University of Cape Town

South Africa:A Problem Less Discussed - the High Cost of University Dropouts

[Daily Maverick] Regardless of the shape tertiary education - and its funding - eventually take in South Africa, one thing is clear: the cost of low …

Education

16 Days of Activism now just a 'political ploy'

GENDER-BASED violence knows no race, culture or creed and every woman is susceptible to it, no matter who she is, where she lives and what her …

Cape Town

This is why the University of Cape Town May Stop Offering Law Degree

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is one of the leading universities in Africa and the world. Yet its law faculty may lose accreditation for its …

Education

‘While on tik I was raped, got pregnant and almost smoked my three sons away’ – Cape Town woman

Pieter van Zyl<p>Veronica Swarts* (28) has a long, hard road ahead of her, but she’s determined to stay off tik (the street name for crystal meth) for …

Cape Town

OMTOM 2018 Trail Entries Opening Soon! - Runner's World

<b>Trail runners can choose between the 12km route and 24km run that caters for fit and experienced trail runners.</b><p>Image supplied.<p>Online entries for the …

Amazing

Culture shock

Lindani Dhlamini’s life has been littered with fortunate detours. She sees a bit of herself in many of the young people she acts as a mentor to and …

Business (South Africa)

GroundUp Op-Ed: Water crisis – the more we know, the better we can respond

<i>First published by</i> <i>GroundUp</i><p>The current water crisis in the Western Cape has shown why we need transparent decision-making and better access to …

Water

Op-Ed: Militarisation – our new response to societal issues

Militarisation in response to high levels of crime has largely failed in South America with countries like Brazil, Columbia and Mexico witnessing …

South Africa

UCT deploys ‘exam tent’ to thwart disruptions

While the release of the fees commission report has tongues wagging‚ so too has the erection of an enormous tent at the University of Cape Town …

Cape Town

UCT builds special tent venues, on military type lock-down for exams

Image Credits: UCT<p>While we could be on the verge of some sort of Zuma constructed “free education” plan. The University of Cape Town is taking no …

Education

S.African commission urges more education spending before ratings reviews

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa should raise state spending on higher education by around a third to at least 1 percent of gross domestic product, a report commissioned by the presidency and released on Monday found.<p>Students sit in protest during a mass demonstration on the steps of Jameson …

South Africa

Earn six figures even without a university degree

CAPE TOWN - A job with a great salary is possible, even without a university degree. Take a look at five jobs that do not require a university degree …

South Africa

Universities' executives find relief on release of Fees Commission Report

CAPE TOWN - The release of the Heher Commission Report on Feasibility of Fee-Free Higher Education released yesterday, has brought relief to …

Education

"Protected areas as social-ecological systems: perspectives from resili" by Graeme S. Cumming and Craig R. Allen

Abstract<p>Conservation biology and applied ecology increasingly recognize that natural resource management is both an outcome and a driver of social, …

Conservation

UCT sets up exam tent to prevent disruptions

While the release of the fees commission report has tongues wagging‚ so too has the erection of an enormous tent at the University of Cape Town …

Business (South Africa)

South Africa Debating Vaping Benefits And Regulation

<i>The National Council Against Smoking is arguing that e-cigarettes should be regulated like tobacco, others acknowledge their harm reduction, saying</i> …

Public Health

No-fee policy cannot possibly be pro-poor in SA, Davis Tax Committee says

It is ‘simply is not possible to find an additional R60bn to R90bn’ to offer everyone free university education, the committee says in its report<p>13 …

Business (South Africa)

Free Higher Education Not Feasible - South African Commission

"... There is insufficient financial capacity in the state to provide totally free higher education and training to all who are unable to finance …

Education

Biomedical engineers from across Africa are collaborating to build medical devices

Biomedical engineering can save lives. It draws on and integrates knowledge from disciplines like engineering, computer science, biomedical sciences, and public health as well as clinical practice. This knowledge is combined to improve health—often through the design of medical devices for …

Africa

South Africa grapples with contentious reminders of apartheid

<b>Judy Woodruff:</b><p>In South Africa in recent weeks, protests have once again erupted on campuses across the country.<p>The demonstrations, known as Fees Must …

South Africa

Parliament's Higher Education Committee calls for UCT to complete academic year

Image Credits: Gallo<p>With still no official word on higher education funding for next year, universities are sitting anxiously waiting to find out …

Education

Africa might leapfrog straight to cheap renewable electricity and minigrids - Good night, gloom

Special report<p>Good night, gloomAfrica might leapfrog straight to cheap renewable electricity and minigrids<p>WHEN SATELLITES TRAIN their cameras onto …

Renewable Energy

UCT SRC: Increase in suicides likely due to stressful campus environment

CAPE TOWN - University of Cape Town (UCT)’s Student Representative Council (SRC) says an increase in suicides is reflective of the stressful …

World Health Organization

eNCA | MPs urge protesting UCT students to allow exams to proceed

The chairwoman of the committee, Connie September, condemned damage to infrastructure.

News (South Africa)

Research helps things go better than Coke

Professor of Psychology Eva Kemps whose new ARC Discovery Project is called 'Things don't always go better with Coke.'<p>Obesity, tooth decay and risk …

Research

South Africa: How Cape Town Found a Creative Solution to Reusing a 90-Year Old Grain Elevator

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, in Cape Town (file photo).<p>analysis<p>The Cape Town grain elevator, originally built by the government in Table …

South Africa

How do you decide when a statue must fall?

<b>We name buildings after people, or put up statues to them, because we respect them. But what if we then discover they did wrong? In what cases should the building be renamed, or the statue be removed, asks the BBC's in-house philosopher, David Edmonds.</b><p>It's been described as "the loveliest room in …

Cape Town

Ninja baboons use super sneaky stealth tactics to raid people’s homes for food

Baboons that raid South Africans’ gardens, trash cans and homes appear to be more strategic in their food forays than scientists previously believed. …

Cape Town

UCT students bemoan poor mental health support, Parly committee visits campus

<p>Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training visited the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Tuesday in light of student …

Education

Parly committee to visit UCT following disruptive protests

JOHANNESBURG - Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training will on Thursday visit the University of Cape Town following the …

Cape Town