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
Construction SETA: Serious about next generation of professionals
CPUT will get a cash injection of R21.2 million in accordance with a memorandum of agreement recently concluded with the Construction SETA (CETA). This brings the total investment by CETA since 2013 to R34.4 million. This latest grant will see a further 90 CPUT students taken up in the... Read more
CPUT engineering labs turn pro
  South Africa’s future technicians will soon be training in state of the art laboratories thanks to a partnership between CPUT and engineering industry specialist RS Components. RS sponsored equipment to the value of R250 000 to be used in the project labs run by the Department of Electrical... Read more
Sewing programme empowers residents
CPUT lecturers have contributed their own time and skills to assist disadvantaged individuals empower themselves with a saleable skill. The Technology Station Clothing and Textiles (TSCT) along with the City of Cape Town Enterprise Development Unit have been visiting impoverished communities around the Peninsula, informing them about support they... Read more
Snoek study lauded
A recent study into the nutritional benefits of snoek has proven what Capetonians have always known – that the fish not only tastes great but is good for you too. Compared to its expensive counterparts like salmon, trout and cod, snoek is often perceived as a low value fish,... Read more
Students complete sailing training
CPUT students were recognised for their commitment and dedication to a pilot sailing project which aims to transform the sport. The sailing programme was held at the Royal Cape Yacht Club over five weeks and the students were commended for their outstanding attendance which averaged close to 100%. The project... Read more
CPUT Students off to Norway
Three bright CPUT students will soon be jetting off to Norway where they will gain valuable skills and experience in their field as part of their work integrated learning experience. Third year BHSc: medical laboratory sciences students Erin Jacobs, Linah Mjuleni and Renaldo Pool will spend three months in... Read more