News & Publications
Heart Health among the poor a critical focal issue for Africa and other continents
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 12:45

The role of education in prevention of heart disease was emphasised at  the 2019 World Heart Day event on Sunday 29 September in the Two Oceans Aquarium,Cape Town, hosted by World Heart Federation President, Prof Karen Sliwa.

What is World Heart Day?
Sun, 29 Sep 2019 - 07:00

Created by the World Heart Federation, World Heart Day informs people around the globe that CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming 17.9 million lives each year.

50 years of biomedical engineering
Fri, 27 Sep 2019 - 12:15

While a feat of vision, engineering and innovation was putting men on the moon in 1969, at the tip of Africa, at the University of Cape Town (UCT), a nascent centre of engineering and innovation was being born. On 19 September, UCT celebrated 50 years of biomedical engineering.

Clinic for staff opens on campus
Fri, 27 Sep 2019 - 11:30

The KaeloClinic has officially opened its doors to University of Cape Town (UCT) staff in pay classes two to six, providing an accessible, on-site facility for all members of the university╩╝s KaeloHealth Primary Healthcare medical product.

World Environmental Health Day
Thu, 26 Sep 2019 - 07:45

The International Federation of Environmental Health has declared 26 September 2019 as World Environmental Health Day.


We already know how boys become violent men
Wed, 25 Sep 2019 - 13:00

We don’t need more research, we need action. Some of what must be done is already outlined in South African laws and policies. The Children’s Act, for instance, makes violence prevention interventions mandatory.

mGenAfrica: Introducing learners to careers in STEM
Wed, 25 Sep 2019 - 10:45

Ask any high school learner for their opinion on the life sciences and you’re bound to get a less than enthusiastic response. An innovative online platform and mobile app has, however, slowly but surely been changing this perspective by bringing an element of fun to these subjects.

Open-access parenting programme shows promise
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 - 14:00

University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers have co-developed and trialled a programme to help caregivers in low- and middle-income countries parent in positive ways. They designed the programme to be successful in resource-poor settings specifically: places that – up to now – only had the option of similar programmes developed for high-income countries.

Soapbox Science 2019 Cape Town
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - 12:15

Five University of Cape Town (UCT) female scientists are included in the local organising team that will bring Soapbox Science to Cape Town for the first time on 28 September, at the V&A Waterfront.

Seven A-rated researchers for UCT
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 14:30

The University of Cape Town (UCT) welcomes the A-rating of seven of its researchers by the country’s National Research Foundation (NRF). The ratings were formally awarded at the NRF awards on Thursday, 12 September 2019.

Petition: Response to sexual and GBV: A statement by men in the Faculty of Health Sciences UCT
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 11:00

As men in the Faculty of Health Sciences, we hang our heads in shame. The tragic death of Uyinene (Nene) Mrwetyana, against the background of an ongoing epidemic of sexual and gender-based violence in our country, has rightly brought our Faculty and University to a standstill.

5 questions with Dorit Hockman, developmental biologist
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 - 14:30

Dr Dorit Hockman’s career to date has taken a full circle: starting with her undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Cape Town, continuing her research at institutions in the United Kingdom – and back again. Now a UCT lecturer, she was recently awarded an inaugural 2019 Future Leaders – African Independent Research Fellowship.