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Master of Commerce student develops new online tool helps users learn an African language
Tue, 16 Nov 2021 - 02:00

Chido Dzinotyiwei, a Master of Commerce student at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business established her business with one goal in mind: to make learning African languages and cultures accessible online. The start-up recently leaped into the final round of the Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition, which will be held later this month.

Associate Professor Mark Graham, ex-HOD of the College of Accounting gives last lecture after 30 years at UCT
Tue, 09 Nov 2021 - 20:45

Perhaps, like many others, you voted Mark as The Best UCT MBA Lecturer? Perhaps you know him from his many years of teaching Financial Reporting to future CA(SA)’s? Or maybe you bumped into him wearing a speedo and Croc’s over the December holidays at Nature’s Valley?

Award for world-first textbook on ontological engineering
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 - 00:00

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.

SA’s disproportionate number of deaths by natural causes likely linked to COVID-19
Tue, 26 Oct 2021 - 00:00

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.

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Commerce student Asonele Gevenga wins at entrepreneurship competition
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 - 21:30

Congratulations from the Faculty of Commerce to Asonele Gevenenga and the whole team from Fleeker Finance for winning their category at this year's UCT Leopards Lair Competition.

Servant leadership essential to incoming head of Information Systems
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 - 20:45

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.

The world needs a different type of ambition
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 - 20:30

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 to Support Actuarial Students
Wed, 29 Sep 2021 - 19:15

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.

Africans lack basic facilities to curb COVID-19
Wed, 29 Sep 2021 - 18:45

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 leap into national competition final
Wed, 29 Sep 2021 - 18:45

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.

Faculty of Commerce PhD graduand celebrates with community in Khayelitsha
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 - 22:45

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.

UCT grads - including Faculty of Commerce alumni - build scalable, low-cost tech centre for learners
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 - 22:15

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.