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AllAfrica.com
Letter to the Editor - Facing the Facts - When Prejudice Pretends to Be Analysisis that it should be factual. By Dr Russell Ally, Executive Director of Develop
Letter to the Editor - Facing the Facts - When Prejudice Pretends to Be Analysis
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 hours ago
is that it should be factual. By Dr Russell Ally, Executive Director of Development and Alumni Department at the University of Cape Town. In the past few weeks Daily Maverick and Politicsweb have featured articles, by Ken Hughes and RW... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Dagga Spraying - Police 'Expert' Accused of Bad Sciencethat claims glyphosate spraying has "technically zero" chance of harming people
Dagga Spraying - Police 'Expert' Accused of Bad Science
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 hours ago
that claims glyphosate spraying has "technically zero" chance of harming people or animals. But researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and activists have disputed these findings, questioning the credentials and independence of the... Read more
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iol.co.za
Noakes to speak at CT Science CentreCape Town - University of Cape Town Emeritus Professor Tim Noakes, is to speak
Noakes to speak at CT Science Centre
iol.co.za / Posted 4 hours ago
Cape Town - University of Cape Town Emeritus Professor Tim Noakes, is to speak at the Cape Town Science Centre. On Tuesday May 10 as Noakes will discuss how our diet has evolved over the past 2 to 3 million years, from our “hunting days”, to the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Mob Justice in Africa - Why People Take the Law Into Their Own Handspunishment Why would ordinary, peace-loving citizens suddenly turn into murder
Mob Justice in Africa - Why People Take the Law Into Their Own Hands
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 hours ago
punishment Why would ordinary, peace-loving citizens suddenly turn into murderers? Gail Super, a criminologist at the University of Cape Town, told DW that social problems and the gap between the rich and the poor is to blame. "The problem... Read more
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iol.co.za
Med school hopeful accused of ‘elaborate fraud’be admitted to the medical school on the basis of her straight-A 2014 matric re
Med school hopeful accused of ‘elaborate fraud’
iol.co.za / Posted 5 hours ago
be admitted to the medical school on the basis of her straight-A 2014 matric results, ignoring her academic record from the University of Cape Town where she had studied for six months. The university said Naidoo had withheld the fact that she had... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Shadow over Holocaust ceremonyAlbie Sachs, said Stern. But the board dismissed this as "false reports". Two
Shadow over Holocaust ceremony
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 7 hours ago
Albie Sachs, said Stern. But the board dismissed this as "false reports". Two women's groups and a student group at the University of Cape Town have criticised the exclusion of female singers. The Union of Jewish Women and Women's International... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
#FeesMustFall leaders tell Wits's Mkatshwa to shut upsaid that Mkatshwa's reaction to questions about the EFF and the ANC reduced th
#FeesMustFall leaders tell Wits's Mkatshwa to shut up
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 8 hours ago
said that Mkatshwa's reaction to questions about the EFF and the ANC reduced the significance of their "struggle". University of Cape Town political activist Chumani Maxwele said Mkatshwa had not initially been involved in... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Dagga spraying, police ‘expert’ accused of bad sciencethat claims glyphosate spraying has “technically zero” chance of harming people
Dagga spraying, police ‘expert’ accused of bad science
Daily Maverick / Posted 14 hours ago
that claims glyphosate spraying has “technically zero” chance of harming people or animals. But researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and activists have disputed these findings, questioning the credentials and independence of the... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Letter to the Editor: Facing the facts – when prejudice pretends to be analysisand Politicsweb have featured articles, by Ken Hughes and RW Johnson among othe
Letter to the Editor: Facing the facts – when prejudice pretends to be analysis
Daily Maverick / Posted 14 hours ago
and Politicsweb have featured articles, by Ken Hughes and RW Johnson among others, which repeat the calumny that the University of Cape Town is in a state of decline and that it is only a matter of time before it is completely destroyed.... Read more
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DW
Mob justice in Africa: Why people take the law into their own hands |punishment Why would ordinary, peace-loving citizens suddenly turn into murder
Mob justice in Africa: Why people take the law into their own hands |
DW / Posted 22 hours ago
punishment Why would ordinary, peace-loving citizens suddenly turn into murderers? Gail Super, a criminologist at the University of Cape Town, told DW that social problems and the gap between the rich and the poor is to blame. "The problem... Read more
