Monday, 23 April 2018
Small plastic pollution on South African beaches comes from local sources – UCT study

A new study, conducted byy Professor Peter Ryan, from the FitzPatrick Institute, as lead author, reveals that small plastic fragments polluting our oceans derive from local sources.  

Publication Date:
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:00
Ecologists warn of risks of drilling aquifer

Associate Professor Adam West, from the Department of Biological Sciences at UCT is part of a group of prominent scientists who are warning the City of Cape Town that they will compromise critical ecological infrastructure on which the health of the region and its people rely by drilling the Steenbras aquifer.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:15
Injectable birth control may raise HIV infection risk by 40%

The intramuscular injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, or DMPA, may raise the risk for HIV infection by 40% in women, according to research published recently in Endocrine Reviews. Research indicates alternative contraception methods may help protect women. Professor Janet Hapgood from the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology was lead author of the review.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:00
Five signs that Day Zero may be averted

Dr Kevin Winter from UCT’s Future Water Institute and the Department of Environmental & Geological Science, draws attention to the five signs of progress that could push Day Zero further out and give the City of Cape Town more time to contain the water crisis

Publication Date:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:00