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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.