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New UCT facility makes primary health care more accessible to Cape Flats residents
The University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences has officially launched a new student learning centre in the Cape Flats suburb of Retreat, where students will work and learn in the kinds of health-care conditions they will probably encounter often during their careers.
28 Jul 2010
Child health - a call for action
Children are paying the price for South Africa's failure to progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. South Africa is one of only 12 countries that has failed to reduce child mortality since 1990.
27 Jul 2010
Fossil fame for UCT zoologist
University of Cape Town zoologist Dr Gary Bronner has had a 5-million-year-old fossil of a mole named after him in recognition of his "major contributions" to understanding the biology of Africa's endemic and enigmatic golden moles.
22 Jul 2010
Clean out your closet for Mandela Day, urges SHAWCO
The Student Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) at the University of Cape Town invites businesses and community organisations to collect unwanted clothing, belts and shoes, for Rags 2 Riches - a social entrepreneurial project that helps unemployed people make a living and develop business skills by selling quality donated goods in needy communities.
16 Jul 2010
UCT/Sasol partnership yields groundbreaking invention
A partnership between Sasol and the University of Cape Town's Centre for Catalysis Research has yielded the invention of a device that will add great value to research in a variety of fields including nano-technology.
09 Jul 2010
SARS not likely to score against World Cup players.
The excitement of the 2010 FIFA World Cup is not just in the stadiums and fan parks, it's also in the bookkeeping. UCT PhD student Craig West focused his thesis - "The taxation effects for foreign international sportspersons" - on foreign athletes playing in South Africa and their staff. Included in his scope were the legislative provisions applicable to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
08 Jul 2010
UCT scientists bring developing world's voice to climate change discussion
Five UCT researchers, among 12 from South Africa, have been selected to contribute to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
07 Jul 2010
It's Pelé versus Mandela at UCT on Tuesday ... and spectators are welcome
Rural and township South African youth, playing on 6-a-side teams representing Brazilian hero Pelé and his longtime buddy Mandla Mandela, will fight it out on the University of Cape Town campus this afternoon
05 Jul 2010