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Thursday, 28 January 2021
Student NPO helps youth unleash their potential

The 2020 Entrepreneurship Intervarsity national final is around the corner and UCT's regional winners are gearing up to pitch. Among them is second-year BCom Financial Accounting student Moeketsi Mashibini, the co-founder of Pantsula with a Purpose, a youth development non-profit organisation (NPO) that provides training and development programmes to youth in under-resourced communities.

Publication Date:
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 - 10:15
Interactive website tracks SA’s post-school qualifications

Siyaphambili (We are moving forward), a project of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) in the School of Economics launched a platform to monitor the proportion of South Africans between the ages of 15 and 64 years that have a post-school qualification. This data helps researchers to understand and create awareness around the type of skill sets that are lacking in the country and identify shortfalls that need to be addressed to fast-track economic growth.

Publication Date:
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 - 10:30
‘We need to realign computer science with societal needs’

In UCT’s first virtual inaugural lecture, Professor Hussein Suleman, head of the Department of Computer Science in the School of IT spoke about how Computer Science needs to return to the roots of the discipline and realign with societal needs. By removing the profit motive, he argued, computer scientists can provide increased value for society. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 10:30
UCT innovators on M&Gs list of top young South Africans

The Mail & Guardian (M&G) has announced their 2020 list of 200 Young South Africans, the young innovators who are already changing our world. Over 30 members of the University of Cape Town (UCT) community are on this year’s honour roll.

Publication Date:
Fri, 11 Sep 2020 - 10:45