Decades of work and hard-won gains into achieving gender equality in the labour market in South Africa could be derailed by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is according to a research paper by the Southern African Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) in the School of Economics.
For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa, surviving the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide lockdown has taken grit and determination. For Tiang Moabelo, a BCom Accounting student and founder of the start-up LoadALot, the past seven months have been a “redefining moment”.
It’s all systems go as UCT’s three regional Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition winners gear up for the national final later this month. And Ndabenhle Ntshangase – a final-year BCom Economics student and the co-founder of the student-centred travel business AirStudent – is polishing his pitching skills in preparation for the big day.
Developed by senior UCT students, tech projects and innovations that aim to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems were on display at the 2020 School of IT Showcase this week. The School of IT merges the innovative, technological and multidisciplinary capacities and knowledge of the faculties of Science, Commerce and Humanities. And the annual show-and-tell offers students an opportunity to showcase their best work.