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Nelson Mandela revisits his prison cell on Robben Island in 1994, four years after his release from prison.
Celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela
UCT Libraries celebrate the extraordinary life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, affectionately known as 'Madiba'. The Libraries hold many unique photographs, films, and documents relating to the life and struggles of Nelson Mandela. As a tribute to...


Wednesday, 18 October 2017
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Intro to RefWorks - Savvy Researcher

Learn to use RefWorks, an online reference tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store and share all types of information and to instantly generate bibliographies in the citation styles of your choice.   This workshop will help you set up a RefWorks account, get information into RefWorks, create, organise and share folders, create a bibliography and use Write-n-Cite.

Publication Date:
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 10:30
Ashley Jacobs and Joana Alçada explain their winning proposal to judges
Ace networking and collaboration skills needed for global research

With so many areas of need in the global health arena, research opportunities abound. But world-class research is increasingly dependent on sound networking and collaboration skills, PhD fellows learnt at the recent Imperial-UCT Global Health Fellows Programme.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 11:15
Body Map Mosaic
UCT's First MOOC: Medicine and the Arts

In 2011 Stanford University launched three of them. Two years later Beijing's Tsinghua University hosted over 50 of them and today tens of millions of students from around the world now access free tertiary-level courses on MOOC platforms such as Coursera and FutureLearn. So what exactly is a MOOC?

Publication Date:
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 15:45
Associate Professor Tony Westwood (Advocacy Committee, School of Child and Adolescent Health), Lori Lake, Dr Chris Scott, Professor Heather Zar (Head of Department of Paediatrics and Child Health) and Dr Rowan Dunkley at the launch of the Road to Health pledge campaign. (Photo by Michael Hammond.)
Getting Doctors and Nurses Back on the Road to Health

Keeping an accurate record of a young child's treatment is critical to their overall health. That's why South Africans have the Road to Health. The book – issued at birth – provides a means for health workers to record and monitor a child's growth, development and clinical care including immunisations, Vitamin A supplementation, deworming, PMTCT (prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV), TB and HIV status, and any illness, treatment and hospital admissions. It also contains essential health promotion messages.

Publication Date:
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 09:45