Landmark study continues to advance knowledge
The landmark Vascular Metabolic Health study, which started in 2014, continues to bear fruit with the data and specimens collected being used in various studies currently underway. The study has already had numerous successes including several publications in high-impact journals including: Nature and The Lancet and resulted in global collaborations with regards... Read more
More academics counted among research leaders
Four academics in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment have achieved National Research Foundation (NRF) ratings for 2021 – 2026. The four staff members were Dr Asis Patnaik (Department of Clothing and Textile Technology) who was awarded with a C2 rating, Dr Bongani Ncube (Civil Engineering and Surveying) and... Read more
Hundreds to graduate during SMART grad
More than 400 diplomas and degrees will be conferred during the CPUT SMART graduation on 16 December 2020. CPUT will be conferring diplomas and degrees on 440 graduates during our SMART graduation on 16 December 2020. While the Summer Graduation series usually takes place at this time of the year,... Read more
Spotlight on future of TV journalism
The state of TV journalism was the focus of a thought-provoking webinar recently presented by the Media Department.  The panellists were eTV journalist Natalie Malgas, acting cameraman for the SABC’s George bureau, Sphiwe Hobasi and multi award-winning investigative journalist, documentary producer, visual art critic, writer on contemporary culture and... Read more
Visually-impaired student sticks to her vision
Conchitta Jacobs who has been awarded the National Diploma: Electrical Engineering: Power Systems Cum Laude during today’s inaugural digital graduation ceremony, was once devastated and thought that her career was over when she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. Retinitis pigmentosa is a rare, inherited degenerative eye disease that causes severe... Read more
CPUT online fashion show to raise awareness of Covid-19
Students will be able to show off their creative skills by designing and creating garments for an online fashion show. The national lockdown has prompted The Department of Student Affairs (Student Development and Student Housing) to launch the Green Campus Initiative (GCI) Online Fashion Show. Together with the GCI... Read more
Big year for Chemistry lecturer
Department of Chemical Engineering Senior Lecturer, Dr Mahabubur Chowdhury is “honoured” to find himself among the nominees for the National Science and Technology Forum(NSTF-South32 South32) Awards. Chowdhury has for a second consecutive year been nominated in the TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Emerging Researcher category. He was a finalist in the category... Read more
Huawei awards bursaries to UCT students
Multinational technology company Huawei South Africa has partnered with the University of Cape Town (UCT) to fund 15 students as part of the firm’s external bursary programme. The bursaries have been awarded to students in information technology (IT), and electrical and mechanical engineering. The funding covers accommodation, tuition and general living... Read more
Nursing Department breaks new ground
The Department of Nursing Science kicked off the year on a high note by welcoming the first-ever cohort of students for the new Bachelor of Nursing programme. Head of the Department, Prof Karien Jooste, said CPUT was one of the first institutions in the country to receive approval from... Read more
Walk-in applications now open
Spokesperson Lauren Kansley said the institution will process individuals who applied on time and were waitlisted. Kansley said: “Walk-ins only happen in courses with space and once the waitlisted individuals have been processed. The registration process has been significantly reduced after CPUT rolled out a sophisticated digital platform which automatically... Read more

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