House committees in Kilindini, Varietas, Leo Marquard and Baxter have organised the training of students to conduct HIV/AIDS, Inclusivity and Change Unit (HAICU) workshops for first years during the orientation period.
The HIV/AIDS Inclusivity and Change Unit(HAICU) takes acts of gender based violence on UCT campus very seriously. We condemn acts of gender based violence. HAICU is committed to working with UCT students and staff to prevent, educate, support and conduct advocacy to give survivors a voice and stop the violence. we call for the highest levels of accountability and action to protect survivors(without retraumatisation) and to prosecute perpetrators.
Passersby on UCT's upper campus might've noticed a trail of rose petals leading into the Molly Blackburn Hall on Thursday afternoon, 14 August 2014. These petals were part of a performance by first-year students from the Michaelis School of Fine Art , and part of an exhibition that HAICU, the university's HIV/AIDS, Inclusivity and Change Unit , has developed in collaboration with Michaelis lecturer Fabian Saptouw.
A group of third-year Michaelis School of Fine Art students have been experimenting with everyday objects, using them in public art interventions to open up spaces for what can sometimes be difficult conversations: around gender, sexual identity, and the choices we make.
Another anniversary - commemorating 20 years of UCT running an HIV/AIDS programme and the ACE's student peer education programme - was celebrated at the annual candlelight memorial on 8 May.
HIV prevalence among children and youths has dropped, while there has been an increase among adults in South Africa.
HIV prevalence among adult South Africans has increased as people with HIV are living longer, while prevalence in children has dropped because of the successful mother-to-child prevention programme. These findings were presented by Dr Olive Shisana, CEO of the Human Science Research Council, at a recent panel discussion on campus.
The burden of apartheid-era trauma is carried down the generations, and can still affect university-level students today, explained HIV/AIDS, Inclusivity and Change Unit (HAICU) director Cal Volks (pictured above) at the recent UCT colloquium on intergenerational trauma in post-conflict societies, and the role of higher education institutions in addressing it.
Former O magazine editor Kgomotso Matsunyane and KFM's Ryan O'Connor launched the distribution of a newly-designed female condom at UCT recently. The University is the first in South Africa to make the new PATH female condoms available to its students.
As part of Africa Month, there was an exhibition of 70 hand-made bags by first-year students of the Michaelis School of Fine Art in the Richard Luyt Room (iKhaya Day House) whose creations sought to bring together three concepts:- African identity, health promotion messages, and sustainability.
With doctors in the US reportedly having 'cured' a baby of an HIV infection doing the rounds, UCT students did their bit to halt the spread of the scourge. The students filled Jameson hall from 26-28 February to have their HIV statuses tested as part of the annual First Things First HIV Testing and Counselling (HCT) campaign.
In the middle of a Jammie Plaza filled with student societies and sports clubs on 5 February, one group of students stood out from the crowd. Having decked themselves out in an unusual array of summer gear = including newspapers, a black bag and condoms - the students paraded in front of a Jammie audience amused by the models' smouldering expressions and colourful outfits.