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  • UCT researchers excel at L’Oréal-UNESCO awards
    on 13th Nov 2019 at 11:30 am

    Four women researchers from UCT were among those feted by the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science South African National Programme. […]

  • Farming in South Africa is under threat from climate change. Here’s how
    on 13th Nov 2019 at 8:57 am

    Climate scientist and researcher at UCT Dr Peter Johnston provides his recommendations on what can be done to increase climate resilience in agriculture. […]

  • Should YOU study Graphic Design?
    by Sam on 13th Nov 2019 at 6:36 am

    Here are a few questions to ask yourself before deciding to study Graphic Design as a career. Are you creative? Do you enjoy working with people? Are you willing to learn? Can you communicate effectively? Do you want to expand your skills and continue learning? Are you willing to find new ways of doing things? […] The post Should YOU study Graphic Design? appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • UCT’s Mpumelelo Mhlongo breaks own world record
    on 12th Nov 2019 at 2:32 pm

    University of Cape Town star sprinter Mpumelelo Mhlongo has broken his own world record at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. […]

  • South Africa’s Scholarly Presses; Essential to the knowledge enterprise
    by USAf on 12th Nov 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Notwithstanding the significant contribution of scholarly publishers to knowledge production nationally and globally, changes taking place in the world of publishing – including digitisation; the rise of social media and changes in the culture of reading — have placed them under tremendous pressure. Scholarly presses need the support of all of us, if they are […]

  • ‘Help us change our institution’
    on 12th Nov 2019 at 12:44 pm

    UCT Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng urged the 2019 New Academic Practitioners’ Programme (NAPP) cohort to help build a better and stronger university. […]

  • ‘I’m seeing activism in South Africa’
    on 12th Nov 2019 at 7:36 am

    UCT Council member Nazeema Mohamed says responding to gender-based violence in higher education institutions needs to be a unified effort. […]

  • Private vs Public Universities – What is the Difference?
    by Sam on 12th Nov 2019 at 7:16 am

    This week we are going to talk about a topic that is on many prospective students and parent’s minds. Precisely what is the difference and or similarities between public and private education in South Africa? Parent 24 published an insightful article regarding the growing narrative of misinformation related to private higher education within the context […] The post Private vs Public Universities – What is the Difference? appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • UCT GSB global leader in ethical business education
    on 11th Nov 2019 at 11:32 am

    The UCT GSB is the only business school in Africa to feature in the 2019 Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking. […]

  • Gold medal for leading cervical cancer researcher
    on 8th Nov 2019 at 8:23 am

    Professor Lynette Denny’s 25-year body of research on cervical cancer, the magnitude of which is significantly higher among black women in South Africa, has won her a prestigious gold medal. […]

  • Careers Service wins big at SAGEA Awards
    on 8th Nov 2019 at 7:52 am

    UCT Careers Service has cemented its reputation as a leader in its field after winning three awards from the SA Graduate Employers Association. […]

  • Talking ‘white fragility’ with Robin DiAngelo
    on 7th Nov 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Sociologist, academic and author of the bestseller White Fragility, Dr Robin DiAngelo, will be part of a moderated discussion at UCT on Monday, 11 November. […]

  • Excellent, loyal, nurturers of a new generation
    on 7th Nov 2019 at 11:27 am

    Thanks to the invaluable role of UCT’s National Research Foundation A-rated scholars, the university can face the future with confidence, says VC Mamokgethi Phakeng. […]

  • Support programme bolsters new teachers
    on 7th Nov 2019 at 8:45 am

    UCTʼs School of Education recently celebrated a graduation with a difference as its fourth cohort of young educators completed their year-long Newly Qualified Teachers Project programme. […]

  • VC welcomes new staff
    on 6th Nov 2019 at 1:11 pm

    VC Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng hosted a welcome lunch for new university staff members on Tuesday, 5 November, at Glenara. […]

  • UCT Summer School 2020
    on 6th Nov 2019 at 8:49 am

    Booking is now open for UCT’s 2020 Summer School, which will run from 6 to 25 January next year. […]

  • 10 Exam Tips for Rocking your Finals
    by Sam on 6th Nov 2019 at 6:47 am

    We know there are various activities that can be done separately or combined to enhance your overall exam experience.   Here are a few guidelines outlined to serve as a practical reference for you during your exam times.   1. Give yourself enough time to study Make a study schedule that fits your way of […] The post 10 Exam Tips for Rocking your Finals appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Sutherland project will shape historic reburials policy
    on 5th Nov 2019 at 2:40 pm

    The Sutherland Reburials Project involving nine unethically obtained San and Khoe skeletons from the Roggeveld was a mammoth scientific endeavour coupled with strong community collaboration. […]

  • UCT’s role in Nobel win
    on 5th Nov 2019 at 1:54 pm

    The founders of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, which has its African office at UCT, are co-recipients of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. […]