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iol.co.za
To out sex offenders or notsuch as on a website, be removed. The order would likely also forbid all future
To out sex offenders or not
iol.co.za / Posted 23 hours ago
such as on a website, be removed. The order would likely also forbid all future republication. Anyone breaching such a court order is then in contempt of court and could be prosecuted. * Scott is Professor of Private Law, University of Cap... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
ARV can cause liver damagesuggests that women may be more at risk. However, further data is required to c
ARV can cause liver damage
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted yesterday
suggests that women may be more at risk. However, further data is required to confirm this. Specialists at the University of Cape Town have written a research letter in the journal AIDS describing their observation, which has not been... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
What's On to-Do List for Statistical Ecologistssoon be a thing of the past. Disclosure statement Sanet Hugo is based at the
What's On to-Do List for Statistical Ecologists
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
soon be a thing of the past. Disclosure statement Sanet Hugo is based at the Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Cape Town, and is affiliated with the Centre for Statistics in Ecology, the Environment and Conservation... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Stormers Nic groomed for great thingsafter matriculating. His career trajectory took a sharp upward curve when he g
Stormers Nic groomed for great things
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
after matriculating. His career trajectory took a sharp upward curve when he gave up the institute and moved to the University of Cape Town to play in the Varsity Cup in 2010 and 2011. Like many of his teammates from that era, he was a... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Rhodes man might fallwhite tears (like why are you crying when all we've done is make a kind request
Rhodes man might fall
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
white tears (like why are you crying when all we've done is make a kind request? Lol!) [sic]." Speaking to The Times, University of Cape Town RMF leader Chumani Maxwele said: "The reality of the matter is that the language of 'return the land'... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Caesarean section: The fatal optiondischarged from post-theatre recovery, and they were "poorly monitored" in the
Caesarean section: The fatal option
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
discharged from post-theatre recovery, and they were "poorly monitored" in the post-natal ward. Sue Fawcus, of the University of Cape Town, one of the authors and deputy chairman of the National Committee on Confidential Enquiries into... Read more
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Maneater
Best student achievement: Ousting the presidentsstudent movements against racism, such as #TheIrateEight at the University of C
Best student achievement: Ousting the presidents
Maneater / Posted 2 days ago
student movements against racism, such as #TheIrateEight at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio and #RhodesMustFall at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, both of which happened in 2015. In March, students elected new MSA leadership... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Students call for UCT lecturer to be removedthe UCT Taliban appeared in Daily Maverick on Friday. Its author, Kenneth Hughe
Students call for UCT lecturer to be removed
Daily Maverick / Posted 3 days ago
the UCT Taliban appeared in Daily Maverick on Friday. Its author, Kenneth Hughes, faced backlash this week from a group of University of Cape Town (UCT) students, who have called for him to be removed as a lecturer at the university. The piece... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Public Drama at MISR is Dangerous, Uncalled forinstead chosen to sit pretty in academic institutions outside the continent. Li
Public Drama at MISR is Dangerous, Uncalled for
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
instead chosen to sit pretty in academic institutions outside the continent. Like the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town. Which produces the journal Feminist Africa. Whose members collaborated on creating curricula for... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Rape Culture At Wits and UCT - 'In Every Space That I Exist in, My Body Will Always Be Sexualised.'has a rape problem, what about other South African university campuses? AAISHA
Rape Culture At Wits and UCT - 'In Every Space That I Exist in, My Body Will Always Be Sexualised.'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
has a rape problem, what about other South African university campuses? AAISHA DADI PATEL spoke to female students at the University of Cape Town and University of the Witwatersrand to find out whether they think that their institutions do enough... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Dismantling Rape Culture On Campuses Has Become a Divisive Issue for Student Movementspermeate nearly all societies and spaces. Movements such as Patriarchy Must Fal
