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 communities,... Read more
Construction SETA: Serious about next generation
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 and... 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
A ground-breaking research project which looks at how factors such as race, gender, class and language intersect to create inequality among university students is on the cards. The three-year project sees a team of academics from four universities exploring how these demographic characteristics combine to create inequalities among students... Read more
Documentary highlights albinism and education challenges
A chance encounter on a train has seen a Disability Unit staff member being featured in a documentary focusing on the challenges of people with albinism. Education and Albinism was produced by the Human Rights Media Centre and attempts to shed light on the realities of living with albinism... Read more

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