Saturday, 20 January 2018
PhD candidate wins international green award

PhD candidate Megan Lukas from the Department of Environmental & Geographical Science, was one of 25 young scientists honoured with a Green Talents award at the International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development, which took place in Germany during October.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:15
The new eyes on UCT’s dam

Over the past few months, UCT News has been reporting on the ongoing water crisis in Cape Town in its efforts to raise awareness of the drought and its very real consequences. UCT researchers have developed and tested a new logger system to keep a closer eye on the water levels in the dam on upper campus and other water systems.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:00
Tracking collars reveal city baboons’ raiding tactics

UCT scientists are part of an international team that has revealed how canny baboons in Cape Town use a sit-and-wait tactic before raiding people’s homes for food. This has been shown by data gathered from bespoke baboon-tracking collars. Professor Justin O'Riain, Director of the Institute for Communities and Wildlife in Africa, is a co-author of the study published by Scientific Reports.

Publication Date:
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 11:00
How did the francolin evolve?

Dr Tshifhiwa Gift Mandiwana-Neudani, an ornithologist who first made her mark in the field at UCT’s FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, has debunked a centuries old belief about the evolution of a common gamebird, the francolin.

Publication Date:
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:30