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Congratulations to Dan Stein who has recently awarded the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) lifetime achievement award

Congratulations to Graeme Meintjes for his renewal of the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chair of Poverty-related Infections

Congratulations to Prof  Val Mizrahi for being awarded the Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship



Thursday, 27 June 2019
Young UCT scientist selected for international leadership initiative

“Who knew a boy from rural Mansa, Zambia could come this far, stand a chance and become successful at opportunities like this?” These are the words of Dickson Mambwe, a University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD student working in the field of drug discovery, after recently being selected for the 2019 CAS Future Leaders Program.

Publication Date:
Wed, 29 May 2019 - 13:45
Benefits of breastfeeding can last a lifetime

Mothers can transfer lifelong protection against infection to their infants by breastfeeding, says a new study by an international team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

Publication Date:
Wed, 29 May 2019 - 12:30
The case against e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes are heavily promoted as a ‘healthy’ alternative to smoking tobacco, but they are potentially just as dangerous. Not only are they a gateway to real smoking, but their apologists make inaccurate claims and attempt to denigrate World Health Organisation research on the issue.

Publication Date:
Tue, 28 May 2019 - 08:15
Celebrating Africa Month

On Africa Day, which is commemorated on 25 May each year, we are encouraged to celebrate our diverse and exuberant continent. The day marks the founding of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963, which became the African Union (AU) in July 2002.

Publication Date:
Thu, 23 May 2019 - 08:30