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Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Distinguished physics teacher leaves his mark

Relaxed, irreverent, interactive, engaging. That’s how physics lecturer Gregor Leigh describes his teaching style. Leigh is one of four new recipients of the Distinguished Teacher Award (DTA), a highly prized accolade at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The former high-school maths and science teacher and technikon lecturer shared his thoughts with Helen Swingler.

Publication Date:
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 07:45
Adapting to changing climates

Cape Town’s “Day Zero” experience – the prospect of dam levels dropping dangerously low, taps running dry and water rations being distributed from public collection points – speaks powerfully to the urgency and complexity of climate change adaptation.

The recent arrival of the South African city’s winter rains mean that dam levels have begun rising again and it’s dodged the introduction of wholesale water rationing. For now.

Publication Date:
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 07:30
New coal power will cost SA billions

South Africa does not need any new coal-burning power plants, asserts a recent study from UCT’s Energy Research Centre (ERC).

Publication Date:
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 07:30
Three UCT finalists in the 2017/2018 NSTF-South32 Awards

The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) in partnership with South32 annually honours excellence in science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa. This year, the 20th year of the awards, UCT celebrates three researchers who have made it into the final round.

Publication Date:
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 09:45