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Written in the bones

This story originally aired on Carte Blanche on 29th October 2023. It’s a tragedy of catastrophic proportions, yet sadly under reported: infants abandoned in their first 24 hours of life and left to die.
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Death to burial - Covid-19 risks

COVID-19 infection risks do not disappear immediately after the death of those who succumb to it. In death’s aftermath, the people closely involved with the body – families, carers, priests, hospital porters and undertakers – remain a

Forensic Day 2019

Forensic Day 2019 "A BASIC GUIDELINE IN FORENSIC PATHOLOGY AND SCIENCE" FOR GRADE 10, 11 and 12 LEARNERS

Forensic Day 2018

Forensic Day 2018 "A BASIC GUIDELINE IN FORENSIC PATHOLOGY AND SCIENCE" FOR GRADE 10, 11 and 12 LEARNERS

GHJRU MASTER CLASS

The First Ninety Days: Lessons Learned from the Integration of Protection Principles in The Delivery of Health Programmes in Bidi Bidi, Uganda, The World’s Largest Refugee Camp

What forensic pathology services are

The Forensic Pathology Service (FPS) in the Western Cape was established in 2006 when the South African Police Service Mortuaries transferred to Western Cape Government Health and the Directorate Forensic Pathology Services was established within the D

New forensic pathology facility interview

CAPE TOWN, 21 September 2017 - Forensic pathology services in the Western Cape are set to become more streamlined. A brand new facility is being built in Cape Town.

Child murders: SA's preventable tragedy

Cape Town - Child murders have dominated news in the Western Cape over the past few months. These brutal killings of defenceless young children have understandably caused much outrage and civil society organisations have called for decisive action by t

Construction set to start on new R281m forensics laboratory unit

Cape Town - Work has started on the new R281 million project to replace the forensic pathology services laboratory in Salt River, Cape Town with a larger purpose-built modern forensic pathology facility to be built at the entrance to Groote Schuur Hosp

New Morgue for Cape Town

Cape Town - A new state-of-the-art morgue is set to be built at the entrance to Groote Schuur Hospital and will be replacing the Forensic Pathology Services Laboratory in Salt River.

Forensic Open Day 2017

On the 22nd  of September 2017, the Division of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology/ Forensic Pathology Service, will host its annual Open Day for Grade 11 learners at UCT’s Faculty of Health Science.

Victoria Hospital Rape Unit Visit

In April and May 2016, the Division of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology ran a collection drive for toiletries and clothing for the Victoria Hospital Rape Unit.

Postgraduate Student Research Day 2015

On the 2nd of September 2015, the Departments of Clinical Laboratory Science (now known as the Department of Pathology) and Human Biology, came together in order for students to present any research they have undertaken ...

Farewell Dr Maistry

On the 25th of July 2016, the Division bade a fond farewell to Dr Sairita Maistry, aka Sascha. Dr Maistry joined the Division in September 2007 as a Forensic Pathology registrar.

Farewell Mr Lehnnon Martin

Lehnnie, as he was fondly called in the Division, bade farewell to us at the end of April 2016.  He joined the Division in 2009, as a General Laboratory assistant.