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  • 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 could provide. On one ...more
  • Write during recess

    •   The June/July recess may present the perfect opportunity for university experts to share some of their knowledge with a non-academic audience. Around 50 CPUT staff members have already contributed popular articles to The Conversation Africa (TCA) website and had the benefit of working with the site’s expert panel of editors to create a popular article which ...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 could provide. On one of these visits the ...more
  • State-of-the-art simulation centre boosts EMS training

    • Emergency Medical Services training at CPUT has received a major boost with the opening of a new immersive simulation centre, which can emulate real emergency scenarios to train students to treat patients in life-threatening emergencies. The state-of-the art immersive clinical simulation centre can replicate emergency scenarios, such as road accidents, and will be used for learning ...more
  • Decolonised curriculum: A matter of mindfulness

    • As a lecturer in the Biological Sciences, I am aware that, despite the subject matter being conceptualised and delivered as such, many students in my university classroom maintain their suspicion of Evolution by Natural Selection. These students argue that the theory is no truer than any tale that indigenous knowledge provides to explain the existence ...more
  • HIV/Aids Unit exhibits at first HEAIDS conference

    • The HIV/Aids Unit presented an abstract and a poster during the recent inaugural Higher Education and Training HIV/Aids Project (HEAIDS) Conference, which was held in Durban. The three-day conference saw a delegation of 4 600 students from around the country, mainly SRC members and Peer Educators, converging at the Durban International Conference Centre. CPUT’s HIV Peer Educators ...more
  • Student a finalist in Miss Universities SA Pageant

    •   An Electrical Engineering student with a passion for charity work has been selected as a finalist in the Miss Universities South Africa pageant. Third-year student Pauline Marere is one of 19 finalists in the competition and the winner will be crowned in East London in September. Twenty-three-year-old Marere has thus far been the most popular contestant in ...more
  • Online applications go live

    • CPUT has gone live with online applications enabling first time, returning and post-graduate applicants to do their applications online. The project under leadership of the Registrar, Nikile Ntsababa, started in March 2016 as a collaborative exercise between seven universities sharing knowledge, expertise and cost. Non-South African citizens, South African citizens with Non-South African Matric or Recognition for ...more
  • Staff and students open hearts to fire victims

    • A call to donate food and other essentials to victims of a devastating fire in Hout Bay has been met with an overwhelming response from staff and students. In March thousands of residents from Imizamo Yethu lost their homes when the fire swept through the area. Two Accounting students, Luchulumanco Nanto and Siziphiwe Refiloe Dlulane then started ...more
  • Full accreditation for CPUT’s HR qualifications

    • The Human Resources Management Department has received full accreditation from the South African Board for Peoples Practices (SABPP) for all of its academic programmes from diploma to doctoral degree levels. The SABPP is the professional body for HR practitioners in South Africa and also accredits HR academic programmes of universities. The SABPP is registered with the South ...more
  • New Chancellor’s installation in September

    • The honourable chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Thandi Modise, will be installed as CPUT Chancellor in September. The installation will coincide with several institutional events, which will take place from 12 to 15 September, including the inaugural lecture of Prof Victoria Jideani, and will culminate in the Spring Graduation ceremonies. The installation ceremony will ...more
  • Wind Turbine Service Technicians graduate

    •   A group of 18 wind turbine service technicians are trained and ready for SA’s move into state commissioned wind farms. The graduates were recipients of fully funded bursaries awarded by Nordex Acciona and the South African National Energy Development Institute. The bursaries covered five months of full time study at the South African Renewable Energy Technology ...more
  • Academic speaks at African Diabetes Congress

    •   The Head of the Biomedical Sciences Department, Prof Tandi Matsha, recently joined diabetes researchers from across the country and the rest of the continent in Cameroon for the Third African Diabetes Congress. Matsha said she was invited to speak on the topic of diabetes and epigenetics. “The reason for my invitation was that our group (the Cardiometabolic ...more
  • CPUT Students Learn to sail

    • Sailing by Momelezi Funani Mowbray Peer Helper, 3rd year Sports Management   Sailing is a very strange sport because so much of it is out of your hands. You rely solely on the weather for all of your push. You can personally be as prepared as possible, but if the weather doesn’t want to play you cannot change it. ...more
  • Snoek packs quite a protein punch

    •   Ms Sune Henning of CPUTs Food Science and Technology department, together with her project supervisor Prof. Louw Hoffman recently published parts of their research on Snoek, garnering much attention from the local media houses. To find out exactly why these media houses are jostling to write about Snoek, follow the links (1,2,3). Congratulations  Ms ...more
  • Craft Beer Brewing - Learning from the practitioners

    • On the cold and crispy morning of 13 June 2017 the CPUT brewing team made their way to Stellenbosch brewing company. Here they were introduced to Bruce Collins the main brewer and owner. The team consisting of staff members Dr. Keyser and Miss Meyer, and students Armand Uys, Siphosethu Peter, Poppy Mabele and Taylon-Lee Hendricks ...more
  • WS12 Promoting Multilingualism and Student-Generated Content - The Multilingual Glossaries Project at CPUT

