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It’s Grad time at UCT again

This week, thousands of UCT students will file through Jameson Hall, capping their studies with one final ritual.

Campus in step with Soccer World Cup

The spirit of the 2010 Soccer World Cup arrived at UCT with a thump on Thursday 22 October when a team from the marketing campaign, Beyond the 90 Minutes Road Trip, filmed students learning the steps to the Soccer World Cup dance.

UCT assists Anglo to improve safety in mines

South Africa has a tainted record when it comes to mining fatalities. In 2008 alone, 168 miners lost their lives.

“The numbers are decreasing - there was a 29% improvement from 2007 to 2008 - but more can be done to ensure the safety of our miners,” said Dr Wynand van Dyk in a recent lecture

UCT leads research systems

UCT is the backbone of the research system in South Africa and its average impact factor has been increasing - an exception to what has been happening in other universities.

Climate change negotiations at risk

Equity is critical and the world cannot solve the issue of climate change without the participation of all nations, including developing countries, Associate Professor Harald Winkler of the Energy Research Centre at UCT, has argued at an open discussion, “Aiming for Copenhagen: Discussing climate change negotiations”, on 5 August 2009.

Innovative voting system is one of brilliant winners

Five UCT students couldn’t wish for a better holiday than spending a week of their vacation doing an internship at software solutions giants Business Systems Group (BSG), thanks to their innovative ideas. The information systems final-year students – Theresa Janse van Rensberg, Wilson Kopman, Richard Sadie, Morty Selelo and Kgolane Thobejane – were named winners of the BSG Brilliance Competition for 2009.

UCT Students examine relationships with the community

UCT would be failing if it produced students who are not committed to alleviating social injustice, Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price said at the opening of the Students in/and Community Conference on 24 July 2009.

Keeping your oath, even when it hurts

Accountability on the African continent was the focus of an international conerence at UCT, held from 20 - 24 July 2009.

Milestone for Seggie

Professor Janet Seggie of UCT’s Department of Medicine is the first woman to be elected as the Arthur Landau Lecturer by the Fellows and Councillors of the College of Physicians of South Africa.

UCT boosts transformation among new CAs

South Africa’s all-too-small pool of qualified chartered accountants is poised for a boost after the release of exam results in Johannesburg on 26th June. Of UCT’s 225 candidates, 214 (96%) were successful, the highest pass rate achieved by any university in the 2009 exams.

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