They’ve been used to scare pigeons away from airfields; now, UCT researchers Alex Atkins, Dr Rob Little, Dr Arjun Amar from the Department of Biological Sciences, have employed local raptor experts and their trained raptors to clear hordes of Egyptian geese from some of Cape Town’s fairways.
In order to fight an enemy, you need to understand it. Senior lecturer in the Department of Statistical Sciences, Dr Sheetal Silal, is using mathematical modelling to simulate the spread of disease.
Zander Venter,an agroecology doctoral student from the Department of Biological Sciences at UCT has earned himself second place in the 2016/2017 NRF Young Science Communicator competition with his video, "Our footprint from space".
An exciting new antimalarial drug candidate is active across the entire parasite life cycle and holds great promise as a single-dose cure. Professor Kelly Chibale from the UCT Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D) was the leader of the international team who discovered the compound.