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Speech-language Pathology



Occupational Therapy




Congratulations to the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI),  who received the Vice-Chancellor’s Social Responsiveness Award for 2018 at the Health Sciences graduation ceremony on Saturday 13 April 2019.

View the Dean's presentation from the Faculty Assembly here

Dean Williamson welcoming the Minister of Health, Dr. P Aaron Motsoaledi, to the Steve Lawn Annual Memorial Lecture on campus. View the full talk here





Thursday, 25 April 2019
Growing Africa’s genetic ‘library of life’

The untapped potential of DNA technology to significantly boost healthcare in Africa, including the acceleration of diagnosis and treatment of threats like HIV and tuberculosis, substantiates the urgent need for focused investment in genomics.

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 - 12:00
Out-of-the-box thinker wins a Premier’s Award

The year was 1986. South Africa was in a State of Emergency – strikes, mass protests and school boycotts in solidarity with the struggle for liberation were common. Against this turbulent backdrop, a young black woman from Benoni on the East Rand had made the cut to study medicine at the University of Cape Town (UCT), and was on her way to the Mother City.

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 - 11:00
How DNA technology can provide immediate benefits for healthcare in Africa

Although there is increasing evidence of participation of African scientists in genomics research, there is little evidence of its major impact in practice.

Publication Date:
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 - 08:00
International Women's day: Prof. Karen Sliwa, putting maternal health on the global scale

Prof. Karen Sliwa, president World Heart Federation and director Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa  puts maternal health on the global scale.

Publication Date:
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 - 13:45