Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Health tech: appropriate over affordable

Home to some of the world’s best designers, engineers and clinicians, South Africa has the potential to make its mark as a central health innovation hub in the global south. This is the view of Sudesh Sivarasu, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Cape Town (UCT), who believes that – using Frugal Biodesign – developing nations can solve their own healthcare challenges.

Publication Date:
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 - 14:30
Uyinene Mrwetyana: A week of mourning and reflection

Uyinene Mrwetyana, a first-year UCT student, went missing on Saturday, 24 August. A desperate yet hopeful search ensued in the days that followed. But then, on Monday, 2 September, the worst news was confirmed: Nene was found murdered.  Immediately, the university community commenced a period of mourning in Nene's honour. This included prayer circles, night vigils, protest action and a memorial.

Publication Date:
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 - 12:00
Natasha Moodaley receives Distinguished Student Award

Paying it forward is the butterfly effect of kindness that can change the face of a community. Natasha Moodaley advocates for community engagement – here’s why.

Publication Date:
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 - 09:00
First-of-its-kind wound healing research unit

UCT Professor Nonhlanhla Khumalo, head of the Division of Dermatology in the Department of Medicine, will direct a new research unit dedicated to understanding and managing skin scarring. Its focus will be keloid scarring, a type of raised scarring that can form when scar tissue grows excessively and that is most common among Africans.

Publication Date:
Thu, 05 Sep 2019 - 14:45