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BIODIVERSITY SOUTHERN AFRICA 2-6 December
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:15

Southern Africa is one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world and boasts an extraordinary richness of plants and animals in both the marine and terrestrial environments. This diversity has formed a central focus for academics and students within the University of Cape Town's Botany and Zoology Departments for well over a century.

Calling citizen scientists
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:15

EVER heard of the Saharan cheetah? It's so rare it was only captured on camera for the first time in 2009. Photographed by camera traps set up in Algeria's desert badlands by the Zoological Society of London, these animals - thought to be critically endangered with only about 250 left - have confounded scientists.

Kids go batty for creatures
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:15

Spidey sense: Learners get up close and personal with a Mexican Redknee tarantula - quite harmless, despite its fearful facade - on the arm of Zoology's Andrea Plos.

NRF Awards 2012: Gallery
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:15

The NRF Awards were held on 13 September 2012 at the Lagoon Hotel in Cape Town. In addition to 26 awards going to A and P-rated researchers, Professor Tim Noakes received the NRF Lifetime Achievement Award; Professor Kelly Chibale received the Champion of Research Capacity Development at South African Higher Education Institutions Award; and Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan received the Transformation of the Science Cohort Award.

One for the Sardine, two for the birds
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:15

If, for a life scientist, the rule of thumb is don't bank on getting your name into the journal Science, like ever, then in 2011 UCT's Dr Lynne Shannon didn't just break the rule, but tossed the rule book out the window.

Open Day
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:15

Opening the ivy-covered doors
17 April 2012

In their thousands the learners descended on UCT's leafy Upper Campus for the Annual Open Day on 14 April, keen on learning as much as they could about the university.
Full story @ http://www.uct.ac.za/dailynews/?id=8095

 

Public Understanding and Popularization of Science
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:15

The World Academy of Science (TWAS) have awarded their Regional Prizes for the “Public Understanding and Popularization of Science” to five researchers from different regions of the developing world who have worked creatively to popularize science. This year’s winners are from Argentina, Bangladesh, the Philippines, South Africa and Egypt.

Researchers must "excite and invite" officials and the public
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:15

Bone to pick: Prof Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan with Derek Hanekom, deputy   minister of science and technology, during the latter's recent visit.

SUMMER SCHOOL - PUBLIC SCIENCE
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:15
Public Understanding and Popularization of Science

The World Academy of Science (TWAS) have awarded their Regional Prizes for the “Public Understanding and Popularization of Science” to five researchers from different regions of the developing world who have worked creatively to popularize science. This year’s winners are from Argentina, Bangladesh, the Philippines, South Africa and Egypt.

UCT palaeontologists open cold cases
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:15

The fossils of pre-historic animals, often found in bits and pieces, are jigsaw puzzles that have to be pieced together, calling for lots of study and deductive reasoning.

Whiz, bang, pop
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:15

Hands-on: Learners were captivated by the art of science at the recent UCT Science Day.

Dried fish enterprise gets UN nod
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 12:45

 Seed of change: Dr Hilkka Ndjaula's enterprise to make dried f ish  available to rural  Namibians was awarded with the UN's 2013 SEED  Award.

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