Four UCT researchers were honoured in the annual NSTF-South32 Awards which took place in Johannesburg in June. Among them the Faculty of Health Sciences’ Professor John Ele-Oo Ataguba from the Health Economics Unit of the School of Public Health and Family Medicine.
Associate Professor Maria Keet of the Department of Computer Science in the School of IT has won UCT's Open Textbook Award for her “exemplary resource”, An Introduction to Ontology Engineering. It is her first open textbook and a world-first textbook on the subject for computer scientists.
Between May 2020 and October 2021, South Africa recorded more than a quarter of a million excess deaths, all of which are recorded as being related to “natural causes”. But according to Professor Tom Moultrie, the director of the Centre for Actuarial Research (CARe) in the School of Management Studies, researchers suspect that roughly 90% of these cases are directly linked to SARS-CoV-2.
Forging new pathways, creating opportunities for students and academics, and playing a leading role in helping UCT achieve Vision 2030 will be a key focus for the incoming head of the Department of Information Systems (IS), Associate Professor Maureen Tanner.
Professor Carlos Lopez of the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance describes how despite a seemingly overwhelming number of global challenges, the SDGs set a profound agenda for universal good governance.
Sanlam and UCT announced that they have entered into an agreement to relaunch the Actuarial Science Support and Advice Desk, providing learning and psychosocial support to UCT students studying actuarial science.
An international study reveals that hundreds of millions of Africans don’t have access to the most basic facilities to prevent the spread of the virus the causes COVID-19. Professor Murray Leibbrandt, director of the African Centre for Inequality Research (ACEIR) in the School of Economics, and postgraduate researcher Bongai Munguni were co-authors on the study.
Three UCT student entrepreneurs - including BCom in Economics graduate Chido Dzinotyiwei - are through to the final round of the Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition and will compete with the country’s best on the national stage later this year.
Mluleki Majavu, who recently completed his PhD in Information Systems from UCT. To celebrate his achievement VC Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng delivered an address via Zoom to assembled guests in the Khayelitsha MPC Hall.
Five University of Cape Town graduates, including Faculty of Commerce alumni - have given learners in five rural Eastern Cape villages a technological leg up by building a scalable, low-cost tech centre using Raspberry Pi computers and free open-source software.
Not even an eight-hour journey to and from primary school each day could shake barefooted scholar Bongai Munguni’s determination. It was a long journey from rural Zimbabwe to starting her PhD in the School of Economics in 2017. Two years later Bongai entered a joint PhD initiative: the inaugural UCT–Bristol University Researchers without Borders programme.