhla Juqu. The Khayelitsha graduate of COSAT and a protégé of UCT’s SHAWCO and 100UP education programmes, posted the country’s second-highest 2015 matric results in a quintile three school. Hers is an inspirational story.

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Majority of international students privately accommodated

Fuller HallOnly 125 beds (or 1.8%) at UCT are allocated to Semester Study Abroad (SSA) students, most of whom are accommodated privately. This is the word from acting DVC Anwar Mall responding to criticism around the university's housing policy.

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Security alert: Another Rhodes Memorial incident
Released: 15h00, 5 February 2016

UCT

We are very distressed and outraged once again to report that another female University of Cape Town student has been sexually assaulted while walking on the mountain towards Rhodes Memorial.

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Building a pipeline for UCT's professors of the future

Next Generation Professoriate

Professor Robert Morrell, programme director of UCT's Next Generation Professoriate, recently elaborated on the details of this programme aimed at advancing the development of black and female academics at the university.

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Important Notice
Released: 16h45, 4 February 2016

UCT

The University of Cape Town has noted that RhodesMustFall is distributing information that the UCT Executive are meeting with RMF at 17h00 today. They have proceeded to invite students to the meeting. Please note that the UCT Executive are not meeting with RMF. The reasons are given in the letter sent earlier today to RMF. Any student with accommodation issues, financial aid queries or facing academic exclusion should please contact Ms Moonira Kahn of the Department of Student Affairs.

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An archive of UCT correspondence about the #FeesMustFall and #EndOutsourcing campaigns published since October 2015.

Latest Newsbyte

Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsVC celebrates centenary with University of Fort Hare

Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price visited the University of Fort Hare (UFH) in the Eastern Cape for a centenary celebration. UFH, which counts many luminaries like Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu among its alumni, has planned a range of activities for its centennial year.

During his visit, Price spent time with UFH Vice-Chancellor Dr Mvuyo Tom. He also met UCT alumni in East London to give them an overview of recent events at UCT.

UCT has a valuable relationship with UFH and the University of Venda through the Trilateral Postgraduate Programme, which enables selected PhD students (fellows) from Fort Hare and Venda to spend a period of up to 12 months at UCT during their three-year programme.

The programme is intended to foster the development of a cohort of strong academic leaders at their home universities while at the same time generating new knowledge and expertise for the understanding and solution of local problems.

Caption: Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price with UFH Vice-Chancellor Dr Mvuyo Tom during one of the UFH's centennial events.

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