CSAG 2018 Internship Opportunity: Apply Now

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APPLICATIONS FOR INTERNSHIPS 2018 NOW OPEN CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS: 14 NOVEMBER 2017   CSAG has applied to be a host institution for DST-NRF Interns for 2018-2019. CSAG invites young graduates who are interested in interning at CSAG for the period 2018-2019 to apply to the DST-NRF Internship program. Closing date for submitting applications: 14 November… Read more »

Perception matters

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Why is it that, in our experience, African countries are thirsty for knowledge on how the climate may be changing in their context?  Why is it that we very seldom encounter an air of scepticism when working in African countries?  Why is it that when we reach out to engage with African countries about climate… Read more »

After the Winter: Reflecting on the May 2017 ACCESS Winter Rainfall Summit after JJA

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The ACCESS Winter Rainfall Summit May 2017   On 15 May 2017, a blisteringly hot day (32°C at the nearby South African Astronomical Observatory weather station), ACCESS held a Winter Rainfall Summit at the National Geo-spatial Information meeting room in Mowbray. For the morning sessions a collection of scientists working on variability/predictability of winter rainfall… Read more »

Last month CSAG celebrated!

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On the 27th July 2017 CSAG celebrated our 25 Year anniversary and officially launched as a University of Cape Town Research Centre. Over a relaxed breakfast event we were joined by a large number of our CSAG colleagues, affiliates and friends.  Special attendees and guest speakers included Professor Anton le Roex (Dean of UCT Science Faculty), Dr…. Read more »

Are rains good this season?

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There is no need to remind that Cape Town’s water supply situation is dire. We have level 4 water restrictions in place, water storage levels are extremely low and alternative short-term and long-term water sources are actively being sought by the city’s government – solutions such as funding a set of temporary desalination plants, and… Read more »