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Thursday, 22 June 2017
CPMH concerned over unexplained deaths of 36 psychiatric patients

36 transferred psychiatric patients from Life Healthcare Esidimeni are deceased. The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health expresses concern over the recent deaths and the DOH's response. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 12:45
Stellenbosch and UCT research shows children's brainwaves can detect Autism risk

The latest research by Dr Tosca Heunis, who recently completed her doctorate in Mechatronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University, has shown that analysis of brain activity over periods as short as five seconds can identify signatures that are different between children with ASD and children who are developing normally

Publication Date:
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 07:30
Dr Fleur Howells
Dr Fleur Howells receives a Claude Leon Merit Award

The annual award is given by the Claude Leon Foundation to young researchers in recognition of their ability of making a significant independent contribution to their field. The award serves as encouragement to continue outstanding scholarly achievements.

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:15
Mental health care pioneer receives prestigious TW Kambule-NSTF Award

University of Cape Town’s Prof Crick Lund receives award for continuous and pioneering research efforts

Publication Date:
Monday, July 4, 2016 - 13:15