Monday, 26 October 2020
Music, Chemistry and Astronomy

Dr John Woodland, from the Department of Chemistry celebrates the fifth birthday of VOX musical group with a hauntingly beautifully choreographed piece of music combined with beautiful images from Sutherland. Music, Chemistry and Astronomy blended...

Publication Date:
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 - 14:15
Women making a difference through technology

Two University of Cape Town (UCT) computer science honours students have carved out opportunities during COVID-19 by developing apps that will help benefit the community of Ocean View in Cape Town.  While the lockdown may have put paid to their practical work in the community for now, Mapule Madzena and Ndinelao Iitumba have risen above their challenges and are using their skills online to make a difference in the lives of others.

Publication Date:
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 - 13:30
Mask education project burgeons into creative remote teaching collaboration

What started out as a fieldwork project for 10 postgraduate computer science and information systems students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) burgeoned into a multifaceted, interdisciplinary, creative learning experience using remote teaching and design thinking.

Publication Date:
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 - 13:00
Parasitic finches mimic their hosts to deceive foster parents

Research recently published in the journal Evolution shows that the nestlings of brood-parasitic finches mimic the appearance, sound and movements of their host’s chicks. Working in the savannas of Zambia, Dr Gabriel Jamie, a research associate at the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at UCT and a team of international collaborators, including collected images, sounds and videos over four years to demonstrate this striking and highly specialised form of mimicry.  Professor Claire Spottiswoode from the FitzPatrick Institute at UCT is co-author of the paper.

Publication Date:
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 - 09:15