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31 March 2017
                       
 
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28 Mar 2017
 
 
 
 
'White monopoly capital': an excuse to avoid South Africa's real problems
THE CONVERSATION
The call for radical economic transformation has grown louder following President Jacob Zuma’s 2017 State of the Nation Address. Accompanying these calls is a line of argument that says “white...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
UCT: UCT study shows that urine test is better for diagnosing TB rapidly among hospitalised HIV-infected patients
STATEMENT
A study published this week in the journal BMC Medicine by researchers from the University of Cape Town shows that among hospitalised patients with HIV infection, a simple and inexpensive urine...
 
 
20 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Attitudes and Perceptions of Black South Africans towards Jewish People in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg
RECOMMENDATION
Mthente Research and Consulting Services (Pty) was appointed by the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Kaplan Centre in Jewish Studies and Research to undertake research, by way of a survey, to...
 
 
07 Mar 2017
 
GCIS: Over R4 billion contributed by government towards fee increase
STATEMENT
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande declared that the government’s contribution for the zero percent fee increase for the 2016 academic year as a result of...
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
De Lille threatens to sue professor over Bo-Kaap spat
POLITICS
Mayor Patricia de Lille has threatened to sue architect and University of Cape Town emeritus professor Fabio Todeschini after he publicly accused her of being the source of the city council’s...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE TO BE BRIEFED ON WILDLIFE CRIMES LEGISLATIVE REVIEWS
What's On
The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs will tomorrow be briefed by the Department of Environmental Affairs on wildlife crimes legislative reviews, particularly rhino poaching and killing...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
DA: Nomsa Marchesi: Address by DA’s Shadow Deputy Minister of Basic Education, National Assembly, Cape Town (15/02/2017)
Topics
As a country we have reached a defining moment, where the quality of leadership is most crucial in determining the future of our young children and our youth.
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
BRICS wants to set up an alternative rating agency. Why it may not work
THE CONVERSATION
The idea of establishing an alternative credit rating agency led by the BRICS bloc of countries is gaining momentum. But there are questions as to whether it will prosper given the major challenges...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Why junk status still hangs over South Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Although South Africa avoided a downgrade to non-investment grade, or junk status, in 2016, the country is not yet out of the woods and may be downgraded this year. The reasons for this are ongoing...
 
 
13 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Absa decries leak of public protector report on apartheid billions
LEGAL
Absa said a preliminary report by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane that recommends the bank pay back R2.25-billion it received as part of an unlawful apartheid-era bailout is “regrettable”. The...
 
 
14 Dec 2016
 
 
 
December 14, 2016 - Daily Podcast
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Making headlines: SABC board chair pleads ignorance of SABC controversies and wants staff fired Gigaba and Mashaba discuss immigrants in South Africa And, UCT announces 8% fee increase for 2017
 
 
UCT announces 8% fee increase for 2017
EDUCATION
The University of Cape Town (UCT) on Tuesday announced an 8% tuition fee increase for the 2017 academic year. The decision to increase the tuition and accommodation fees was taken during the...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
UCT: UCT fees decision considers needs of students from lower-income families
STATEMENT
Keeping in mind the importance of students’ commitment to fee-free education and the urgent economic position of academically qualified students who cannot afford higher education, the University...
 
 
08 Dec 2016
 
Drought in southern Africa points to urgent need for climate change plans
THE CONVERSATION
It is expected that temperatures in southern Africa will rise to between 1.5°C and 3°C due to climate change by the year 2050. This is likely to cause heavy fluctuations of weather patterns and...
 
 
07 Dec 2016
 
Varsity symposium honours Justice Dikgang Moseneke
JUDICIARY
Justice Dikgang Moseneke was on Wednesday honoured for his years of service to the country, "both in the courtroom and beyond its walls", during a joint symposium between the University of Cape...
 
 
 
                       
 
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