Associate Professor John Compton describes how an exploding supernova ultimately formed our planet. [ Bit.ly Link ]

How the birth of Earth made a planet fit for life | UCT Research and Innovation

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After just six months in the saddle, UCT business science student Sizwe Malinga aims to raise funds for youth leadership development when he puts tyre to tar in his first Cape Town Cycle Tour on 12 March 2017. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Sizwe's hard yards will support young leaders

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UCT science student Hannah Simon broke rare ground when her article about the tension between social and environmental justice was published in the South African Journal of Science. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Undergrad student publishes in top science journal | University of Cape Town News

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Associate Professor Andrew Bosch of UCT's Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine is involved in a study that will investigate whether training at high altitude causes specific genetic changes. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Altitude training and anti-doping | University of Cape Town News

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UCT medical students recently completed a research study on the nature and burden of food insecurity among attendees of the Vanguard Community Health Centre. [ Bit.ly Link ]

UCT students tackle food insecurity | University of Cape Town News

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DVC's Desk: As part of the SRC Candidates / Shackville TRC agreement, the UCT executive committed to the principle that, as far as possible, students on financial aid and/or eligible for financial aid (inclusive of GAP students) who are academically eligible to graduate or to progress to the next academic year of study, but who are prevented from doing so due to affordability, will be allowed...
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DVC's Desk: Financial appeals process for 2017

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CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENT: Readmissions and Faculty Examinations Committee processes. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Readmissions and Faculty Examinations Committee processes

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“I believe that sharing teaching materials gives lecturers, students and self-learners access to content that was previously behind closed university doors.”, says Dr Glenda Cox, lecturer and researcher at UCT. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Open education

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UCT News February 2017

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History, memory and the meaning of the past are the core themes of three Mendi centenary events at UCT in February and March. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Remembering SS Mendi | University of Cape Town News

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Stirring, provocative and challenging, the third ICA Live Art Festival hits Cape Town, and it promises to illuminate. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Alive and kicking: ICA's live art festival | University of Cape Town News

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Senior specialist psychiatrist in UCT’s Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Dr Sean Baumann, discuss the inspiration behind his cantata, Madness, showing at the Baxter Theatre until 19 February, 2017. [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Senior specialist psychiatrist in UCT’s Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Dr Sean Baumann, discusses the inspiration behind his cantata, Madness, s...

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A UCT-led study used a new DNA-based test and a mobile van to detect an additional 50% of undiagnosed TB cases. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

DNA test uncovers hidden TB cases | University of Cape Town News

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NOTICE: The Jammie Shuttle service vacation and orientation timetables (13 February – 10 March 2017) is available here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Jammie Shuttle Service: Vacation and Orientation Timetables

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Sub-lieutenant Masego Mosupye, a UCT chemical engineering alumnus and past subwarden of the Woolsack residence, was the South African Navy Guard Platoon Commander at the opening of parliament on Thursday, 9 February 2017, ahead of the State of the Nation address. [ Bit.ly Link ]

UCT alumnus at opening of parliament

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With a meagre 27.5% of potable water left in Cape Town’s six major dams and the implementation of Level 3B water restrictions, there is an obvious need for South Africans to work together to save water. [ Bit.ly Link ]

UCT app to make every Drop Drop count | University of Cape Town News

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Students who deferred their exams to January due to lost teaching time during the 2016 protests speak about their exams and the mini-semester. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Students tackle deferred exams | University of Cape Town News

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Three UCT students are off to Eilat, Israel, in late March to compete in the international Champions of the Flyway, an annual charity birding event which aims to combat the illegal slaughter of birds along their migratory flyways in the Mediterranean. [ Bit.ly Link ]

UCT's Champions of the Flyway | University of Cape Town News

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There is something everyone can do to minimise water use at home and on campus. These are some tips from UCT’s Green Campus Initiative. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Green Campus Initiative's water-saving tips | University of Cape Town News

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