Dismantling Rape Culture On Campuses Has Become a Divisive Issue for Student Movements
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
permeate nearly all societies and spaces. Movements such as Patriarchy Must Fall and the Trans Collective at the University of Cape Town as well as the Intersectional Feminists of Open Stellenbosch (IFOS) at Stellenbosch University are... Read more
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iol.co.za
Be afraid, ANC ...very afraidto confront the corruption in the ANC. Either way, the country would win. * M
Be afraid, ANC ...very afraid
iol.co.za / Posted 5 days ago
to confront the corruption in the ANC. Either way, the country would win. * Mangcu is a professor of sociology at the University of Cape Town. ** The views expressed here are not necessarily those of Independent Media. The Sunday In... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Kenyan Writer Gazemba On Wilbur Smith Award ShortlistMark Isherwood and Starlight & Stone by Zirk van den Berg. The winner will be
Kenyan Writer Gazemba On Wilbur Smith Award Shortlist
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Mark Isherwood and Starlight & Stone by Zirk van den Berg. The winner will be offered a creative writing residency at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and career guidance from Kevin Conroy Scott, the literary agent of the South African... Read more
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iol.co.za
Lifting the lid on baby killings in SAabandonment and murder in the country, where pioneering research by a team from
Lifting the lid on baby killings in SA
iol.co.za / Posted 6 days ago
abandonment and murder in the country, where pioneering research by a team from the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the University of Cape Town has “uncovered the unthinkable” - that South Africa has one of the world’s highest reported rates of... Read more
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Breitbart
Rhodes Must Fall Agitator Boasts: I Made A White Waitress Cry…Oriel College. Despite the Rhodes Must Fall campaign’s associations with anti-
Rhodes Must Fall Agitator Boasts: I Made A White Waitress Cry…
Breitbart / Posted 6 days ago
Oriel College. Despite the Rhodes Must Fall campaign’s associations with anti-white racism and wanton destruction at the University of Cape Town – including chants of “One Settler; One Bullet” – the Oriel College authorities appeared all too... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Students Call for UCT Lecturer to Be RemovedUCT Taliban appeared in the Daily Maverick on Friday. Its author, Kenneth Hughe
Students Call for UCT Lecturer to Be Removed
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
UCT Taliban appeared in the Daily Maverick on Friday. Its author, Kenneth Hughes, faced backlash this week from a group of University of Cape Town (UCT) students, who have called for him to be removed as a lecturer at the university. The piece... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Astronomers from UCT and the Southern African Large Telescope hail breakthrough findare separated only by about twice the Earth-Moon distance. There is a long his
Astronomers from UCT and the Southern African Large Telescope hail breakthrough find
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 7 days ago
are separated only by about twice the Earth-Moon distance. There is a long history of scientific collaboration between the University of Cape Town and the SAAO‚ which operates SALT on behalf of an international group of partners. UCT and SAAO have... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Dialogue on policing gets under wayto police policy developments to analysing human rights in policing in South Af
Dialogue on policing gets under way
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 8 days ago
to police policy developments to analysing human rights in policing in South Africa. The event will run on Thursday and Friday with speakers from the SAHRC‚ Sonke Gender Justice‚ the Civilian Secretariat on Police and the University of Cap... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Vicoba App Makes the Finals of MTN's Entrepreneurship ChallengeAfrica reported in February that the challenge was joint initiative between, Ju
Vicoba App Makes the Finals of MTN's Entrepreneurship Challenge
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Africa reported in February that the challenge was joint initiative between, Jumia and the MTN Solution Space based at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. MTN Solution Space Manager, Sarah-Anne Arnold, congratulated the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Do Nigeria's Big Corporate Fines Signal the End of 'Anything Goes'?Business School; University of Loughborough; University of Nottingham; York Uni
Do Nigeria's Big Corporate Fines Signal the End of 'Anything Goes'?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Business School; University of Loughborough; University of Nottingham; York University; University of Durham; and University of Cape Town. For further details, please click on this link:... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
