Zutari assists UCT to become a net zero water university by 2050
Implementation of a Sustainable Water Management Strategy developed by Zutari will result in a reduction of 429 ML of the annual municipal water demand at UCT by 2050, equivalent to over 170 Olympic-sized swimming pools In working towards its goal of being a net zero water campus by 2050,... Read more
UCT MOOCs in the top 200 – again
Five University of Cape Town (UCT) massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been included on the 2020 Class Central Best Online Courses of All Time list, which ranks the top 200 online courses from across the globe. This list is based on more than 125 000 learner reviews globally. Currently there... Read more
Career Conversations webinar series
The University of Cape Town (UCT) Careers Service will be running a series of Career Conversations webinars from 19 August to 18 November to help students identify the transferable skills they have acquired during their time at the university and show them how to use these skills to forge a successful... Read more
Celebrating ‘exceptional’ women in sport
In keeping with tradition, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) ParaSports Club used its annual Women in Sport event to honour “exceptional” women in several sporting disciplines. Held on Saturday, 8 August, the event focused on women who use sport to effect positive change in society. The event organisers... Read more
Women’s work, food and reproductive labour: a snapshot of gender equality research at UCT
Every year on 9 August we celebrate Women’s Day in commemoration of the 1956 Women’s March, when thousands of women marched to Pretoria to protest against apartheid pass laws. Now, 64 years later, gender equality might be enshrined in our constitution but women in South Africa still face deeply... Read more
UCT student entrepreneurs in regional competition
It was game on as budding University of Cape Town (UCT) student entrepreneurs went head to head during the internal round of the Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition, which took place between 25 and 29 May, sending eight participants to the regional leg of the competition. UCT’s top student entrepreneurs will battle... Read more
‘Recorded alone, but singing together’
Performing artists have found themselves in a vacuum without their audiences during the COVID-19-imposed lockdown. But VOX Cape Town, created by the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Dr John Woodland and Kyle Paulssen, got around lockdown by launching its first virtual choral performance for Freedom Day on 27 April. Woodland... Read more
New centre tracks COVID-19 social fracture
The Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change, incubated by the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership at the University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business, has launched a six-month project that will use social media analytics and advocacy to combat the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus... Read more
Developing a vaccine for COVID-19
As COVID-19 infection and morbidity rates increase around the globe, a number of companies and academic institutions have entered the race to develop a vaccine to protect us from the lethal virus. Creating a vaccine for COVID-19 is, however, a complex process and could take several months, if not... Read more
Blazing a trail for sportswomen in South Africa
With the success of sportswomen in South Africa ever increasing, it is not only the action on the pitch that has been receiving much-deserved plaudits and support. Amid the International Women’s Day celebrations in March 2020, 25 women in sport – including a group from University Sports South Africa –... Read more

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