New HOD for Medicine
Dr Ntobeko Ntusi has been appointed as the new Head of the Department (HOD) of Medicine, from November 2016. Dr Ntusi replaces Professor Bongani Mayosi, who is Dean designate for the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Safe hands: Meet the Sports Science Institute’s new chief
The Sports Science Institute’s new head, Dr Phatho Zondi, flies to Rio in August as chief medical officer to our Paralympians.
Sports rehab clinic for Groote Schuur
The Sports Injury Clinic at Groote Schuur Hospital is a first for South Africa. It will cater to a broad sector of the public that has not been able to access or afford sports injury rehabilitation services.
Physio intervention helps arthritis pain management
Physiotherapy can have a significant effect in managing pain for sufferers of end-stage arthritis and may even alleviate the need for joint surgery.
Dr Fleur Howells receives a Claude Leon Merit Award
Neuroscientist and senior lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, Dr Fleur Howells recently received the 2016 Claude Leon Merit Award for early career researchers.


Thursday, 25 August 2016

Dr Christine Peta is a public health care practitioner who scored a first by becoming the first Zimbabwean to obtain a PhD in Disability Studies.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 09:45

The University of Cape Town has temporarily suspended its student health services in Khayelitsha this week after six Health Sciences students were robbed at gunpoint outside Ummangaliso Primary School in Site B, Khayelitsha, on the afternoon of Tuesday, 16 August 2016.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 15:45

In July, UCT’s Children’s Institute hosted its short course on Child Rights and Child Law for Health and Allied Professionals. Doctors, nurses, social workers and other health professionals brushed up on the latest policies, laws and developments in the field.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 09:45

1 August 2016, Cape Town - The University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences notes the actions of Dr Yumna Moosa with regards to the publicising of a video containing audio clips of conversations with senior doctors in KwaZulu-Natal during her internship there.

Publication Date:
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 16:00