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Unembargoed July 13 to 19
Unembargoed July 13 to 19
Siphoned-off funds seem to have been used to buy a table at the party’s birthday dinner
Cast out, then duped anew
Cast out, then duped anew
About midway through the documentary Uitgesmyt, a news clip — no longer than 45 seconds — shows how, in 1996, to the sounds of...
Black students ‘undervalued’ at UCT
Black students ‘undervalued’ at UCT
Curriculum content at the University of Cape Town sustains colonialism and working-class black students believe their knowledge is not valued.
Decolonised spaces must be given room
Decolonised spaces must be given room
I joined the department of psychology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in February 2011. Since then, my main teaching responsibilities have...
It’s a great time to be at UCT and to make real change happen
It’s a great time to be at UCT and to make real change happen
It is an honour and a privilege to be asked to lead the University of Cape Town. I have met and worked with many of you in the past two years, and...
Professor’s mark is on land, democracy
Professor’s mark is on land, democracy
Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza’s name is associated with land reform, which is appropriate given that he grew up in a rural area and was banished...
Low carbon energy economy with socioeconomic benefits
Low carbon energy economy with socioeconomic benefits
These days the news is filled with reports and questions around energy. How is the kind of energy we use affecting the climate? How do we use...
Washing water clean with waste ash from coal
Washing water clean with waste ash from coal
South Africa’s economy and the employment of its citizens rely heavily on the mining sector and the country’s abundance of mineral resources....
Glass straws and fresh produce help zap plastic waste
Glass straws and fresh produce help zap plastic waste
Although some major retailers and fast-food outlets have announced that they will be reducing their plastic footprint over the next few years, at...
Eight universities get full LLB accreditation; five more in the balance
Eight universities get full LLB accreditation; five more in the balance
Universities that faced the risk of losing their accreditation for the bachelor of laws (LLB) qualification — because the programme did not...
20 years after the ‘Mamdani affair’, the old adversary rejoins UCT
20 years after the ‘Mamdani affair’, the old adversary rejoins UCT
Almost 20 years after the esteemed Ugandan academic resigned following a clash over his proposed core course on Africa, the University of Cape Town...
Meet UCT’s new ‘spicy’ FabAcademic
Meet UCT’s new ‘spicy’ FabAcademic
Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng wanted to be an A-rated internationally recognised scientist. She never had ambitions of becoming a vice-chancellor...

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