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UCT ventures into secondary schooling market with e-school

The University of Cape Town says it’s the first African university to expand into the secondary schooling market, through its new online school.


Innovative start-ups to get UCT kick-start

The University of Cape Town’s GSB Solution Space selects 10 start-ups to participate in its annual E-Track Programme.

Apr 12, 2021

UCT academics scoop Google research scholarship awards

Two University of Cape Town academics become the only Africans to receive scholarship awards for the 2021 Google Research Scholar Programme.

Feb 16, 2021

Young SA scientist impresses at Eskom International Science Fair

Eighteen-year-old Thabo Maliea scoops the award for the astrophysics category with his project “Sunprints in the sky”.

Feb 10, 2021

Mixed reality surgery world tour comes to South Africa

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 mixed reality headsets take surgery to a new dimension, enabling surgeons to co-ordinate virtually during operations.


R230m fund will commercialise SA university tech projects

Africa’s first university tech fund secures R230 million in funding to help commercialise South African universities’ tech projects.


New Code of Good Practice to protect gig workers in SA

The Fairwork Foundation partners with researchers and legal academics to introduce a new Code of Good Practice for platform workers in SA.

Sep 28, 2020

Digital dearth limits remote learning at SA varsities, colleges

Many South African students lack access to the Internet and rely on shared devices to learn, say researchers at the University of Cape Town.


Jobs bloodbath, income loss for SA gig workers

The majority of SA’s gig workers lost their jobs entirely during lockdown, while those able to work have on average lost four-fifths of their income.


Analysis shows SA govt effective in fake news war

Having already made several arrests, government is making strides in the fight against COVID-19 falsehoods, says the Centre for Analytics and Behaviour Change.

Mar 27, 2020

Inter-university virtual hackathon unites African data scientists

The University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University scooped the top prizes in Zindi’s first Pan-African inter-university hackathon.

Mar 19, 2020

SA’s telcos expect data usage boom as remote working becomes norm

Local telecoms operators are confident they can meet the mass increase in data demand, as workers and students go online to beat the spread of coronavirus.

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