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Weekly COVID-19 clinician-based webinars
On Wednesdays, join our weekly COVID-19 clinician-based webinars on the ECHO ZOOM platform, featuring both international and national clinicians and researchers. Prof Graeme Meintjes, Deputy Head of the Department of Medicine, hosts  a panel of infectious disease specialists, respiratory physicians and critical care specialists on COVID-19 topics of special interest, followed by a  question and answer session. Recordings of these webinars are made available within 3 days of the meeting having been held.


 The Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, is producing educational video material for use on digital platforms and in multiple languages. The information contained in the videos is authenticated and endorsed by the team of experts based in the Department of Medicine. Many of the recommendations are based on current best evidence and are aligned to provincial, national and international guidelines. (View videos below)

Mask Safety

Intro, do's and don'ts
Personal Protective Equipment
Flattening the Curve


Friday, 29 May 2020
UCT celebrates Africa Day

“The evolution of humanity says that Africa reaffirms that she is continuing her rise from the ashes. Whatever the setbacks of the moment, nothing can stop us now! Whatever the difficulties, Africa shall be at peace.” – President Thabo Mbeki.

Publication Date:
Mon, 25 May 2020 - 11:00
Phased return to campus planned

The University of Cape Townʼs (UCT) chief operating officer, Dr Reno Morar, has assured staff members that their return to work on campus will be done in a phased process that will be very organised and controlled.

Publication Date:
Tue, 19 May 2020 - 11:15
COVID-19: a ‘teachable’ moment

As the University of Cape Town (UCT) enters the third week of emergency remote teaching and learning, the executive has committed to supporting both academics and students adapt to the new temporary learning methodology. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 18 May 2020 - 11:15
Funding, return to labs critical to research

Research funding and a return of students to laboratories and studios were central to Professor Sue Harrison’s message during the online special assembly hosted by Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng on 14 May. Harrison is Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

Publication Date:
Mon, 18 May 2020 - 11:00