    •   Facilitators: Linda Manashe and Ass. Prof. Eunice Ivala, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology (CIET), CPUTDate and location:  22nd of June 2017, 13.30-15.30, lab 303, IT centre, Bellville Seminar description The CPUT multilingual glossaries project (MLG) focuses on gathering and compiling subject-specific terminology with the aim of translating them from English to isiXhoza and Afrikaans in order to enhance teaching ...more
  • CONVERSATIONAL TOPICS in "THE CONVERSATION" No. 1

    • The Conversation has proven to be a hit….well, in my own academic and private life….and it has nothing to do with shooting an hallucinogenic substance. This digital platform has provided me with sharp and incisive articles on numerous topics, some having direct impact or input on my day job. It’s something akin to subscribing to Popular ...more
  • Blended Learning in Times of Disruption - emerge Africa seminar on the 5th and 6th of June 2017

    • Blended learning is a key concern in recent times in higher education. Blended learning will manifest itself differently in different institutions as it becomes part of the core organisational culture. This seminar was part of a larger project aimed at understanding the breadth and depth of blended learning practices in the institution, with a particular focus ...more
  • Towards Open Educational Practices at CPUT - Seminar on the 1st of June 2017

    • Openness is a key concern in recent times in higher education; experiences such as open access, open educational resources, massive online courses, etc. are ‘hot topics’ globally but also increasingly in the South. Open Educational Practices (OEP) move the focus from the design, development and access to open educational resources (OER) to the use of ...more
  • Helping ECP students to ‘think like a physicist’

    • Dawit Worku, ECP lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Physics, shares his impressions of and reflections on the Teaching and Learning in ECP seminar held on Tuesday 6 June 2017 on the Bellville campus.   Last Tuesday, Dr Honji Conana and Associate Professor Delia Marshall, ECP lecturers at UWC’s Physics department, presented the findings of their ...more
  • 'This conference has helped me gain perspective' - reflections on the SANRC FYE Conference

    • Amanda Morris, ECP Co-ordinator in the Graphic Design department, share some reflections of her recent participation at the SANRC FYE conference in Johannesburg. Amanda also presented a paper at this conference.   Attending the South African National Resource Centre (SANRC) First Year Experience (FYE) this year has been a revitalizing experience. Often as academics we get into ...more
  • Project broadens students’ horizons

    • Three nursing students, who have been participating in an international project, say the knowledge and experience they’ve gained has been a major boost in preparing for their careers. Molefi Shebi, Shihaam Barnes and Philicia Bloem from CPUT’s Western Cape College of Nursing spent two weeks in Europe where they visited the Karel de Grote Hogeschool in ...more
  • Film puts spotlight on precious resource

    • A film, which focuses on a collaborative project between CPUT and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), was recently screened at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town. We are Water was filmed two years ago and follows a group of students during AfrikaBurn - a community festival which is held in the Tankwa Karoo ...more
  • CPUT opens doors for alumnus

    •   Patrick Shingu, who obtained his BTech degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2012 from CPUT is grateful to the university for equipping him with the necessary skills to do his job. Shingu is working as a Test Engineer at Volvo in Gothenburg, Sweden after he received a scholarship to study in Sweden where he obtained an MSc ...more
  • Future journalists make their mark

    • FOUR talented third year journalism students recently earned a full page spread in the Cape Times newspaper in which they expressed their views on youth participation in democracy and the obstacles to it. Journalism lecturer Asanda Ngoasheng said that in August last year she asked the second year political reporting class to complete an assignment on ...more
  • District Six remembered

    •   A new documentary film about District Six is helping to raise awareness among students of the painful history of the area. While CPUT’s Cape Town Campus was built on District Six land, many students don’t know its history and Cape Town filmmaker and journalist Yazeed Kamaldien set out to change this. “This is an area well-known for ...more
  • Meet the Hotel School Board

    • The Cape Town Hotel School is one of the country’s leading culinary schools and central to its success is its management board. The board is composed of CPUT staff and captains of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. The board is chaired by its longest serving member, Jeff Rosenberg, who is also the General Manager of the Waterfront’s ...more
  • Keeping fit at school

    • Physical education is not a top priority in many Western Cape schools, partly because it has no teachers charged with this task, but this is likely to change. Students in the Sport Management Department have been rolling out physical education programmes that they developed at local primary schools as part of their Service-Learning project. The programmes were ...more
  • Open Day 2017 award winners announced

    •   The hard work of staff members who were behind some of the impressive stalls at Open Day 2017 were recently rewarded. Open Day, the biggest marketing event on the institution’s calendar, was held on the Bellville Campus on May 6. This year’s event was a major success and attracted more than 15 000 visitors, who were able ...more