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- At the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) held in Yokohama in 2013, the Japanese Government stated its policy on strengthening support for the on-going dynamic growth of Africa with stronger public-private partnerships.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo ABE announced the ABE Initiative (African Business Education Initiative for Youth), a strategic five-year plan providing 1,000 youths ...more
- Call for Applications now Open
The project on Strengthening of Technology Research and Innovation (R&I) between Europe and South Africa (ESASTAP 2020) and its predecessors (i.e. FP6 and FP7 INCO projects SAccess, ESASTAP, ESASTAP-2 and ESASTAP Plus) have been instrumental in enhancing the success of the SA-European Union (EU) Research and Innovation cooperation in different thematic ...more
- The 2017 edition of USSA Cricket will be bought forward to October, this is to combat the fears of Feesmustfall Protest that have played a role in the last two editions not taking place.
2017 edition will be hosted by the University of Pretoria (Tuks) from 2 till 6 October of this year. This is exciting ...more
- Cuest speaker Chriselda Grootboom
CPUT Cricket players
CPUT Cricket players were on hand to serve beverages to some of the young women at one of the Residences at the Bellville Campus. The House Committee of Sacco Residence was hosting an event for the ladies who resided at the resident.
CPUT Cricket Executive Committee, saw this as ...more
The Technology Station: Clothing and Textiles hosted a group of 26 Young Entrepreneurs from Atlantis (± 75 KM from Cape Town on the West Coast) on a screen printing training programme. The training hopefully helps these entrepreneurs to add value to their fabrics.
The Technology Station: Clothing and Textiles would like to thank Patrick and Bradley ...more
The Technology Station Clothing and Textile (TSCT) in conjunction with the Technology Innovation Agency attended the National Science Week exhibition held at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Missionvale Campus, Port Elizabeth) on Saturday the 5th August 2017. The TSCT staff viz. Deidre, Lisa, and Daniel conducted 3D body scans of visitors to the stall.
For 3D ...more
- Innovator, Shalton Mothwa displays his patented AOEN bag (Wifi Recharging bag) at the National Science Week exhibition. The project was a collaboration between the Technology Station Electronics (TSE) based at Tswane University of Technology and the Technology Station Clothing and Textile (TSCT) based at ...more
- Students and staff members did their bit for Mandela Day by participating in a clean-up of the former Horticulture Nursery on the Cape Town campus.
“The intention is to pay tribute to the rich heritage of District Six by developing an urban food garden, recreational structures and cultural spaces for the benefit of the community, students ...more
- Social inclusivity was at the centre of the 2017 International Summer Academy on Student Leadership in Community Engagement hosted in China at the Guizhou University of Finance and Economics (GUFE).
This gathering, the third of its kind, came about as a result of a triad partnership between CPUT, GUFE and the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences ...more
- Delegates from a number of national educational institutions that offer rescue training for emergency medical service personnel recently gathered at CPUT for the annual inter institutional rescue week.
This annual meet was started by the Department of Emergency Medical Sciences (EMS) at CPUT in 2012 with the aim of getting other institutions that offer rescue training ...more
- The CPUT Residence Business & Risk Assessment Centre has launched an on-line accreditation system which will refine the process of sourcing suitable student accommodation.
Called Off-Campus Housing Accreditation Program (OCHAP) the accreditation system offers students the opportunity to find private CPUT-accredited alternative accommodation and allows property owners to apply electronically.
CPUT officials will then inspect the particular building ...more
Freely available indigenous fruits are a good resource for boosting your daily antioxidant intake.
This is according to researchers Daniela Kucich and Merrill Wicht, who recently conducted a study to determine if local indigenous fruits could provide an alternative source of antioxidants.
In the paper “South African indigenous fruits – Underutilized resource for boosting daily antioxidant intake ...more
The name Makalani is a nickname given to a tall species of palm tree – the Hyphaene persiana – by the local people living in the north-western parts of Namibia. The meaning of the name Makalani is difficult to trace, but has generally been adopted across Namibia. Also known as the vegetable ivory palm, the tree ...more
- The Fundani Unit recently hosted a high-level delegation of American experts in diversity best practice.
