Tuesday, 18 January 2022
‘Alarming precedent’ – Liesbeek River under siege again

The Liesbeek River is living symbol of a South Africa characterised by land dispossession, heritage loss, irreparable damage to ecosystems, accompanied by significant social and political conflict, and risk to water security and climate change. But the river is under siege again by development along its banks, writes Dr Kevin Winter of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Future Water Institute

Publication Date:
Thu, 11 Nov 2021 - 11:00
Top Science Faculty Scholars in South Africa Honoured

Fourty-three of the country’s leading scholars and scientists were inaugurated as Members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) at the annual Awards Ceremony on 20 October 2021.  Professor Patrick Woudt, from the Department of Astronomy and Professor Shadreck Chirikure, from the Department of Archaeology at UCT were inducted. 

Publication Date:
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 - 12:45
UCT alum wins Earthshot prize for restoring coral reefs

Trailblazing entrepreneur Gator Halpern, who recently scooped one of the most prestigious environmental awards in history, has credited the University of Cape Town (UCT) for helping to shape his mission to restore dying coral reefs.

Publication Date:
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 - 11:45
Explaining the super-groups of humpback whales on the west coast of South Africa

Over recent years since 2011 and apparently at random, super-groups of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) ranging from 20 to 200 have been observed in the coastal region of the Southern Benguela current between St Helena Bay and Cape Point on the west coast of South Africa.

new study co-led by Dr Subhra Prakash Dey and Associate Professor Marcello Vichi from the University of Cape Town (UCT) Department of Oceanography and the Marine and Antarctic Research Centre for Innovation and Sustainability (MARIS), aimed to understand this phenomenon.

Publication Date:
Mon, 25 Oct 2021 - 08:30