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Changing Lives One Step at a Time
Tue, 01 Oct 2019 - 11:45

When Manqoba Mdamba started studying toward a Bsc in Social Development at UCT this year, he was determined to positively shift some of the societal challenges faced by South African youth. One he identified was that young adults in conflict with the law found it difficult to gain employment.

UCT Student Entrepreneurship Week 2019
Impact through entrepreneurship
Thu, 26 Sep 2019 - 11:30

It was all things entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town (UCT) last week, with students across faculties taking full advantage of the opportunity to fine-tune business ideas and connect with experts one-on-one.

 

UCT Entrepreneurs Top in SA
Thu, 26 Sep 2019 - 11:00

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been named the winning university in the 2019 Entrepreneurship Intervarsity. This accolade is thanks largely to three innovative students whose out-of-the-box business ideas bowled the judges over at the competition finals on Wednesday, 18 September.

UCT Global Top 100
UCT in global top 100 for graduate employability
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 - 08:45

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has won a spot among the top 100 universities worldwide, securing 91st position in the 2020 Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) Graduate Employability Rankings published today.

Student Entrepreneurship Week 2018
Sewing Business Ideas
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 - 15:00

UCT Careers Service has partnered with the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education, Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking, Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Research & Innovation to host a series of events to encourage entrepreneurship as a mindset and career option among students.

‘Pillar of strength’ wins 2019 Stella Clark award
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 - 09:45

A mother, caregiver, mentor and pillar of strength is how second-year LLB student Sandiso Sifumba described his high school English teacher Thuli Shongwe, the recipient of the 2019 Stella Clark Teachers’ Award.

UCT job expo an epic success
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 - 14:45

Meeting potential employers, receiving first-hand advice from industry leaders and having their curriculum vitae checked by the experts were just some of the things University of Cape Town (UCT) students took advantage of at the country’s largest job expo.

UCT to host largest job expo for students
Fri, 26 Jul 2019 - 15:30

The Epic Job Expo, taking place in August, is the perfect opportunity for students to speak to potential employers, fine-tune their curriculum vitae (CV) and listen to inspiring TED-style talks.

Festival showcases an array of career-development and job-finding events
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 - 12:30

UCT students will be spoiled for choice in the second semester when UCT Careers Service once again hosts the Careers Festival at the University.

UCT entrepreneurs in regional competition
Thu, 27 Jun 2019 - 11:45

Nearly a dozen University of Cape Town (UCT) students with big ideas for their own businesses will proceed to the second, regional leg of the Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition after wowing the judges with their futuristic business concepts. 

Celebrating student entrepreneurs
Sun, 26 May 2019 - 14:00

The Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition could be the first step to becoming your own boss, so University of Cape Town (UCT) students with big ideas for their own businesses should take note that there only a few days left to submit entries before the closing date on Tuesday, 30 April.

 

Innovation for the public good in a deeply unequal society
Tue, 21 May 2019 - 10:15

Like universities all over the world, South African universities are grappling with the implications of living in the era of the fourth industrial revolution, where there is a blurring of boundaries between the physical, digital and biological domains.

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