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Monday, 21 October 2019
UCT researchers honoured by ASSAf & SAYAS

Three University of Cape Town (UCT) professors have been elected to stand among South Africa’s leading scholars and scientists as members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), while a UCT associate professor joined the ranks of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS).

Publication Date:
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 - 12:45
SA’s 92% mental health treatment gap

South Africa has taken steps towards strengthening mental health care in the last 20 years. These include reforming the Mental Health Care Act 2002 and developing a National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan 2013–2020.

Publication Date:
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 - 15:00
Status epilepticus: New research on failing meds

A new paper by University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers and their international co-authors has explained why patients experiencing unrelenting epileptic seizures, or status epilepticus, stop responding to first-line medication benzodiazepine.

Publication Date:
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 - 13:30
We did the sums on South Africa’s mental health spend. They’re not pretty

South Africa has taken steps towards strengthening mental health care in the last 20 years. These include reforming the Mental Health Care Act 2002 and developing a National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan 2013–2020.

Publication Date:
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 - 14:45

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