Professor Heather Zar has been announced as the 2018 L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Laureate for Africa and the Arab States, in recognition of her wide-ranging contributions to child health, which have improved – and saved – children’s lives across the globe, as well as helping to shape international policy.
UCT has aligned its policy governing the funding of Honours students with the UCT Undergraduate Financial Assistance policy. In line with the UCT transformation agenda, priority will be given to funding ‘Black’ South African and permanent resident Honours applicants who qualify for financial need. In the current context ‘Black’ includes ‘African’, ‘Coloured’ and ‘Indian’ students. Financial need refers to students who qualify for either Financial-aid or GAP funding bursaries.
The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative will be offering a limited number of bursaries to cover the Registration Fees associated with the SciMathUS Program, a university preparation program which is offered by the Stellenbosch University Centre for Pedagogy (SUNCEP).
There is currently a network connectivity problem affecting IT-related services including internet and network access, and printing in the Chancellor Oppenheimer and Jagger Libraries.
Our engineers are working to restore connectivity. In the interim, we advise students to use devices in other computer labs or other document centres. Please see www.ccp.uct.ac.za for the location of alternate printing locations.
Summer School 2018 welcomes Dr Chris Hartnady, whose course gives an overview of significant African earthquakes and the East African Rift System. The course also assesses the geohazards – volcanoes, landslides and tsunami – associated with earthquakes in Africa.