Welcome to the
University of Cape Town News
Research & innovation
Lectures & speeches
From the UCT Executive
Campus communication archives
Debates in higher education
category: Faculty of Health Sciences
Research and innovation
Cape Town water crisis
Faculty of Health Sciences
Affirmative Action debate
Correspondence around debates in higher education
Debates in higher education
Free Education Planning Group
Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission (IRTC)
Transform UCT Third batch
UCT correspondence around #FeesMustFall and #EndOutsourcing
UCT correspondence around #RhodesMustFall
University fees in 2017 and beyond
Views from campus
Front page extra
2000 - 2008
Ad Hominem Promotions
Afropolitanism at UCT
Books & Arts
Focus on Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Health and Safety
Lectures and speeches
Letter to the Editor
The Brain Behaviour Initiative
Faculty Focus - Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED)
Faculty Focus - Commerce
Faculty Focus - Engineering & the Built Environment
Faculty Focus - Health Sciences
Faculty Focus - Humanities
Faculty Focus - Law
Faculty Focus - Science
World Suicide Prevention Day: ‘Creating hope through action’
A World Health Organization day of observance, World Suicide Prevention Day aims to sensitise the world on suicide and reduce its stigma.
09 Sep 2022
UCT researchers honoured at the NRF awards
UCT researchers have been honoured for their research at the NRF awards, while others were added to the NRF’s list of A-rated scholars.
02 Sep 2022
UCT researcher selected for African fellowship
Dr Bessie Malila investigates developing a platform that can be used for testing and validating emerging and existing telemedicine and mHealth solutions.
01 Sep 2022
UCT awarded two new SAMRC extramural units
Two of the four new South African Medical Research Council Extramural Research Units have been awarded to UCT to develop critical health research in the country.
30 Aug 2022
Trainees laud UCT’s African Paediatric Fellowship Programme
UCT’s African Paediatric Fellowship Programme received praise from trainees at a paediatric symposium held on 24 August 2022.
29 Aug 2022
Towards deep transformation
In a lecture focused on deep transformation, Prof Jonathan Jansen illuminated how the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine can further UCT’s Vision 2030.
18 Aug 2022
‘We must take men along on that journey’
Men must be part of disrupting the intergenerational cycle of violence against women and children, Professor Shanaaz Mathews said in her inaugural lecture.
15 Aug 2022
Women’s Month: Celebrating Lynette Denny – fearless leader and champion for women’s health
On Wednesday, 10 August, UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences hosted a thanksgiving event in honour of Professor Lynette Denny.
12 Aug 2022
Women’s Month: UCT-led clinic a ‘godsend’ in the fight against cervical cancer
On Monday, 8 August, the Khayelitsha Cervical Cancer Screening Project celebrated 27 years in service of the community.
11 Aug 2022
Four women at the IDM awarded grants geared for upskilling and capacity development
The institute’s Transformation Committee awarded four grants to PASS (two) and postdoctoral research fellows (two) to pursue developmental activities and opportunities through travel support.
04 Aug 2022
Two international awards for UCT’s Katherine Antel
UCT researcher Dr Katherine Antel has received two international awards for work in HIV-associated lymphoma
02 Aug 2022
‘You are a UCT graduate made to lead’
UCT’s first in-person graduation since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic kicked off in fine style on Friday, 22 July.
25 Jul 2022
Inspirational PhD grad: New findings on managing phantom limb pain
PHD graduand Katleho Limakatso has broken new ground on pain management for amputees experiencing phantom limb pain. His results yield some surprises too.
15 Jul 2022
Young researchers crowned in FameLab science communication competition
Emerging IDM researchers took part in a science communication and public speaking workshop, facilitated by Jive Media Africa, as part of the FameLab initiative.
24 Jun 2022
Invest early in children’s mental health – or risk a generation
The newly launched 2021/2022 “South African Child Gauge” spotlights high levels of mental illness among children and adolescents – and presents ways to mitigate this.
22 Jun 2022
School violence needs ‘whole community’ interventions
The release of an evidence review summary on preventing violence against children in schools has highlighted the urgency of developing multicomponent strategies.
06 Jun 2022
Transparency, collaboration underpin clinical and biomedical research integrity
UCT Professor Ntobeko Ntusi delivered a plenary session at the 7th World Conference on Research Integrity in the Cape Town.
01 Jun 2022
Harnessing healthcare to build the ‘Africa We Want’
Keynote speakers from UCT, the Africa CDC as well as the University of Global Health Equity shed light on the challenges and opportunities for the healthcare sector in Africa.
23 May 2022