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DIRISA National Research Data Workshop
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 - 12:15

The National Research Data Workshop will be held on 19-21 June 2018 and is aimed at the academic and research community as well as participants who would like to share their knowledge and/or experience in data-intensive research and data management.

A new laboratory for visualising the universe
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 - 12:15

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) has launched a new visualisation facility at the University of Cape Town: a shared space where astronomers from around the country can explore their data – and find answers to some of the biggest questions about our universe. 

CANSA Shavathon
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 - 12:45

Every year UCT medical students shave or spray their hair to raise awareness for cancer research and those living with the disease. This year the annual Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) Shavathon took place in the CANSA-funded laboratory in the Faculty of Health Sciences on Thursday, 1 March. Robyn Walker was there to capture the colourful event.

Press release: Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 11:45

Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential for new BCG revaccination strategies and hope for subunit vaccines.

19 February 2018 Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential for new BCG revaccination strategies and hope for subunit vaccines
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 20:00

NEW DELHI, 19 FEBRUARY 2018    -   Scientists from the University of Cape Town-based South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) and the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation have announced the findings of an innovative clinical trial that provides encouraging new evidence that TB vaccines could prevent sustained TB infections in high-risk adolescents. The results were presented at the 5th Global Forum on TB Vaccines in New Delhi, India 20-23 February 2018.

Grant drives genomic research
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 - 10:30

The African Academy of Sciences is awarding US$11 million to four leading African researchers to accelerate the use of genomics to better understand how the environment and human genes influence the susceptibility of Africans to certain diseases and their response to treatment.

Why do brains seize?
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 - 15:15

Dr Joseph Raimondo was a recipient of the 2017 Claude Leon Merit Award. The prize recognises his work in understanding the mechanisms that prevent seizures from stopping on their own.

Policies in South Africa must stop ignoring families’ daily realities
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 14:30

What is “a family”? In South African law, the answer – or rather, answers– are broad. For example, it’s not considered unusual or unacceptable for children to move between kin and to be raised at different stages by grandparents, parents and other relatives. Kinship care is a widespread and customary practice in South Africa, as it is elsewhere in southern Africa.

Mayosi: a leader who lifted as he rose
Tue, 30 Jul 2019 - 09:15

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.

Global architecture honour for UCT professor
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 - 09:15

A prestigious global architecture honour in the urban planning and landscape architecture arena has been conferred on University of Cape Town (UCT) Emeritus Professor Dave Dewar’s company for their work on the primary gateway into the Agulhas National Park.

Celebrating Mandela in the Archives
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 - 08:15

UCT Libraries has an incredibly diverse and multi-lingual collection on Nelson Mandela in its holdings. This includes a range of both South African and international publications, films and manuscripts. This year, Mandela Day falls on the same week as National Archives Awareness Week, so we have used the opportunity to highlight some of these papers.

HUB members amongst the 2019 Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 - 17:45

Congratulations to Dr Sharief Hendricks and Warren Lucas from the Department of Human Biology who feature amongst the 2019 Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans.