Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Archaeology is first science department with black staff majority

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Archaeology has marked a major milestone by becoming the first department in the Faculty of Science with a black staff majority. This follows the appointments of alumni Dr Vuyiswa Lupuwana and Dr Yonatan Sahle.

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Mon, 12 Apr 2021 - 15:15
SA must harness the power of human and veterinary medicine before the next deadly virus strikes

A One Health approach to vaccine development has many strengths, including for health and food security on the continent. But this country needs to boost its capacity now, write Professor Ed Rybicki and Professor Anna-Lise Williamson from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Baptiste Dungu, the chief executive of Onderstepoort Biological Products.

Publication Date:
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 - 09:45
Ancient southern Kalahari was more important to human evolution than previously thought

University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers are among an international team of researchers who studied and described a new archaeological site, Ga-Mohana Hill, and found evidence for complex symbolic behaviours 105 000 years ago.

Publication Date:
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 - 19:30
Uncovering the mysteries of manta ray communication

Based on brain-to-body size ratio, manta rays could be considered the most intelligent fish species in the ocean. But does their behaviour confirm this physiological hypothesis? A collaborative study conducted by researchers at the University of Cape Town (UCT), Macquarie University, the University of Papua and the Marine Megafauna Foundation suggests that the answer to this question may lie in the devil fish’s horns.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 - 13:00