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Sunday, 02 December 2018

Residence Department honours academic and sport giants

Vice-chancellor, Dr Chris Nhlapo, congratulates one of the winning academic giants during the recent Residence Life Academic and Sport Awards Night on the Wellington Campus. Vice-chancellor, Dr Chris Nhlapo, congratulates one of the winning academic giants during the recent Residence Life Academic and Sport Awards Night on the Wellington Campus.

The Residence Department recognised students staying in CPUT residences, who excel academically and in sports, during a glitzy ceremony on the Wellington Campus.

During the Residence Life Academic and Sport Awards Night, the shining stars walked away with certificates, trophies and medals for their concerted efforts.

While the students who passed all their subjects with an average of 75% were honoured, the overall best performing students who were recognised as the Top 4 Academic Giants are first-year Emergency Care student Matseliso Tsoenyane, second-year Accounting student Siyavuya Rorwana, third-year B Ed Intermediate student Marinda Briers and B Tech: Horticulture student Sihle Ngxabi.

Medals and trophies were awarded to New Market Junction and City Edge residences for completing the netball section of the Easter Tournament as runners-up and winners, respectively. Corresponding honours for the tournament’s soccer section went to Freedom Square and St Peters residences, respectively.

For the Mini-Olympics tournament, St Peters and City Edge residences completed the netball section as runners-up and winners, respectively. While New Market Junction and St Peters residences were crowned for finishing the soccer section as runners-up and winners, respectively.

Vice-Chancellor, Dr Chris Nhlapo, congratulated the winners and said that with a new university council, VC and Student Representative Council the time was perfect for the university to be the change it seeks.

Nhlapo argued that greatness is not a matter of chance but a question of choice and announced that the African Union had declared the Pan African Space Station to be at CPUT. He added that world-class universities are good in particular areas and that CPUT is on its journey to become a world-class university.
He announced that a new student residence will be built on the Wellington Campus.

Dean of the Faculty of Informatics and Design, Prof Johannes Cronje, said learning is about being able to do something you couldn’t before.
Cronje argued that to survive in the fifth revolution people will need a rhizome or connectedness and encouraged the audience to optimise their individual connectedness.

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.