?Investigative reporter David Beresford saw the big picturelife, and his capacity to balance the two with apparent equanimity. After growi
?Investigative reporter David Beresford saw the big picture
Mail & Guardian / Posted 8 days ago
life, and his capacity to balance the two with apparent equanimity. After growing up in Rhodesia, he briefly attended the University of Cape Town, but failed to get beyond second year. Those who knew him in his latter years would not be surprised... Read more
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examiner.com
US foodies and yogis drawn to South African Buddhist Retreat Centerpair are well known at the BRC. He is UK-born but grew up in South Africa and s
US foodies and yogis drawn to South African Buddhist Retreat Center
examiner.com / Posted 8 days ago
pair are well known at the BRC. He is UK-born but grew up in South Africa and studied mechanical engineering at the University of Cape Town. She is from Maine in the US. They met in the England, in York, while studying acupuncture. They... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Cause of UCT student's drowning still uncleardrowning still unclear The student allegedly drowned after his rowing coach as
Cause of UCT student's drowning still unclear
Eye Witness News / Posted 9 days ago
drowning still unclear The student allegedly drowned after his rowing coach asked his team to swim across a dam. University of Cape Town. Picture: Facebook/Michael Currin. CAPE TOWN - The exact circumstances surrounding the drowning of a... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
UFS vice chancellor: Poor students have a right to higher educationan announcement of double-digit fee increases at universities. Protests starte
UFS vice chancellor: Poor students have a right to higher education
News 24 South Africa / Posted 10 days ago
an announcement of double-digit fee increases at universities. Protests started at the Wits University and spread to the University of Cape Town and Rhodes University, and then other tertiary institutions across the country. Later that month,... Read more
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iafrica.com
UCT aims to help suicidal studentsThe University of Cape Town is in the process of setting up a mental health tea
UCT aims to help suicidal students
iafrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
The University of Cape Town is in the process of setting up a mental health team to work in accord with the SA Depression and Anxiety group, following concerns over student suicide, Times Live reports. In 2015, the University of Cape Town had... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Now turtles fall victim to torrent of plastic entering oceansauthor Peter Ryan of the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology and
Now turtles fall victim to torrent of plastic entering oceans
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 10 days ago
author Peter Ryan of the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology and the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence at the University of Cape Town said: “Plastic killed 11 turtles by blocking their digestive tracts or bladders‚ and contributed to... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Father wants answers after UCT drowningafter UCT drowning Motsiri Madiba says UCT has not given him information on ho
Father wants answers after UCT drowning
Eye Witness News / Posted 10 days ago
after UCT drowning Motsiri Madiba says UCT has not given him information on how his son died in a rowing exercise. The University of Cape Town. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN University of Cape Town,UCT rowing accident CAPE TOWN - The father of... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Stressed students turn to suicideSuicide is such a concern that the University of Cape Town is setting up a ment
Stressed students turn to suicide
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 10 days ago
Suicide is such a concern that the University of Cape Town is setting up a mental health team to work with the SA Depression and Anxiety Group. Last year 18 cases of attempted suicide were reported at UCT. This year two students died after jumping... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Outlaw speech: Contesting sexual coercion on campustheir own spaces. In South Africa, lists had already appeared in 1989 when ano
Outlaw speech: Contesting sexual coercion on campus
Daily Maverick / Posted 10 days ago
their own spaces. In South Africa, lists had already appeared in 1989 when anonymous pamphlets were distributed at the University of Cape Town accusing five men of rape. Then, as now, students resorted to naming because they did not believe the... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Where SA defamation law stands on ‘naming & shaming’such as on a website, be removed. The order would likely also forbid all future
Where SA defamation law stands on ‘naming & shaming’
Eye Witness News / Posted 11 days ago
such as on a website, be removed. The order would likely also forbid all future republication. Anyone breaching such a court order is then in contempt of court and could be prosecuted. Helen Scott is professor of private law, University of Cape To... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Rwanda's Butare in Running for Africa Energy Accoladethe chief executive officer of Nigeria's Genesis Energy, Anton Eberhard, a prof
