Congratulations to Associate Professor John Ataguba, Director of Health Economics, for being selected to the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council on Health and Healthcare. 

Dr Charle Viljoen, of the Department of Medicine was awarded the 2018 International Resident Leadership Award by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This award is given annually to an international resident who has demonstrated leadership in specialty education and encourages the development of future leaders in medicine.








Thursday, 13 December 2018
Identifying those who die at sea

 UCT is spearheading a study that could be key to resolving the worldwide challenge of identifying human remains found in the ocean or washed up on the beach, the success of which would bring closure to grieving families.

Publication Date:
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 - 09:45
Medical students upskilling communities

A group of fourth-year University of Cape Town (UCT) medical students who are helping empower Mitchell’s Plain residents by teaching them basic first-aid skills are themselves benefiting from the experience as they learn the essential of community-oriented primary care (COPC).

Publication Date:
Thu, 25 Oct 2018 - 11:00
‘Fearless’ HIV activist wins Tutu award

UCT’s Prof of Medicine Linda-Gail Bekker (left) with the 2018 Desmond Tutu Award for HIV Prevention Research and Human Rights. She is seen here in Madrid with fellow South African Gcobisa Madlolo, who became the fifth recipient of the Omolulu Falobi Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention Research Community Advocacy.

Publication Date:
Wed, 24 Oct 2018 - 10:15
Khoisan skeletons to be returned home

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is working with the community of Sutherland in the Northern Cape to return to their descendants the skeletal remains of nine people, believed to have been Khoisan people captured and forced to become farm labourers in the 1800s

Publication Date:
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 - 09:45