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Sunday, 13 September 2020

Talented trio in prestigious competition

COMPETING: The three students have progressed to the Sub Sahara Regional phase of the Hauwei ICT competition. COMPETING: The three students have progressed to the Sub Sahara Regional phase of the Hauwei ICT competition.

A talented team of CPUT students competed in the Sub Sahara Regional final of one of the largest ICT (information communication technologies) events in the world this past weekend.

After an outstanding performance in the cloud category of the Huawei ICT competition’s national finals, Information Technology students Panashe Muinzani and Munashe Magidi and Mechanical Engineering student Naledi Ntsane were selected for the Sub Sahara Regional phase of the competition.

"We are very proud of how far we've come and very excited to be one of the 13 teams to compete in the Regional Finals for the Cloud Track. We are grateful to Huawei for the opportunity and we are hopeful that we can take first place and represent Southern Africa in the Global finals,” said Panashe. 

Globally the Huawei ICT Competition 2019-2020 has covered over 70 countries worldwide, with 150 000 contestants from more than 2 000 universities and colleges.In South Africa the Competition attracted more than 10 000 students from 25 universities and colleges who competed online this year, due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

“As a Huawei ICT Academy administrator and lecturer, I'm so proud of their achievements. Despite lockdown and not being on campus they made it to the finals in their own environments, without fear and even setting milestones they have conquered to the finals and CPUT should be proud to have them as cloud computing cloud track finalists,” said Waldon Hendricks, lecturer in the Information Technology Department.

The winners of the Regional Final will progress to the Global final to be held online at the end of October.

Written by Ilse Fredericks


Provides coverage for the Health and Wellness Sciences and Informatics and Design Faculties.