Monday, 23 April 2018
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
Peace Parks: how the green map of Africa is evolving

Professor Maano Ramutsindela, a Human geographer from the Department of Environmental & Geographical Science, recently delivered his inaugural lecture on transfrontier/ peace parks, entitled, "Remapping Africa through peace parks:  What future for the continent?"

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 08:45
Humans thrived in South Africa through the Toba super-volcanic eruption around 74 000 years ago

Dr Jayne Wilkins, from the Department of Archaeology at UCT led the excavations and was part of a team of scientists, including UCT undergraduate and postgraduate students, who collected sediment samples that yielded cryptotephra at the Vleesbaai site, revealing that humans survived and thrived despite catastrophic volcanic eruptions 74 000 years ago. The research has just been published in Nature.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 11:30