If there was a list of Africa's top universities, the University of Cape Town would rank number one, and South Africa would dominate the continent.
The challenge for South African universities is to extend their excellence beyond just infectious diseases, development studies and emerging markets.
Studying at UCT is expensive and many students struggle to pay the fees, though both the university and the state do try to support students.
The racial composition of lecturers and researchers at UCT is one of the most heated topics of debate when it comes to UCT's transformation.
In the wake of the #RhodesMustFall movement, the minister is pushing for "urgent" demographic changes at the country’s universities.
What should and shouldn't be taught at our universities? The demands of students include calls for major changes to the content of courses at UCT.
Is the University of Cape Town (UCT) transforming? In this, the second article in our series, we look at how the student body is changing.
What does transformation mean? In the first series GroundUp provides key arguments on the main points of contention facing SA’s UCT.
The University of Cape Town’s council ruled that the statue of Cecil John Rhodes, the centre of much debate over the last few weeks, must be removed.
South African student leaders explain the movement to wipe Eurocentricism off the face of their campuses.
Tearing down the contested statue of Cecil John Rhodes is too simple and obvious an answer to a complex problem, argues Verashni Pillay.
The campaign to remove the statue is gaining momentum, placing the ‘Eurocentrism’ of national university curricula under the spotlight.
Don't belittle the act of defacing symbols of the oppression students say is being upheld at universities, writes Victoria John.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa won't support any violent removal of Cecil Rhodes' statue from the UCT campus and urges an amicable resolution to the matter.
Cecil John Rhodes is buried just outside Bulawayo, but a Zanu-PF official – inspired by UCT protesters – wants his remains sent to the UK.
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The best way to atone for his privilege is to use what he has left behind and direct it towards something that would make him turn in his grave.
It is not enough to say the curriculum is transformative, argues Adam Haupt.