UCT app to make every Drop Drop count
With a meagre 27.5% of potable water left in Cape Town’s six major dams and the implementation of Level 3B water restrictions, there is an obvious need for South Africans to work together to save water. Drop Drop, a mobile application which is...
UCT exhibits at the 6th World Sustainability Forum
At the end of January, UCT in conjunction with UWC, hosted the 6th World Sustainabilty Forum. The forum brings together researchers, policymakers, practitioners and the public and private sectors. RC...
Winners of UCT’s World IP Day Meme Competition announced
Winners of UCT’s World IP Day Meme Competition announced
World IP day is celebrated annually on the 26th of April, initiated by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). This year’s theme was “Digital Creativity: Culture Re-imagined”, which aimed to raise awareness of intellectual property...
Book Launch: Prof Caroline Ncube on African IP
14 April 2016 saw the launch of a “Intellectual Property Policy, Law and Administration in Africa: Exploring Continental and Sub-regional Co-operation – which provides a nexus between IP regulation and trade integration on the continent. This book...
Dr Makhapa Makhafola, Dr Sharon Blair, and Piet Barnard signing the agreement
HySA Catalysis IP Licensed to Spin-off HyPlat
In terms of an agreement between UCT, Mintek and UCT spin-off HyPlat that was signed at a ceremony on 7 April 2016, HyPlat now has exclusive access to the intellectual property and technologies that have been developed by HySA Catalysis.


Monday, 20 February 2017

The Ptosis Crutch is an adjustable crutch for Ocular Myasthenia Gravis (MG) patients which affects eye muscles, resulting in the patients struggling to control and raise their eyelids.  This ultimately affects the patient’s vision and current remedies include surgery, medication or the use of a crutch.

Publication Date:
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 13:30

Child Gauge 2016 marks the coming of age of the Child Support Grant, which is recognised as one of South Africa’s most successful poverty alleviation strategies.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 13:45

At the beginning of 2016 it was decided that the Department of Research and Innovation that housed the Research Office and RC&I would separate into two separate departments.  During this transition, RCIPS elected to change its name and bring in the term “Innovation” which better describes the current breath of activity of the “IP Management” component of the office.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 09:15

Dr Sudesh Sivarasu’s path to becoming a prolific inventor of biomedical devices has had its twists and turns.

As a child, he was mesmerised by the locomotives that thundered down the railways in his hometown near Chennai in India. He also loved to conduct experiments, especially if they included fire, which led to him almost burning down the family home more than once.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 08:45