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First African-hosted International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting challenges body and mind
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 - 15:15

The recently concluded Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), hosted by the UCT Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, did things a little differently with a program that challenged both the minds and bodies of its delegates.

Christina Peta obtains PhD in Disability Studies, a first for Zimbabwe
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 - 09:45

Dr Christine Peta is a public health care practitioner who scored a first by becoming the first Zimbabwean to obtain a PhD in Disability Studies.

Armed attack on students leads UCT to suspend services in Khayelitsha
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 - 15:45

The University of Cape Town has temporarily suspended its student health services in Khayelitsha this week after six Health Sciences students were robbed at gunpoint outside Ummangaliso Primary School in Site B, Khayelitsha, on the afternoon of Tuesday, 16 August 2016.

Using child rights to enhance health care practice
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 - 09:45

In July, UCT’s Children’s Institute hosted its short course on Child Rights and Child Law for Health and Allied Professionals. Doctors, nurses, social workers and other health professionals brushed up on the latest policies, laws and developments in the field.

Professor Lynette Denny to receive IACR Medal of Honour
Tue, 08 Mar 2016 - 09:30

Professor Lynette Denny, Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, is set to receive the prestigious International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Medal of Honour. 

World Cancer Day 2016: We Can. I Can
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 - 15:15

World Cancer Day is a global event, taking place on 4 February every year and presents an ideal opportunity to raise awareness about cancer. The theme of World Cancer Day 2016 highlights the importance of collective and individual responsibility in addressing the burden of cancer.

Medical students visit food gardens in George
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 - 11:00

Fifteen sixth year UCT medical students arrived in George on 3 January to complete their final year in the Eden District, the first group to do their whole final year in the region.

Chinese short courses now start to apply
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 - 12:15

Welcome to the Confucius Institute (CI)  at University of Cape Town (UCT). We are delighted that you are considering studying Chinese at CI-UCT, an institution promotes a healthy exchange of language and culture between South Africa and China. CI offers a Chinese short course for students, staffs and community who intends to learn Chinese. This course comprises two levels: Level One and Level Two.

New Faculty appointment to assist with Transformation agenda
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 - 10:00

In line with the Faculty’s commitment to accelerating transformation, a Transformation Researcher has recently been appointed in the Dean’s office to assist the Deanery.

Academics and policy makers engage on alignment of research and implementation of interventions
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 - 09:45

Solving pressing health problems through  inter-sectoral approaches was the focus of a recent meeting attended by members of the Western Cape Provincial Government and academics of the Pan University Network for Global Health (PUNGH).

100-Up, up and away: Tefelo Mathibane’s trajectory of success
Mon, 09 May 2016 - 15:00

100-Up scholar Tefelo Mathibane reflects on how the programme has supported him throughout his studies and looks forward to a future of helping the community.

PET-CT scanner heralds new era in TB research
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 - 15:15

The Cape Universities Body Imaging Centre (CUBIC) launched its Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) Core Research Facility on Wednesday, 13 November, bolstering capacity in cutting-edge research on tuberculosis (TB), oncology, neurocognitive disorders, cardiovascular and other diseases.