While retirement at the pinnacle of one’s career could seem a misfortune; it brings pleasure in that, unrestrained by the administrative tasks of working life, more time is left to enjoy one’s passions and leisurely activities. This was the message delivered by Professor Marian Jacobs to outgoing Head of the Western Cape Health Department, Professor Craig Househam on 22 January 2015.
On 16 March 2015 thousands of students from around the world will be able to view the first lecture in UCT's first free massive open online course (MOOC) titled Medicine and the Arts: Humanising healthcare.
Keeping an accurate record of a young child's treatment is critical to their overall health. That's why South Africans have the Road to Health, a book issued at birth that helps health workers record and monitor a child's growth, development and clinical care. But it is rarely put to optimum use.
The mainstream media in South Africa has no shortage of stories about violence perpetrated against children. Over half of South Africa's children frequently experience some form of violence from a very early age, and our system – under-resourced and over-burdened – is tasked with responding to these incidents.