Thursday, 12 December 2019
SA’s new Water and Sanitation Master Plan

The much anticipated National Water and Sanitation Master Plan was launched on Thursday, 28 November, by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation. The plan is a comprehensive collection of actions and schedule that aims to address backlogs in infrastructure investment, institutional reform in water resource management and the required capital and financial investment.  Dr Kevin Winter from UCT's Future Water Institute gives an review of the plan.

Publication Date:
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 - 12:15
UCT shines at L’Oréal-UNESCO sub-Saharan Africa

Two researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) are among 20 women scientists recognised by the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme for their excellent contributions to science in sub-Saharan Africa.  Regina Esinam Abotsi, a PhD candidate in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, and the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, was awarded a grant of EUR10 000 (about ZAR162 350) to further her research.  

Publication Date:
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 - 10:15
5 questions with Hafeni Mthoko

As a postdoctoral researcher in information systems, Dr Hafeni Mthoko aspires to go beyond the boundaries of her discipline to explore how information systems and technology can support the social sector. She is based at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Centre in Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D).

Publication Date:
Tue, 03 Dec 2019 - 11:45
Climate change adaptation: people first

An international, transdisciplinary research project on climate change adaptation in semi-arid regions, co-led by the University of Cape Town (UCT), has released its findings following five years of research collaboration across six countries in Africa and three states in India.  Professor Mark New, director of UCT's African Climate and Development Initiative is principal investigator on this project.

Publication Date:
Mon, 02 Dec 2019 - 09:45