Category Archives: University Of Cape Town

Back by popular demand

By | January 18, 2017

Today’s news Back by popular demand18 January 2017 President of AGNES, Dr Heather Marco, invited guest at the Alexander von Humboldt annual general meeting in Berlin 2015. Photo David Ausserhofer. In a meeting held in Benin last year, Dr Heather Marco, a member of UCT’s Next Generation Professoriate, was elected for the third consecutive time… Read More »

MasterCard graduates ready to drive change in their communities

By | January 13, 2017

MasterCard graduates ready to drive change in their communities13 January 2017 The partnership between the MasterCard Foundation and the University of Cape Town will provide 338 scholarships to academically talented yet economically disadvantaged students from sub-Saharan Africa – 68 undergraduates and 270 postgraduates. In 2016 three MasterCard Foundation scholars graduated from UCT with their master’s… Read More »

MasterCard graduates ready to drive change in their communities

By | January 13, 2017

MasterCard graduates ready to drive change in their communities13 January 2017 The partnership between the MasterCard Foundation and the University of Cape Town will provide 338 scholarships to academically talented yet economically disadvantaged students from sub-Saharan Africa – 68 undergraduates and 270 postgraduates. In 2016 three MasterCard Foundation scholars graduated from UCT with their master’s… Read More »

Pre-colonial ivory trade earlier than thought

By | December 22, 2016

Aerial view of Ndondondwane site in KwaZulu-Natal where there is evidence of early ivory working. The site is in the ploughed area on the left of the Thukela River. Photo Tim Maggs. Ivory is widely considered to have been exported from East and Southern Africa through the Indian Ocean trade routes in pre-colonial times. But a new… Read More »

Pre-colonial ivory trade earlier than thought

By | December 22, 2016

Pre-colonial ivory trade earlier than thought22 December 2016 Aerial view of Ndondondwane site in KwaZulu-Natal where there is evidence of early ivory working. The site is in the ploughed area on the left of the Thukela River. Photo Tim Maggs. Ivory is widely considered to have been exported from East and Southern Africa through the Indian Ocean… Read More »

Antarctic expedition sails from Cape Town

By | December 22, 2016

Antarctic expedition sails from Cape Town22 December 2016 Dr Sarah Fawcett at the harbour. Photo Michael Hammond. A cohort of 50 leading scientists from around the world will set off from Cape Town on a Russian vessel just before Christmas to circumnavigate Antarctica in a groundbreaking mission to explore the unexplored continent. Dr Sarah Fawcett,… Read More »

Antarctic expedition sails from Cape Town

By | December 22, 2016

Dr Sarah Fawcett at the harbour. Photo Michael Hammond. A cohort of 50 leading scientists from around the world will set off from Cape Town on a Russian vessel just before Christmas to circumnavigate Antarctica in a groundbreaking mission to explore the unexplored continent. Dr Sarah Fawcett, from the Department of Oceanography at UCT, is… Read More »

Fighting African fungal infections: the world's first international research centre at UCT

By | December 21, 2016

Fighting African fungal infections: the world's first international research centre at UCT21 December 2016 The world's first international research centre for tackling fungal infections, which kill around 1.3 million people globally every year, has been set up in South Africa by the University of Aberdeen in conjunction with UCT. The majority of global deaths related… Read More »