A Masters student in Mechanical Engineering scooped the Best Research Paper and Best Presentation accolades at this year’s International Conference on New Energy and Future Energy Systems (NEFES 2019).

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Light years ahead

The ushering of first-year Chemical Engineering students into university learning has evolved significantly and culminated in major developments in student academic performance when four top teams recently competed in a thrilling final of the department’s design competition.

Two talented CPUT teams have qualified for the national round of the World Robot Olympiad (WRO).
The teams recently earned the second and third place respectively in the Advanced Robotics Challenge (ARC) category during the Western Cape leg of the WRO.

“The task for the 2019 ARC was for the students to design and program an autonomous robot with cameras and other sensors to perform QR code decoding, localisation, mapping and relocation of certain cubes randomly placed in the playfield. After performing the task the robot is expected to navigate autonomously back to its home position, said Inyeni Showers, the team’s robotics coach.

CPUT was represented by six students from the Mechatronics Department who formed two competing teams, Team Alpha and Team Sigma.
Team Alpha consisted of Hans Werner Tschohl, Ayabonga Pokwana and Adam Mbombole while Laila Kahn, Mikhail Solomons and Kandolo Christian were the members of Team Sigma.

Showers, a Master Student in the Adaptronics AMTL, said the team expanded their knowledge in programming because of the training they received before the competition and learnt from interacting with students from other universities.

The Adaptronics Advanced Manufacturing Technology Laboratory (AMTL), one of 19 Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) Technology Stations, established a Robotics Programme towards the end of 2018. This was to heed the call for capacity building for the 4th Industrial Revolution with a focus on Robotics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. The Adaptronics AMTL provided the training, resources and facilities for the students to prepare for the competition.

The World Robot Olympiad aims to bring together young people from all over the world to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills through organising challenging and educational robotics competitions.

CPUT PR student Zozibini Tunzi was in “absolute disbelief” when she was crowned Miss South Africa on Women’s Day.

Thursday, 08 August 2019

PR student in Miss SA finals

Zozibini Tunzi, a 25-year-old beauty completing her BTech degree in Public Relations (PR) Management, is one of 16 finalists vying for the coveted Miss South Africa crown.

A group of second-year Emergency Medical Sciences students recently provided HIV prevention and management training to members of Cape Town’s immigrant and refugee communities.

The Greater Tygerberg Partnership (GTP) awarded De Goede Hoop Student Residence ten laptops and R3 000 for coming up with the best safety idea of a start-up App.