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South Africa’s unique history, characterised by apartheid, a form of constitutional racial segregation and exploitation, and a long period of political violence and state-sponsored oppression ending only in 1994, suggests a high level of trauma...
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Thursday, 22 June 2017
Madness: Songs of Hope and Despair

Dr Sean Baumann’s stirring cantata Madness: Songs of Hope and Despair comes to the Baxter for a limited season this February.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 09:15
Pioneering research on drivers with HIV and metabolic syndrome

UCT’s Dr Hetta Gouse will tackle much-needed research and neuropsychological testing for vocational drivers, thanks to a prestigious Emerging Global Leader Award from the Fogarty Institute for Innovation in the US.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 09:30
University of Cape Town Psychologist Elected to South African Young Academy of Sciences (SAYAS)

Eugene Lee Davids, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from the Adolescent Health Research Unit (AHRU) in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is one of 10 young scientists from across South Africa to be elected a member of SAYAS in 2016.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 18:30
Mental health care partners join hands to raise awareness

Last year for the first time, organisations from across the Western Cape came together to pool their efforts in raising awareness for mental health care during World Mental Health Month (October). Spearheaded by the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH), this year’s collaboration brings together mental health organisations from across the entire country.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 13:00

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