The University of Cape Town (UCT) campus community and members of the public are invited to join a silent protest in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence and rape on Friday, 2 August, from 12:00 outside Sarah Baartman Hall.
We honour the legacy and impact of former UCT Dean of Health Sciences, Professor Bongani Mayosi, on us as individuals and colleagues, and as a faculty at the University of Cape Town. In this video we have interviewed his former colleagues and friends who reflect on his impact on them personally and professionally. He will forever be sorely missed. May we all continue ‘to lift as we rise.’
It’s been a tough year for University of Cape Town (UCT) alumnus Dr Nabeelah Ismail. Just five months ago she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) – an aggressive cancer of the blood and bone marrow – and in the blink of an eye her life changed forever.
After summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in 2017 and raising more than half a million rand for Groote Schuur Hospital’s Renal Unit, students from the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Surgical Society (SurgSoc) are at it again.
Worldwide, poverty and poor health are consistently linked. Diseases of poverty are not high on the global research agenda and tend to be neglected, but they are an enormous problem in the developing world.
Forty-five years ago, the World Health Organisation launched the Expanded Programme on Immunisation. It covered six diseases – measles, tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. Since then, anti-measles vaccines have been distributed to millions of children across the world, leading to a massive reduction in illness and death.
Ironically this is the question that motivates Dr Itumeleng Ntatamala to wake and go to work every day. Ntatamala, a medical doctor, specialising in Occupational Medicine at the University of Cape Town, was recently named in the Mail & Guardian’s prestigious list of 200 Young South African trail-blazers to watch out for.
Professor Dan Stein, head of the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town (UCT), was recently honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the 14th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry. He looks back at the roles that cross-disciplinarity, curiosity and collaboration have played in his career to date.