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2021 was a great year for innovation and so we are excited to bring you the first fully digital edition of UCT Alumni News Magazine complete with intuitive functionality.  The 2021 edition can be found on the Development and Alumni Department’s publications web page.

This publication’s news features align with Vision 2030, the University of Cape Town’s new strategic plan for the future, built on three pillars: Excellence, Transformation and Sustainability. Other highlights include a focus on UCT’s incredible research contribution, an interview with Ms. Yandiswa Xhakaza on the launch of the UCT Online High School as well as a profile on the UCT Community of Hope Vaccination Centre, an innovative partnership between UCT and the Western Cape government. You can read all about ‘Alumni in Action’, a campaign initiated by Ms. Zellah Fuphe in support of UCT students impacted by Gender Based Violence. On page 42, recently elected UCT President of Convocation Mr Carl Manlan, discusses the importance of alumni volunteerism and, a wonderful tribute to the late Dr Stuart Saunders can be found on page 38. These and other stories serve to profile incredible alumni, staff and students and illustrate the depth and breadth of activity at your alma mater during 2021.

You can scroll up and down, left to right in this publication, using the 3-bar icon located in the top left-hand corner to access the main contents page. Please take a few moments to watch highlights (video) from some of the virtual alumni events hosted in 2021. Clicking on the images located on the alumni events page will take you to our bespoke UCT alumni YouTube channel.

Click here to read the magazine.