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Sunday, 19 May 2019
New script for shark survivor and drama graduand

When a great white shark attacked bodysurfer Caleb Swanepoel at Buffelsbaai near Knysna in June 2015, he thought he was going to die. But a new script was being written for the drama and performance student who graduates on 16 April.

Publication Date:
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 - 10:45
‘Imposter’ graduates with full suite of distinctions

Despite 50 surgical procedures, burn wounds to 95% of her body and being given only a 20% chance of survival after a gas explosion 15 years ago, Aniek Nieuwenhuis has defied the odds and will join hundreds of University of Cape Town (UCT) graduates as they are capped this month.

Publication Date:
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 - 08:30
EDU Launches Mandisa 2019

The Education Development Unit (EDU) recently welcomed the 2019 cohort of mentor sna mentees to the Mandisa Academy Mentorship Project, which provides multiple layers of academic support toward improving representation and success of black SA students in postgraduate studies.

Publication Date:
Fri, 29 Mar 2019 - 13:15
Magical flute’s links to early Islamic robotics

University of Cape Town (UCT) scholar Dr Cara Stacey’s recreation of a 12th century water-powered perpetual flute provides intriguing insights into the work of early Islamic inventors; their fusion of craftsmanship and ingenious mechanics, and their contribution to the nascent field of robotics.

Publication Date:
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 - 09:30