University of Cape Town Associate Professor, Simone Honikman says more can be done in the treatment and prevention of postnatal depression. This kind of depression is experienced by mothers after giving birth. Honikam, who is also the Director of the university’s Perinatal Mental Health Project, says mothers who do not[…]
The topic of decolonisation has been particularly pertinent in recent times, amidst several social justice movements calling for increased awareness of the lingering effects of colonisation in institutions and social life, globally. In South Africa, the social, economic, political and institutional struggles people experience are all inextricably linked to race[…]
Senior academics and members of the University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences have raised the alarm on the high rate of violence in the Western Cape. Over the weekend of the 12th to the 14th of July this year, 43 murders were recorded on the Cape Flats, despite[…]
By Anees Teladia A talented group of students completing their honours degrees in architecture at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has participated in the “Cape Town Spatial Justice Laboratory: Writing/Righting the City Otherwise” project, using their skills to reconceptualise the famous District Six. District Six is an area synonymous[…]
By Anees Teladia South Africans seem to be tired of hearing that the legacy of Apartheid is still partly to blame for a lack of efficient service delivery, economic growth and economic and social development. But is this apathetic attitude which disregards the effects of the “long past” Apartheid a[…]
By Anees Teladia The African National Congress Youth League of the Western Cape (ANCYL) has urged the University of Cape Town (UCT) to recuse a council member from decision making processes in the academic boycott against Israel. The ANCYL said it’s aware that Michael Cardo, who is also a Democratic[…]
By Anees Teladia The University of Cape Town (UCT) has called for more consultation on the proposed academic boycott of Israeli institutions, amid concerns around the potential impact on the university. On Saturday, UCT’s council chose not to adopt a resolution on the formal adoption of policies which would see[…]
The University of Cape Town (UCT), one of the continent’s most prestigious universities, is one step closer to implementing a boycott against Israel. Last week, UCT’s Senate voted in favour of a proposal for the tertiary institution to not enter into any formal relationships with Israeli academic institutions operating in[…]
The University of Cape Town has instituted action against a staff member who allegedly posted on Facebook that he wanted to rape and kill his 2-year-old child while he was suffering from depression. UCT spokesperson Gerda Kruger said on Tuesday that the institution was treating the matter as urgent and[…]
The funeral of the late world renowned cardiologist, Professor Bongani Mayosi will be held in Cape Town on Saturday. Mayosi, who was Dean of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town, took his own life last week after grappling with depression. Mayosi was very vocal during the #FeesMustFall protests[…]
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