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  • Surgical Society gears up for annual charity Scrub Run
    on 18th Sep 2020 at 10:17 am

    During the Sanlam Cape Town Virtual Marathon on 18 October, UCT’s Surgical Society will raise funds for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. […]

  • UCT students keep elderly citizens company
    on 17th Sep 2020 at 2:24 pm

    The UCT Surgical Society has partnered with Communicare to provide elderly residents with companionship during the national lockdown. […]

  • UCT alumna’s NPO delivers learning material during lockdown
    on 17th Sep 2020 at 1:53 pm

    The Outliers organisation has distributed more than 20 000 educational packs during lockdown to learners in some of the Western Cape’s most under-resourced communities. […]

  • Africa should be at the forefront of COVID-19 vaccine trials
    on 17th Sep 2020 at 7:58 am

    UCT’s Prof Kelly Chibale said the development of a COVID-19 vaccine provides Africa with the opportunity to join forces against the pandemic and highlight its scientific leadership. […]

  • Diseased livestock: infrared system’s early warning
    on 17th Sep 2020 at 7:54 am

    An early warning diagnostic tool developed by UCT’s Prof Amit Mishra holds hope for the country’s small- and medium-scale farmers, many of whom are black women. […]

  • Vision 2030: initiating change
    on 16th Sep 2020 at 12:55 pm

    In a rapidly evolving world, UCT Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng said reinvention is necessary for UCT to remain competitive and sustainable. […]

  • UCT researchers shortlisted for prestigious Newton Prize 2020
    on 16th Sep 2020 at 8:00 am

    Two University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers have been selected as finalists for the esteemed Newton Prize 2020. […]

  • African child: problems of this continent are your opportunities to innovate and profit…
    by USAf on 16th Sep 2020 at 7:41 am

    Although the African continent is plagued by many challenges, such as basic healthcare, food and water security as well as exponentially high unemployment rates, massive opportunities lie in the midst of these problems… Read more… https://www.newssite.co.za/usaf/african-child.htm […]

  • Unsettling paradigms; the quest for inclusive and democratised knowledge
    by USAf on 16th Sep 2020 at 7:39 am

    She revolutionised the teaching of Instrumental Music Studies at Rhodes University by substituting western musical instruments for indigenous African performance practice. In just three years, enrolment on this programme has tripled from 27 to 94… Read more… https://www.newssite.co.za/usaf/indigenous-music.htm […]

  • All systems go for the EDHE Lekgotla 2020
    by USAf on 14th Sep 2020 at 10:25 am

    The 4th Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Lekgotla, starts today. This event is being anchored from USAf’s offices in Hatfield and freely live-streamed on the Whova App from 14 to 18 September 2020. This year’s theme is #AfroTech – African Entrepreneurship through Technology. Read mor […]

  • UCT innovators on M&Gs list of top young South Africans
    on 11th Sep 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Over 30 members of the UCT community have been honoured in this year’s Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans list. […]

  • Health sciences and province sign bilateral agreement
    on 11th Sep 2020 at 12:35 pm

    UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences and the Western Cape Department of Health have signed a bilateral agreement for training and collaboration. […]

  • 5 insights on the new digital reality in higher education
    on 11th Sep 2020 at 11:39 am

    Institutes of higher education are following the post-pandemic migration toward digital models, but will the move equal losses or gains for students and researchers? […]

  • UCT-built app to support babies in need of breast milk
    on 11th Sep 2020 at 8:20 am

    Research by UCT computer science students has resulted in the development of an app that will help provide donor breast milk to babies in need. […]

  • Searching for justice in the war on womxn’s bodies
    on 10th Sep 2020 at 7:53 am

    UCT’s Gabriel Khan says in our search for justice in the war on womxn’s bodies, we need to locate gender-based violence within the broader context of violence. […]

  • Covid-19 fosters a need to re-imagine the university as a social institution
    by USAf on 9th Sep 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Covid-19 has upended higher education across the world. Deep concerns related to its infectiousness, virulence and the trajectory of spread all contribute to extraordinary uncertainties shaping crises in the economy and in all aspects of social life. The pandemic has severely impacted Education. This pandemic has stretched the inequality fault-lines in the South African education […]

  • Scholarship opportunity to spark global social change
    on 9th Sep 2020 at 10:11 am

    The Reimagine Challenge 2020 asks students for their best innovative global social change ideas and offers them the chance to win a substantial scholarship. […]

  • Vision 2030: unleashing human potential
    on 8th Sep 2020 at 3:18 pm

    UCT’s Vision 2030 takes a future-focused approach that has elicited excitement from the community at the prospect of what the university can collectively achieve. […]

  • ‘By day five I could barely breathe’
    on 7th Sep 2020 at 12:19 pm

    Dianne Steele, a librarian in the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment, shares her experiences of COVID-19 and her journey back to health. […]

  • From campus cleaning to library assistant
    on 7th Sep 2020 at 11:18 am

    On 1 September Mellisa Thomas started as a library assistant at UCT Libraries – after almost a decade as a member of the campus cleaning team. […]

  • UCT deep dive into xenophobia on Twitter
    on 7th Sep 2020 at 11:10 am

    UCT’s Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change has found evidence of attempts to manipulate conversations with a xenophobic tone on South African social media platforms. […]

  • Postgraduate studies – Rethinking the international experience
    on 4th Sep 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Within tertiary education, privileged status and the fault lines between developing and developed countries have been starkly exposed by the coronavirus pandemic. […]

  • Architecture students pay it forward
    on 2nd Sep 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Proceeds following an exhibition curated by a group of honours students in UCT’s School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics will go towards COVID-19 relief efforts. […]

  • Vision 2030: realising UCT’s dream
    on 2nd Sep 2020 at 1:17 pm

    During the fifth virtual Vision 2030 staff engagement session, UCT’s chief operating officer outlined what is necessary to realise the university’s dream. […]

  • Does Your Course & Education Provider Fit Your Career Choice?
    by Sam on 31st Aug 2020 at 9:26 am

    The post Does Your Course & Education Provider Fit Your Career Choice? appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • My Future Career and Job
    by Sam on 24th Aug 2020 at 8:13 am

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  • Prestige Academy Registration Day 2020
    by Sam on 4th Aug 2020 at 8:37 am

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  • Project Management as a Career Option
    by Sam on 22nd Jul 2020 at 8:58 am

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  • It’s all about the BENEFITS!!!
    by Sam on 25th Jun 2020 at 7:48 am

    The post It’s all about the BENEFITS!!! appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

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

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  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]