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Progression from infection to Pulmonary Tuberculosis follows distinct timeline
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 08:15

SATVI researchers have uncovered a sequence of biological processes that occur in humans infected with the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis as the infection progresses to pulmonary tuberculosis, according to new research published in the PLOS Pathogens Journal

Five things I learnt at d-school
Fri, 24 May 2019 - 13:45

A one-day introductory course into design thinking offered UCT staff and students valuable insights into this problem-solving skill and writer Carla Bernardo jumped at the chance to take part. Here she shares what she learnt.

Em Prof Ian Scott
A proud day for Ian Scott and a triumph for Academic Development work
Thu, 02 May 2019 - 17:30

ADP Director, A/Prof Ermien van Pletzen, reflects on the proud moment that Em Prof Ian Scott is awarded an Honorary Doctorate for his life's dedication and contribution to Academic Development. 

Includes links to video excerpts of his citation and graduation.

Teaching in extended programmes in South Africa
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 - 09:00

An edited collection, "Teaching in extended programmes in South Africa: classroom contexts, lecturer identities and teaching practices", due to be published in December 2018, "attempts to offer a window into the daily teaching realities of university lecturers working in the extended curriculum and first year domains at local universities".

Questions academics can ask to decolonise their classrooms
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 - 08:30

"...we’ve come up with a series of questions to encourage academics across faculties to unearth some of the norms, assumptions and everyday practices that are taken for granted and which may be entangled in the “hidden curriculum”. This might help us to think through the “how” as well as the “what”, as a first practical step towards “decolonising” our teaching."

Humanities Education Development Unit's Shannon Morreira and Associate Professor, Kathy Luckett report on the work of a working group called "Decolonising Pedagogy in the Humanities". 

You are black excellence, vice-chancellor-elect Mamokgethi Phakeng tells Mastercard Foundation Scholars
Wed, 16 May 2018 - 15:30

UCT’s deputy vice-chancellor for research and internationalisation, who succeeds Dr Max Price as vice chancellor in July 2018, spoke to the Mastercard Foundation Scholars at their welcome reception. 

David Casey and Suellen Shay
UCT Careers Service celebrates 50 Years
Mon, 07 May 2018 - 12:00

UCT’s Careers Service (CS) started out in 1968 in a small wooden building next to the geology department.

Ending violence against children should be a top priority for President Ramaphosa’s new Cabinet
Mon, 03 Jun 2019 - 03:15

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.

Children's Institute Hosts Media Workshop on Ethically Reporting on Violence Against Children
Wed, 29 May 2019 - 10:30

WOODSTOCK, CAPE TOWN, 22 May 2019— The Children's Institute and Media Monitoring Africa hosted 21 journalists at a media training workshop on Ethically Reporting on Violence Against Children in Cape Town 22 May 2019. The workshop was intended as a hands-on, practical training to empower reporters who cover stories and cases involving children with knowledge and skills in children's rights, ethics and the law surrounding children. 

South African Child Gauge 2018: Achieving Social Justice for South Africa’s Children
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 - 11:00

The South African Child Gauge is a crucial resource utilised by civil society, academic and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who advocate for the rights of South Africa’s children and pursue social justice, University of Cape Town (UCT) Children’s Institute (CI) director Professor Shanaaz Mathews told guests at the Cape Town launch of the 13th edition of the annual review.

The link between violence against women and children matters. Here’s why
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 14:30

Nearly half of women across South Africa are subjected to violence by an intimate partner. This in turn negatively affects about one in four children. A child who is exposed to violence in the home also risks being abused and will, quite reasonably, fear for their own safety.

Image of Isibindi youth and child care worker.
Left Behind: The Realisation of Children’s Rights Undercut by Violence
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 12:00

"Where fundamental human rights are violated, we as a society need to stand up particularly when the rights violation affects the most vulnerable members of our society." CI's Stefanie Röhrs writes about how violence against children is undermining the realisation of their human rights.

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