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A research paper on levels of satisfaction among Golden Arrow Bus Service (GABS) customers, prepared by lecturers in the Maths and Physics Department, was awarded Best Paper at the recent Southern African Transport Conference (SATC).

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Sporting feast this weekend

All roads lead to CPUT this weekend where five tertiary institutions from across the Western Cape will compete in the final games of the Intervarsity tournament.

True to its mandate to professionalise the Wholesale and Retail (W&R) sector, the CPUT-based Retail Leadership Academy recently awarded qualifications to hundreds of retail managers who completed its training programmes.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Students fight to legalise denturism

Three students who are advocating for denturism to be legalised in South Africa were recently given the opportunity to speak on an international stage.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Facing Disruptive Technology

Trend forecaster and tech humanist Jared Molko was the keynote speaker at the annual Media Conference where the topic of Facing Disruptive Technology came under the spotlight.

The conference, hosted by the Media Department, highlighted how the various innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution have impacted the media landscape and explored how to face these changes.

The impressive line-up of speakers included editor, director and videographer Richard Hughes, 2018 Vodacom Young Journalist of the Year, Robin-Lee Francke, music video director: Mpendulo Mabindisa, who is also known as Motion Billy and photographer, writer and filmmaker Stephanie "Kenyaa" Mzee.

Molko, who worked at Google for seven years, told the audience of first-year students that the world is moving from an information age to a conceptual age where humans need to be able to see the bigger picture.

“We need to be able to connect different dots from different domains and make interesting new combinations of ideas and things.”

Prof Nirvana Bechan, Head of the Media Department, said it is the duty of the media and communication professional to ensure that whatever communication is crafted remains true and ethical in order to keep a balance of truth and sensibility and promotes progress in the world. 

“It is imperative that we tell stories that are authentic and that matter to people and the planet and technology must be a means to this purpose. This is why we’re highlighting the role of the tech humanist “

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Alumni networking event inspires women

We all get the same 24 hour day, how you choose to use it is your prerogative according to two inspirational female pioneers.

Monday, 16 September 2019

Spotlight falls on gender agenda

Insights into bridging the gender gap between men and women were discussed at a recent Gender Transformation Symposium held at the Granger Bay Campus.

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