Media releases

Media releases


First quarter


UCT creates unique programme to empower women in local government
22 January 2020
The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at UCT has partnered with the Local Government Sector Education and Training, the South African Local Government Association and Zenande Leadership Consulting to create a unique Local Government Women’s Leadership Development Programme.


Annual Doc Moss memorial match – UCT Rugby
22 January 2020
As part of their build up to Varsity Cup 2020, the Ikey Tigers will honour one of their favourite sons, the late Dr Cecil Moss, in their final pre-season game against Durbell on Friday, 24 January.


Innovative community-based intervention to identify undiagnosed TB cases
21 January 2020
Almost 350 000 cases of Tuberculosis (TB) go undiagnosed in South Africa every year. In an effort to revolutionalise TB diagnosis and treatment, an innovative tech-driven project, pioneered by a team of scientists at the UCT Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity, will take TB testing from the lab into the community.


Improving universal access to surgical care for patients – meet UCT’s new head of Global Surgery
20 January 2020
The thrill and excitement of the labour ward and the pure joy of witnessing a healthy mom receiving a healthy baby led to Associate Professor Salome Maswime, the new head of Global Surgery at the University of Cape Town (UCT), falling in love with the labour ward. But it was also the deep disappointment of losing a new mother that persuaded her that she needed to learn and do more.


South African vultures have their fill at ‘restaurants’ – new study
16 January 2020
There’s no menu and the food is sometimes rotten. Yet South Africa’s vulture restaurants are dishing up valuable information for researchers working to conserve Africa’s scavenger species, according to a new scientific study published in the International journal Animal Conservation.


Effective fisheries management critical in improving sustainable fishing
15 January 2020
Where fisheries are well managed, fish populations can recover. This is according to new international research co-authored by Dr Carryn de Moor, a senior research officer from the University of Cape Town’s Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and the Marine Resource Assessment and Management Group.