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Tuesday, 22 October 2019
African Penguins at risk from shipping oil

The African Penguin is in serious trouble. Its population has fallen by more than 95% over the last century and, despite ongoing conservation efforts, its numbers continue to fall. There are now barely 20 000 breeding pairs in the world – and the largest colony is in South Africa, on islands around Algoa Bay in the country’s Eastern Cape province.

Publication Date:
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 - 09:30
UCT prof who helped save the bluefin tuna

On 11 September 2019, Emeritus Professor Doug Butterworth will be formally honoured by the Emperor of Japan with the Order of the Rising Sun for contributing to the sustainable management of the very lucrative bluefin tuna fishery. In 2008, Butterworth received a similar national order from the South African president, after he helped to set the benchmark for how the country’s fish stocks should be managed – an example since being taken up worldwide.

Publication Date:
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 - 09:30
Rebecca Ackermann named one of M&G's Women Changing South Africa

Professor Rebecca Ackermann, Department of Archaeology at UCT, has just been named as one of the Mail & Guardian's Women Changing South Africa.  

Publication Date:
Wed, 04 Sep 2019 - 10:00
Field camp equips women with more than flintknapping skills

The recent three-day Human Evolution Research Institute’s (HERI) field camp on the West Coast quietly marked two milestones in Women’s Month at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

Publication Date:
Mon, 02 Sep 2019 - 09:30