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  • Enlivening pedagogies to create a sense of belonging - insights from UJ scholars

    • On Thursday, 18 October 2018 a group of about 16 ECP lecturers, joined University of Johannesburg, lecturers and scholars Prof Kim Berman and Shonisani Netshia for a participatory workshop that sought to discuss and explore what it really means for teaching when issues of decolonisation, transformation, social justice, democratisation and inclusion are in the forefront ...more
  • Good Fad, Bad Food! Or?

    • When you do a simple Google search regarding good and bad food, the anecdotal evidence sometimes offered is seriously contradictory and often mis-leading. Proponents of one food versus another often end up either contradicting themselves or others. When doing a more scientific appraisal (more objective but not always entirely so), another theme comes up i.e. what ...more
  • Uplifting our communities

    • The TSCT has been planting the seeds for job creation across South Africa through the Extending the Footprint (EGF) Project . The programme has shown that it is possible to train learners to manufacture their own school dress in one week. The training focuses on the basic clothing production methods used in an industrial environment. Subsidised services ...more
  • H&M Foundation visit

    • Erik Bank of the H&M foundation visited the Clothing and Textile Technology Department at Cape Peninsula University of Technology to present the Global Change Award (worth 1million Euros) to students and staff. He was accompanied by 2016 winner Valentina ...more
  • Mothers unite

    • Small business participants under the banner of “Mothers Unite” an NPO based in Lavender Hill on the Cape Flats joined the Technology Station Clothing and Textiles on a 2 day programme “INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINE PRACTICE” presented by facilitator Norma Waggenaar. The participants were able to complete a skirt containing darts, a zip and a ...more
  • Invitation IMPALA Conference - Global Engagement in Higher Education: South African and European Perspectives - Friday, November 9th

    • What The Erasmus + Capacity Building project IMPALA invites you to its final conference on Global Engagement in Higher Education: South African and European Perspectives. In the morning, the conference will focus on current trends, challenges and opportunities with regard to the internationalization of Higher Education in South Africa and Europe. The IMPALA partner institutions will share their project ...more
  • Circumcision programme a success

    • Male students, staff members and members of the public can visit the Student Health Clinic on the Bellville Campus for medical circumcisions. Andries Slinger, Acting Head of the Department: Student Health Clinics/HIV Unit, said the clinic had cemented ties with the Department of Health in terms of an existing service level agreement to provide voluntary medical ...more
  • WS6 Increasing in-class participation

    • Facilitators: Donna Lewis, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology (CIET), CPUT Date and location: 18th of October 2018, 13.00-15.00, Centre for eLearning, D6 campus Seminar description How to engage students in large (and small) classes is one of the main challenges lecturers face at CPUT. We invite you to attend an interactive workshop on how web-based and offline learning tools can ...more
  • WS12 Promoting Multilingualism and Student-Generated Content – The Multilingual Glossaries Project at CPUT

    • Facilitators: Linda Manashe , Centre for Innovative Educational Technology (CIET), and Nomxolisi Jantjies, Fundani (CHED), CPUT Date and location: 11th of October 2018, 13.30-15.30, lab 303, IT Centre, Bellville Seminar description The CPUT multilingual glossaries project (MLG), a collaboration between CIET and the Language Unit in Fundani CHED,  focuses on gathering and compiling subject-specific terminology with the aim of translating ...more
  • Education students rub shoulders with award-winning film producer

    • The Faculty of Education recently hosted a discussion of John Fredericks’ autobiography Skollie and a once-off screening of his award-winning film Noem My Skollie on the Mowbray Campus. Autographed copies of the book, which is published by Penguin Random House, as well as the film’s DVDs were on sale. After the screening, Fredericks told the students and ...more
  • Heritage Day celebrated in District Six

    • Staff members and students helped to ensure a memorable Heritage Day long weekend for the District Six community. The two-day event on September 23 and 24, which was organised by the D6 Civic Association, included a picnic, bonfire storytelling, intercultural and indigenous games for the children, a breakfast for the elderly and a host of other ...more
  • Archives tell a story

    • Did you know the Archives Unit does not just save material for archival purposes, they are always on the lookout for ways to exhibit what they’ve got? Established in 2012 in the office of the Registrar, the Unit identifies, preserves, arranges, describes and makes archives available for research purposes. They collect and save all manner of ...more
  • Van Schaik donates textbooks to diligent student

    • BTech Project Management student Zinziswa Zilwa is the happy recipient of textbooks from Van Schaik valued at R3 500. “We were simply blown away by her academic attributes and attitude towards achieving her goals.  Imagine, she has been working diligently and successfully without these crucial tools that happen to be the right of every student,” said Jasmine ...more
  • European students find home at CPUT

    • The Faculty of Business and Management Sciences welcomed this semester’s international exchange students from sister universities in Europe in style. The faculty is hosting 13 students from Ravensburg, Münster, Osnabrück, Fontys and Ingolstadt universities. The same number of the faculty’s students will be heading to the European universities. The Graduate Centre for Management (GCM) hosted a ‘Leading ...more
  • MCD welcomes new Director

