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Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Lecturer represents CPUT at global competition

PROUD ACHIEVEMENT: Lecturer Waldon Hendricks with Dr Boniface Kabaso, Head of the Information Technology Department. PROUD ACHIEVEMENT: Lecturer Waldon Hendricks with Dr Boniface Kabaso, Head of the Information Technology Department.

A lecturer in the Information Technology Department is flying the CPUT flag in China at the Huawei ICT Competition 2022-2023 Global Final.

Waldon Hendricks will be the coach and mentor of the South African Network Track global finalists for the competition, which is scheduled to take place in Shenzhen from 24 to 27 May.

He will also be one of the guest speakers and among the panellists at Huawei Global Teacher Summit 2023 on May 27.

Hendricks is a certified instructor at the CPUT Huawei ICT Academy. Earlier this year he was invited to the Huawei ICT Competition South Africa National Final awards ceremony and 2023 ICT Academy Kick-off after CPUT student, Edwin Taruvinga, was named the top achiever in the National Finals for Cloud Computing Track.

He said he was grateful and excited about the opportunity to represent South Africa and CPUT on a global stage.

“The opportunity cultivates hope and optimism, offering a platform to learn, grow and exchange ideas with global counterparts, thus promising a significant contribution to my personal and professional growth,” said Hendricks.

Hendricks first joined CPUT in 2005 as an IT lab assistant in the ICT centre at Bellville campus and worked as a CTS desktop technician from 2007 until 2010.

“I became an IT department technician as a permanent CPUT staff member from 2010 to 2021. In 2021 my employment started as an IT lecturer.”

Written by Ilse Fredericks

Email: Frederickskennediji@cput.ac.za