Wednesday, 18 September 2019
133 years of women at UCT

Did you know that women first registered as students at the South African College (SAC), the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) forerunner, in 1886, the same year gold was discovered on the Witwatersrand? In National Womenʼs Month we look back at some of the milestones and women pioneers in our history.

Publication Date:
Tue, 27 Aug 2019 - 08:00
‘Education was my secret weapon’

In a sad twist of fate, Zimbabwean-born Rachael Dangarembizi had to step into the role of mother to her four young siblings at just 16 when HIV/AIDS claimed the lives of her parents. In what felt like the blink of an eye, she was the sole breadwinner and head of the household.

Publication Date:
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 - 08:45
UCT team’s central role in R5-bn settlement

University of Cape Town (UCT) academics Dr Shahieda Adams and Professor Mohamed Jeebhay were part of a team that played an integral role in providing technical medical input to the legal arguments in South Africa’s historic R5-billion settlement for the gold miners who contracted silicosis and/or pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) at work.

Publication Date:
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 - 12:30
Malaria drug less effective in malnourished children

Researchers have found that the most-prescribed antimalarial drug is less effective in severely malnourished children than in those that are adequately nourished. The study calls for further research into optimising treatment for undernourished children – who are particularly vulnerable to contracting malaria and dying from the disease.

Publication Date:
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 - 12:45