Student surgeons climb Kili for dialysis machine
The majestic peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, which members of UCT’s Surgical Society will attempt to summit in December this year to fund a haemodialysis machine for Groote Schuur Hospital.
Rheumatic heart disease persists in poor regions
A new study shows that while the risk of dying of rheumatic heart disease has fallen over the past 25 years, the disease stubbornly persists in the world’s poor regions, where penicillin is either unavailable or too costly.


Monday, 25 September 2017
World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders program puts the spotlight on Africa’s cardiovascular diseases in Africa

The University of Cape Town (UCT) recently hosted, for the first time, the annual seminar of the World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders programme. Created in 2014, Emerging Leaders (ELs) is among the first international training programmes on cardiovascular implementation research.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 09:00
Marakalala wins fellowship for TB work

Dr Mohlopheni Marakalala will use his huge research grant to explore aspects of the pandemic tuberculosis disease.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 14:45
Mr South Africa scores a PhD

The current Mr South Africa, Habib Noorbhai, is among the PhD graduates at the mid-year graduation at UCT on 14 July. His research into the backlift technique in cricket – an essential component of a sound batting technique – has underpinned the design of a revolutionary training bat.

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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 08:30
UCT in M&G’s top 200

UCT students, alumni and staff have put in a strong showing on the 2017 Mail & Guardian 200. 

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 13:00