Congratulations to Faculty of Health Sciences recipients of UCT’s 2017 Student Leadership Awards!
UCT’s top student leaders were hailed at the annual Student Leadership Awards ceremony on 31 October 2017.
Heather Zar named 2018 Woman in Science Laureate
Professor Heather Zar has been announced as the 2018 L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Laureate for Africa and the Arab States, in recognition of her wide-ranging contributions to child health, which have improved – and saved – children’s lives across...
Top accolades for UCT researchers
Professor Valerie Mizrahi and Professor Carolyn Williamson have been awarded platinum and gold medals respectively by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC).
McIntyre bows out with NHI talk
Professor Di McIntyre, a health economist known for her fierce championing of a well-funded and fair public health system, will deliver her valedictory lecture, titled “A Universal Health System for SA: Some final words on NHI” at UCT on 9 November...
UCT start-up awarded for breakthrough heart valve
A team of dedicated heart surgeons, clinicians and medical engineers at Strait Access Technologies (SAT) – a UCT start-up company – has perfected a heart valve that will save millions of lives.


Monday, 20 November 2017
UCT scientists strike blow against tuberculosis

Researchers have uncovered a sequence of biological processes that occur in humans infected with the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis as the infection progresses to pulmonary tuberculosis, according to new research published in the PLOS Pathogens Journal.

Publication Date:
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:45
Health Sciences 24/7 study area

The Health Sciences Library will be creating a 24/7 study facility for 60 Health Sciences students with the space doubling up as a fully equipped training and event space during the day.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:00
Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program awarded to UCT with partners Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt Universities

The Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program has been established at the University of Cape Town in partnership with Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in the US. The Program is funded by a 5-year grant from the Fogarty International Center of the US National Institutes of Health.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 12:00
CPUT Bulletin: Opticianry students get to grips with subject matter

In a first for both institutions, CPUT students studying towards a National Diploma in Optical Dispensing recently undertook a field trip to UCT’s Department of Human Biology.

Publication Date:
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 14:15