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  • Election by the UCT Convocation


    Election by the UCT Convocation of four members to serve on the UCT Council for a term of four years from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2028

    9 April 2024


    Election by the UCT Convocation of four members to serve on the UCT Council for a term of four years from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2028

    Twenty nominations have been received for the election by Convocation of four members to serve on the UCT Council. An electronic ballot will be held.

    Voting opens on 9 April 2024 and will close at 16:00 SAST on 23 April 2024.

    Log in using the e-mail address with which you are registered as a member of Convocation (where you will have received information about your password).

    Select “UCT Council Convocation Election 2024”

    Kindly follow the online instructions.

    If you know of any member of Convocation who has not received this notification by email or does not have an email address registered with UCT, or if you require any assistance, please send an email to

    Royston Pillay


    1. The email addresses of members of the UCT academic staff, and those persons elected to emeritus rank, have been pre-loaded onto the voters’ roll. Members of Convocation who have registered e-mail addresses with UCT’s Development and Alumni Department (DAD) have also been pre-loaded onto the voters’ roll and will be able to vote using the above user credentials.
    2. Members of Convocation who are not registered with DAD, and who wish to participate in the election, may request a username and password by sending an email containing the information in the table below to When submitting such an email please use ‘Voter Registration’ as your subject line.
      Student number (If known)  
      Previous surname at the time of graduating (If applicable)  
      First names  
      Date of birth: yyyymmdd format  
      Year(s) of graduation  
      Degree(s)/Diploma(s) obtained.  
    • For those persons referred to in #2 above, once your standing as a member of Convocation has been verified, a username, password and voting instructions will be sent to you by email. Please note further that for those members of Convocation who still need to be registered to vote, the registration process referred to above will close at 16:00 (SAST) on 22 April 2024.

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23 April 2024
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23 April 2024
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25 April 2024
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Colours - UCT Symphonic Wind Ensemble

7 May 2024
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The UCT Symphonic Wind Ensemble, comprising of about forty-five under- and post-graduate students perform their first concert of 2024, conducted by post-graduate diploma student in conducting Damian Philander.



UCT leads, in Africa, in all five of the major world university rankings: Times Higher Education, Quacquarelli Symonds, Center for World University Rankings, U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings and ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities.



UCT is ranked as 183rd in the world by the latest 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.



The recent 2022 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings saw UCT ranked at 109th globally.