Summer School 2018
Coming soon! Registration opens Monday 6 November 2017.
When Jacob Zuma goes, what will be left behind? In a Winter School lecture, Ralph Mathekga sketches the scenarios of Zuma’s going, and its impact.
Attend single lectures at Winter School
If you're too busy to attend a full course at our August Winter School, why not attend single lectures on an ad hoc basis,paying R100 or R50 (if you qualify for a reduced fee) at the door? Topics covered range from Shakespeare plays to the history...
Henry Morton Stanley
By charting the Congo River, H.M. Stanley uncovered an economic rationale for Europeans to colonise Africa. Tim Butcher examines the journey that fired the starting gun for The Scramble for Africa. Saturday 5 August 4.00–6.00 pm. COURSE FEES...
Learn how to identify trees at Winter School
How can tree identification be made easier for ordinary people who do not have access to flowers and microscopes, tree DNA and/or herbaria? Professor Eugene Moll shares some tips and tricks.


Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Cape Town’s water crisis: Can suburbia save the day?

“By far the most water – 55.5% in 2015/16 – is used by the residents of Cape Town’s leafy suburbia – a lot of which goes into keeping the gardens looking good, filling swimming pools, etc,” says Prof Neil Armitage, director of UCT’s Urban Water Management research unit.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 14:30
GSB's state-capture research

The Eskom Inquiry may have been postponed, but the momentum that is gathering against the forces of state capture cannot now be stopped, say academics at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB).

Publication Date:
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 14:45
The end of South African universities?

Jonathan Jansen, vice-chancellor of the University of the Free State in South Africa until a year ago, has written a book on the country’s higher education sector. As by Fire is structured around three main questions: What in fact happened? Why did it happen? And what does the protest crisis mean for the future of South African universities?

Publication Date:
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 16:00
No longer as dead as a dodo, thanks to UCT

First described by Dutch sailors in 1598, the dodo was endemic to Mauritius. Today, hundreds of years after the dodo's extinction, the micro-structure of its bones has given scientists new clues about how the bird lived, moulted and bred.



Publication Date:
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 15:15