  • A very fond farewell
    on 5th Nov 2019 at 1:46 pm

    To mark a career spanning 40 years, the outgoing director of the UCT Irma Stern Museum, Christopher Peter, is being honoured with a celebratory exhibition. […]

  • Revolutionising SA’s health sector
    on 4th Nov 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Students participating in the Futures in Health Accelerator Project, a collaboration across various faculties, presented their business ideas to industry experts last week. […]

  • Stay-at-home dad’s curious mating rituals
    on 4th Nov 2019 at 10:47 am

    The steentjie, or sea bream, changes from female to male as it grows, undergoing a dramatic metamorphosis in breeding season – but don’t try your luck at his nesting site. […]

  • What can you do after being rejected by a university?
    by Sam on 4th Nov 2019 at 9:04 am

    You are probably asking yourself: “Why have I been rejected in the first place?” You battled for your marks, you passed top of your class, you have applied early and your heart was set on a university… Well, not all hope is lost, if that’s what you’re implying. Being rejected by a university does not […] The post What can you do after being rejected by a university? appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Sustainability seminar series launch
    on 4th Nov 2019 at 8:39 am

    On 13 November UCT will host the first of its lunchtime sustainability seminars, a series that looks set to shape the university’s responses to sustainability issues. […]

  • First real hope for a TB vaccine in 100 years
    on 30th Oct 2019 at 1:35 pm

    The final analysis of a multi-site trial involving UCT has produced the first signal of a potentially effective TB vaccine in almost 100 years. […]

  • 5 REASONS TO STUDY TOURISM IN 2020
    by Sam on 29th Oct 2019 at 5:43 am

    Are you creeping towards the end of your matric year and looking for your next challenge? Or are you in the mood for a career change? Whether you’re a school leaver or a career changer, a career in tourism could be right for you. What is a better way to kick start your tourism career […] The post 5 REASONS TO STUDY TOURISM IN 2020 appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • 5 Reasons why YOU should study Photography
    by Sam on 22nd Oct 2019 at 8:01 am

    Are you creative? Have you been told you have a good eye and do you have a passion for taking photographs? If so – then this could be the ideal career for YOU! It is vital to undertake a photography course at a private higher education institution. The reason for this is for you to […] The post 5 Reasons why YOU should study Photography appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Is a Degree in Business Right for You?
    by Sam on 22nd Oct 2019 at 6:18 am

    Are you considering to study towards a degree in Business Management? If so, you should first consider your intent and goals. The wide range of business skills and topics can lead you to just about any career inside and outside the business world. So make the most of your Business Management degree by exactly knowing […] The post Is a Degree in Business Right for You? appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • What does a Web Developer do?
    by Sam on 15th Oct 2019 at 7:25 am

    Web developers are in the front line of the internet age. The websites we browse, the online shopping we do and the news we peruse online are all made possible by web developers who design, build and implement websites.  They are intensely involved in the creation of websites, from helping design the visual properties, such […] The post What does a Web Developer do? appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Do You Want to Work in Information Technology?
    by Sam on 8th Oct 2019 at 7:38 am

    Information technology is a developed and continually fluctuating industry, promising a wide range of opportunities. If you have always loved the idea of working with computers, a career in information technology is the ideal pathway for you to choose.  Whether you are interested in the technical support, network administration, or software development, Prestige Academy’s Higher […] The post Do You Want to Work in Information Technology? appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Why Choose a Career in Digital Marketing?
    by Sam on 7th Oct 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Are you interested in a career that’s fast-paced, ever-changing, and ripe with potential for advancement? Then consider a career in digital marketing. Digital marketing is one of those rare fields that has so many facets to it and changes so fast. If you’re interested in a career in digital marketing, keep reading to learn more […] The post Why Choose a Career in Digital Marketing? appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Universities South Africa on a path to Reinventing South Africa’s Universities of the Future
    by USAf on 10th Sep 2019 at 9:00 am

    Registration is now open for the first-ever National Higher Education Conference, organised by Universities South Africa from the 2nd to the 4th of October, 2019.  The conference, to be hosted from the International Convention Centre of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria, is targeted at academics, researchers and professional support staff […]

  • USAf to host the first National Higher Education Conference from 2-4 OCTOBER 2019 in Pretoria
    by USAf on 9th Sep 2019 at 10:32 am

    Universities South Africa will host the first-ever National Higher Education Conference in Pretoria in October 2019. The event is set to commence at 12:00 on Wednesday, 2 October and end at 13:00 on Friday, 4 October 2019 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria (www.csiricc.co.za). Themed “Reinventing South Africa’s universities for the future,” the […]

  • Call by Vice-Chancellors for a meeting with the President of South Africa
    by Nani Mtsiba on 5th Sep 2019 at 6:56 am

    The Vice-Chancellors of all 26 public universities are calling for an urgent meeting with the President of South Africa, to register their anger at the scourge of gender-based violence in the country and to push for a plan of action to respond decisively to this crisis.   The rape and murder of  the University of […]