The visit from Diversity Abroad was arranged by Dr Misiwe Katiya a senior lecturer in Academic Staff Development at CPUT after she interacted with many of the experts during conference visits to the US in 2015 and 2016.
Katiya says sharing stories ...more
- Two talented CPUT students with a passion for poetry recently showcased their skills at an international youth slam poetry festival in the United States.
Lesego Mkhize and Alutho Mbendeni, both journalism students, were part of a four-member team who were invited to participate in the 20th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, which ...more
- A total of 267 CPUT students will benefit from an R8 million donation received from Absa Bank.
Using a combination of academic performance and financial need CPUT’s Financial Aid office has identified the qualifying students and will disburse the funds after a verification process has been completed.
Many of the qualifying students either have very limited financial ...more
- Students from the Electrical Engineering and Food Science Technology departments recently attended a workshop to broaden their knowledge on the importance of intellectual property (IP) protection.
The workshop, which was hosted by CPUT’s Technology Transfer Office, included presentations from the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) and the National Intellectual Property Management Office of the Department ...more
- In line with its commitment to internationalisation, CPUT has for many years been running a successful international exchange programme for staff and students.
During this term the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences will send 10 deserving students to CPUT partner universities in Europe.
The students hail from the Retail Business Management, Operations Management, Management and Project Management, ...more
- First year Management student Martinique Du Preez raked in four medals at the recent World Transplant Games in Malaga, Spain, including a gold in ball throw.
Besides the gold medal, Martinique also won silver medals in javelin and long jump as well as bronze in the 100 m sprint.
He defied a major obstacle to make his ...more
- Facilitators: Antoinette Van Deventer and Jody Boltney, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology
Date and time: 31st of August 2017, 13.30-15.30
Location: Online or Centre for eLearning, training venue, Cape Town campus
Tired of travelling between campuses for meetings? Supporting students who are geographically distributed? Blackboard Collaborate is a realtime video conferencing tool, that lets you communicate with ...more
- Facilitators: Jonathan Aspeling and Janine Lockhart, CPUT
Date and location:
17th of August 2017, 13.30-15.30, Centre for eLearning, Cape Town campus
Are you using multiple choice tests? Do you want to use them but don't know how? How can you get better at doing this? How do you know what a 'good' multiple choice question is? This ...more
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- This past Sunday the preseason squad met for the first time. The first assignment for the boys was a beep test which didn't go down well with the boys, but they went on and finished. Next on there menu was some fun fielding drills that seemed to test the boys and the session was closed ...more
- Greetings CPUT Cricket Fam
The 2016/ 2017 Cricket Season was officially closed this passed Saturday when the Club hosted its Third Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the CPUT Bellville Campus's Press Gallary. The attendance was good and the discussions fruitful,it was truly a time of reflection on the past season. Student Development Officer (SDO) Mr. Quinton ...more
Our annual ECP Regional Symposium will take place on 30 August 2017. This is a wonderful opportunity for all ECP lecturers, researchers and practitioners to join together as a community to engage in critical, engaging and useful conversations about all aspects of ECP and Foundation education. Over the years, through this symposium, an important and vibrant ...more
- Last term the ECP Unit facilitated ECP Classroom Fika sessions in May and June. The general theme connecting both sessions was 'understanding who our students are'.
In May we reported on diagnostic information in the public domain, namely the NSC and NBT reports. We used these reports to sketch a picture of the kinds of knowledge and ...more
- Facilitators: Prof Izak Van der Zyl, Faculty of Informatics and Design, and Sonwabo Jongile, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology (CIET), CPUT
Date and location:
27th of July 2017, 13.30-15.30, Centre for eLearning, Cape Town campus
There has been a spate of learning analytics interventions in global higher education. This is coupled with the rise and significance of ...more
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 ...more
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