News

From September 12th to September 14th, UCT’s United Nations Association of South Africa (UNASA-UCT) hosted the annual Model United Nations (MUN) conference at UCT’s Kramer Lecture theatre, focusing on African issues and how they can be solved.

On Wednesday, September 10th, President Barack Obama made a public address regarding the United States’ position on the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Last month, Green Campus Initiative (GCI) presented “Living Trophies” to the residence staff to wrap up this year’s August Sustainability Month campaign. The event, hosted by GCI, took place at Avenue House in collaboration with Student Housing Services and was an opportunity to recognise and thank staff members for their involvement in the campaign.

Nyanga and Philippi East Areas were ablaze on Monday, September 1st, when seven Golden Arrow buses were set alight, Golden Arrow spokesperson Bronwen Dyke confirmed. “Four buses were also very badly vandalised and 11 drivers assaulted by the assailants seeking to prevent buses from operating.”

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Opinions

If you are an avid follower of news and current affairs, you would be quick to point out unemployment as a growing crisis amongst the youth in South Africa. However, the one essential statistic that everyone is missing is the fact that as you increase your qualifications your chances of unemployment lessen.

Winston Churchill once said that the best argument against democracy would be a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Not exactly a positive statement from a well – known statesman, but the process of electioneering, campaigning and voting is one that is riddled with issues. Being political, this is not beyond the realms of expectation.

Reality TV – unscripted programming, showing footage of real people in real situations has become a standard in television programming.

Our need for ideological revolution.

“I’m so depressed. I had like, the worst day,” says a girl in high-waisted shorts sitting on Jammie stairs. “My laptop died while I was starting my essay and then I spilt coffee on my white Tomys.”

I roll my eyes and walk on.

“…and you know how my mother is totally OCD about the house being tidy,” says a boy to his friend dismissively.

“I wish I had the will-power to be anorexic,” says a slim blonde student.

“The one minute he’s fine and the next he starts flipping out. It’s like he’s bipolar. Lol.”

Features

The London School of Economics (LSE) is one of the top universities in the world and is known for producing some of the best and brightest in the fields of economics and politics. It has a long standing partnership with the University of Cape Town (UCT), bringing its top professors out to South Africa annually to run a winter school for locals and foreigners.

Katy Scott speaks to Maggie Cardinal, a 38-year-old Supercare Cleaner, about drugs, prostitution and politics.

All about The Bromwell.

How to serve up the best of the microwave world, right here in res.

YouTube seems like easy money, but what does it take to be a YouTube star?

Sports

You are a young, ambitious, strong, eager rugby player. Your dream is to play for your provincial side and eventually the Springboks.

In European soccer, teams are able to buy new players during two “transfer windows” in the year. These fall between July and September and between January and February each year.

The UCT Varsity Cup squad has come a long way since the start of the season early in February this year.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, while most students were returning home from a night out on the town, eight UCT Cycling Club members assembled to begin their assault on Mount Everest.

The advent of social media, and Twitter in particular, has helped to bridge the communications gap between celebrities, sports stars and media personalities, and their fans with direct and immediate access in real-time.