University Of Cape Town

The fable of SA’s special economic zones

The country is being pushed to develop more SEZs. But is this a viable strategy, given unemployment and ‘deglobalisation’?

JM Coetzee: A fine mind, a formidable intellect

Behind JM Coetzee, the writer lauded for his ‘wonderfully brave, bold mind’ , is John Coetzee, the quiet man

Jurassic parkour in SA lava fields

After stumbling on mention of tracks in a dissertation from the 1960s, scientists are shedding new light on the dinosaurs that hotfooted it through SA’s prehistoric past

Let’s talk about workplace racism

It cannot be that, 25 years after democracy, young black professionals still have to deal with racism. We owe it to the next generation of young black professionals to expose even the subtlest forms of discrimination and racism

Move to renewables already here

The electricity crisis has spurred the government on to use independent power producers to boost the grid

Complex debate on UCT’s Israel boycott

But still no clarity after motions in the senate, council and academic freedom committee

Mindfulness makes for more ethical business leadership

The UCT Graduate School of Business wins accolades for its innovative MBA for executives

Report finds most SA universities well run

But Parliament also hears that some of these institutions require additional support

Restoring dignity to Khoe, San remains

There are scores of unethically obtained human remains at museums and universities

​Newspapers distort dean selection process

The articles ‘seek to impinge on the dignity of all the black women academics’ involved

Personal growth crucial to social change

If they want to change the world, social innovators must first transform themselves, argue academics from the UCT Graduate School of Business

Big Tobacco’s R1m for UCT stubbed out

The university says it had no idea researchers had signed up to take Big Tobacco money but the decision could have lasting effects

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Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it