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Friday, 29 May 2020
Passing of Lynn Gillis

Prof Dan Stein, current Head of Department, pays tribute to Prof Lynn Gillis, founding Head of the Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health at UCT, after his recent passing.

Publication Date:
Thu, 28 May 2020 - 08:00
COVID-19: An international perspective

The Royal College of Psychiatrists presented a webinar entitled 'COVID-19: International Perspectives'. There were talks from Africa, Hong Kong and India. The webinar was recorded and is now available. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 May 2020 - 12:00
Lori Lake - South African Child Gauge

Lori Lake is communications and education specialist at the Children’s Institute (CI), University of Cape Town and an editor of the 2019 South African Child Gauge

Publication Date:
Wed, 06 May 2020 - 06:45

Despite these complicated times there are congratulations for a number of departmental registrars who have passed their exams. There is also news from the current group of Mphils with the Centre for Public Mental Health.



Publication Date:
Mon, 27 Apr 2020 - 15:00