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Graphic Design student Olwethu Patuleni never imagined that a portrait he made of the late actress Mary Twala would cause a social media stir and catch the attention of one of SA’s biggest reality stars.

Learners at Atlantis Secondary School are reaping the benefits after a Bachelor of Education: Honours student trained the teachers how to use the Zoom application to stream classes.

Conchitta Jacobs who has been awarded the National Diploma: Electrical Engineering: Power Systems Cum Laude during today's inaugural digital graduation ceremony, was once devastated and thought that her career was over when she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa.

Discipline, commitment such as sticking to daily targets and reviewing them regularly saw a determined student completing her doctoral degree on record time.

It took eleven years of perseverance, but Abongile Ngono never gave up on his studies despite battling a debilitating health condition.

An outstanding student from the Department of Architectural Technology and Interior Design has been awarded a prestigious scholarship in Belgium.

Two students from the Department of Town and Regional Planning were among the winners of the #cocreateMYCITY Cape Town student challenge.

Nangamso Xulu and Chirsten Africa’s prize includes return tickets to the Netherlands.

The aim of the initiative was for multidisciplinary student groups to find smart solutions to real-life urban challenges in the sectors of water, transport and logistics, energy, agriculture and healthcare. The students received business training to stimulate their ideas and were exposed to the realities of the various sectors through site visits and engaging with experts.

The challenge was concluded by a showcase event in the Cape Town City Hall.

The five top teams (as selected by a panel of judges) delivered a two-minute pitch to an audience of more than 200, including the executive mayor of the City of Cape Town, Dan Plato and the premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde.

“One of the emerging research areas of the Department of Town and Regional Planning revolves around ‘transdisciplinary education’, which is based upon an elementary premise that societal problems are too complex to be solved by individual disciplines operating in silos,” said Dr Masilonyane Mokhele, Head of the Department of Town and Regional Planning.

“It goes without saying that universities are better placed to train future professionals who are able to collaborate with counterparts with diverse disciplinary lenses.”

The Department, spearheaded by Mokhele and technician Mzingisi Muluse, in collaboration with the Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships office, assisted with the recruitment of five CPUT students to partake in the #cocreateMYCITY Cape Town student challenge. The initiative was facilitated by the Dutch Foreign Missions in South Africa, in collaboration with Nuffic Neso South Africa, and included 40 students from seven higher education institutions.

These included four South African institutions: CPUT, University of Cape Town, TSIBA Business School, and Stellenbosch University and three from the Netherlands: Delft University of Technology, Fontys University of Applied Sciences and Breda University of Applied Sciences.

On their planned trip to the Netherlands, Nangamso and Chirsten will join their Dutch counterparts to learn more about entrepreneurship and innovation.

“Kudos to Nangamso and Chirsten. They displayed their ability to work in teams with students from various fields of study – this is a critical competency expected of urban and regional planners. This shows that staff of the department are on the right track in grooming future planners,” said Mokhele.