Thursday, 22 March 2018
Department of Environmental & Geographical Science at UCT ranked in Top 50 Universities of World

Congratulations to the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at UCT: The recently announced QS rankings placed Geography at UCT in 49th position worldwide.  Archaeology is just behind, being placed in the range 51-100.  

Publication Date:
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 11:15
Drilling threatens internationally protected floral region

Table Mountain Group Aquifer drill sites threaten rare plant species protected by international treaties and the City should exercise due caution when abstracting water, says biologist Associate Professor Adam West from the Department of Biological Sciences at UCT.  Emeritus Professor William Bond and Associate Professor Ed February are co-authors of the letter sent to the City.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 09:00
Africa climate risk expert wins Piers Sellers Prize for world leading contribution to climate research

Professor Mark New, Director of the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) in the Faculty of Science at UCT, has just been named as the 2018 recipient of the Piers Sellers Prize for a world leading contribution to solution focused climate research

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:30
Big game hunters in Africa urged to drop the lead to help save vultures!

Lead bullet fragments in carcasses left by hunters are poisoning endangered African vultures, a new study, recently published in Science of the Total Environment, has found. Dr Arjun Amar, from the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, Department of Biological Sciences at UCT is one of the authors of the paper.   

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:15