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UCT Getsmarter


A UCT lecturer's comments about Adolf Hitler in a lecture to first year political studies students has lead to an investigation by the university - and many calls for Dr Lwazi Lushaba to be suspended. The lecturer, who is well known for his strident views, seemed to defend Hitler's genocide which lead to the execution of over 6 million people.


There was already a move away from the more traditional forms of learning, where you traveled to a classroom or lecture theatre and listened to a lecturer or trainer. It was becoming much more popular to engage with your learning online. Now that social distancing is a major trend across the world, online learning is going to be more popular than ever.


The University of Cape Town, referred to as UCT, is South Africa's oldest university and has its main campus on the slopes of Table Mountain in Rondebosch. It is home to 17 000 undergrad students, 11 000 postgrad students and 4 000 staff. There is also a medical campus, aligned to the famous Groote Schuur Hospital; a fine art campus in central Cape Town; and the Middle campus which houses the music, arts and related disciplines.


 

The University of Cape Town was founded in 1829. UCT's main campus is situated at the foot of Devil's Peak, giving it a beautiful view of the Cape Flats below. UCT is ranked as the top university on the African continent and has a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across all of their faculties.


So, you're thinking of applying to study at the University of Cape Town? Read on to find out how, and what forms you'll need to fill in and what documents you'll need copies of.

 


Founded in 1829, the University of Cape Town (UCT) is one of South Africa’s oldest and most prestigious universities. It is situated in Rondebosch with additional campuses in Observatory and central Cape Town.

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