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UCT Vice-Chancellor wishes class of 2019 matriculants well for their exams
University of Cape Town Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng has wished the class of 2019 matriculants well for their examinations. This year, 790 405 matriculants will sit for their exams, which started today.
23 Oct 2019
Harnessing Africa's potential to develop medicines for its people
Africa makes up 15% of the global population and 25% of the global disease burden yet the discovery and development of medicines that end up in Africa has historically only happened in the global North. It is time for the situation to change, says Professor Kelly Chibale, the director and founder of the University of Cape Town's Drug Discovery and Development Centre, H3D.
17 Oct 2019
A study in African women sheds new light on barriers to a cure for HIV
An international, collaborative study led by University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers has revealed an unexpected finding that could lead to better therapies towards reducing the HIV reservoir, a major barrier to developing a cure for HIV. The reservoir consists of viral DNA that survives hidden in the body even after indefinite treatment with antiretrovirals.
15 Oct 2019
Long-term success rates for kidney transplants between HIV positive donor and recipient
South Africa has one of the highest incidences of people living with HIV in the world with over seven million people living with the disease. Thus, a new study which has found that survival rates between an HIV positive donor and an HIV positive recipient shows long-term success is positive news for the country.
07 Oct 2019
Most plastic dumped at sea doesn't come from land-based sources, UCT study finds
New research led by the University of Cape Town has cast doubt on the widely held assumption that most marine plastic comes from land-based sources, but rather that a significant proportion come from ships dumping their litter at sea in contravention of international law.
02 Oct 2019