Welcome to Umthumbo, a magazine featuring research stories from across the university.
Umthombo is a isiXhosa word for a natural spring of water of fountain. The most notable features of a fountain are its natural occurrence and limitlessness. Umthombo as a name positions the University of Cape Town, and this publication in particular, as an undepletable well of knowledge. In the context of the Cape Town water crisis, umthombo represents hope itself.