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Em Prof Ian Scott
A proud day for Ian Scott and a triumph for Academic Development work
Thu, 02 May 2019 - 17:30

ADP Director, A/Prof Ermien van Pletzen, reflects on the proud moment that Em Prof Ian Scott is awarded an Honorary Doctorate for his life's dedication and contribution to Academic Development. 

Includes links to video excerpts of his citation and graduation.

Conflict leaves children traumatised, anxious – for life
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 - 10:00

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%.

Professor Faizel Ismail at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies: Founders' Day Lecture Series
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 - 14:00

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 Mandela School appoints Advocate Vusi Pikoli and Dr Ian Goldman as new Adjunct Professors
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 - 07:30

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. 

PET-CT scanner heralds new era in TB research
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 - 15:15

The Cape Universities Body Imaging Centre (CUBIC) launched its Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) Core Research Facility on Wednesday, 13 November, bolstering capacity in cutting-edge research on tuberculosis (TB), oncology, neurocognitive disorders, cardiovascular and other diseases.

Researchers awarded NIH R01 grant to conduct study on HIV-infected children
Mon, 04 Nov 2019 - 12:30

Congratulations to Professor Ernesta Meintjes (University of Cape Town), Andre van der Kouwe (Massachusetts General Hospital) and Dr Barbara Laughton (Stellenbosch University), who were awarded an R01 grant for their research project on HIV-infected children.

CUBIC Staff participate in The Gun Run
Wed, 30 Oct 2019 - 16:15

On Sunday 22nd October, CUBIC staff joined thousands to participate in the Kfm 94.5 Gun Run. The Gun Run is one of Cape Town’s most popular races attracting thousands of runners each year. 

Congratulations to Dr Jia Fan for NRF/China Collaborative Award
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 - 13:30

Congratulations to Dr Jia Fan and collaborators who were awarded funding from the South Africa/China Joint Research Programme for his research project.

Congratulations to Prof Ernesta Meintjes for election to ASSAf
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 - 13:00

This election as ASSAf member is a prestigious acknowledgment of Prof Meintjes' indisputable achievements in the pursuit and advancement of magnetic resonance imaging science and its applications.

SA Heart Congress South Africa from 31 October to 3 November 2019
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 - 20:00

In this historic meeting, the SA-CMR scientific sessions will run in parallel with those of SA Heart, the Pan African Society of Cardiology, Africa PCR and the African Heart Network, in what promises to be an exciting festival of science and networking.

New Faces at CUBIC
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 - 17:30

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.


New addition PET-CT installation has commenced
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 - 17:15

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.