Thursday, 28 January 2021
UCT’s Prof Daya Reddy calls it a day

After more than four decades of illustrious service to the University of Cape Town (UCT) community, acclaimed scholar Professor Daya Reddy will bid the institution a fond farewell at the end of the year.

Publication Date:
Wed, 04 Nov 2020 - 11:45
Jellyfish Mating Day: an in-joke that became a tradition

On World Jellyfish Day, 3 November, Emeritus Professor Jenny Day writes about an in-joke at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) zoology department that became a tradition 50 years ago: national Jellyfish Mating Day (JMD).

Publication Date:
Wed, 04 Nov 2020 - 09:30
UCT participates in global Mission Atlantic project

Global ocean experts, including an academic from the University of Cape Town (UCT), have teamed up to map and assess the current and imminent environmental risks posed by climate change, natural disasters and human activities – and their effects on the Atlantic Ocean ecosystems.

The project, called Mission Atlantic, will also explore sustainable development of the Atlantic Ocean and is the first initiative of its kind to develop and systematically apply Integrated Ecosystem Assessments (IEAs) at the Atlantic basin scale.

Publication Date:
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 - 12:30
A fishy backyard lockdown tale

For those who enjoy the fishy things in life – rods and reels, hooks, sinkers, floats and lures – lockdown has been a time of patient resignation (read frustration) for fisherpeople. But the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Dr Rob Little found a way to keep his fly-fishing wrists flexed. All it needed was a stretch of the imagination.

Publication Date:
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 - 11:00