0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   A A A | Print  Print this page 0

NEWSROOM & PUBLICATIONS

Daily news


Today’s news

Monday, 20 February 2017

'A teacher all her life'

?A teacher all her life?

Life-giving in death, body donors are essential to teaching anatomy. But that's not all the cadavers have to teach young doctors and surgeons at UCT.

Read more...

Mysterious origins of mega diamonds

Mysterious origins of mega diamonds

Giant, exceptional gem diamonds, like the Cullinan, grew from liquid metal pockets deep in the Earth's mantle aeons ago. But these unique time capsules have other stories to tell.

Read more...

Undergrad student publishes in top science journal

Undergrad student publishes in top science journal

UCT science student Hannah Simon broke rare ground when her article about the tension between social and environmental justice was published in the South African Journal of Science.

Read more...

Altitude training and anti-doping

Altitude training and anti-doping

UCT’s Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine is finding out whether the genetic effects of altitude training can be used to isolate cases of doping in sport.

Read more...

UCT students tackle food insecurity

UCT students tackle food insecurity

UCT medical students recently completed a research study on the nature and burden of food insecurity among attendees of the Vanguard Community Health Centre.

Read more...

Unsafe abortions put women in peril

Unsafe abortions put women in peril

South Africa has some of the best laws guaranteeing women’s rights to safe abortions, but poor implementation is putting many women and girls at risk.

Read more...

Remembering SS Mendi
Remembering SS Mendi

History, memory and the meaning of the past are the core themes of three Mendi centenary events at UCT in February and March.

Read more...

Alive and kicking: ICA's live art festival

Alive and kicking: ICA's live art festival

Stirring, provocative and challenging, the third ICA Live Art Festival hits Cape Town, and it promises to illuminate.

Read more...

Nepotism, corruption and state capture: the real state of the nation

Nepotism, corruption and state capture: the real state of the nation

Sipho Pityana, UCT’s Chair of Council and convener of Save South Africa, upbraids President Jacob Zuma in ‘the real state of the nation address’.

Read more...

DNA test uncovers hidden TB cases

DNA test uncovers hidden TB cases

A UCT-led study used a new DNA-based test and a mobile van to detect an additional 50% of undiagnosed TB cases.

Read more...