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Invitation to attend Sister Institute Seminar Series (SISS) online
Look for information on the Faculty’s response to COVID-19 here
Weekly COVID-19 clinician-based webinars
On Wednesdays, join our weekly COVID-19 clinician-based webinars on the ECHO ZOOM platform, featuring both international and national clinicians and researchers. Prof Graeme Meintjes, Deputy Head of the Department of Medicine, hosts  a panel of infectious disease specialists, respiratory physicians and critical care specialists on COVID-19 topics of special interest, followed by a  question and answer session. Recordings of these webinars are made available within 3 days of the meeting having been held.

 The Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, is producing educational video material for use on digital platforms and in multiple languages. The information contained in the videos is authenticated and endorsed by the team of experts based in the Department of Medicine. Many of the recommendations are based on current best evidence and are aligned to provincial, national and international guidelines. (View videos below)

Mask Safety

Intro, do's and don'ts
'Thuma Mina' by UCT Choir
Undergraduate studies - 2021


Thursday, 9 July 2020
Preparations for phased return to campuses progressing well

From Friday, 27 March 2020, university campuses in South Africa have been largely deserted, but in the wake of lockdown Level 3, some students and staff are being allowed back, with certain provisos.

Publication Date:
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 11:45
COVID-19’s interaction with HIV and TB investigated

The HIATUS study, a research programme being launched by the Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), will investigate the interaction between the COVID-19 pandemic and common endemic infectious diseases in the South African context.

Publication Date:
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 11:15
Six UCT researchers are ‘Science Oscars’ finalists

On 30 July 2020, the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) will host its 22nd annual awards event in partnership with South32. This year, six researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) are among the finalists.

Publication Date:
Fri, 12 Jun 2020 - 08:30
Ensuring equitable access to COVID-19 info

While reliable communication around COVID-19 is vital to curbing its spread, many people without ready access to data have been excluded from this knowledge – which could be instrumental in saving lives. This inspired Professor Salome Maswime, head of the Division of Global Surgery at the University of Cape Town (UCT), and her team to intervene with accessible digital solutions.

Publication Date:
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 - 13:45