Varsity is the official student-run newspaper at UCT. Established in 1942, it is recognised as an important development agency on campus. The newspaper comes out every second Tuesday, with 12 editions in the year.



Varsity strives to represent the student voice on many issues. It covers various aspects of student life under four sections - news, opinions, features and sports.

Members of the Varsity collective are all UCT students who have chosen to be part of the team on an entirely voluntary basis. Students are encouraged to contribute articles to the newspaper regularly, or on an ad hoc basis. In addition to sharpening their journalistic skills, students can also be involved in the operations side of the newspaper such as advertising, marketing, finance, design skills, operations and HR.

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