News & Publications
Medical students upskilling communities
Thu, 25 Oct 2018 - 11:00

A group of fourth-year University of Cape Town (UCT) medical students who are helping empower Mitchell’s Plain residents by teaching them basic first-aid skills are themselves benefiting from the experience as they learn the essential of community-oriented primary care (COPC).

‘Fearless’ HIV activist wins Tutu award
Wed, 24 Oct 2018 - 10:15

UCT’s Prof of Medicine Linda-Gail Bekker (left) with the 2018 Desmond Tutu Award for HIV Prevention Research and Human Rights. She is seen here in Madrid with fellow South African Gcobisa Madlolo, who became the fifth recipient of the Omolulu Falobi Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention Research Community Advocacy.

Desmond Tutu Award for HIV Prevention Research and Human Rights
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 - 10:30

The co-chairs of HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P 2018), the world’s only scientific meeting dedicated exclusively to biomedical HIV prevention, have announced that the 2018 Desmond Tutu Award for HIV Prevention Research and Human Rights will be presented to HIV researcher, physician and community advocate Linda-Gail Bekker of Cape Town, South Africa. The presentation will take place at the Opening Plenary of this year’s HIVR4P conference, Monday 22 October in Madrid, Spain.

Khoisan skeletons to be returned home
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 - 09:45

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is working with the community of Sutherland in the Northern Cape to return to their descendants the skeletal remains of nine people, believed to have been Khoisan people captured and forced to become farm labourers in the 1800s

IDM Members shine at prestigious ASSAf Annual Awards
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 - 16:00

We are proud to announce that a number of researchers, all based in our  Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine(IDM), have achieved recognition at the annual  Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) Annual Awards Ceremony held in Pretoria on 10 October 2018.

Paediatric cardiologist wins prestigious award.
Tue, 09 Oct 2018 - 12:45

Paediatric cardiologist Associate Professor Liesl Zühlke has recently won the prestigious SA Medical Research Council/ UK Department of International Development(MRC/DFID) African Research Leader Award.

Using palladium to fight cancer
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 - 13:45

Dr Sharon Prince, head of the Division of Cell Biology at UCT, and the members of her laboratory are investigating what molecules drive a normal cell to become a cancer cell.

Top prize for leading TB researcher
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 - 12:45

Leading tuberculosis (TB) researcher Professor Keertan Dheda, head of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Division of Pulmonology, has been awarded the 2018 Scientific Leadership prize by the prestigious European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), funded by the European Union.

Media Invitation :UCT hosts roundtable discussion with a focus on young people and mental health
Wed, 03 Oct 2018 - 11:15

The University of Cape Town’s Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH) invites you to a roundtable discussion on World Mental Health Day, Wednesday 10 October 2018, at the UCT Lung Institute, George Street, Mowbray. The speakers and the discussion will focus on the mental health and mental healthcare of children and adolescents in South Africa.

Candidate tuberculosis (TB) vaccine can prevent active pulmonary TB in HIV-negative adults in phase II study
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 - 15:45

The New England Journal of Medicine this week published the primary results of an ongoing phase IIb clinical trial testing the candidate tuberculosis vaccine M72/AS01E. This analysis shows that M72/AS01E significantly reduced the incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis disease in HIV-negative adults who were already infected with latent TB at the time of vaccination.

A novel approach to studying anatomy
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 - 12:15

A novel observation method has been introduced into UCT’s Division of Human Anatomy and Biological Anthropology by Leonard Shapiro, an artist who applies scientific thinking and method to the field of observation in anatomy education. Read more articles.


World Environmental Health Day
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 - 10:15

World Environmental Health Day. Join the challenge. Commit to not use any plastic item. #usenoplastic.