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UCT to undo racial appointments through its new employment policy

This comes after the university made headlines for allegedly failing to adhere to its own policies when it comes to employing staff

Q&A Sessions: ‘The work I do at UCT is not about me’ — Mamokgethi Phakeng

UCT vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng talks to Nicolene de Wee about transformation, the bullying claims against her, and her passion for music

Students to receive NSFAS laptops by March

Nearly a year after Nzimande announced that NSFAS beneficiaries would receive laptops as part of the interventions for Covid-19 at higher education institutions, the devices are yet to be delivered

Dust erosion harms SA’s food bowl

If micronutrients are blown away and the soil dries, the Free State maize crop is threatened

The thought police at UCT should address transformation, not pass a judgment of racism

My analysis has led the Institute for Communities and Wildlife in Africa to have a stronger focus on topics that have a clear bearing on social justice, conservation and community conservancies

Unnatural: Conservation is yet another legacy of colonialism

Using assumptions and faulty tools leads to racist conclusions about why so few black students are taking up biological sciences

UCT plans to open residences to students

University to open residences for students who struggle to study remotely, and those who need labs on campus to finish their 2020 studies

Motsepe and friends donate R1-billion to fight Covid-19

The Motsepe family has called on corporations with financial means to exercise “ubuntu” by contributing money to assist the government to combat the spread of Covid-19

Coronapp is a new online platform for accessing accurate information about Covid-19

Coronapp, which was built by two UCT alumni over a weekend, is an attempt to combat misinformation about the Covid-19 outbreak in South Africa

UCT drops 13 places on World University Rankings

SA's only top-200 ranked university on the 2013 World University Rankings, UCT, has slipped down 13 places - leaving it at number 126 on the list.

Is Tim Noakes the Malema of medicine?

World-famous sports scientist Tim Noakes has recently turned the food pyramid on its head. Could he be right?

UCT in war over ‘bantu education’

Students and academics question move to 'close' Centre for African Studies, writes <b>David Macfarlane</b>.

Behind the first-year flood

Universities that offer diplomas as well as degrees appear to be the first choice of students who have been flooding universities.

On the cusp of reinvention

It is necessary to reach the nation in languages that they understand best.

UCT gets Chinese language course

Students at the University of Cape Town now have free access to classes in Chinese culture and language.

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