RONDEBOSCH, CAPE TOWN, 3 June 2019—Yesterday marked the start of child protection week. Over the next few days NGOs, researchers and citizens will be called on to end violence against children. It is just as important that there is a commitment from the highest level of government to protect South Africa’s children.
Researchers on the continent are facing the kinds of struggles that become predictable in under-resourced institutions. This was one of the topics addressed at this month’s Africa Day Mini-Symposium held at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM). The Institute is based within the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
CHED's 2019 Africa Day celebration was co-ordinated by the Transformation Events Committee and spearheaded by Dr Zuleiga Adams. The event was kicked off with two guest speakers (Prof Wilfrid Haacke and Mr Bradley van Sitters) who discussed the future of Khoekhoegowab and the indigenous Khoisan language as part of UCT’s Africa Month programme.