News & Publications
Silent protest to condemn GBV
Mon, 29 Jul 2019 - 13:45

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.

Mayosi: a leader who lifted as he rose
Mon, 29 Jul 2019 - 12:30

The late Professor Bongani Mayosi, former dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT), is remembered as a humble servant leader who lifted as he rose.

Professor Bongani Mayosi: A legend in our time
Fri, 26 Jul 2019 - 10:15

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.’

Become someone’s hope for life
Wed, 24 Jul 2019 - 12:45

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.

UCT’s ‘Young Mandelas’
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 - 14:00

University of Cape Town (UCT) staff, students and alumni feature prominently on the second News24’s 100 Young Mandelas of the Future list, flying the flag high for the institution in 2019.

Running for Red Cross’s Weekend Waiting List Initiative
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 - 14:30

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.

Eduroam now available at libraries across the city
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 - 14:15

The Eduroam Wi-Fi service has been turned on in 57 of Cape Town’s public libraries, allowing University of Cape Town (UCT) staff and students to access free internet as if they were on campus.

Serendipitous meeting leads PhD candidate back to UCT
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 - 10:15

It was a serendipitous meeting with a University of Cape Town (UCT) professor in a Mother City shopping mall that set the wheels in motion for Sue Dennis’s PhD research.

Ground-breaking vaccine may be key to controlling and eliminating bilharzia
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 - 11:15

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.

How the DRC’s Ebola crisis has led to children dying from measles
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 - 10:00

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.

Can the workplace environment lead to ill-health?
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 - 14:00

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.

Prof Stein wins lifetime achievement award
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 - 13:00

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.