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Tuesday, 22 October 2019
The unusual Henry de Bruyn

Henry de Bruyn was an unusual man. At least, that is, to Professor Thomas Alan Stephenson, who headed the Zoology department at the University of Cape Town (UCT) from 1931 to 1940 when De Bryun went from cleaner to laboratory assistant, and then to laboratory attendant.

Publication Date:
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 - 14:15
How to manage Cape Town’s fires

South Africa’s Cape Peninsula – home to the picturesque city of Cape Town – is part of the only region in the world with fynbos. Fynbos is the world’s most diverse vegetation type – even more so than tropical rainforests.

Publication Date:
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 - 14:00
Dumped at sea: plastic pollution in the South Atlantic

Thousands of kilometres from any continent lies Inaccessible Island, small and isolated in the Southern Atlantic Ocean. Yet, it is full of plastic and a growing proportion of it seems to come not from land, but rather from ships dumping their litter at sea in contravention of international law. That is according to new research led by UCT's Professor Peter Ryan, which casts doubt on the widely held assumption that most marine plastic now comes from land-based sources.

Publication Date:
Tue, 01 Oct 2019 - 10:00
Women taking science to the streets

On Saturday, 28 September, visitors to the V&A Waterfront passing through the Pier Head square were treated to a truly intriguing sight: a diverse array of dynamic women in white lab coats sharing their scientific research with passers-by. Dr Kerryn Ashleigh Warren from the Department of Archaeology and Dr Natasha Karenyi from the Department of Biological Sciences, represented the Science Faculty from UCT.

Publication Date:
Tue, 01 Oct 2019 - 08:15