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New Dean of Health Sciences announced

Vice-Chancellor, Max Price, recently announced the new Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences. “Professor Bongani Mayosi, the Head of the Department of Medicine, has been appointed the new Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town. He will take up his post on 1 September 2016, after completing a sabbatical at Harvard University from January to August 2016. Read more

VC Calls for Differentiated Fee Structure

Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price has proposed a fundamental rethink of university fee structures and that the government review its financial aid scheme as potential long-term solutions to a looming funding crisis in higher education. Follow the link to read this article, or read more news about UCT.

Farewell to the ‘everywhere man’

Prof Crain Soudien talks to UCT Monday Monthly about his first day at UCT 42 years ago and what it feels like to be caught in the middle of some of the hottest debates on campus.

Partnership to tackle child abuse with affordable parenting programmes

In one of South Africa’s poorest areas, an imaginative new parenting programme – a collaboration between Oxford University, UCT, UNICEF, the World Health Organisation and the South African Government – is tackling the physical and emotional abuse of children.

UCT initiative tackles healthcare worker shortage in Southern Cape

Responding to the urgent national call to increase the numbers of doctors in our country, particularly in rural areas, the Faculty of Health Sciences has joined forces with the Western Cape Department of Health – this time to launch the ‘UCT in Eden’ initiative. This partnership will see hospitals and community health centres in the greater Southern Cape acting as teaching platforms for UCT final-year health sciences students.

UPDATES ON THE RHODES DEBATE AT UCT

Stay up to date on latest developments and debates on the Rhodes Statue and transformation at UCT by following the link below.

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GSB TEAM COMPETES IN MONTEAL 2015

Follow the Team’s stellar performance as they make their way towards the semi-finals of the 2015 John Molson MBA International Case Competition in Montreal this January. Daily updates from Coach Johannes Schueler.

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANTBODIES TO HALT EBOLA

While little can be done to curb the current outbreak of Ebola in Africa, when the next outbreak happens, the world will be armed with cheap but powerful biologics made using plants, says UCT plant biotechnologist, Professor Ed Rybicki.

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