Resoketswe Manenzhe, a PhD student in the Centre for Minerals Research in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town (UCT), won first prize in the short story category at the recent Writivism Festival. Manenzhe’s winning story, Maserumo, was a brief history of several deaths that occurred...
A University of Zambia lecturer has won the prestigious American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene award for his anti-malarial drug research. Dr Peter Cheuka, who specialises in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery in the School of Natural Sciences at UNZA’s Department of Chemistry, is scheduled to receive the award...
Focus. Discipline. Passion. Those were the three traits highlighted as essential to build a rewarding career in academia by Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng during her address to University of Cape Town (UCT) postgraduate students. The students, from across the university, gathered in the Baxter Theatre’s Concert Hall on Saturday, 3...
Researchers at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have designed artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms based on biological processes that could improve AI functionality. In recent years, bio-inspired algorithms have received increasing attention by the research community as well as the industry. Scientifically, the field of evolutionary algorithms is a highly relevant research...
The Epic Job Expo, taking place in August, is the perfect opportunity for students to speak to potential employers, fine-tune their curriculum vitae (CV) and listen to inspiring TED-style talks. The expo, hosted and organised by the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Careers Service, is the largest careers festival for...
It is the only nonprofit initiative in SA that pays historical debt for students. Statistics from the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organisation (Unesco) have revealed that only 23% of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Stem) talent is female, which is something a South African crowdfunding startup is working toward changing. The...
The Eduroam Wi-Fi service has been turned on in 57 of Cape Town’s public libraries, allowing University of Cape Town (UCT) staff and students to access free internet as if they were on campus. The initiative also means students and staff from any university which uses eduroam, including all four...
The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill campus has entered into an agreement with the University of Ghana (UG), for students to study medicine in the Caribbean. Vice Chancellor of UWI, Sir Hilary Beckles made the announcement today (June 16) at a breakfast meeting held at UWI’s Regional...
IBM launched its Quantum computer program in Africa today, announcing a partnership with South Africa’s Wits University that will extend to 15 universities across nine countries. Quantum — or IBM Q, as the U.S.-based company calls it — is a computer that uses quantum bits (or qubits) to top the...
Individuals planning to apply for undergraduate studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are reminded that they have until 31 July 2019 to submit their applications for the 2020 academic year. With the deadline for applications fast approaching, aspirant UCT undergraduates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon...