The devastating condition that can cause cancer in children
Doctoral candidate Lindiwe Lamola has had a grudge against cancer since it caused the death of her much-loved grandmother. She is channeling her energies into examining a rare genetic syndrome that puts people at risk of childhood cancer.
Beating children leads to a lifetime of underachievement
Children who are beaten by their parents do badly at school, often drop out, and ultimately get lower-paying jobs, according to recent research. The findings are particularly alarming in light of the high levels of child abuse in South Africa.
UCT Africa Month
UCT adopts the 2015 Africa Union Theme "2015 Year of Women's Empowerment & Development towards Africa's Agenda 2063" to celebrate Africa Month.


Saturday, 23 May 2015

Smoking in South Africa has decreased substantially over the past two decades, particularly among the young and the poor – and research shows that this is largely thanks to sharp hikes in excise taxes, which have pushed up the price of the average pack of cigarettes.

Publication Date:
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 10:00

In the 1970s the global burden of disease changed and RHD all but disappeared in the global north, however it continues to kill hundreds of thousands in the developing world.

Publication Date:
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 14:15

South African universities, including UCT, have received significant awards – a total of US$8-million in the first year – to support research targeting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and HIV-related disorders and cancers.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 09:30

World Cancer Day is a unique opportunity to raise awareness that there is much that can be done at an individual, community and governmental level, to address the burden of cancer. The theme for the 2015 World Cancer Day “Not Beyond Us” points to the fact that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach.

Publication Date:
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 09:45