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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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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

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