Tuesday, 7 April 2020
Avoiding the pitfalls of data lifecycle

Professor Catherine Ward of UCT’s Department of Psychology is working on the South African piece of an eight-country longitudinal birth-cohort study led by Cambridge University which seeks to understand violence against children. UCT eResearch worked with Ward to help her anticipate and resolve the many research data problems that are likely to crop up during the course of the study.

Publication Date:
Fri, 20 Dec 2019 - 12:00
Trio shares UCT Creative Works Award

A trio of University of Cape Town (UCT) academics will share the UCT Creative Works Award this year: musicians Associate Professor Andrew Lilley and Associate Professor Dizu Plaatjies. from the Faculty of Humanities had this award conferred on them at the Humanities faculty graduation in December

Publication Date:
Thu, 19 Dec 2019 - 18:00
Exploring what it means to be African

Dr Nomusa Makhubu, an award-winning artist and a senior lecturer in art history at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is also a National Research Foundation-rated researcher, a recipient of a Mandela Mellon Fellowship and was a runner up in the 2017 South African Department of Science and Technology Women in Science Awards  Her work encompasses academic research and the visual arts – photography and film, in particular – to explore ideas of gender, citizenship and what it means to be African. Earlier this year, she co-curated South Africa’s presentation at the Venice Biennale with Nkule Mabaso, who is also based at UCT.

Publication Date:
Thu, 19 Dec 2019 - 10:45
Gang life: How to leave and stay out

While gangs are found all over the world, including in South Africa, gangsterism in Cape Town is a critical problem that needs urgent intervention. Part of the complexity in dealing with gang involvement is that research exploring why and how former gang members leave and stay out of gangs is sparse.  Research by UCT PhD graduate Dr Jane Kelly from the Department of Psychology, sheds light on desistance from gangs and maintaining a reformed lifestyle

Publication Date:
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 - 10:45