CPUT Students donate R54 000 to Children’s Hospital
CPUT first year students recently donated R54 300 to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust. The Business Administration 1 students and lecturer Belinda Berman, who is the project’s facilitator, recently handed over the cheque to the Trust on the District Six Campus. The money was raised earlier this year and will be... Read more
CPUT Student stars in popular TV drama
Student Thandolwethu “NT” Jikwa is one of the stars of Mzansi Magic’s DSTV popular drama series, Nkululeko. Nkululeko is a coming of age story set in the dusty streets of one of South Africa’s most infamous townships, Khayelitsha. The story is about a young boy who jeopardises his bright... Read more
Racing on sunshine
CPUT students and staff members will take part in this year’s Sasol Solar Car Challenge 2018, South Africa for the first time. Held every second year, the competition sees teams from across the world design and build solar-powered vehicles to drive across South Africa in an eight day event.... Read more
CPUT Men say no to violence
“There is a new man at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.  A man who takes responsibility for his actions. A man that will not participate in, approve of or remain silent about any form of violence.” This is the introduction of the commitment pledge that was recited at... Read more
Student activist selected for prestigious fellowship
A third-year Accounting student and activist, who is passionate about human rights, will be jetting off to Lagos, Nigeria this weekend after being selected for theCANVASSITY Pan African Youth Democracy Fellowship. Luchulumanco Nanto was selected into the programme after two rounds of rigorous assessment and will be spending 10 days in... Read more
Budding academic clinches international scholarship
A CPUT staffer is going to Ireland next year after being awarded a full doctoral scholarship. Aifani Tahulela, a Research Assistant in the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences, has been selected by the AESOP Project to undertake PhD studies in Global Human Development at University College Dublin. Tahulela... Read more
CPUT celebrates teaching excellence
Teaching and Learning enjoyed centre stage recently when the university, for the first time, honoured recipients of in-house as well as external teaching awards at one event. Normally only the winners of the Institutional Teaching and Learning Excellence Awards would be lauded in this way, but this year the... Read more
Student takes top honours in design competition
Interior Design student, Kriska Liebenberg, recently won a prestigious competition, which will see her winning chair being manufactured and sold by a renowned Cape Town-based furniture-maker. Kriska won prize money of R10 000 and will also get a percentage of future sales for her nesting chair, which as the... Read more
National Teaching award for Surveying Lecturer
A willingness to tackle difficult topics and include creative influences in his lectures have earned a CPUT lecturer a top teaching award. Siddique Motala, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, was recently announced as a National Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award winner for 2017... Read more
CPUT key partner in ‘stepping up’ preventative healthcare in SA
  This year the university rolled out its Bachelor of Environmental Health, a four-year programme designed to ensure graduates have the appropriate skills to work as Environmental Health Practitioners. These specialized practitioners’  tasks are determined by legislation, and the scope of practice ranges from ensuring safe water supplies to... Read more