Thursday, 08 February 2018

Students create cancer awareness

Students in the Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences Department brightened up the day of cancer patients at two state hospitals during an event to mark World Cancer Day.

Wednesday, 07 February 2018

Water talk encourages active citizenry

With Day Zero looming for Capetonions, students in the Architectural Technology and Interior Design Department recently came out in their numbers to attend a talk by water warrior, Caron von Zeil.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Developing well-rounded graduates

The Student Development Unit in the Department of Student Affairs aims to develop the potential of our students holistically. This is done through excellence and maximum participation in well-constructed, well-researched personal and life skills development.

One of the university's core aims is to enhance the employability and soft skills of our students before entering the workplace.

The Centre for Community Engagement and Work Integrated Learning at CPUT strives to strengthen partnerships with industry, private organisations and the community in order to create an environment for the application of knowledge and production of well- grounded and socially responsive graduates.

Community engagement entails activities and programs offered by the university which involve collaborative interaction with individuals, groups, and organizations external to CPUT at the local, regional, national and international levels to achieve economic and social objectives using engaged teaching and learning initiatives, volunteerism, research and various forms of work-integrated learning, such as service learning and cooperative education.

In an attempt to implement the above definition, the centre integrates the following three units:

  • Co-operative Education, which is responsible for nurturing industry partnerships that result in student workplace learning;
  • Service Learning, that drives the integration of community engagement with teaching, learning and research and;
  • Civic Engagement, that coordinates volunteer and outreach programs.


The centre seeks to establish an empowering environment that supports the development of socially responsive and accomplished students through work-integrated learning (WIL) based on mutually beneficial partnerships with industry and the community. WIL gives students an opportunity to apply in the workplace the knowledge they gained in the classroom while earning a stipend for the six or 12 months spent at the company.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Student wellness top priority

CPUT is committed to producing healthy and well-rounded graduates.

To this end, the university provides its registered students with a range of primary healthcare services, general wellness and holistic development services, as well as personal safety and protection services.

These services are offered by the following units which are located on all of the university’s main campuses and are also accessible to students attending our service points:

  • Our Campus Health Clinics, which provide primary health care services to students, focus on the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the prevention of illness. We provide a professional, discrete health-care service that follows World Health Organisation practices and guidelines. Clinics operate between 08H00 and 16H30.
  • The university has an active Protection Services Department, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department is committed to protecting the safety of the university community and its property, as well as maintaining order in accordance with the university’s policy.
  • All CPUT students have access to a range of high quality and holistic services offered by the institution’s Student Counselling Unit. The units are staffed by psychologists and social workers, each skilled to offer counselling and therapy as well as other career development services.
  • The HIV/AIDS Unit offers a wide variety of services including HIV Counselling and Testing, ongoing care and support, community outreach programmes and workshops for students, staff, and the community.


CPUT students can count on a range of academic support services to help them reach their full potential. These include helping students to hone their writing skills and providing them with access to a multitude of books.

CPUT Libraries

Our libraries provide students with access to various resources, including books and e-books. They can also access a number of databases covering various disciplines.

Services include:

  • Borrowing of Resources
  • Short loans
  • Study spaces
  • Research support

For library opening times, please visit:

The Disability Unit

The Disability Unit aims to provide an accessible and welcoming learning environment for students with disabilities as well as support for staff working with these students.

Services and innovative resources available to students include:

  • Software programmes, eg, The Dragon programme that converts the spoken word into written format.
  • Large screen computer monitors for visually impaired students
  • Scanners and magnifiers
  • Braille embosser that converts documents into Braille
  • Special large font keyboards
  • Digital recorders to record lectures

Contact details:

For assistance, contact Lillian Fortuin at or +27 (0)21 959 6964 or Delicia de Vos at

For further information, please visit


Monday, 15 January 2018

Welcome to your new home

CPUT is the largest university of technology in the region and has a student population of more than 30 000. It has several campuses and satellite sites, stretching from the Cape Town city centre to as far as George in the Southern Cape.

Each campus has unique characteristics and functions.

Did you know:

  • The Bellville Campus is home to the world-renowned French South African Institute of Technology, which produced and launched Africa’s first nanosatellite.
  • The Cape Town Campus accommodates the university’s largest faculty, the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences.
  • The Wellington Campus has become known for producing teachers trained in the Afrikaans medium as well as the next generation of leaders in the agriculture sector.
  • The Mowbray Campus annually produces the largest number of teaching graduates in the Western Cape.
  • The Athlone Campus and the Worcester and George satellite campuses produce nursing staff for the country’s health sector.
  • The Granger Bay Campus is home to the stylish Hotel School Restaurant, which overlooks Robben Island.
  • The Roeland Street Building is home to students and staff from Journalism, Photography, Public Relations and Multimedia.

Media City is based on the Foreshore and accommodates students and staff of the Architecture, Town and Regional Planning, and Interior Design schools.

For campus contact details see:

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