    • When new Marketing and Communication director, Dr Garth van Gensen, read the advertisement for the position he felt like it was written for him. Van Gensen joined the institution on 1 September, coming from the University of the Western Cape where he served as Head of Department: Management Division. He still has unfinished business at UWC ...more
  • CPUT steps into aerobics

    • In line with its mandate to ensure the holistic development of our students, the Department of Sport and Culture is introducing Step aerobics as a new offering in its milieu of sporting codes. A demonstration of the new sport was held recently on the District Six Campus and saw about 100 students and staff members being ...more
  • CPUT in Varsity Cup Rugby 7’s tournament

    • The men’s rugby team has qualified for the first time to be part of the Varsity Cup Rugby 7’s competition that will take place on 5 to 6 October this year in Johannesburg. CPUT came sixth overall of the 24 universities which participated in the recent University Sports South Africa (USSA) competition, making the top 12 teams that ...more
  • Alumni delve into youth development

    • Founded by three CPUT alumni, an organisation seeking to address youth development in the Eastern Cape has been launched on the Bellville Campus. A launch event for the non-profit organisation, Mpumakoloni Youth Initiative (MYI), was held recently with the support of units in the Student Affairs Department.The event’s theme was “If time is money, we will ...more
  • Somatology Department’s Open Day a treat

    • Visitors attending the Somatology Department’s recent Open Day were treated to a tour of the department’s state of the art facilities. Pupils, teachers and parents were given the opportunity to engage with students and academic staff members at the Wellness Clinic on the District Six Campus. The students also gave demonstrations of the various treatments on offer ...more
  • PR students ensure happy feet at matric ball

    • A group of BTech Public Relations students helped to ensure that Grade 12 learners at a Khayelitsha school had a ball at their matric farewell.The students launched a campaign called Her Majesty and through donations from the public and the CPUT community managed to collect about 50 pairs of high-heeled shoes for matric girls at ...more
  • On a journey of curiousity

    • A group of six staff developers, lecturers and students presented a paper entitled On Being Alice in Wonderland – Higher Education Dreamscapes at a recent symposium. The symposium, which was held at the Granger Bay Campus, focused on Reconfiguring ECP (Extended Curriculum Programme) pedagogies through theoretical frameworks. “The aims of the ECP regional symposium are to provide ...more
  • The technicalities of mathematics

    • Chemical Engineering lecturer in the Extended Curriculum Programme, Dr Moses Basitere, was one of the researchers working on a recent analysis of high school Mathematics. Together with University of Limpopo's Prof Sylvia Ramaligela he delivered their findings at a Seminar on the Comparability of Mathematics against Technical Mathematics and Physical Sciences against Technical Sciences recently hosted ...more
  • New council members on board

    • CPUT recently welcomed and orientated new Council members. The CPUT Council functions as the highest decision making authority of the University and assumes the ultimate accountability for the performance and affairs of the University. In her capacity as Acting Registrar Carin Booyse said a majority of Council members are external members as per the stipulation of the ...more
  • Navigating an entry into maritime studies

    • The Department of Maritime Studies and Survival Centre (DMS and SC) recently threw open the doors to the Granger Bay campus for an informative Open Day session. They targeted between 400 and 500 learners from Western Cape schools and bussed in children from four schools in Langa. Theresa Williams, acting Head of DMS and SC, said they ...more
  • Getting a taste for research

    • Delegates at the recent U6 Conference held on District Six Campus got a taste for the work of the African Centre for Herbal Research. Upon entering the foyer where the conference was held delegates would spot a display of teas. Anyone who lingered for more than few seconds in front of the display was approached by ...more
  • Energising engineers

    • The DST-UNESCO Engineering Conference concluded three days of intensive discussions with a walk-about on the Bellville Campus. Tapelo Kepadisa, Assistant Director: Multilateral Cooperation at the Department of Science and Technology, ended off the conference by thanking CPUT for hosting a successful Africa Engineering week. The DST-UNESCO Engineering Conference is an annual event which is rotated among ...more
  • Hiking for peace

    • To celebrate this year’s International Peace Day, on 21 September students and staff members took the Lion’s Head Peace Tour to spread the message of peace. The hike saw Student Development in the Department of Student Affairs collaborating with the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) and volunteers from the latter facilitated peace discussions with students as they ...more
  • Students present papers at international conference on inclusive education

    • Some students in the Faculty of Education had a chance to present papers for the first time at an international conference on inclusive education while others had transformative experiences after engaging with fellow students from abroad, researchers, academics, policy makers and representatives from numerous global NGOs. Nine students from the Faculty were privileged to attend the ...more
  • Students get the party started

    • In the spirit of community engagement CPUT students recently hosted a weekend of parties at Kenilworth Racecourse for 100 children from a variety of NPOs. Every year the Department of Event Management rents multiple venues at the racecourse and invites orphans and terminally ill children for a fun time. The children who were invited came from the ...more