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- Over the past month, staff in the ECP Unit have facilitated a short two-hour workshop with new ECP students, with the aim of ensuring that they fully understand what ECP is about. The primary resource for these workshops was the short video called 'The Journey' (access the video via the link). This video was produced a ...more
- Written by Hanro Lourens.
Statistics show that 90% of South Africans feel that cheating or infidelity is unacceptable or amoral. So why then is it happening?
The dating website AshleyMadison.com with their slogan “Have an affair”, is now established in 26 countries and generates $90 million annually. In South Africa alone AshleyMadison.com has 163 000 subscribers and ...more
- COURSE OVERVIEW:
As a student you will learn how to handle a complete, end-to-end customizing process. You will customize company structures as well as business processes across several modules and departments. You will thus experience a real-life business scenario of an SAP ERP implementation and customizing process.The competencies you can gather in our SAP ERP Customizing ...more
- A recently published book 'Going to University: The influence of higher education on the lives of young South Africans' by a group of eminent South African higher education scholars, seeks to challenge some of the commonsense beliefs which dominate our sector. For example, that success at university is primarily determined by a set of attributes ...more
Seminar 1: Daniela Gachago, Faiq Waghid, Eunice Ivala (CIET) and Bronwyn Swartz (Engineering), CPUT
Seminar 2: Alan Cliff, CILT, UCT
Dates, time and location:
Seminar 1: 15th of March, 13.30-15,30, Centre for eLearning, Cape Town campus
Seminar 2: 22nd of March, 13.30-15.30, online (Blackboard Collaborate)
Recently there has been a significant increase of interest in online assessment at CPUT ...more
Alex Noble and Mongezi Msomi who are part of the Architectural Technology Foundation course, recently arranged an excursion to a nearby architectural landmark in the city. Alex, provides a short description of why this trip, practically at the start of the academic year , is such a significant one for students new to the field ...more
- Amanda Morris, lecturer in the newly integrated Design Foundation course, offers a short introduction to one of her ex-students, and newly appointed Junior Lecturer to their Foundation programme - a success story of how to grow your own wood.
The new integrated Design Foundation course is proud to introduce Simphiwe Kenneth Tsholeka a previous ECP student in ...more
- (L-R) Monique, Sakeena, Nike, Lynn (ECP Unit), Mari, Amanda & Diane
Last week the Design and Architecture and Interior Design Foundation programmes hosted some rather productive site visits. Especially exciting was visiting the new Design Foundation in their new venue in the Design Building on the Cape Town campus. ECP lecturers in these two departments have ...more
- The food safety scenario in South Africa has, by virtue of the sad consequences of the outbreak, been given a violent shake-up. The ripple effect of this will be felt much further than the companies potentially implicated as the source of the products contributing to this. However, this blog serves to look a little deeper ...more
- Upon arrival in France (city: ANGERS) (February 2016), one had to learn the language (French), over a period of six months at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest (CIDEF). Only after my french was passable did the actual Master program at Ecole Supérieure d’Agricultures commence (23rd August 2016). The first year of the program, was a bit ...more
- Student Counselling is open to all students; on a walk-in, as well as a referral basis. We are a team of psychologists, social workers, career advisors and receptionists, there to be the heartbeat of wellness on campus. Sometimes frustrated students come to us and we refer them to the appropriate places for assistance, sometimes students ...more
- Four years after making history with the launch of Africa’s first nano-satellite into space, CPUT is preparing to reach even greater heights with the launch of its second CubeSat - ZACube-2.
ZACube-2 will be the most advanced South African CubeSat to date and is expected to launch in May or June from a launch site in ...more
- A CPUT academic has become the first person in South Africa to earn a PhD in Forensic Medicine and his work is helping to improve the forensic accountability with which emergency care providers respond to victims of gender-based violence.
A personal tragedy in 1995 inspired Dr Navindhra Naidoo, acting Head of the Emergency Medical Sciences Department, ...more
- A Records and Archives Management Programme will soon be rolled out across all CPUT campuses. Gugulethu Ndenge, manager of the Records and Archives Management unit, says that on March 2, a seminar-workshop on “Basic Records and Archives Management” will be conducted for all university records co-ordinators that were nominated by heads of departments.
