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Wednesday, 20 February 2019
SAX Appeal 2019

Staying true to the University of Cape Town (UCT) tradition, first-year student volunteers took to the streets of Cape Town yesterday to sell the 86th edition of the SAX Appeal magazine. All funds raised from magazine sales go to swell the charity coffers of the Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO), which focuses on improving health and education in disadvantaged areas of greater Cape Town. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 - 07:45
Women making their mark in science

Each year on February 11, the United Nations marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It’s a chance to reflect on how the situation has improved for women working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and how much remains to be done.

Publication Date:
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 - 07:45
Plaza Week 2019

UCT’s new first-year students have spent the past three days enjoying Plaza Week, when the University of Cape Town’s wide variety of clubs and societies set up camp in front of Sarah Baartman Hall to tempt the Freshers to sign up and join in the activities they offer.

Publication Date:
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 - 13:30
African women carry a high burden of cancer – early detection and treatment is critical

In South Africa, cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths among women while breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer. One in 26 women are at risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime, mostly presenting with late stage disease, which is associated with a poor prognosis.

Publication Date:
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 - 13:00