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  • UCT GSB wins international case writing competition
    on 1st Jul 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Researchers from the UCT Graduate School of Business have taken top honours in a prestigious international case writing competition. […]

  • Martinez first African to win prestigious space science medal
    on 1st Jul 2020 at 11:59 am

    Africa’s first Frank J Malina Astronautics Medal winner, UCT’s Prof Peter Martinez, talks about space science on the continent and the threats of space debris and weapons in space. […]

  • Communities must use COVID-19 ‘chaos’ for change
    on 30th Jun 2020 at 1:19 pm

    In the fourth conversation of the UCT Summer School series, communities were called on to use the COVID-19 pandemic to drive social change. […]

  • Africa’s digital divide
    on 30th Jun 2020 at 9:40 am

    A recent research paper by PhD student Matthias Krönke explores Africa’s digital divide and the continent’s readiness to embrace e-learning. […]

  • Supporting Africa’s future with philanthropy
    on 30th Jun 2020 at 9:10 am

    UCT’s chancellor, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, participated in a special online event hosted by the Oxford Guild on Wednesday, 24 June. […]

  • UCT’s Wasserman to address first WHO infodemiology conference
    on 30th Jun 2020 at 8:45 am

    UCT’s Professor Herman Wasserman will deliver a keynote address at the World Health Organization’s first conference on infodemiology. […]

  • Boost for e-waste recovery project
    on 29th Jun 2020 at 11:15 am

    A UCT research project looking at the recovery of valuable metals from e-waste is one of six recipients of the 2020 German-African Innovation Incentive Award. […]

  • Playing catch-up with maths
    on 29th Jun 2020 at 9:28 am

    Reflective Learning identifies which maths building blocks are missing from a learner’s development and drives the catch-up process. […]

  • South African youth hit hard by COVID-19
    on 26th Jun 2020 at 1:15 pm

    A survey conducted by UCT’s Bertha Centre reveals that many young South Africans have had to borrow money to survive as a result of COVID-19. […]

  • How the rich can share the burden of lifting lockdown
    on 25th Jun 2020 at 7:00 am

    Athol Williams, a senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Business, has proposed a way to lift lockdown so that it is in the interest of the poor. […]

  • Dear Diary
    on 24th Jun 2020 at 10:20 am

    Lindela Malambe says it feels like Earth woke up one day and decided that she was tired of everything and sent us all to our rooms so she could have a few vacation days. […]

  • UCT VC to speak in gender-equality webinar
    on 24th Jun 2020 at 9:28 am

    The University of Cape Town’s vice-chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, will be one of the speakers at the Mail & Guardian’s free live webinar on gender equality. […]

  • Global Citizenship Programme gets African focus
    on 24th Jun 2020 at 8:35 am

    UCT’s Global Citizenship Programme, now in its 10th year, has reshaped its curriculum by including a proudly African touch. […]

  • Student-led business innovates to accommodate beauty stylists
    on 23rd Jun 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Fleeker, an online business platform headed by four UCT students, was forced to innovate to ensure its clients could operate safely once lockdown restrictions were eased. […]

  • It’s time to rethink the global university
    on 19th Jun 2020 at 2:30 pm

    UCT is hosting a series of virtual events that will seize the moment to rethink global collaborations for a sustainable and equitable planet. […]

  • Don’t ignore anti-establishment flag
    on 18th Jun 2020 at 1:15 pm

    The anti-establishment groundswell is gaining momentum around the globe, a flag governments ignore at their peril, say futurists. People are demanding change. Now. […]

  • CILT shares their working-from-home moments
    on 18th Jun 2020 at 12:57 pm

    When lockdown started, Teams and Zoom took over the lives of colleagues at the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching. […]

  • People living with diabetes could develop ‘severe’ COVID-19
    on 18th Jun 2020 at 7:19 am

    Associate Professor Joel Dave, head of UCT’s Division of Endocrinology, said people living with diabetes could develop a more severe form of COVID-19. […]

  • HIV and TB testing sites start COVID-19 research
    on 17th Jun 2020 at 9:14 am

    The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation has committed to incorporating COVID-19 research at its sites in Cape Town, while continuing its HIV and TB research and trials. […]

  • A world in turmoil
    on 17th Jun 2020 at 8:30 am

    UCT’s Professor Alphose Zingoni writes about lessons for South Africa, particularly our youth, following the recent events in the United States precipitated by George Floyd’s killing. […]

  • Virtual Open Day 2020 – What YOU need to know!
    by Sam on 13th May 2020 at 11:38 am

    The post Virtual Open Day 2020 – What YOU need to know! appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Appendices: Universities’ individual accounts of on-going research and stakeholder engagement in the fight against COVID-19
    by USAf on 11th May 2020 at 2:03 pm

