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, 28 June 2017
Celebrating the flowing waterways

Over 80 paddlers joined the Peninsula Paddle last Sunday to celebrate the recent rainfall and refreshment that this brought to the dire state of Cape Town’s waterways.  Dr Kevin Winter, from the Department of Environmental & Geographical Science, describes the event.

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:00
Science Odyssey in Sutherland

The Science Faculty hosted their annual 'Winter School' excursion for first year students, taking them on a trip to Sutherland, to expose them to cutting edge science; to prove them with opportunities to explore how scientists think and what they do and to encourage the students to examine their own role as potential scientists.

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:45
Lessons on sustainability from the ancient society of Great Zimbabwe

The World Heritage Site of Great Zimbabwe – one of the most iconic and largest archaeological settlements in Africa – offers more than just an interesting insight into how pre-colonial African states and societies functioned. It also provides food for thought on sustainable development in Africa. 

Recent findings by a team of researchers, led by Associate Professor Shadreck Chirikure of the Department of Archaeology published in the prestigious PLOS ONE journal, explain how the inhabitants of Great Zimbabwe lived sustainably in the region without negative consequences for the environment. 

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:00
Scampering, trotting, walking tridactyl bipedal dinosaurs in Lesotho

Miengah Abrahams, an MSc student in the Department of Geological Sciences, together with Dr Emese Bordy, also from the Department of Geological Sciences, recently published in an international journal of paleobiology, on dinosaur trackways in Lesotho, giving a shapshot into life some 200 million years ago.  


Publication Date:
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 12:00