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Friday, 22 June 2018

End of semester message

MESSAGE: Acting Vice-Chancellor Dr Chris Nhlapo. MESSAGE: Acting Vice-Chancellor Dr Chris Nhlapo.

It is hard to believe that the institution is already preparing to wind down its first semester and that half the year has passed.

A well-deserved recess is on the cards for the majority of staff and students and I hope you will use the break to reflect on the successes and less successful elements of the past six months.

There is much to celebrate such as the send-off of our second ZACube-2 nano-satellite; the Autumn graduation series and the hugely successful Open Day which proves that CPUT is still an attractive higher education choice for learners.

For some of you this break will be an exciting one as you prepare to share your knowledge with peers at conferences. You represent CPUT when you do this and I am confident that you will be the brand ambassadors that the institution needs you to be.

Some of our administration and essential services staff will remain on duty during this time to ensure business continuity. Your contribution is equally important as we deep clean our buildings, continue to process applications for the class of 2019 and handle queries from the public.

The second semester will be equally busy, with applications closing and with several initiatives, such as the launch of the CPUT Institutional Social Cohesion statement and some great Mandela Day activations, I urge you to please give them your support.

In the IDFM sector, we have finalised the appointment of a Director of Security and are in the final stages of appointing a Director of Estates (Property Services). We have also completed the refurbishment of the Auditorium and the renovation of the Information Centre and Main Bellville gate is also progressing rapidly.

These are exciting times and I hope you will return energised and as excited as I am to continue strengthening this institution and building it from the inside out.


Acting Vice-Chancellor
Dr Chris Nhlapo

Written by CPUT News

Email: news@cput.ac.za