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The Cape Town Hotel School students who excelled academically last year were awarded with prizes and bursaries for their achievements at the annual Bursary Awards Ceremony.

The Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Fasset) has donated R14.6m in student bursaries to the Graduate Centre for Management (GCM) this year.

Monday, 11 March 2019

Into French Space

CPUT recently hosted a delegation from University Paris Est Créteil (UPEC).

Third-year film students embraced an opportunity to broaden their horizons while working on a German production recently shot in the Mother City.

Sunday, 03 March 2019

Help save a life

 CPUT staff and students can help the SA Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) in their quest to save lives by joining a stem cell donor drive at the institution this week.

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Back into the seminar space

The CPUT Satellite Programme recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus about presenting technical seminars on the university campus.

CPUT is making steady progress with the institution’s Policy on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) with a recently formed steering committee set to take the process forward.

The 15-member committee consists of academic and non-academic staff, Legal Services, Student Counselling, the HIV/Aids unit, Human Capital, the incoming SRC President as well as representatives from the Department of Justice and the National Prosecuting Authority.

The draft policy has already been circulated to staff and students and the feedback received will be discussed at the committee’s next meeting, according to Melanie Marais, steering committee member and Head of the HIV/Aids Unit.

“The steering committee will be taking the process forward. We are getting systems and processes in place to ensure that awareness happens on GBV and that there is a formal setting when it comes to reporting the stats. We will follow the necessary processes before the policy goes to MANCOM and eventually to Council for approval.”

Marais encouraged students to report incidents of GBV.

“If you are in residence, report incidents to your residence coordinator, on campus to the head of your department or campus protection services. In rape cases, the rape survivor will be taken to their nearest Thuthuzela Care Centre where specialised support and prescribed medical intervention will take place. It’s very important that the rape survivor doesn’t shower or bath as this will wash evidence away. The incident needs to be reported as soon as possible. An antiretroviral drug has to be started within 72 hours after the incident.”

Marais said the institution has a zero tolerance on sexual & gender-based violence and is committed to supporting survivors of GBV and would do its utmost to ensure the privacy of survivors of GBV.

Campus Security can be reached on the following numbers:

Bellville (021) 959 6301/6550

Cape Town: (021) 460 3122/3631

Granger Bay: 021 440 5726

Mowbray: (021) 680 1582

Wellington: (021) 864 5551

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