The goal of the Science Faculty is to be an international leader in research and teaching, with an African context.
Enabling opportunities for globally competitive, locally relevant research.
Educating future scientists with internationally recognised degrees for global mobility.


Monday, 26 September 2016

Dr Petrus le Roux from the Department of Geological Sciences, has verified that a molar found in the Marquesas Islands probably belonged to artist Paul Gauguin.

Publication Date:
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 10:00

Professor Kevin Naidoo, from UCT’s Scientific Computing Research Unit, is using computational chemistry to clarify the role that carbohydrates play in identifying types of cancer.

Publication Date:
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 09:45

Today 193 countries will sign a landmark declaration agreeing to combat the biggest risk to modern medicine – antimicrobial resistance ­­– at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Publication Date:
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 08:30

A recent media campaign has highlighted the many ways in which South Africa relies on plastics.

One part of the campaign is a print advert “Plastics – part of your everyday life!”that chronicles how plastics are essential for a wide range of South Africans' daily activities. The tag line was that plastics are safe, reusable, recyclable, durable, lightweight and eco-friendly.

All true, except perhaps for the final point. If plastics really are safe for the environment, why did the top science journal Nature run an article by a group of leading researchers calling for them to be declared hazardous materials?

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 11:45