Staying true to the University of Cape Town (UCT) tradition, first-year student volunteers took to the streets of Cape Town yesterday to sell the 86th edition of the SAX Appeal magazine. All funds raised from magazine sales go to swell the charity coffers of the Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO), which focuses on improving health and education in disadvantaged areas of greater Cape Town.
Each year on February 11, the United Nations marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It’s a chance to reflect on how the situation has improved for women working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and how much remains to be done.
UCT’s new first-year students have spent the past three days enjoying Plaza Week, when the University of Cape Town’s wide variety of clubs and societies set up camp in front of Sarah Baartman Hall to tempt the Freshers to sign up and join in the activities they offer.
In South Africa, cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths among women while breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer. One in 26 women are at risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime, mostly presenting with late stage disease, which is associated with a poor prognosis.
Health Systems Trust (HST) has released its 13th edition of the District Health Barometer (DHB) the Distirct Health Barometer 2017/18. The DHB provides a detailed overview of the country's public health services in all 52 health districts.
They come from far and wide: from Zimbabwe, Haiti, Latvia, Monaco and the Falkland Islands, a diverse enrolment of 605 new international students who will be studying at the University of Cape Town (UCT) this year.
Biomedical engineers from UCT and Osmania University, India, have put their heads together to develop a tool for clinicians to administer medication to their patients remotely using mobile messaging technology.
Researchers from UCT are included in two of 12 international teams selected by United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) to establish large interdisciplinary research hubs based at leading UK universities that address the world’s complex development challenges.
If you ask Professor Alison September and Dr Andrea Gibbon to describe their recent study in a single sentence, they struggle to do so. It isn’t because this pair of savvy scientists are overly verbose, it’s because they’re so passionate about the work they do.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has held its position at ninth in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings and is the top university in Africa. South Africa has nine universities in the Emerging Economies Rankings, up from eight last year, and retains seven in the top 200.