Lockdown: how to survive working from home
Countries around the world have been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in unprecedented ways – self-isolation, social distancing, travel bans and, in South Africa, a 21-day lockdown – to curb the spread of the deadly virus. University of Cape Town (UCT) experts give their take on how best to navigate... Read more
Best paper award for UCT TB vaccine research
The International Society for Vaccines (ISV) has selected a publication in which the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Mark Hatherill, Professor Robert Wilkinson, Professor Tom Scriba, Dr Michèle Tameris and Dr Friedrich Thienemann (Faculty of Health Sciences) played a key role, as the best paper of the year for 2019.... Read more
The Fairwork Project
The Fairwork Project has highlighted the precarious nature of work in the gig economy in South Africa, shown by its ratings for digital platforms such as Uber and OrderIn. The release of a set of scores has come at a time that has also exposed the risks faced by... Read more
UWC student wins Good Hope FM Campus competition
There were hundreds of contestants from five different campuses in the Western Cape, but 20-year-old Nkanyezi Sikakane is the one Good Hope FM wanted. Sikakane is a third-year Economics student at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) who fell in love with performing arts as a schoolgirl. The... Read more
VC pays it forward with new scholarship for black women
University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng has self-funded a new scholarship and a prize for black South African women studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects at postgraduate level at UCT. The aim is to pay it forward and drive transformation at the university and... Read more
UWC Sport launches an elite high-performance centre
High-Performance Centres (HPC) have proven to have tremendous benefits for athletes who wish to take their game to the next level. And athletes at UWC with these dreams will soon have the chance to make them a reality. When the University’s High-Performance Centre launches in June 2020, more athletes... Read more
Huawei awards bursaries to UCT students
Multinational technology company Huawei South Africa has partnered with the University of Cape Town (UCT) to fund 15 students as part of the firm’s external bursary programme. The bursaries have been awarded to students in information technology (IT), and electrical and mechanical engineering. The funding covers accommodation, tuition and general living... Read more
UWC rugby star earns a Stormers call-up
UWC rugby star Lyle Hendricks’ impressive rise in rugby took another positive turn. On Friday he was named in the DHL Stormers squad for the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby campaign, making him the second University player in the team. The second-year BA student joined former UWC scrum-half and Rugby... Read more
Nursing Department breaks new ground
The Department of Nursing Science kicked off the year on a high note by welcoming the first-ever cohort of students for the new Bachelor of Nursing programme. Head of the Department, Prof Karien Jooste, said CPUT was one of the first institutions in the country to receive approval from... Read more
Prof Peter Hesseling awarded for lifetime of service
Prof Peter Hesseling, former professor of Paediatric and Child Health at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), recently became the first African to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP). This award recognises the role the FMHS played in the establishment... Read more