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Tuesday, 3 May 2016
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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Invest in the full community of researchers - and their ways of seeing

Invest in the full community of researchers - and their ways of seeing

Associate Professor Elelwani Ramugondo delivered the opening address at the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health’s recent annual research day, underscoring the need for “different ways of seeing” in our plural society.

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Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsUCT hosts international squash tournament to raise cancer awareness

UCT is hosting the Keith Grainger Memorial UCT Open Squash Championships from 22 to 29 April 2016. The tournament, which aims to raise funds and awareness for cancer prevention, will bring together 20 participants from over 11 countries.

The tournament is named after Keith Grainger, a UCT student who died from cancer in 2001 during his third year. His contribution to squash at the university between 1999 and 2001 was immense, despite his reliance on a prosthetic leg.

The finals will take place on Friday 29 April. | Read the full programme

Caption Nathan Lake (World no. 124, England, in blue) lunges for a backhand drop from opponent Angus Gillams (World no. 120, England, in red shorts) in last year’s Keith Grainger Memorial tournament. Lake went on to win the final 3–0 – his first ever PSA World Title.

Story Chido Mbambe. Photo Je’nine May.

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