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Winfield’s winning ways continue
Fri, 21 Dec 2018 - 09:30

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Associate Professor James “Jimmy” Winfield continues to rack up awards for teaching excellence. But for the College of Accounting lecturer, it is all about making a difference.

Burst of energy from new UCT lecturers
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 - 09:30

Twenty new, full-time academics have celebrated their completion of the New Academic Practitioners’ Programme (NAPP), a holistic programme of professional development for new lecturers at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

UCT boosts transformation in accounting
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 - 09:30

After a six-year collaboration with the University of Cape Town’s College of Accounting, Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and the University of Zululand (UniZulu) have now been accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), securing top-quality accounting degrees for their students.

Doves, dragons and diplomats – ‘avatars’ for a new dean
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 - 09:30

There are many guide books for new academic deans and, as an award-winning teacher and researcher, Associate Professor Linda Ronnie did her homework when she applied for the job as the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Dean of Commerce.

Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance launched
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 - 09:30

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, has launched the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, describing it as a flagship of UCT that encourages Mandela’s values of ethical and selfless leadership.

Turning pain into motivation
Tue, 27 Mar 2018 - 09:30

Sipho Mbadaliga’s story is heartbreaking. Having recently completed his Bachelor of Business Science specialising in finance and accounting, Mbadaliga has had to endure a series of tragedies in his journey to graduation.

Researching affirmative action at UCT
Thu, 01 Mar 2018 - 09:15

A study by researchers from the University of Cape Town on the hotly debated issue of affirmative action has shown that the university’s policies have a substantial impact on the racial distribution of who is offered a place at the university.

Cybersecurity: Our shared responsibility
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 - 09:15

The internet has changed the way in which our world works. It has opened doors to information, people and communication. Unfortunately, it has also allowed criminal elements to enter our lives more easily.

Alumnus funds transformative exchange programme
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 - 09:15

Gail Kelly is one of the world’s most influential businesswomen. She had a very successful run as the CEO of Westpac, the second-largest bank in Australia, from 2008 until her retirement in 2015. In 2014, she was listed by Forbes as the 56th most powerful woman in the world. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

UCT alumnus wins The Voice SA
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 09:00

Recent UCT finance graduate Craig Lucas was announced as the winner of season two of the popular singing contest, The Voice South Africa, last weekend. The winner of season one in 2016, Richard Stirton, was also UCT alumnus.

UCT researchers honoured at ‘Oscars of science’
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 - 09:00

Four UCT researchers were honoured in the annual NSTF-South32 Awards which took place in Johannesburg last night. The awards, known in the South African research community as the ‘Oscars of science’, recognise and reward excellence in science, engineering and technology, and innovation 

A safe space to speak
Mon, 08 May 2017 - 09:00

When asked to imagine what her university years would have been like outside the Education Development Unit (EDU), teacher's assistant (TA) Lavhelesani Netshilindi is at a loss