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New NRF A rating for Keertan Dheda
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 11:30

In recognition of his excellent contributions to the field of pulmonology – with a specific focus on tuberculosis (TB) – Professor Keertan Dheda, head of the Division of Pulmonology at the University of Cape Town, has been awarded an A rating by the NRF.

African Pediatric Fellowship Programme featured on CNN
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 13:15

CNN Inside Africa has featured the APFP which in the past 10 years has successfully trained fellows from partner African academic institutions based on identified child health needs of these countries.

Medical student wins 'SA’s Got Talent'
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 12:00

Final-year medical student and one-fifth of a cappella group AnecNote, Morné Kahts can now add winner of South Africa’s Got Talent to his list of varied achievements. All University of Cape Town graduates, the group beat stiff competition to take home the coveted R500 000 prize.

Prof Leslie London wins prestigious PHILA award
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 15:30

The Public Health Association of South Africa’s (PHASA) PHILA Award is an award that honours excellence and commitment to public health. PHILA is an acronym for Public Health Innovation and Lifetime Achievement and also plays on the isiZulu word “phila” meaning life.

Professor Diane McIntyre trades in academia for a quiet life in the Eastern Cape
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 14:45

A tiny notice: the humble beginning of an illustrious and impactful career for one Diane McIntyre. Along the way she’s added South African Research Chair in ‘Health and Wealth’ and Professor in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine and Executive Director of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) to her name.

Marathon fundraiser boosts brain injury research
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 15:30

The brain is the most complex organ in the body and yet our understanding of it remains very limited.

Addressing the need for evidence-based psychological therapies
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 13:45

There is an urgent need to develop brief, evidence-based, scalable psychological interventions at primary healthcare level in South Africa.

Emeritus Professor Peter du Preez dies
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 20:45

Peter du Preez dies

Mr South Africa launches new book
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 09:45

UCT alumnus, sports scientist and reigning Mr South Africa, Dr Habib Noorbhai, has published his first book, Heart, a guide to inspire people to live empowered, socially conscious lives. The book will be launched on 27 November.

Prof. Karen Sliwa receives Honorary Doctoral degree from Paris Diderot University
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 09:00

On the 18 October 2017, Prof. Karen Sliwa was awarded an Honorary Doctoral degree by Paris Diderot, Sorbonne University in recognition of the extensive work that she has done in South Africa, Africa and the world at large predominantly in the fields of Clinical and Pathophysiological research in Cardiovascular disease in pregnancy and post-partum.

UCT scientists strike blow against tuberculosis
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:45

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.

Heather Zar named 2018 Woman in Science Laureate
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:15

Professor Heather Zar has been announced as the 2018 L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Laureate for Africa and the Arab States, in recognition of her wide-ranging contributions to child health, which have improved – and saved – children’s lives across the globe, as well as helping to shape international policy.