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World TB Day: Vaccine trial inspires clinicians to imagine a world without TB
On World TB Day, UCT News shines a spotlight on a new phase three clinical trial led by clinicians at the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative.
24 Mar 2023
Human Rights Day: ‘Refugees are people with rights and aspirations’
UCT student Innocent Biringanine shared some of his family’s struggles as they journeyed from the Democratic Republic of Congo to seek refuge in South Africa.
20 Mar 2023
UCT’s HIV and TB hotline – serving healthcare workers, communities for 15 years
Over the past 15 years the National HIV and TB Healthcare Worker hotline has fielded almost 70 000 calls from healthcare workers from all corners of South Africa.
15 Mar 2023
HPV vaccinations crucial for people living with HIV
During a belated HPV seminar, UCT’s Professor Anna-Lise Williamson recommended that all people living with HIV be vaccinated for HPV to reduce the burden of disease.
14 Mar 2023
Collaboration, leadership, failure – the mainstays of advancing leadership in global surgery
The 2023 cohort of UCT’s Executive Leadership in Global Surgery programme were encouraged to collaborate, think out of the box, and embrace failure.
01 Mar 2023
UCT’s Petrus de Vries bags two global mental health awards
Professor Petrus de Vries has received two international awards in recognition of his work in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health.
01 Mar 2023
Flute from his femur – researcher’s personal journey with healthcare tech, AI
‘Bone Flute’ caps Ralph Borland’s collaboration with a Tygerberg Hospital surgeon – and a personal journey that fuses art, research, and his experience as a patient.
27 Feb 2023
Project Flamingo: A beacon of light for patients with breast cancer
Thanks to its weekend catch-up surgery initiative, Project Flamingo provides hope to patients with breast cancer.
15 Feb 2023
‘If it’s not a calling, find another job’ – Dr Imtiaz Sooliman
Gift of the Givers’ Dr Imtiaz Sooliman set the tone for returning physiotherapy students with a hard-hitting message about mercy, love, care, compassion and ethics.
10 Feb 2023
Executive education for everyone
UCT is expanding its offering of executive short courses to help bridge the skills gap between supply and demand in the labour market.
08 Feb 2023
‘Bongani Mayosi’s legacy is a gift to UCT’
On Saturday, 28 January, UCT rolled out the red carpet to celebrate and honour the legacy of Professor Bongani Mayosi.
31 Jan 2023
Charting SHAWCO’s next 80 years
There is still much to look forward to for the Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation as it celebrates 80 years of student-led service to communities.
19 Jan 2023
Rhodes Scholar-elect will use postgraduate research to improve African lives
Kaitlyn Sparks is beaming with pride after receiving a 2023 Rhodes Scholarship – the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious scholarship programme in the world.
18 Jan 2023
Transformation, collaboration to underpin Dr Sharief Hendricks’s presidency of SASMA
Dr Sharief Hendricks, senior lecturer at UCT and visiting professor at Leeds Beckett University (UK), has his vision mapped out for his presidency of the South African Sports Medicine Association.
30 Dec 2022
The power of a care pack
UCT’s Office for Inclusivity and Change donates Power Packs to women empowerment programme Sparrow Society to help GBV survivors heal.
28 Dec 2022
Forensic scientist wants to be part of the solution to crime, violence in South Africa
Masego Sebolai’s indomitable spirit and unwavering commitment to a career helping others sees her named an inspirational graduate in 2022.
23 Dec 2022
The incriminating genes behind sports injuries
UCT researchers are leading the way in investigating the body’s cellular networks and pathways, including DNA and protein structures, in the field of sports injury.
21 Dec 2022
Groote Schuur Hospital CEO seeks answers to organisational leadership in PhD
The CEO of Groote Schuur Hospital, Dr Bhavna Patel, explains why the focus of her PhD is targeted at leadership in healthcare – and in particular the institution she oversees.
20 Dec 2022