VC’s top career tips for postgrads
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 - 15:30

Focus. Discipline. Passion. Those were the three traits highlighted as essential to build a rewarding career in academia by Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng during her address to University of Cape Town (UCT) postgraduate students.

Gartner at UCT
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 - 08:30

Gartner is one of the world’s leading research and advisory companies. It regularly generates thousands of research reports covering a wide range of topics related to IT and business. These reports highlight the latest technology and business trends, providing recommendations on how to implement them in any sector.

‘Gender-based violence does not belong here’
Mon, 05 Aug 2019 - 11:45

The University of Cape Town (UCT) will not tolerate gender-based violence (GBV) and violent sexual crimes on campus, and South Africa should not either. That was Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng’s stern warning to the campus community ahead of a silent protest to condemn the scourge of GBV and rape, held on Friday, 2 August.

Women's Month: Celebrating our South African Women Authors
Mon, 05 Aug 2019 - 11:15

In South Africa, 9 August is celebrated annually as the National Women’s Day. This day in 1956 saw 20 000 women march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, calling for the pass laws to be abated. In commemoration of this historic day, here are some must-reads by South African women, young and old, who have used their pen as a mighty sword in ways that inspire.

Important update for EndNote users with MacOS systems
Fri, 02 Aug 2019 - 12:30

Apple has made the decision to drop all 32-bit application support with the upcoming release of macOS 10.15 Catalina. This will impact EndNote. EndNote X9 for macOS will be extensively updated for compatibility prior to the launch of Catalina. If you already have EndNote X9, please install all updates as they become available to avoid interruption in your workflow.

Mayosi: a leader who lifted as he rose
Tue, 30 Jul 2019 - 09:15

The late Professor Bongani Mayosi, former dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT), is remembered as a humble servant leader who lifted as he rose.

Postgraduate student assistants needed at Bolus Herbarium Library
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 - 08:15

The Library hereby invite senior students (advanced masters or doctoral students) with a strong interest in research to apply for a post as Student Assistant.

Predicting lecture attendance behaviour
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 - 08:15

Lecturers at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are increasingly reporting low lecture attendance rates but research into the reasons why is scant. Wanting to know more, Nadira Majudith and Professor Jeffrey Bagraim undertook a study to better understand the phenomenon.

Celebrating Mandela in the Archives
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 - 14:45

UCT Libraries has an incredibly diverse and multi-lingual collection on Nelson Mandela in its holdings. This includes a range of both South African and international publications, films and manuscripts. This year, Mandela Day falls on the same week as National Archives Awareness Week, so we have used the opportunity to highlight some of these papers.

Hamba kahle, Johnny Clegg
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 - 12:00

After a long sickness, South African music icon Johnny Clegg passed away on 16 July 2019. Clegg is remembered by his family, community and country as a gamechanger in the South African music world, having performed with two popular multi-racial bands, Juluka and Savuka, during apartheid.

Special screening of Life is Wonderful: Mandela’s Unsung Heroes
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 - 08:45

The Development and Alumni Department will host a special screening of the documentary Life is Wonderful: Mandela’s Unsung Heroes on Thursday, 18 July, in Lecture Theatre 2 in the Kramer Building.

Eduroam WiFi service now available in 57 of Cape Town’s public libraries
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 - 09:00

Students and staff from any university which uses eduroam, including all four the public universities in the Western Cape (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town and the University of the Western Cape), can now access their institution’s high-speed network from 57 of the City of Cape Town's libraries and work there as though they were on their own campus.