UCT PhD candidate in the School of Economics, Julian Kanjere and his team have won the inaugural Inqola FEED Innovation Prize for their FoodPrint platform. This is an agritech start‑up that’s building a digital and blockchain‑enabled food traceability platform for producers, consumers and others involved in food supply chains.
Although implementing a minimum wage contributes to reducing poverty and inequality in South Africa, Associate Professor Ines Meyer from the Section of Organisational Psychology in the School of Management Studies believes a different approach is necessary. The main focus of Meyer’s research has been on the effect that paying employees a living wage – rather than minimum wage – can have on individuals and their lives, and how best to determine what amount constitutes a living wage.
Professor Carlos Lopes, from the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, says that strategic cooperation that leads to effective implementation is what Africa needs to shape the future we want and avoid the one we don’t.
With COVID-19 restrictions rendering it impossible to host graduation ceremonies in person, UCT honoured 1 707 graduates from the Faculty of Commerce in a virtual ceremony at 18h00 on Monday, 12 July 2021, with musical performances and social media elements created to add some fun and excitement. We congratulate the July 2021 graduates on their academic success during an exceptionally challenging year.