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March 2017
Issue 17
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From a 25-year-old double-graduate doctor to the personification of #BlackGirlMagic; and from the importance of prefixes to the long-term plans needed to secure our future water; UCT students, academics and alumni show us what is possible through study, research and social responsiveness.

 
Science and medicine Science and medicine

Matthew Amoni always wanted to be a doctor, but he also fell in love with science at school. So he studied both, completing an MBChB, BSc (Med) (Hons) and an MSc in physiology as part of UCT’s Clinical Scholars Programme. And he’s about to start his PhD in heart arrhythmias.

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Two postgrads have designed South Africa's first systemic risk ranking for banks   Human adaptability is the long-term key to addressing future water shortages   BlackGirlMagic shines in Kopano Matlwa Mabaso's life as a doctor and fiction author
Two postgrads have designed South Africa’s first systemic risk ranking for banks   Human adaptability is the long-term key to addressing future water shortages   #BlackGirlMagic shines in Kopano Matlwa Mabaso’s life as a doctor and fiction author
 
The Zabalaza Theatre Festival: a springboard for all aspiring theatre makers   Young African penguins are dying because they can't find the fish they need   Taking a closer look at the health benefits of the imminent South African sugar tax
The Zabalaza Theatre Festival: a springboard for all aspiring theatre makers   Young African penguins are dying because they can’t find the fish they need   Taking a closer look at the health benefits of the imminent South African sugar tax
 
The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation's social intervention programme for the youth   The politics of prefixes: why English speakers should say isiXhosa and isiZulu   Ninth story blurb
The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation’s social intervention programme for the youth   The politics of prefixes: why English speakers should say isiXhosa and isiZulu   UCT’s latest MOOC explores the previous five mass extinctions on Earth
 
 
The spirit of rowing

Gordon Dodge, who was recently shortlisted for the Filippi Spirit Award, is currently completing his PhD in chemical engineering at UCT. He talks about his journey with the UCT Rowing Club, introducing people to the sport through their novice rowing programme, and his ambitions for future water rehabilitation.

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The spirit of rowing
 
 
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