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, 29 June 2016

For 15 years over 10 000 free-drifting Argo robotic floats have gathered essential data on the salinity and temperatures of the world’s oceans, vital to new understandings of climate change.  Professor Isabelle Ansorge from the Department of Oceanography at UCT is one of a multinational group of authors whose paper has been accepted in Nature Climate Change shows how this flotilla of floats has helped scientists over the years  compile a comprehensive baseline of the physical state of oceans.


Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:30

Research by scientists from UCT and Swansea University, has shown how canny baboons living on the edge of Cape Town are occasionally able to get around the management strategies put in place ot prevent them raiding the urban environment. 

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:15

Geoology graduate Tamzon Jacobs who isgraduating with an MSc in Chemical Engineering, tells of her journey from an impoverished community, overcoming the odds to get her matric while working in retail, to coming near the top of her class and completing an honours in Geochemistry and now working as a mineralogist on one of the largest copper mines in Zambia

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 09:30

When the Sharks lost 37-6 to the Chiefs in 2012's Super Rugby final, Lovemore Kunorozva texted one of us supervisors, Associate Professor Laura Roden, "Do you think it could be jet lag?".  She replied, "It certain looks like it".

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:15