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PhD Scholarship 2019
15 January, 2019

This opportunity to receive a Full Scholarship at the School of Economics, University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, in collaboration with the School of Public Policy - University of California,
Riverside (UCR), USA.

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Winfield’s winning ways continue
21 December, 2018

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.

Reflecting on his motivation in life, Winfield recalls his days as a waiter: “I used to love the fact that people would come in hungry and a bit grumpy and then, at the end, they would leave with a smile on their face and I had a little bit to do with that.”

While those days may be over, he thrives on bringing a similar satisfaction and enjoyment to those he teaches at UCT. It’s a formula that has served both the students and Winfield well, evident in his array of awards and the affectionate nickname, “Uncle Jimmy”, by which many students refer to him.

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UCT alumni triumph in social impact challenge
19 December, 2018

Three University of Cape Town graduates who met while studying information systems at UCT are among the winners of Google’s first Impact Challenge for South Africa, earning them US$250 000 in funding for their career guidance technology.

Unathi September, Lebogang Diale and Rudzani Mulaudzi met while studying information systems, graduating in 2011 with honours. They have worked together on Gradesmatch ever since, first as a voluntary project to provide important career information to learners in rural and township schools, and since 2016 on a full-time basis.

“We enable learners to make well-informed career decisions,” says September.

The Gradesmatch app, where learners can enter in their subjects and marks and be linked to suitable tertiary institutions and qualifications, is just the start. The team now intends to expand into Africa and become a primary source of career guidance and financial aid.

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