Rwanda's Butare in Running for Africa Energy Accolade
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
the chief executive officer of Nigeria's Genesis Energy, Anton Eberhard, a professor at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town in South Africa and Elham Mahmood Ahmed Ibrahim, the commissioner for infrastructure and energy at... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
East Cape poet to launch collection of poetrystarted writing poetry in the late 1970s when he taught English literature at a
East Cape poet to launch collection of poetry
Daily Dispatch / Posted 11 days ago
started writing poetry in the late 1970s when he taught English literature at a number of universities, among them the University of Cape Town and the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. “It was during a time that I was just looking for a way or an... Read more
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Scotsman
Stormers star Huw Jones could be the next true Scottish heroas a “gappy” at Bishops Preparatory School and he has been in the country ever
Stormers star Huw Jones could be the next true Scottish hero
Scotsman / Posted 12 days ago
as a “gappy” at Bishops Preparatory School and he has been in the country ever since. He played club rugby and helped the University of Cape Town win the Varsity Cup in 2014, at which point he appeared on the radar of SRU director of rugby Scott... Read more
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iol.co.za
Has the ANC lost its struggle identity?my first copy of the Freedom Charter. She had sourced it from Special Collectio
Has the ANC lost its struggle identity?
iol.co.za / Posted 12 days ago
my first copy of the Freedom Charter. She had sourced it from Special Collections in the African Studies Department at the University of Cape Town. During orientation week in 1980 a chance encounter with Linda Chisholm, a substitute English... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Fill Inspector General of Intelligence post urgently R2Koverseeing Corporate Social Investment. According to the University of Venda he
Fill Inspector General of Intelligence post urgently R2K
News 24 South Africa / Posted 13 days ago
overseeing Corporate Social Investment. According to the University of Venda he holds a BA in Political Studies from the University of Cape Town; an M Phil in Political Management from the University of Stellenbosch; and a PhD in International... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Does an African Child Die From Malaria Every 30 Seconds?best source of data on deaths due to malaria" by the principal investigator of
Does an African Child Die From Malaria Every 30 Seconds?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
best source of data on deaths due to malaria" by the principal investigator of the Malaria Clinical Research Group at the University of Cape Town. But professor Karen Barnes said that sourcing data from different health authorities introduces... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Minister Jeff Radebe - Statistics South Africa Dept Budget Vote 2016-17must take its course to ensure safety on our roads. Our hearts also pour out to
Minister Jeff Radebe - Statistics South Africa Dept Budget Vote 2016-17
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
must take its course to ensure safety on our roads. Our hearts also pour out to the family of Professor Tim Dunne of the University of Cape Town, who tragically died from a car accident on Sunday evening. We have lost a teacher of statistics and... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Letter to the Editor: Appeasing the UCT Talibanof the New South Africa as the “rainbow nation of God”. But let me return to t
Letter to the Editor: Appeasing the UCT Taliban
Daily Maverick / Posted 14 days ago
of the New South Africa as the “rainbow nation of God”. But let me return to the main charge. To put it bluntly: the University of Cape Town must choose whether it is going to stand by its old historic ideals of aspiring to promoting human... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
UFS rector in bid to raise R100m to help studentsan announcement of double-digit fee increases at universities. Protests starte
UFS rector in bid to raise R100m to help students
News 24 South Africa / Posted 14 days ago
an announcement of double-digit fee increases at universities. Protests started at the Wits University and spread to the University of Cape Town and Rhodes University, and then other tertiary institutions across the country. Later that month,... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
The People versus the Rainbow Nationstudents? Maybe even the footage of Cecil John Rhodes being muzzled with paper
The People versus the Rainbow Nation
Mail & Guardian / Posted 14 days ago
students? Maybe even the footage of Cecil John Rhodes being muzzled with paper as his likeness is being carted off from the University of Cape Town campus? Then there are points where the film is overrun with talking heads a little too soon in the... Read more
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