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  • Ben Kies: The Cape radical
    on 22nd Jan 2020 at 2:11 pm

    South African political theorist and activist Ben Kies was remembered and analysed in a recent UCT Summer School lecture. […]

  • Why green energy finally makes economic sense
    on 22nd Jan 2020 at 8:04 am

    UCT energy economist Faaiqa Hartley says its affordability could pave the way for renewables to eventually account for the lion’s share of global electricity production. […]

  • New programme to empower women in local government
    on 22nd Jan 2020 at 7:00 am

    UCT’s Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance has created a unique Local Government Women’s Leadership Development Programme – in collaboration with local partners. […]

  • State capture: the ‘legacy of apartheid’
    on 21st Jan 2020 at 8:37 am

    Advocate Hermione Cronje, head of the NPA’s Investigative Directorate, discussed “reclaiming the state from capture” during a Summer School lecture at UCT. […]

  • Community-based intervention to identify undiagnosed TB cases
    on 20th Jan 2020 at 2:20 pm

    An innovative tech-driven idea pioneered by UCT’s Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity will take TB testing from the lab into the community. […]

  • Keeping UCT students safe off-campus
    on 20th Jan 2020 at 12:55 pm

    As part of a pilot project that tests the efficacy of safety technology among a student population, SEON has donated panic buttons to UCT. […]

  • Investors still not walking the talk
    on 17th Jan 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Recent research shows that while lip service is paid to the notion of responsible investing, very little has changed in practice. […]

  • How to keep South African children safe
    on 17th Jan 2020 at 7:30 am

    Children are vulnerable to violence and injuries, from burns to drowning and from road traffic injuries to fatal child abuse. […]

  • EDHE Shining a Spotlight on Studentpreneurs across South Africa
    by Nani Mtsiba on 17th Jan 2020 at 7:01 am

    The Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) programme will be launching the second iteration of the national Entrepreneurship Intervarsity 2020 competition on 21 January 2020 at Protea Hotel OR Tambo. The competition is open to all 26 public universities affiliated to Universities South Africa. Read mor […]

  • Measuring the success of the Cape Flats army deployment
    on 16th Jan 2020 at 12:25 pm

    At his UCT Summer School lecture, Dr Irvin Kinnes provided indicators for evaluating the success of the army’s deployment on the Cape Flats. […]

  • On the cutting edge: meet Assoc Prof Maswime
    on 15th Jan 2020 at 11:30 am

    Associate Professor Salome Maswime has recently joined the Faculty of Health Sciences in her new role as the head of Global Surgery. […]

  • Body of work: reflections of an anatomist
    on 15th Jan 2020 at 7:00 am

    Professor Graham Louw reflects on 31 years of teaching fledgling doctors at UCT to map the human body – step one in patient care. […]

  • Fisheries management is good for fish
    on 14th Jan 2020 at 12:20 pm

    New international research looks at whether overfished fish populations have been able to recover with better management. […]

  • Cancer treatment gets personal
    on 14th Jan 2020 at 12:00 pm

    More targeted and personalised therapies are needed to improve the way we tackle cancer. […]

  • Fallist movement like déjà vu
    on 13th Jan 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Emeritus Professor Anwar Mall, UCT’s former acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Transformation and Student Affairs, recalled old and new student protests during his Summer School lecture. […]

  • Student sit-in of 1968 the ‘final straw’
    on 10th Jan 2020 at 12:38 pm

    During a Summer School lecture at UCT this week, retired academic Emeritus Professor Howard Phillips discussed the events that led to the 1968 student sit-in. […]

  • Why South Africa’s declining maths performance is a worry
    on 10th Jan 2020 at 8:00 am

    UCT is taking steps to improve students’ maths results by introducing a number of interventions. […]

  • VC’s Message to Matriculants
    on 8th Jan 2020 at 1:00 pm

    The Vice-Chancellor congratulates matriculants who have just received their results and invites prospective students to choose UCT. […]

  • How some corporations can have positive impact in communities
    on 6th Jan 2020 at 11:00 am

    A recent study looks at the conditions that motivate corporations to make significant contributions to community resilience. […]

  • Going up: 500-bed Avenue Road Residence
    on 6th Jan 2020 at 9:45 am

    UCT’s new Avenue Road Residence will accommodate 500 students, part of a three-phase Mowbray precinct plan expected to yield 1 000 new beds for the university. […]

  • Kicking up dust on a global scale
    on 3rd Jan 2020 at 8:00 am

    A global data set may help us to understand the source of dust emissions that play such a vital role in earth systems. […]

  • 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. […]

  • VAC 3 – Final Exhibition by Stephanie Young
    by Sam on 26th Nov 2019 at 9:31 am

    Wow, another year has come and gone, but man oh man was it a busy one! This was the year of our big Final Exhibition. Now I am not going to lie, at the beginning of the year I completely underestimated the time and effort that would go into producing the final outcomes. It all […] The post VAC 3 – Final Exhibition by Stephanie Young appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • PTA Black Friday – Terms & Conditions
    by Sam on 26th Nov 2019 at 6:22 am

    GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT FOR BLACK FRIDAY! How a student’s application would be considered for Black Friday: 1. On Friday, 29 November 2019 applicants can: (1.1) complete an online application form (1.2) download and complete an application form (1.3) complete an application form on campus 2. Pay a non-refundable registration fee of […] The post PTA Black Friday – Terms & Conditions appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • CPT Black Friday – Terms & Conditions
    by Sam on 26th Nov 2019 at 6:16 am

    GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT FOR BLACK FRIDAY! How a student’s application would be considered for Black Friday: 1. On Friday, 29 November 2019 applicants can: (1.1) complete an online application form (1.2) download and complete an application form (1.3) complete an application form on campus 2. Pay a non-refundable registration fee of […] The post CPT Black Friday – Terms & Conditions appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Board elects a new Chairperson
    by USAf on 20th Nov 2019 at 12:47 pm

    At their third and final sitting for 2019, the USAf Board of Directors elected Professor Sibongile Muthwa, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of Nelson Mandela University as the Chairperson of USAf for the period 1 January 2020 – 31 December 2021. The gathering, hosted at the OR Tambo International Airport, also re-elected Professor Wim de Villiers, Vice-Chancellor […]

  • Is Marketing a Good Career Choice?
    by Sam on 20th Nov 2019 at 6:39 am

    Marketing has been around for as long as people have been selling things. Marketing officially arose as a career choice in the early 1900s. With that being said, marketing as a discipline is relatively new compared to economics, production, and accounting. Marketing is broadly defined as “activities undertaken by a company to promote the buying […] The post Is Marketing a Good Career Choice? appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]