In Africa 14.5% of children under the age of 16 are suffering from the effects of violence – both collective and interpersonal violence – resulting in long-term trauma. In the Western Cape the prevalence is 17%, with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affecting 8% of under-16s and generalised anxiety disorder affecting 11%.
Director Designate from the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, Professor Faizel Ismail, recently delivered a lecture at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS): Founders’ Day Lecture Series; the event was held on 26 March 2019.
The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance is pleased to announce the appointment of Advocate Vusi Pikoli and Dr Ian Goldman as new Adjunct Professors; they are joined by Dr Maria Phalime, Dr Shanil Haricharan and David Schmidt in their appointments as adjunct senior lecturers.
Dr Tessa Kotze has been appointed as the Director of the PET-CT Suite starting Tuesday, 1 October 2019. Dr Kotze previously headed the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital. She will be joined by Senior Radiographer, Ms Shereen Bejai, who has a vast experience in the field of Nuclear Imaging and Ms Zintle Mdiza, Nuclear Medicine Radiographer.
The PET-CT project is one significant step closer to completion. Sunday, 15th September 2019 marked the commencement of the installation of the PET-CT Siemens Biograph mCT 64 flow. The scheduled completion of this ambitious project has been set for Friday, 25th October 2019.
CUBIC’s radiographers successfully completed the 10km run in the Cape Town Marathon, which took place on Sunday, 15th September 2019. The trio are looking forward to recruiting fellow colleagues to join them for the next marathon event in the Mother City.
To upgrade the safety of our unit, we have recently put up signs to demarcate the different zones within the MRI department. We urge you to please take note of these and familiarize yourselves with the meaning of these signs.
The President of UCT Convocation, Professor Eddy Maloka, together with the African Union’s African Peer Review Mechanism Secretariat (APRM) and the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance invite you to an Africa Month public symposium symposium titled: Interrogating the role of young leaders in Pan-Africanism and regional integration.