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.


Wednesday, 4 May 2016

A team of astronomers from UCT and the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) has identified a rare star that exploded around 1 500 years ago. At the time, the star would have outshone all the stars of the Orion constellation, reaching a similar brightness to Jupiter in the night sky.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 09:45

Skeletal remains of dinosaurs show that they too were once affected by disease.  

Publication Date:
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:00

Tributes have flowed in for UCT statistician Emeritus Professor Tim Dunne, who died in a car accident last weekend.

Publication Date:
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 12:45

Nobody has ever seen one. They intrigue and, on some shady shelves of popular culture, even horrify. Matthew McConaughey escaped from one’s clutches in 2014’s Interstellar, but how much do we actually know about black holes?

Publication Date:
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 10:45