Sunday, 26 May 2019
Documenting nature’s ‘dangerous decline’

UCT academic Dr Lynne Shannon from the Department of Biological Sciences, is part of a team of expert authors who collaborated to compile an exhaustive report on a global study which warns that humans’ devastating impact on nature leaves one million species at risk of extinction.

Publication Date:
Fri, 10 May 2019 - 08:00
Eliminating malaria in the Asia-Pacific could save 400 000 lives

Dr Sheetal Silal, from the Department of Statistical Sciences at UCT, is a lead author on a recently published paper that highlights how increased funding is needed to eliminate malaria across 22 Asia-Pacific countries and save an estimated 400 000 lives. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 - 13:30
Science Faculty researcher awarded Global Professorship

Professor Shadreck Chirikure, head of UCT's Archaeological Materials Laboratory, has won a Global Professorship from the British Academy for his work dating historical artefacts and the study of pre-colonial urban societies in Africa. The award provides the opportunity for internationally recognised scholars working in the social sciences and humanities to relocate to the United Kingdom (UK) for four years and continue their research at a British university. Chirikure will soon take up his place at the University of Oxford’s School of Archaeology.

Publication Date:
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 - 11:45
Swansong first year lecture by Professor Mike Meadows

Professor Michael Meadows, who has lectured first year students in the Department of Environmental & Geographical Science at UCT since he joined UCT in 1986, presented his swan-song lecture on the Physical Geography of the Anthropocene last Friday.

Publication Date:
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 - 13:00