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UCT app to make every Drop Drop count
09 February, 2017

With a meagre 27.5% of potable water left in Cape Town’s six major dams and the implementation of Level 3B water restrictions, there is an obvious need for South Africans to work together to save water.

Drop Drop, a mobile application which is designed to do just that, was created by the Information for Community Services (iCOMMS) interdisciplinary team, based in UCT’s Department of Information Systems. The app is freely available for all who wish to play their part in responsible water usage.

Led by Ulrike Rivett, professor in the Department of Information Systems and founder of the app, the Drop Drop team piloted their project in rural communities in 2015. Here, they were able to test the app’s ability to assist with water management and improve service delivery.

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Parent orientation 2017
20 January, 2017

We welcome parents to the orientation programme for the parents of first-year students who have been made a firm offer of acceptance at UCT for 2017.

This is traditionally a time when parents are introduced to UCT and allows you to familiarise yourselves with how the University operates. It provides information on how the University is structured and explains what students can expect in their first year of study.

Activities include a formal welcome by the Vice-Chancellor in the Jameson Hall; library tours and meeting the faculty deans.

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Prof Grant wins global award
23 December, 2016

Prof Terri Grant, head of the Professional Communication Unit (PCU) in Commerce, has won a global award for her service to the business communication discipline.

The award was announced at the Presidential Awards Dinner at the 81st Annual International Conference of the Association for Business Communication recently in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Dean of Commerce Prof Ingrid Woolard said: “Not only was Prof Grant instrumental in bringing the ABC conference to Africa for the first time, but she is also the first recipient in Africa to win this prestigious award. We are so proud of you.”

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