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Sunday, 17 January 2021
COVID-19 info for Africa by Africans

Led by two University of Cape Town (UCT) alumni, the Afrikan Research Initiative (ARI) – a continental non-profit research organisation – is dedicated to providing vital epidemiological information about COVID-19 to keep Africans informed about the prevalence and spread of the pandemic.

Publication Date:
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 - 13:45
UCT engineer awarded ‘science Oscar’ for capacity development

In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the development of research capacity in the field of engineering, University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Associate Professor Abimbola Windapo was one of the recipients of a prestigious National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)–South32 award during a virtual event last night.

Publication Date:
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 - 13:15
UCT researchers selected for global climate change report

The United Nations’ (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently appointed two researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) to join an international team to write and review its Synthesis Report for the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6 SYR).

Publication Date:
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 - 13:15
Boost for e-waste recovery project

A University of Cape Town (UCT) project focusing on the recovery of valuable metals from e-waste through small-scale, local recyclers is among six recipients of the 2020 German-African Innovation Incentive Award (GAIIA). Professor Jochen Petersen from the UCT Department of Chemical Engineering, who heads up the project, is working with collaborators in Germany to develop a process to allow recyclers to selectively recover metals from e-waste on a small scale.

Publication Date:
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 - 14:30

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