Friday, 22 March 2019
Why Africa’s smallest raptor has helpers to raise its chicks

It takes a village to raise a child – even if you’re the smallest raptor in Africa. According to new research from scientists in UCT's FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, pygmy falcon pairs with more offspring have a better chance of raising healthy chicks when they form groups with helpers. Dr Diana Bolopo from the Department of Biological Sciences is lead author on the paper and Dr Robert Thomson supervised the research

Publication Date:
Tue, 26 Feb 2019 - 10:00
Happy snappers unwittingly gather valuable Martial Eagles data

University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers have used Google Images to track the dietary habits of the Martial Eagle, Africa’s largest eagle, gaining new data from regions where the species has never previously been studied. This input from citizen scientists could shape many aspects of future research.

Publication Date:
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 - 12:30
Professor Susan Bourne wins International Distinguished Women in Chemistry Award

Professor Susan Bourne, Interim Dean of the Faculty of Science, was one of 12 women in the world awarded the prestigious International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) 2019 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering award.

Publication Date:
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 - 11:00
Developing young climate-change professionals

UCT's African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) is serious about developing young climate-change professionals.  Luleka Dlamini, a former intern at the ACDI, is currently studying towards a Master's degree in Environmental & Geographical Science.  She encourages others to pursue opportunities in  the climate-related fields.

Publication Date:
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 - 12:00