Close the mental health treatment gap
South Africa needs sustainable solutions to deal with its mental health treatment gap, delegates heard at a roundtable discussion ahead of World Mental Health Day (WMHD).
Sudesh Sivarasu: the prolific inventor serving humanity through innovation
Dr Sudesh Sivarasu, senior lecturer in the Division of Biomedical Engineering has been awarded the 2017 Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Achievement in Innovation for his invention and innovation achievements.
Prof Sandie Thomson to receive highest honour from World Gastroenterology Organisation
The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) will award its 2017 Masters of the WGO (MWGO) Award to Professor Sandie Thomson, head of the Division of Medical Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine.


Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Researchers presents at IAS 2017

The International AIDS Symposium (IAS) Conference 2017 was a wealth of cutting edge research and discussion on HIV and AIDS, and the representatives from the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) were no exception.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 11:30
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.

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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