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Nine new fellows a sign of UCT's 'research strength'
20 October, 2014

Nine fellows were inducted into the prestigious College of Fellows this year, "a great sign of the strength of research" at UCT, said Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price at the College of Fellows' annual dinner on 9 October 2014.

"You are role models," he said. "You are the reason why people come here to do postgraduate degrees. You are the reason why we have a high numbers of citations and get praised for the creative work that gets done at the university."


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New GSB course tackles SA's manager shortage
14 October, 2014

UCT's Graduate School of Business (GSB) is introducing a new Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice (PgDip), aimed at producing more skilled middle managers in Africa.

Speaking at a recent PgDip information session, GSB director Professor Walter Baets said that although South African business schools offer excellent top-end and lower-end business qualifications, there is a gap in the middle of the business education ladder which the GSB aims to fill.

"What we don't see in South Africa is a kind of qualification that speaks to middle managers and young senior managers, and which goes beyond functional insights. At this level, people need not only knowledge of finance and accounting, but also of how to go beyond this and use it in a broader framework," he said.


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Phishing scams: you are the weakest link
26 September, 2014

It's a hectic day at the office, with the phone ringing off the hook and requests streaming in from your boss and colleagues. A new email message catches your eye. Coming from admin@uct-webmail.ac.za, it reads: "Urgent!!! Your email account has been put on-hold by our server due to irregularities. Please click this link and log in to avoid having your account suspended."

Losing your email account is a problem you don't need at the moment, so you click the link, quickly enter your UCT login credentials and get on with your work.The email described above is an example of "phishing" – a social engineering technique that criminals use to get you to hand over personal, confidential information – which they then use for malicious and often financially damaging purposes.


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