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Monday, 12 April 2021
Ad Hominem promotions in the School

Congratulations to our Ad Hominem promotions from the School this year.

Publication Date:
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 - 12:30
A/Prof Mosedi Namane selected as Lancet Commissioner

Associate Professor Sedi Namane has been selected as a Lancet commissioner on Primary Care Osteoarthritis from 2020 to 2022.

Publication Date:
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 - 11:15
World Environmental Health Day 2020

Saturday 26 September 2020 marked World Environmental Health Day. The theme this year "Environmental Health, A Key Public Health Intervention in Disease Pandemic Prevention"

Publication Date:
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 - 10:00
Children, pests and poisons: A toxic layering

Why are more and more children in Cape Town’s informal settlements being accidentally poisoned by illegal pesticides?

Publication Date:
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 - 09:15