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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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Mobile bullying thrust into the spotlight by deputy dean
30 November, 2016

NRF-rated researcher and Deputy Dean Professor Michael Kyobe of the Department of Information Systems in Commerce has won a highly-prized R1,6 m grant for research into mobile bullying in high schools.

Making the announcement, Prof Ingrid Woolard said: “This is really fantastic news for the Faculty. Congratulations! Very well deserved. I know how much work goes into these funding applications – well done! Good luck with the research – we look forward to seeing the outputs on this fascinating topic.”
The topic is: “Investigating the nature and factors influencing Mobile bully-victim behaviour in South African High Schools”.

Prof Kyobe said in his proposal to the NRF: “The present study is a continuation of the research we have conducted on Mobile bullying since 2013. It aims to understand the specific differences in behavior and risk profiles of mobile bully-victims in South African High schools. Bully-victims have both characteristics of a bully and victim. They are more difficult to recognize and manage especially in a mobile technology environment.

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Blending arts and commerce at the University of Cape Town
18 October, 2016

The University of Cape Town is taking another step in bridging the traditional divide between arts and commerce by introducing Information Systems (IS) as a major subject in the Humanities faculty.

Information Systems is offered as a major in UCT’s Commerce faculty, but will now also be offered to Humanities students studying subjects as diverse as linguistics, classical studies and history.

The course could lead to careers in everything from e-commerce and integrating social media into businesses to the development of applications, project management and gaming.

Many entrepreneurs are also tapping into the IS field. Companies such as Uber, AirBnB and retail e-commerce company, Alibaba, have been recent trailblazers.

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