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The University of Cape Town’s recent history matters as much as its past

11 January 2019, 6:16 PM

The crown jewel in University of Cape Town’s (UCT’s) symmetrically pleasing main campus is its hall. The campus lies in linear regularity against the iconic backdrop of Devil’s Peak, part of the spectacular mountain range that circles the city.

University of Cape Town to increase tuition fee by 8%

22 December 2017, 8:02 PM

The University of Cape Town has announced an 8% increase in tuition fees, as well as an accommodation increase of 10% for residences, for 2018.

18-year-old Cape Town climate activist among speakers at Tutu Lecture

6 October 2020, 8:40 PM

Eighteen-year-old South African Climate Justice Activist from Cape Town, Ayakha Melithafa says no one is going to survive climate change if action is not taken now.

What the tourism sector can learn from Cape Town’s drought

22 September 2020, 7:14 PM

Extreme weather events have been topical in the southern African region and beyond in the past decade or so. Prior to tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth, no major extreme weather event had attracted such international media attention as the Cape Town drought popularly dubbed Day Zero did. Day Zero was the day the taps of Cape Town were anticipated to run dry.

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Western Cape government calls on public to maintain COVID-19 safety protocols

3 September 2020, 7:33 PM

The Western Cape Government has called on the public to be extra vigilant and maintain COVID-19 safety protocols in order to prevent a second wave of the pandemic.

KZN records over 100 000 COVID-19 positive cases, surpasses Western Cape

12 August 2020, 7:26 PM

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says the province has recorded over a hundred thousand COVID-19 cases so far, surpassing the Western Cape.


Residents in Cape Winelands protest against closure of tourism sector amid lockdowns

22 July 2020, 4:52 PM

One of the Western Cape’s major economic drivers and job creators, the tourism industry, has all but ground to a halt due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

FEATURE: From Queenstown to the world, Siphokazi Jonas shares her poetry and theatre journey

11 July 2020, 3:03 PM

This week in Creatives Under Lockdown, poet, writer, and director Siphokazi Jonas shares her journey with SABC producer Lerato Matlala. 

Northern Cape family shunned over COVID-19 claims

5 July 2020, 7:28 PM

A Northern Cape family has been shunned by the Pabelello community near Upington, following voice notes, claiming they are COVID-19 positive.


Crackdown on lockdown lawbreakers continues, Western Cape confirms 65 arrests

28 March 2020, 4:20 PM

Western Cape authorities have confirmed 65 cases regarding people who contravened lockdown regulations in the province since Friday.



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