kelp forests southern Africa
Kelps in southern Africa are thriving, but some key inhabitants of kelp forests are not
Around a quarter of the world's coastlines, along cool-water rocky coasts, are populated by kelp forests. With climate change, they are on the move.
A human heart
UCT researchers discover heart-attack gene
50 years after South Africa performed the world’s first successful heart transplant‚ UCT researchers, through global collaboration, have identified a new gene that is a major cause of sudden death among young people and athletes
UCT's Jameson Plaza
Development Studies at UCT in Global Top 10 for a Third Year Running
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is ranked 10th in development studies in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, released on Wednesday 8 March 2017. The universities of Sussex, Harvard and Oxford have taken the first three places.
Cullinan diamond
Mysterious origins of mega diamonds
Mega diamonds, such as the Cullinan and Koh-i-Noor, may be worth a king's ransom for their rarity, size and purity, but for Professor Steve Richardson they provide tantalising clues about the evolutionary timeline of our planet.
UCT d-school
"Design thinking" can prepare graduates for the real working world
At first glance, it looks as though the group of young adults is building Lego. But these are actually students at the University of Cape Town’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking.
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