The goal of the Science Faculty is to be an international leader in research and teaching, with an African context.
Enabling opportunities for globally competitive, locally relevant research.
Educating future scientists with internationally recognised degrees for global mobility.


Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Wild goose chased around golf course

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.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:30
Plotting enemy movements: Mathematical modelling’s powerful contribution to eliminating malaria

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.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:45
Watch our footprint from space

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".

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:00
New antimalarial drug shows promise

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.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 11:15