UCT’s Research Contracts and Innovation office presented a collection of inventions developed by UCT researchers in celebration of World Intellectual Property (IP) day.
Last year, in response to a series of rapes, attacks and murders in the Cape Town area, UCT graduates Rowan Spazzoli, Tsakane Ngoepe and Louis Buys conceptualised a wearable safety device called The Guardian that would alert security services, the police and others close by if the user was in danger.
An exciting new antimalarial drug candidate is active across the entire parasite life cycle and holds great promise as a single-dose cure.
UCT has claimed two prizes in the African Excellence Awards 2017, which celebrate excellence in public relations and communications. In the Science and Education category, UCT achieved first place for The South African Child Gauge 2016.