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SHAWCO Health’s new president
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 09:30

James van Duuren’s involvement with the Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) dates back to his first week at medical school when he enrolled as a volunteer. Now in his fifth year, he has recently been appointed as president of SHAWCO Health for 2018.

Awardees: Carnegie Developing Emerging Academic Leaders (DEAL) in Africa
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 13:30

The Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT, recently announced 5 Early-Career and 6 Postdoctoral fellowships have been awarded, for three years each, under the new Carnegie Corporation Developing Emerging Academic Leaders (DEAL) in Africa programme.

Press Release: Prof Mayosi elected to US National Academy of Medicine
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:15

The Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town, Professor Bongani Mayosi, has been elected to the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The NAM, formerly the Institute of Medicine, was established in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences to advise on medical and health issues.

Press Release: UCT to host valedictory lecture on the National Health Insurance
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 14:15

The University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences will host a valedictory lecture focusing on the National Health Insurance (NHI) in South Africa next month.

Press Release: Mental Illness an Increasingly Unbearable Burden for South African Economy
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 09:30

The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health calls for investment into mental healthcare on World Mental Health Day.


Matongo Kabani Outstanding Student Engineering Award IHHA 2017
UCT PhD student receives IHHA award
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 09:00

Matongo Kabani, a doctoral student of the Concrete Materials and Structural Integrity Unit (CoMSIRU) at UCT’s Department of Civil Engineering, has been awarded the “Outstanding Student Engineering Award”...

Sudesh Sivarasu: the prolific inventor serving humanity through innovation
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 15:45

Dr Sudesh Sivarasu, senior lecturer in the Division of Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded the 2017 Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Achievement in Innovation for his invention and innovation achievements in the field of biomedical engineering and his contributions to fostering collaborative innovation internally at UCT, as well as nationally and internationally.

Student surgeons climb Kili for dialysis machine
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 08:15

The majestic peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, which members of UCT’s Surgical Society will attempt to summit in December this year to fund a haemodialysis machine for Groote Schuur Hospital.

Rheumatic heart disease persists in poor regions
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:45

A new study shows that rheumatic heart disease has decreased over the past 25 years but is still a challenge in poor countries.

Dispatch Live: Struggle is real for students hit by last year’s fee protests
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 14:30

For the past 10 years‚ the University of Cape Town human genetics honours class has had a 100% pass rate‚ but academics say this year’s class is struggling.

UCT's CPU Tweefontein EFC unit
Cutting edge EFC, from theory to reality.
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 22:45

Thanks to Professor Alison Lewis, Crystallisation and Precipitation Research Unit (CPU) Team and Industrial Partners who have contributed in moving eutectic freeze crystallisation (EFC) from theory to reality. The first full-scale working unit for EFC, which was purchased by Glencore, built and designed by Prentec, is based on research done by CPU staff and students at UCT’s Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment.

Researchers presents at IAS 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 11:30

The International AIDS Symposium (IAS) Conference 2017 was a wealth of cutting edge research and discussion on HIV and AIDS, and the representatives from the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) were no exception.