A ray of hope for neglected African disease: sickle cell disease
UCT’s Professor Ambroise Wonkam has secured US$3.7 million to establish the Sickle Africa Data Coordinating Center (SADaCC), which will build capacity to help Africa tackle sickle cell disease.
UCT researchers discover heart-attack gene
Researchers from UCT's Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa (HICRA), through global collaboration, have identified a new gene that is a major cause of sudden death among young people and athletes.
Sugar tax is not pie in the sky
The South African sugar tax is based on solid science and is a step in the right direction, say UCT health sciences researchers.
HIV centre lands huge Zimele Project
The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation has been chosen to implement the Zimele Project, a health and social intervention programme for youth in the Western Cape


Saturday, 29 April 2017

While there were no graduation ceremonies for undergraduates in 2016, the completion of one’s studies in the face of the challenges presented by a tumultuous academic year was something to be proud of.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 10:30

Lasker Award-winning biologist Sir Peter Ratcliffe was a little bit surprised by the breadth of what he saw on his recent visit to the University of Cape Town. 

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 09:15

The student protests over the past two years have foregrounded how the experience of university by the overwhelming majority of black students is not the same as other fellow-students, that the transition from underprivileged lives in black townships and rural villages, to a university with a history of white privilege, is often a painful one.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 09:00

UCT medical students recently completed a research study on the nature and burden of food insecurity among attendees of the Vanguard Community Health Centre.

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Friday, February 17, 2017 - 14:00