Humanities Careers Café: Make your Humanities degree work for you
The 2018 Humanities Careers Café, offering Humanities students an excellent opportunity to gain insight into how to put their degrees to work in a range of diverse careers, will take place on 26 September in the New Snape Building on Upper Campus. Graduates and professionals will be on hand to... Read more
Graduate employability: UCT top in Africa
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has maintained its top position in Africa for graduate employability, and is placed 18th in the world for graduate employment (in work after one year), the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Graduate Employability Rankings show. The university’s position as the leading African university in... Read more
Using computers to improve lives
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Computer Science is set to enjoy a major boost with the naming of Dr Melissa Densmore, senior lecturer and Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) staff member, as a recipient of the prestigious $500 000 National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) Challenge grant. Densmore... Read more
Learning through play
The inspiring work of a postdoctoral researcher who writes and directs plays to help ignite an interest in chemistry among schoolchildren has earned him a special award from the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Dr John Woodland, who is a Fellow in the University of Cape Townʼs (UCT) Department of... Read more
UCT swimming club captain in SA team
University of Cape Town (UCT) swimming captain and chairperson Matthew Bowers has been selected to compete in the South African team at the Senior African Swimming Championships in Algiers, Algeria later this month. Bowers, who is completing his honours in business science information systems, received the exciting news at... Read more
UCT entrepreneur a shining example
University of Cape Town (UCT) student leader and entrepreneur Sarina Mpharalala has been named the overall 2018 True Shine! award winner, taking home R10 000 which she plans to plough straight back into her business. The commerce student walked off with top honours at the event in Johannesburg on 25 August. The... Read more
Student developers creating societal solutions
The new Developer Student Club (DSC) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), initiated by Google Developers, is aimed at students who want to learn more about web and app development while at the same time finding tech-based solutions to issues in society. The club was launched on 16 August 2018, in... Read more
African MBA students pursuing positive global change
Master of Business Administration (MBA) students – particularly in Africa – are displaying a heightened sense of citizenship and responsibility, pursuing the skills necessary to bring their social impact and innovation priorities to life. That’s according to new research from the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), which found that... Read more
Prof Pumla Dineo Gqola: ‘Retain, protect and defend academic freedom’
The 2018 TB Davie Memorial Lecture has focused on a renewed call to the university community to do far more to defend academic freedom. Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola, the dean of research at the University of Fort Hare, said at the event at the University of Cape Town (UCT) that... Read more
VC launches substantial scholarships for women
Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng has launched three substantial scholarships for women, focused on gender issues. The launch was part of a UCT National Women’s Day event, For Womxn by Womxn, on 8 August, hosted at Graça Machel Hall. Guests of honour were UCT Chancellor Graça Machel and former UCT Vice-Chancellor Dr Mamphela... Read more