In 2021 a fire engulfed parts of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) upper campus. The devastating blaze destroyed one of the university’s libraries which housed irreplaceable collections of published materials, artworks and archival collections.
One South African university is hoping to assist adults who have not obtained their matric certificate. This comes as they recently launched an online high school.
The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted many aspects of what was considered normal, including the way children attended school. One South African university embraced this new normal and will now offer an online high school programme for students around the country and the world.
Minister Higher Education Blade Nzimande recently revealed that of every one hundred children who begin Grade 1, only twelve will enrol at a university and half will complete a qualification. Not all of those who graduate will secure employment.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) condemned the actions of protestors who disrupted an examination session on Monday. In a video shared on social media, protesters can be seen entering an examination venue and throwing examination scripts to the floor.
A memorial exhibition has been launched just over a year on from the devastating fire that ripped through the parts of the University of Cape Town's upper campus.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) will host ‘Vaccines in Africa from Africa’ on 26 October 2021, a virtual event that will take a deep dive look at the continent’s capacity for developing and manufacturing vaccines.
As South Africa prepares to embrace the new normal and the availability of Covid-19 vaccines, making the jab mandatory has become a topic of contention.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) announced that they will launch an online high school in 2022 with classes set to start in January. The online high school has already received more than 5000 learner applications for next year.
With 64 active cases of the COVID-19 (Corona) virus in South Africa, institutions across the globe are taking drastic but necessary steps to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. UCT and Wits university are among these establishments after the news that a Wits medical student and UCT staff member both tested positive for the virus.
The University of Cape Town was founded in 1829. UCT's main campus is situated at the foot of Devil's Peak, giving it a beautiful view of the Cape Flats below.
The current Chancellor of UCT is Graça Machel, the fifth person to hold the position. The post of Vice-Chancellor is currently held by Dr Max Price, who is responsible for the leadership of the university.
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