Congratulations to Faculty of Health Sciences recipients of UCT’s 2017 Student Leadership Awards!
UCT’s top student leaders were hailed at the annual Student Leadership Awards ceremony on 31 October 2017.
Heather Zar named 2018 Woman in Science Laureate
Professor Heather Zar has been announced as the 2018 L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Laureate for Africa and the Arab States, in recognition of her wide-ranging contributions to child health, which have improved – and saved – children’s lives across...
Top accolades for UCT researchers
Professor Valerie Mizrahi and Professor Carolyn Williamson have been awarded platinum and gold medals respectively by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC).
McIntyre bows out with NHI talk
Professor Di McIntyre, a health economist known for her fierce championing of a well-funded and fair public health system, will deliver her valedictory lecture, titled “A Universal Health System for SA: Some final words on NHI” at UCT on 9 November...
UCT start-up awarded for breakthrough heart valve
A team of dedicated heart surgeons, clinicians and medical engineers at Strait Access Technologies (SAT) – a UCT start-up company – has perfected a heart valve that will save millions of lives.


Friday, 17 November 2017
Undergrad Research Day Oral Winners 2017

The Faculty of Health Sciences celebrated the 2017 Undergraduate Research Day on the 19 October 2017 with resounding success and the oral presentations being a key highlight of the date.

Publication Date:
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 15:30
Awardees: Carnegie Developing Emerging Academic Leaders (DEAL) in Africa

The Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT, recently announced 5 Early-Career and 6 Postdoctoral fellowships have been awarded, for three years each, under the new Carnegie Corporation Developing Emerging Academic Leaders (DEAL) in Africa programme.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 13:30
Press Release: Prof Mayosi elected to US National Academy of Medicine

The Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town, Professor Bongani Mayosi, has been elected to the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The NAM, formerly the Institute of Medicine, was established in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences to advise on medical and health issues.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:15
Press Release: UCT to host valedictory lecture on the National Health Insurance

The University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences will host a valedictory lecture focusing on the National Health Insurance (NHI) in South Africa next month.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 14:15