University of Cape Town

In 90 Days, Cape Town Will Have No Water Left

Cape Town, South Africa’s largest city, will run out of potable water on April 22, 2018, Time reports.<p>A drought that climatologists call a “once in a …

South Africa

Why Zuma’s free higher education plan will cripple SA’s finances

Senior Lecturer, UCT Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town<p>Lecturer of Finance and Doctor of Philosophy Candidate, specializing in …

Education

South Africa ready to fund free university education: finance minister

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa is pushing ahead with a plan to offer free university education to students from poor households and will announce funding details in next month's budget, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday.<p>President Jacob Zuma said last month the government would …

World News

R100k up for grabs at blockchain hackathon

The University of Cape Town and Linum Labs will host a large-scale blockchain hackathon, with winners set to pocket R100 000.<p>The "Unlock the Block" …

Bitcoin

Newly-discovered TB blood signal provides early warning for at-risk patients

Tuberculosis can be detected in people with HIV infection via a unique blood signal before symptoms appear, according to a new study.

Medicine

University fees 2018: how much it costs to study in South Africa

President Jacob Zuma’s free education plan has caused quite a bit of chaos since its announcement in December 2017, which has caused some confused …

Education

Chester finds everyone's missing sensayuma

Johannesburg - Four weeks ago, journalists were struggling for news within the iron corral at Nasrec, south of Joburg. There was nothing happening …

Gwede Mantashe

Top matric in SA at only 16

Mpumalanga-based Acorns to Oaks High School of Excellence student Talenta Ngobeni went the extra mile in order to achieve his incredible results, …

News (South Africa)

Best accommodation deals for Cape Town students

CAPE TOWN - Limited accommodation for university students, has seen an expansion in the student accommodation business - more especially in areas at …

South Africa

The world’s first major city to run out of water may have just over three months left

It’s the height of summer in Cape Town, and the southwesternmost region of South Africa is gripped by a catastrophic water shortage. Unless the city adopts widespread rationing, the government says, the taps “will be turned off” on April 22, 2018, because there will be no more water to deliver.<p>This …

Weather

Op-Ed: Cryptocurrencies – Digital gold, a bubble or an investment case?

The most contentious question must come first: are cryptocurrencies experiencing a bubble? Maybe, but not necessarily so. Defining Bitcoin as a …

Bitcoin

UCT scientists discover bone infection in prehistoric femur

Researchers at the University of Cape Town’s department of biological sciences have discovered an unusual bone tissue pattern that could have been …

Prehistory

Matric results: Three good news stories from the Free State

Despite hardships, many pupils in the Free State were in it to win it. Here we focus on three Free State matriculants who can pat themselves on the …

Cape Town

Study: Widely used contraceptive increases HIV risk

CAPE TOWN - The most widely used contraceptive in sub-Saharan Africa has been found to increase women’s risk of HIV infection by 40%.<p>The injectable …

Health