Thursday, 22 August 2019
CO-CREATE encourages youth to tackle obesity

There’s an insidious condition affecting South African youth, slowly killing people. The prevalence of overweight and obesity in South Africans aged 15 and above is 68% in women and 31% in men. Policy needs a redirect with the youth at the forefront.

Publication Date:
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 - 13:00
An African perspective on gene editing

Scientists have the power to change our DNA, but should they? University of Cape Town Associate Professor Jantina de Vries is part of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recently established Advisory Board for Gene Editing, which will develop a framework for just how far gene editing should reach.

Publication Date:
Thu, 08 Aug 2019 - 11:15
‘Gender-based violence does not belong here’

The University of Cape Town (UCT) will not tolerate gender-based violence (GBV) and violent sexual crimes on campus, and South Africa should not either. That was Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng’s stern warning to the campus community ahead of a silent protest to condemn the scourge of GBV and rape, held on Friday, 2 August.

Publication Date:
Mon, 05 Aug 2019 - 12:15
The heart doctor: On preventing the preventable

The 5th to the 11th of August marks Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease Week. UCT Professor Liesl Zühlke considers the irony of a preventable disease killing hundreds of thousands worldwide.

Publication Date:
Mon, 05 Aug 2019 - 07:15