Solar-powered house to compete internationally
Three University of Cape Town (UCT) lecturers are part of Team Mahali, building a net-zero-energy house to compete at Solar Decathlon Africa in Morocco next year.
Mine closures: Addressing the fallout
South Africa’s economy was built on the mining industry. But the sector has been in decline for decades.
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Wednesday, 19 September 2018
PhDs in just three minutes

It was a case of “ready, steady, go” on 13 September when 14 PhD students taking part in the 3MT®  – or Three Minute Thesis – competition at the University of Cape Town (UCT) were given just three minutes to explain their entire PhDs to a public audience.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 08:00
Water: the most precious resource of all

The roles of both individuals and industry in conserving the most precious of all resources – water – were at the centre of a symposium hosted by the Future Water Institute at the University of Cape Town (UCT) on 14 September.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 08:00
Best paper award at RILEM conference

Ms Alice Titus Bakera, a PhD student in CoMSIRU, a research unit in the Department of Civil Engineering, received the 2018 RILEM Best Student Poster Award for her work on "Durability Properties of Concrete Containing Metakaolin”.

Publication Date:
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 08:45
Accelerating the integration of renewables

With the demand for carbon-free electricity driving the global movement to add renewable energy to the grid, the question of how to integrate it into power systems most effectively is an important one. Researchers at UCT are ensuring that the university is at the cutting-edge of this field.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 13:15