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.


Sunday, 23 October 2016

Using data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space telescope and other facilities, an international team of scientists, including Dr Vanessa Mc Bride and Dr Lee Townsend from UCT’s Department of Astronomy, have discovered the first gamma-ray binary in a galaxy other than ours.

Publication Date:
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:30

Dr Frank Eckardt, from the Department of Environmental & Geographical Science is part of a team of scientists across sub-Saharan Africa who will be gathering and analysing soil samples to address soil conservation and food security.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 09:15

Associate Professor David Jacobs reveals evolution’s mysteries and untangles some common misconceptions about evolution through the sonar scopes of nature’s “chimera” – bats.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 12:15

Professor Susan Parnell, from the Department of Environmental & Geographical Science is one of the authors of a recent paper in Nature, which states that the agenda of the United Nations conference on urban sustainability will fail without input from researchers.  


Publication Date:
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 12:45