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Climate Change Drives Migration Crisis; New Research Calls for Urgent Action

Stock photo by Matt Palmer.

Mounting evidence highlights the deepening impact of climate change on human migration and the necessity for immediate global action. A recent study published in One Earth emphasizes the need for urgent research into climate-induced migration patterns. Led by Dr Nicholas Simpson (African Climate and Development Initiative, University of Cape Town), the study emphasizes the vital […]

South African Children Face High Infection-Related Hospitalization Rates, UCT Study Finds

Stock photo by Ben Wicks.

Young children in South Africa experience alarmingly high rates of infection-related hospitalization, primarily due to pneumonia. This is according to a new study by the University of Cape Town (UCT) and international scientists analyzing a South African birth cohort. The study, part of the Drakenstein Child Health Study based in Paarl, monitored 1,225 children from […]

New Director to Spearhead SALDRU’s Mission of Tackling Inequalities

Newly-appointed Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) director, Reza Daniels.

In a significant development for the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU), Reza Daniels has assumed the role of Director, succeeding Murray Leibbrandt, who stepped down in December 2023. With a firm commitment to challenging inequalities through policy-relevant academic research, Daniels brings a wealth of experience and a vision for fostering continuous methodological […]

UCT Study Reveals Rural Childhood’s Positive Impact on Immune Development

Photo of Zithulele, Eastern Cape, South Africa by Joshua Gaunt.

In a groundbreaking study conducted by the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Division of Paediatric Dermatology and Paediatric Allergy, researchers have discovered that a rural upbringing positively influences immune development in South African children, whether they suffer from allergic conditions or not. Published in the January issue of the prestigious journal Allergy – the European […]

UCT Welcomes 4500 Fresh Faces for the 2024 Academic Year

Photo by Joshua Gaunt.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) welcomed a cohort of 4,500 first-year students as they embark on their academic journey at the institution. The eagerly anticipated First-Year Campus Reception (FYCR) took place from January 27 to January 29 at the Sports Centre on the upper campus. The FYCR introduced a few years ago, plays a […]

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