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Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Know your CPUT - Bellville Campus

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First-years starting off their studies at the Bellville campus this year can be proud of the state-of-the-art facilities, including leading research centres.

The campus is the administrative hub of the institution and its face brick façade, designed by architect Revel Fox, is well-known.

Some of the cutting-edge buildings on the campus include the new Chemical Engineering Building and the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering building.

Bellville campus is also home to the CPUT Sports Stadium, a swimming pool and, to boost staff and student fitness, an outdoor gym was opened in 2019.

Some of the university’s outstanding innovators, who have invented a range of products, also call the Bellville campus home.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Chris Nhlapo recently announced that this year students and staff based at the Bellville campus can expect a complete overhaul of the bulk water system, which will be taking place in a staggered format throughout the year.

“By replacing the old system, we are laying the foundation for future building works which may take place in the coming decades. Bellville campus, along with all other CPUT campuses, will also receive a security upgrade and installation of CCTV cameras in an ongoing endeavour to make all our campuses safer. This is expected to cost roughly R24 million.”

Written by Ilse Fredericks

Email: Frederickskennediji@cput.ac.za