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Health and Safety Course
Departments and Schools attend Health and Safety Short Course
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 14:15

Monique Muller (Chemical Safety Officer for Chemistry & Chemical Engineering) presented Chemistry’s UCT accredited SHE Representative Laboratory Safety Short Course on 13 February.

Kelly Chibale achieves A-rating with the National Research Foundation
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:30

The Chemistry Department is pleased to announce that Prof Kelly Chibale has attained an A-rating with the National Research Foundation.

For the full story, see the Science Faculty news page here.

In Memory of Dr Karl Wilkinson
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 14:00

The department mourns the loss of a colleague and friend, Dr Karl Wilkinson. 

UCT Chemistry at the SACI Inorganic Conference & Carman Physical Chemistry Symposium
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 10:15

UCT Chemistry was well represented at the recent South African Chemical Institute Inorganic Conference & Carman Physical Chemistry Symposium.

Chemistry vs Molecular and Cell Biology Soccer
Monday, September 5, 2016 - 14:00

Many thanks to Matthew Williams for organising the soccer game against MCB! 

Although it was a 5-a-side, around 20 players proudly donned the red bibs to represent the department and take us to a well deserved victory!

RIP Dr Shirley Churms
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 18:15

The Chemistry Department is saddened by the news that Dr Shirley Churms passed away on 23 February 2016.

The Periodic Tables 4 New Elements
The Periodic Table’s Four New Elements
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 08:30

If you take even the slightest interest in chemistry news, you’ll probably already have heard about the official confirmation of the discovery of four new elements, which even achieved widespread coverage in mainstream news outlets. So what do we actually know about these new elements?

Secretaries Day 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 16:00

The Administrative staff was spoiled on Secretaries Day

Francoise Amombo Noa at the Cambridge Structural Database stand
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 16:00

The CSD staff were delighted to meet Francoise as she is a co-author on the 750 000th crystal structure to be added to the database.

Husband and Wife Graduate with PhDs in Chemistry together
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 14:45

Married Couple Ahmed Hammouda and Fatin Elmagbari are graduating with their PhD's in Chemistry in June. Not only have they achieved their PhD's together, but they also produced a baby during their studies.

SHAWCO schools project visited the Chemistry labs
Friday, July 3, 2015 - 14:45
About 300 Grade 12 learners from the Shawco Saturday School and Shawco Shine programmes visited the first year labs from 29 June till 2 July 2015.
Honours Class of 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 14:45

The Chemistry Honours Class of 2015