The event will ...more
- CPUT students and lecturers now have free access to the mobile MyClassroom/Blackboard app. The Blackboard app is a simple and easy to use, mobile learning app for the on the go, goal-oriented learner and lecturer. Designed specifically for students and lecturers the app is your one stop-shop for announcements, content, communication and even assignments and ...more
- Conceptualising a five course meal for industry experts can be an intimidating experience but Food and Beverage students took this in their stride at their latest practical assessment.
The third year students prepared a feast which included homemade brioche, rosemary chicken goujons, butter basted Chateaubriand with a crispy potato rose flower and for dessert a black ...more
- As Groote Schuur Hospital celebrates its 80th birthday this year, CPUT’s Department of Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences (MITS) is reflecting on its long and proud association with the world-renowned academic hospital.
The hospital was officially opened in January 1938 and was where Chris Barnard and his team performed the world’s first ever heart transplant operation.
- The Bachelor of Paralegal Studies, which is the first degree of its kind on the continent, was recently launched for students on the Bellville Campus.
The three-year degree, is offered by the Unit of Applied Law in the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences.
Ivan van der Heever, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences, ...more
- The CPUT Language Policy and language practices fell under the spotlight at a recent language colloquium.
Held on the Cape Town Campus, the colloquium was hosted by the Faculty of Applied Sciences under the theme: Mediating the complexities of language in the case of Applied Sciences: education in mother tongue(s) or multilingual education?
The faculty’s Dean, Prof ...more
- It was a case of third time lucky for a dyslexic Second Chance graduate who tried to improve his matric results in order to get into CPUT.
Today Naasih Mallick, 21, is enrolled into his first year of Civil Engineering studies and is looking forward to the day he can look at a building he had ...more
- The Caro Wiese bursary recently honoured two CPUT students for succeeding against all odds at CPUT.
This award is given to two CPUT students (one female and one male) who have succeeded in overcoming extremely difficult circumstances to realise their full academic potential. They have a track record of high achievement despite the most formidable social, ...more
- First year students were welcomed to CPUT with an array of exciting orientation programmes ranging from a trolley race to a scavenger hunt.
Orientation activities for Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences students included a flag design exercise and balloon popping games while welcome packs for first years were provided.
According to clinical instructor Charne Martin students were ...more
- The Faculty of Business and Management Sciences recently welcomed a group of international exchange students from its partner universities in Europe.
The 24 students are from Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Belgium and France. They will be attending classes at various departments within the faculty.
As part of the students’ orientation week a luncheon was hosted recently by ...more
- First year students will be visiting a refreshed looking Design building thanks to lecturers who used their own time and money to give the space a makeover.
Senior Lecturer in Fashion Design Annadine Vlok used an unconventional method to fill the space left by broken tiles, filling the crevice with a transparent plastic dotted with buttons.A ...more
- A seasoned media professional has been appointed as CPUT’s new web editor.
Sherise Dreyer took up the position in December and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the website, which includes uploading new content and updating existing content.
She has extensive experience in marketing, media and social media and has worked for a diverse range of ...more
- The Acting Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences, Prof Chux Iwu, was a guest speaker at the recent Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) conference.
The two-day conference, which was held in Cape Town, was opened by Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife, Leah.
Several dignitaries from within and ...more
- The Media Department’s stellar Open Day stall and CPUT’s corporate social responsibility collaboration with the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, recently won two awards at the prestigious Marketing, Advancement and Communication in Education (MACE) Awards Ceremony.
The MACE Awards place the spotlight on the work done, often behind the scenes, to promote and recognise higher education ...more
- The student accommodation crisis and the role of private accommodation in alleviating the problem was on the agenda during a recent intervarsity colloquium.
The theme of the two-day colloquium, which was hosted by the University of Fort Hare, was ‘Maximising student access through safe affordable accommodation’.
The CPUT delegation consisted of Phillip Chibvuri from the Residence Business ...more
- CPUT staff members are being encouraged to make a difference by donating to the Sanitary Towel Drive.
The campaign, which was initiated by the HIV/Aids Unit in conjunction with the Donate a Pad Project, has already managed to donate 10 to 12 packs of towels to each of CPUT’s campus clinics and Student Counselling centres.
“The aim ...more
- He started playing rugby at a small farm school in the Overberg and now Henrico Jacobs is leading CPUT’s rugby team in the prestigious Varsity Shield competition.
Jacobs, a BTech Retail Management Student, says he was “stoked” when he was selected as the captain of the FNB CPUT side, who played their first home game in ...more