2018 Housing Crisis

Students turned away from residences for the second year in a row.   By Tessa Knight For the second year in a row, UCT residences have been overbooked and students …

Back From Vac

Written by Annet George Getting back into work mode after a long summer vacation is often challenging, especially if you’ve got those dreaded 8 a.m. lectures. Most people suffer from …

Let the Voucher Go Further

Written by Kay-Lee Dramat How to make a few vouchers go a long way Students in catering residences are well acquainted with meal voucher season. Everybody loves ballin’ on them …

The Decolonised Anthem: #DividedWeFall

Written by Kelsey Maggott During the Fees Must Fall (FMF) protests at the University of Cape Town (UCT), the adapted decolonised version of the national anthem, Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrica, is sung …

TRAILBLAZER: “Why Nut”

By Nyasha Mawungwe Previously published in the 2017 print edition 6.  “Why Nut” is an initiative that began in Mid January 2017 with an ultimate goal of encouraging healthy eating …

AFROWS: WORDS OF SUBVERSION

“AFROWS: WORDS OF SUBVERSION” ANTHOLOGY Five black writers confront endemic sexual violence, racism, homophobia and more in a provocative collection of protest poetry and prose. Written by Safiyya Karim and …

UCT Indoor Futsal

By Carl Osborne Football is one of the most popular and most followed sports in the world. For many at UCT it is a religion, rather than just a pastime, …

Coping With Stress

By Ntokozo Mayekiso Maintaining good mental health while at University may seem manageable, but this task is not as easy of a feat as it seems – especially in the …

Amster’damn’!

By Kaamil Adams Not quite a university student, yet, but I’m pretty sure some international tertiary giants will be after this sporting talent soon. Dean Solomons will complete his matric …

USSA Cricket Win

By Don Paterson The USSA 2017 Cricket tournament was one for the books! With some of the best results UCT has seen in the past few decades. It was a …

UCT Shutdown Commences

By Tamutswa Mahari and Michaela Pillay On Tuesday 24 October, students gathered for a mass meeting in Jameson Hall during Meridian. This meeting was called by the interim SRC and …

GBV Displays on UCT Upper Campus

By Ntokozo Mayekiso The beginning of last week saw art displays all over upper and middle campus, aimed at promoting awareness against gender-based violence. The campaign is in association with …

Wheelchair Rugby 2017

By David Jacobs What a year! Wheelchair Rugby in the Western Cape has experience unprecedented growth. The year started with the national coach, Victor Buitendag, hosting a High-Performance Clinic where …

Tour de Maurice

By Alexander Rohrer An account of the breathtaking experience of cycling the Tour de Maurice As a bunch of students most of whom have never raced out of the country …

Universities Boat Race

By Michael Papas The University of Cape Town Rowing Club recently competed in the annual Universities’ Boat Race, which took place from the 14 th to the 16 th of …