News & Publications
CPUT Bulletin: Opticianry students get to grips with subject matter
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 14:15

In a first for both institutions, CPUT students studying towards a National Diploma in Optical Dispensing recently undertook a field trip to UCT’s Department of Human Biology.

Human cell researcher gets funding boost
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 14:00

Professor Musa Mhlanga has received a grant for funding by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to contribute to a global project to map all the cells in the human body.

UCT start-up awarded for breakthrough heart valve
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 13:45

A team of dedicated heart surgeons, clinicians and medical engineers at Strait Access Technologies (SAT) – a UCT start-up company – has perfected a heart valve that will save millions of lives.

Sowetan Live: Carving a place in man's world of neurosurgery
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 11:00

UCT Alumnus, Coceka Mfundisi now based in Gauteng was the fifth black woman in South Africa to qualify as a neurosurgeon.

SHAWCO Health’s new president
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 09:30

James van Duuren’s involvement with the Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) dates back to his first week at medical school when he enrolled as a volunteer. Now in his fifth year, he has recently been appointed as president of SHAWCO Health for 2018.

Undergrad Research Day Oral Winners 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 15:30

The Faculty of Health Sciences celebrated the 2017 Undergraduate Research Day on the 19 October 2017 with resounding success and the oral presentations being a key highlight of the date.

Awardees: Carnegie Developing Emerging Academic Leaders (DEAL) in Africa
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 13:30

The Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT, recently announced 5 Early-Career and 6 Postdoctoral fellowships have been awarded, for three years each, under the new Carnegie Corporation Developing Emerging Academic Leaders (DEAL) in Africa programme.

Press Release: Prof Mayosi elected to US National Academy of Medicine
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:15

The Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town, Professor Bongani Mayosi, has been elected to the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The NAM, formerly the Institute of Medicine, was established in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences to advise on medical and health issues.

Press Release: UCT to host valedictory lecture on the National Health Insurance
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 14:15

The University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences will host a valedictory lecture focusing on the National Health Insurance (NHI) in South Africa next month.

Autism in an African context
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 09:45

Autism research up to now has been rooted in the world's high-income countries. Tools for autism screening and diagnosis were developed in wealthy countries, and what we know about autism prevalence is derived from these regions, too. As we recognise World Mental Health Day on 10 October, we take a look at the work being done by UCT's Centre for Autism Research in Africa.

Press Release: Mental Illness an Increasingly Unbearable Burden for South African Economy
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 09:30

The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health calls for investment into mental healthcare on World Mental Health Day.


Close the mental health treatment gap
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 15:30

South Africa needs sustainable solutions to deal with its mental health treatment gap, delegates heard at a roundtable discussion ahead of World Mental Health Day (WMHD) today. The discussion, “Economy, Equality and Access to Mental Health Services”, was hosted by the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health.