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UCT launches open-access, African-centric research platform

By: Sane Dhlamini     12th January 2021 University of Cape Town Libraries director of research and learning services Dr Reggie Raju revealed on Tuesday, the institute’s newly developed continental platform for open access publishing in Africa. The African research community can now create and share its own scholarly content – open... 

Inequalities hamper remote learning in S Africa – UCT study

By: Sane Dhlamini     23rd September 2020 A recent University of Cape Town study has revealed that technical and vocational education and training students are faring worse than university students in terms of internet access for remote learning. The study was conducted by researchers Dr Nicola Branson, Emma Whitelaw and Samantha... 

Presidential Economic Advisory Council members announced 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     27th September 2019 The Presidency on Friday announced the names of the members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council, which will start its work from October 1. Plans to establish the council were announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his June State of the Nation Address. The council is aimed at ensuring... 

UCT ranked in top 20% of world’s universities 

By: Thabi Madiba     19th June 2019 The University of Cape Town has moved up two places to 198 in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, placing it in the top 20% of the world’s universities. UCT keeps its title as the top university in Africa. Early this year in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject,... 

Husband and wife team fuel Cape Town

20th May 2019 Phumla and Songezo Nayo are a testament to hard work paying off.  The married couple, who entered the fuel industry, with no prior experience were committed and absolutely determined to make their new business work. Today the Nayo’s are the proud owners of not one, but two Engen petrol stations,... 

UCT engineers test Maputo-Katembe suspension bridge

By: Simone Liedtke     14th May 2019 University of Cape Town (UCT) Department of Civil Engineering Emeritus Professor Mark Alexander’s wish to stand on top of a suspension bridge and experience its combined forces of nature and structural engineering was recently fulfilled when he got to inspect the R11.3-billion Maputo-Katembe... 

UCT GSB professor joins prestigious global initiative to end energy poverty

By: Simone Liedtke     13th May 2019 University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business Professor Anton Eberhard has been appointed to the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty – a new initiative which aims to accelerate access to electricity to millions of under-serviced homes and businesses quickly and cost-effectively. The... 

The University of Limpopo and SAB Foundation Launches Student Seed Fund

9th May 2019 The University of Limpopo, in partnership with SAB Foundation, has launched the University of Limpopo Student Seed Fund which will encourage and support student-owned social innovation enterprises. The SAB Foundation has pledged up to R400 000 which will be managed and disbursed by the newly... 

Eberhard calls for renewables to play a far greater role in South Africa 

By: Kim Cloete     7th May 2019 Energy expert Anton Eberhard has called for renewable energy to play a far greater role in South Africa, adding that solar and wind energy had saved the country from what could have been a far darker place during the recent spate of load-shedding. “Independent power producers have mitigated... 

Winter rains are starting later in the year – study

By: News24Wire      29th April 2019 The rainy season in South Africa’s winter rainfall region is starting later in the year than it used to, according to a study conducted at the University of Cape Town (UCT). But Waarith Abrahams, a master’s student at UCT’s Climate Systems Analysis Group who did the research, said further studies... 

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