    The attachments in this box represent universities’ individual accounts of on-going research and stakeholder engagement in the fight against COVID-19. USAf will continue to add to the appendices as new information becomes available. […]

  • CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR SEMESTER 1 DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK
    by Sam on 16th Apr 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Date: 16 April 2020 Dear students CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR SEMESTER 1 DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK We trust you and your families are safe. As you all understand we would have been in the 1st lockdown till 16 April 2020 and then the lockdown was extended by the President of South Africa till 30 April 2020. […] The post CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR SEMESTER 1 DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Business continuity in the face of COVID-19 dominates the agenda of the USAf Board of Directors’ meeting
    by USAf on 1st Apr 2020 at 12:53 pm

    The impact of the coronavirus on universities’ operations dominated the agenda of USAf’s Board of Directors’ meeting on Tuesday, 24 March. The meeting which was executed via video-conferencing to observe the social distancing regulations and the restrictions imposed on large-group gatherings, was attended by all universities, with the exception of two. At the invitation of […]

  • COVID-19 UPDATE 5
    by Sam on 31st Mar 2020 at 10:09 am

    Date: 30 March 2020 To: All Students Dear Student The second term for the 2020 academic year commences tomorrow, 31 March 2020. As communicated with you in the previous two communique, you will have online lectures for the time of lock-down. The links for online lectures for each module can be found on Moodle in […] The post COVID-19 UPDATE 5 appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • COVID-19 UPDATE 4
    by Sam on 25th Mar 2020 at 10:30 am

    Dear Student/Parent/Guardian The official lockdown announced by the president: 27 March 2020 – 16 April 2020 referred. Management decided to close the Academy one day prior to this date. Therefore, the Academy will be closing on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 at 14:00 and will reopen on Friday, 17 April 2020. 10 and 13 April 2020 […] The post COVID-19 UPDATE 4 appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • COVID-19 UPDATE 3
    by Sam on 19th Mar 2020 at 11:07 am

    19 March 2020 Dear Prospective Students, Parents/Guardians and Suppliers We would like to inform all our prospective students, parents/guardians and suppliers that we are taking extensive measures to ensure that Prestige Academy, proudly part of STADIO, is operating in a clean, hygienic and safe environment. All classes/test series were suspended till 30 March 2020.  All lectures […] The post COVID-19 UPDATE 3 appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • URGENT COVID-19 UPDATE
    by Sam on 16th Mar 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Dear Students and Parents URGENT COMMUNICATION REGARDING OPERATIONAL/ACADEMIC ACTION PLANS After hours of deliberation this morning, the Board of Directors have decided on the following measurements regarding operational/academic matters and have outlined the critical protocols that we have put in place to ensure the appropriate response to the COVID-19 global pandemic: Students We have taken […] The post URGENT COVID-19 UPDATE appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • COVID-19 UPDATE 1
    by Sam on 16th Mar 2020 at 11:16 am

    Dear Parents/Students CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) With the widespread media coverage of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the increase of cases around the world, as well as the first case, confirmed in SA, it is only understandable that you might be concerned or even panicking about what this means for you and your family. Prestige Academy understands your concern, […] The post COVID-19 UPDATE 1 appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Staff from the Universities SA Office are working from home
    by USAf on 1st Mar 2020 at 12:17 pm

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  • What is the Winter Workshop all about?
    by Sam on 26th Feb 2020 at 11:51 am

    As a Grade 11 and 12 learner one of the most daunting questions in your life is not only what will I become, but how and where will I study? We at Prestige Academy fully understand the uncertainties of some students and it is for this reason that we offer a 4-day Winter Workshop. Our main objective is to […] The post What is the Winter Workshop all about? appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • All public universities are involved in entrepreneurship in one form or other — the baseline study has found
    by USAf on 1st Feb 2020 at 12:11 pm

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  • Late Registrations now OPEN!
    by Sam on 2nd Dec 2019 at 9:27 am

    Have you been rejected by one of the public universities and you feel you have no alternative plan? Or is it a matter that you still haven’t heard back from the university you applied at? It is not too late to pursue your dreams.  You can still register for the course you were dreaming about.  […] The post Late Registrations now OPEN! appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Photography – Is It Worth Studying?
    by Sam on 26th Nov 2019 at 9:43 am

    Do you want to be a photographer, but not sure if it is worth the time and money? Find out what a Prestige Academy photography course can offer you, and how even a basic Higher Certificate can fast-track your professional or freelance photography career. When photography was invented almost 200 years ago, probably no one […] The post Photography – Is It Worth Studying? appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]