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UCT-built app to support babies in need of breast milk
Fri, 11 Sep 2020 - 13:15

What began with a University of Cape Town (UCT) lecturer donating her breast milk to Milk Matters has resulted in a lasting relationship that has seen UCT students conducting research on and for the milk bank, as well as the development and upgrade of an app.

Digital interventions to address maternal and child health challenges
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 - 10:15

Some of the world’s leading scientists representing universities in South Africa and the United Kingdom have joined forces.

Helping parents and their babies through the first 1 000 days
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 - 10:15

The first 1 000 days of being a parent and of your baby’s life can be overwhelming. There’s a lot to adjust to, particularly transitioning from pregnancy to birth and then to childcare.

When data becomes a lifeline
Wed, 26 Aug 2020 - 15:15

UCT’s Dr Maria Rosa Lorini introduces the #Data4Women campaign that connects and empowers women facing gender-based violence.

Mask education project burgeons into creative remote teaching collaboration
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 - 12:45

What started out as a fieldwork project for 10 postgraduate computer science and information systems students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) burgeoned into a multifaceted, interdisciplinary, creative learning experience using remote teaching and design thinking.

HPI scholarships: call for applications
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 - 15:00

Don't miss the deadline for this year's HPI scholarships. Applications close on 15 August.

Gary Marsden Boardroom named to honour visionary professor
Wed, 18 Mar 2020 - 12:30

Colleagues, family and former students of the much-loved and visionary Professor Gary Marsden gathered to name a meeting room in his honour at the Centre in Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) in the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Computer Science.

5 questions with Hafeni Mthoko
Sun, 01 Dec 2019 - 12:30

As a postdoctoral researcher in information systems, Dr Hafeni Mthoko aspires to go beyond the boundaries of her discipline to explore how information systems and technology can support the social sector.

Co-creating a locally relevant web
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 - 12:30

Who is the internet designed for? Is it locally relevant? Who are the people being left behind in the fourth industrial revolution? These are a few of the questions that have emerged from Dr Melissa Densmore’s research into bandwidth-constrained communities in and around Cape Town.

Using computers to improve lives
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 - 12:30

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Computer Science is set to enjoy a major boost with the naming of Dr Melissa Densmore, senior lecturer and Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) staff member, as a recipient of the prestigious $500 000 National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) Challenge grant.

Connecting the Ocean View community
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 - 12:30

For most residents of Ocean View, internet access is unaffordable. There’s no public Wi-Fi and school internet is not available at night or on the weekend. But now that’s all set to change, thanks to a collaboration between University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers, iNethi Technologies and Ammbr Research Labs (ARL South Africa).

Lessons in innovation and intervention
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 - 12:15

With the advent of mobile technologies, many hoped that these information communication technologies (ICTs) would be able to fast-track development on the African continent. But ICT for development (ICT4D) projects come with their own sets of complexities.