News & Publications
New NRF A rating for Keertan Dheda
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 11:30

In recognition of his excellent contributions to the field of pulmonology – with a specific focus on tuberculosis (TB) – Professor Keertan Dheda, head of the Division of Pulmonology at the University of Cape Town, has been awarded an A rating by the NRF.

African Pediatric Fellowship Programme featured on CNN
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 13:15

CNN Inside Africa has featured the APFP which in the past 10 years has successfully trained fellows from partner African academic institutions based on identified child health needs of these countries.

Medical student wins 'SA’s Got Talent'
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 12:00

Final-year medical student and one-fifth of a cappella group AnecNote, Morné Kahts can now add winner of South Africa’s Got Talent to his list of varied achievements. All University of Cape Town graduates, the group beat stiff competition to take home the coveted R500 000 prize.

Prof Leslie London wins prestigious PHILA award
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 15:30

The Public Health Association of South Africa’s (PHASA) PHILA Award is an award that honours excellence and commitment to public health. PHILA is an acronym for Public Health Innovation and Lifetime Achievement and also plays on the isiZulu word “phila” meaning life.

Professor Diane McIntyre trades in academia for a quiet life in the Eastern Cape
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 14:45

A tiny notice: the humble beginning of an illustrious and impactful career for one Diane McIntyre. Along the way she’s added South African Research Chair in ‘Health and Wealth’ and Professor in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine and Executive Director of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) to her name.

Marathon fundraiser boosts brain injury research
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 15:30

The brain is the most complex organ in the body and yet our understanding of it remains very limited.

Climate change and health
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 14:00

A new chapter written by Dr Rebecca Garland of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Associate Professor Hanna-Andrea Rother from UCT's School of Public Health and Family Medicine (SPHFM) is putting the health of southern Africans on the global climate change agenda.

Student turns car trouble into thriving business
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 14:00

When Bopane “Mike” Mothemela had car trouble on the N2, he saw an opportunity to turn his misfortune into a business. Soon after, Mickey’s Mobile Mechanics and Mickey’s Student Emergency Car Services (MSECS) were born. Bopane, a fourth year audiology student works in tandem with fifth-year medical student Lefa Kekana.

Addressing the need for evidence-based psychological therapies
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 13:45

There is an urgent need to develop brief, evidence-based, scalable psychological interventions at primary healthcare level in South Africa.

50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 08:00

This weekend UCT celebrates the 50th anniversary of the world’s first human heart transplant, which took place at Groote Schuur Hospital.

Your body is just your coat
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 16:00

Steven Williams is not what you’d expect from an anatomy teacher. In life he was a fireman, with stories to tell: babies brought out of burning shacks and climbing ladders eight storeys high to rescue fire victims. Even in death he found a way to give, donating his body to the medical school where he’s been teaching second- and third-year students the rudiments of anatomy.

Invest in children for sustainable development
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:45

Most of South Africa’s children are surviving, but too many are failing to achieve their full potential, which is costing the economy billions. Investing in children – particularly in violence prevention, networks of care, nutrition, education and inclusive services – would drive the next wave of social and economic transformation, boost gross domestic product, and secure a more sustainable future for everyone.