Welcome to the UCT SpaceLab
SpaceLab is a new platform created to promote multidisciplinary education and research in space science and technology at the University of Cape Town.
MPhil specialising in Space Studies
The University of Cape Town offers a multi-disciplinary Masters degree in Space Studies, with the possibility to upgrade to a PhD. We invite outstanding candidates to apply for this new programme.
Space in South Africa
South Africa has a rich heritage of participation in the Space Age. Now the country is gearing itself to play a more active role in the global space arena.


Wednesday, 20 November 2019
UCT SpaceLab student contributes a chapter to a book on space law

UCT SpaceLab student Alexander Gairiseb has contributed a chapter to a book in space law just published by Springer in collaboration with the European Space Policy Institute.

Publication Date:
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 - 11:30
Space Council and DTI join SpaceLab course

Members of the South African Council for Space Affairs and officals of the Department of Trade and Industry joined the Space and Society course in late February 2018.

Publication Date:
Wed, 07 Mar 2018 - 09:45
New 2018 cohort joins MPhil programme

We welcome the MPhil '18 class to SpaceLab. The new class began the Space Studies programme with the Space and Society course in the last week of February.

Publication Date:
Wed, 07 Mar 2018 - 09:30
SpaceLab students coauthor book on space resource utilisation

A MPhil '16 class Team Project on policy and legal aspects of space resource utilization has just recently been published as a book by Springer. 

Publication Date:
Wed, 07 Mar 2018 - 08:30