African Researchers Break the Ice




Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Green cities or concrete jungles?

In the face of unprecedented population growth coupled with rapid urbanisation rates, South African cities are shouldering an increasingly heavy burden of ensuring that all citizens have access to clean water – a basic human right. With large areas of the country plagued by drought, this is no easy task.

Publication Date:
Tue, 04 Jun 2019 - 16:30
Nine UCT researchers among NSTF-South32 Awards finalists

This year, nine University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers, in a total of 14 categories, have made it to the final round of the NSTF-South32 Awards, which the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) considers the ‘Science Oscars’. The NSTF-South32 Awards are held annually to celebrate South Africans who make outstanding contributions in science, engineering and technology.

Publication Date:
Thu, 30 May 2019 - 13:30
UCT prof co-authors award-winning book

A book reflecting a University of Cape Town (UCT) academic’s research into the lives of people living in Rwanda more than two decades after the 1994 genocide has been named the winner of the Book Award in the Environmental Design Research Association’s (EDRA) 2019 Great Places Awards.

Publication Date:
Thu, 30 May 2019 - 13:30
Sasol’s partnership saves UCT water

In 2008, a partnership between Sasol and the University of Cape Town’s Catalysis Institute yielded the invention of the Magnetometer, a device that adds great value to research in a variety of fields including nano-technology.

Publication Date:
Fri, 24 May 2019 - 09:15