Novel blindness gene identified
An international consortium that includes UCT geneticists has identified a novel gene, IDH3A, which is implicated in retinitis pigmentosa (RP), an inherited form of blindness.
Eh!woza TB project engages high school learners
The Eh!woza project, through its media workshops, becomes a space for the students to engage with the lived experiences and lay understandings of disease.
Super microscopes to zoom in on TB, HIV/AIDS
Two new super-resolution microscopes will help researchers gain unprecedented insight into the cellular processes that relate to key health issues like tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
Meet UCT's half-marathon star
UCT medical student Jessica Pollock’s win in the Safari Half Marathon was just the latest arrow in an impressive athletic quiver.


Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Media statement from the Chairperson of the National Forensic Pathology Services Committee

The statement is endorsed by the head of UCT’s Division of Forensic Medicine Professor Lorna Martin, who is a member of this committee.

Publication Date:
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 15:45
Press Release: World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders to drive improved global access to essential CVD medicines

Access to essential CVD medicines is worryingly low globally and particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where some of the barriers to CVD medicines access include poor access to health care facilities, low availability, poor quality of medication and unaffordability.

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 09:30
More children than ever overweight and obese

For the first time in history more children in the world are overweight and obese than under-nourished and stunted, said UCT’s Professor Vicky Lambert following the release of the Healthy Active Kids South Africa Report Card (HAKSA) 2016.

Publication Date:
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 10:15
Study Reveals Limitations of Maternal Health Services for Deaf Women in Cape Town

The study is a first of its kind from Sub-Saharan Africa and based at the SPHFM, which aims to advance access to health care for signing Deaf people and to bring their needs to the attention of the health authorities.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 14:00