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SAX Appeal 2019
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 - 07:45

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. 

Women making their mark in science
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 - 07:45

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.

Plaza Week 2019
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 - 13:30

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.

African women carry a high burden of cancer – early detection and treatment is critical
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 - 13:00

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.

More die after surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined – study
Fri, 01 Feb 2019 - 14:45

Around the world 4.2 million people die every year within 30 days after surgery – with half of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), a new study in The Lancet reveals.

Health Systems Trust publishes the District Health Barometer 2017/18
Fri, 01 Feb 2019 - 10:45

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.

UCT master’s degrees pull international students
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 - 10:00

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.

Administering drugs via mobile messaging
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 - 11:15

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.

UCT selected for large-scale funding to tackle the world’s complex challenges
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 - 10:15

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.

UCT study uses genetics to explore people’s risks of getting injured
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 - 10:00

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.

UCT among top 10 emerging-economy universities
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 - 08:30

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.

UCT to co-host the Neuroscience Imbizo
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 14:00

The IBRO-SIMONS Computational Neuroscience Imbizo, or isiCNI2019 is an opportunity for African and international students to learn about cutting edge research techniques in computational neuroscience.