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Keynote address accolade for Prof Dheda
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 09:30

Professor Keertan Dheda, head of the Division of Pulmonology in UCT’s Department of Medicine, recently delivered a keynote address at the 2017 American Thoracic Society Conference in Washington DC. 

Tolu Oni to lead Global Young Academy
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 09:30

Associate Professor Tolullah Oni, in UCT’s School of Public Health and Family Medicine, has been elected to jointly lead the Global Young Academy (GYA) as co-chair for 2017/18. She was elected alongside Dr Moritz Riede of Oxford University.

Support recovery this Mandela Day
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:00

The Friends of Valkenberg Trust is calling for donations this Mandela Day to support the recovery of patients at Valkenberg Hospital.

Media statement from the Chairperson of the National Forensic Pathology Services Committee
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 15:45

The statement is endorsed by the head of UCT’s Division of Forensic Medicine Professor Lorna Martin, who is a member of this committee.

Press Release: World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders to drive improved global access to essential CVD medicines
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 09:30

Access to essential CVD medicines is worryingly low globally and particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where some of the barriers to CVD medicines access include poor access to health care facilities, low availability, poor quality of medication and unaffordability.

International consortium, including UCT’s Geneticists, identifies novel blindness gene
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 12:00

Researchers from South Africa, Israel, the Netherlands, and the USA have identified a novel gene which is implicated in an inherited form of blindness, namely retinitis pigmentosa (RP).

The DVC of UCT, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng give new expectations to CI
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:15

On 8 June 2017, the DVC of UCT, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng had a meeting with staff from International Academic Programme Office. During the meeting, Prof. Phakeng mentioned that as a center for enquires of China affairs, Confucius Institute at UCT is expected to be a one stop of relationships between South Africa and China, which can be a window for those who comes from China to get the first view of South Africa.

 

University of Cape Town Student Won the Second Prize at the Chinese Bridge Competition
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 11:00

The 2017 South African preliminary contest for the 16th Chinese Bridge Competition was successfully held at Stellenbosch University on 3rd of June, with a total of 20 contestants competing from five Confucius Institutes in South Africa.

A new Mandarin teaching site will be launched at Edgemead High School
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 10:45

On 5 June, 2017, Professor Qin, the Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at University of Cape Town (CIUCT) and colleague visited Edgemead High School and meet the Principal of school, Mr. Lawrence to discuss the possibility of long-term cooperation of offering the Mandarin course to school students.

Super microscopes to zoom in on TB, HIV/AIDS
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 10:30

The new super-resolution microscopes will help researchers gain unprecedented insight into the cellular processes that relate to key health issues like tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.

More children than ever overweight and obese
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 10:15

For the first time in history more children in the world are overweight and obese than under-nourished and stunted, said UCT’s Professor Vicky Lambert following the release of the Healthy Active Kids South Africa Report Card (HAKSA) 2016.

Study Reveals Limitations of Maternal Health Services for Deaf Women in Cape Town
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 14:00

The study is a first of its kind from Sub-Saharan Africa and based at the SPHFM, which aims to advance access to health care for signing Deaf people and to bring their needs to the attention of the health authorities.

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