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Top Maties registrar takes coveted plastic surgery medalhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7406Top Maties registrar takes coveted plastic surgery medalSue SegarNot only is Dr Mosadi Mahoko the first female black plastic surgeon to qualify from Stellenbosch University, she also won the Jack Penn Medal for the best result in South Africa for the 2019 final plastic surgery examination.
African countries are moving to make masks mandatory: key questions answeredhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7401African countries are moving to make masks mandatory: key questions answeredShaheen Mahtar, Lucille Blumberg & Marc MendelsonMany countries, including South Africa and Nigeria in Africa, are moving to make it mandatory to wear non-medical cloth masks when people are outside their homes.
Moodley joins working group to oversee Paralympic researchhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7384Moodley joins working group to oversee Paralympic researchTyrone AugustThe International Paralympic Committee has made an impact in athletics during its relatively short lifespan. Since its formation in September 1989, it has developed the biennial Paralympic Games into one of the premier sports events in the world.
FMHS staff and student volunteers keep experts up to date with latest COVID-19 infohttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7378FMHS staff and student volunteers keep experts up to date with latest COVID-19 infoSue SegarIn yet another example of how staff and students from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences are rising to the challenge of COVID-19, a Daily Briefing was initiated by professors in the department of Global Health.
First serial block-face microscope in SA at Tygerberg Campushttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7371First serial block-face microscope in SA at Tygerberg CampusEls & KrielThermoFischer Apreo VolumeScope scanning electron microscope
Growing Coronavirus: UWC and SU isolate South Africa’s first Laboratory Culture Of SARS-CoV-2http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7337Growing Coronavirus: UWC and SU isolate South Africa’s first Laboratory Culture Of SARS-CoV-2Nicklaus Kruger (University of the Western Cape) that South Africa obtained its very first known laboratory isolate of SARS-Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on 1 April 2020, courtesy of the collaborative efforts of the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and Stellenbosch University (SU).
SU collaborates with partners to provide relief in time of needhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7330SU collaborates with partners to provide relief in time of needCorporate Communication/Sandra MulderOver the past weeks, purposeful partnerships between Stellenbosch University (SU) and several others have brought relief to thousands of people who are experiencing need due to the national lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Faculties take hands to uplift Bishop Lavis communityhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7319Faculties take hands to uplift Bishop Lavis communitySue SegarSome challenges are better solved together. This is the belief behind a new inter-faculty collaboration to provide a life-skills programme for high-risk children in the Bishop Lavis community.
COVID-19: The pervasive mental health impacts in vulnerable groupshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7309COVID-19: The pervasive mental health impacts in vulnerable groupsProf Soraya SeedatCurrently, billions of people spanning more than 100 countries worldwide are either in full or partial lockdown – termed the ‘world’s greatest psychological experiment’.
Covid-19 “infodemic”: conspiracy theories extremely dangeroushttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7292Covid-19 “infodemic”: conspiracy theories extremely dangerousFaadiel EssopFake news and conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic are extremely dangerous because they erode people’s trust in traditional medical institutions, scientists and healthcare workers.