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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Learning from Basson judgement

Leslie London

It took thirteen years, but Wouter Basson was finally found guilty of unprofessional conduct for his leading role in the covert Project Coast in December last year by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

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Neglected pandemic kills 5.8 million a year

Lee WallisWorldwide, HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria kill about 4.2 million people a year. Injury kills 5.8 million. Little wonder professor of emergency medicine Lee Wallis calls it the neglected pandemic. Read more...


Price to head World Universities Network

WUNVice-Chancellor Dr Max Price recently outlined the vision for the decision-making body of the World Universities Network (WUN) after being elected Chair of its Partnership Board. WUN held its annual general meeting for the first time in Cape Town, marking what Price termed a significant shift in focus from the Global North to the Global South. Read more...


Growth spurt for ecologist's career

Emma Gray with Thivhilaeli MakatuEcologist Emma Gray's flourishing research career has received a further boost thanks to a 2014 UNESCO-L'Oréal for Women in Science International Fellowship. With a $20 000 purse attached, the fellowship is granted to young women whose research impacts on human well-being and the environment. Read more...


Salt of success seasons hypertension research

Brian ReynerSpecialist nephrologist Professor Brian Rayner is the recipient of a 2014 Notable Achievement in Hypertension award, a prestigious international accolade that recognises his research in salt-sensitive hypertension. Read more...


Universal healthcare is achievable

universal healthcareCapitalist or communist, states should provide universal healthcare to their citizens, argues Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. Here's what South Africa needs to achieve it. Read more...


Seeds of violence in shame and humiliation

James GilliganWhat have we learned about violence, and how can that knowledge help us prevent it? New York University’s Professor James Gilligan talks shame, pride and guilt. Read more...


Earth Hour: time to use your power

Earth HourWhat will you do with your Earth Hour? UCT’s Green Campus Initiative gives you some good ideas. Read more...



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