INNOVATORS:  Prof Spinney Benade and Dr Maretha Opperman are leading innovators at CPUT.

Researchers at the Functional Food Unit have taken their research outcomes one step further, converting it into sellable products.

 A pair of Bachelor of Education students celebrate their heritage at Mowbray Campus's Heritage Day celebrations.

Mowbray was the first of CPUT’s campuses to get in the heritage day spirit.  The annual event sees the campus come alight with bright colours, vibrant singing, joyful dancing and traditional South African cuisine, in commemoration of Heritage Day celebrated annually on 24 September.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

CPUT lends school a helping hand

MEASURING UP: A Clothing Management student takes the measurements of a learner from the WD Hendricks Primary School.

Grade R learners from WD Hendricks Primary School are set to go down in the school’s history books thanks to CPUT Clothing Management students.

EAGER FOR EDUCATION: Grade 2 learners of Kwa-Faku Primary School in Philippi are taught English by third-year student Lebohang Tsekoa, who uses story-telling in her lesson.

CPUT’s Education Faculty is daring to go where few other Universities of Technology go, by being part of a specialised research programme looking at Foundation Phase teaching methods.

GIVING BACK: The third-year Radiography students poses with their lecturer, Saaiga Ismail (far left holding the yellow poster), displaying posters which depict activities done during  their community outreach projects.

“To develop and sustain an empowering environment where, through teaching, learning and scholarship students and staff, in partnership with the community and industry, are able to create and apply knowledge that contributes to development.”

This is the motto CPUT prides itself in, and a group of third-year Radiography students recently did well to uphold this noble vision.

PRIVILEGED: keynote speaker at the Spring Graduation, Judith February, reminded graduates how privileged they were to have enjoyed a tertiary education.

CPUT's largest Spring Graduation to date, saw 724 students walk away with an array of qualifications ranging from diplomas through to Doctorates today.  In her opening address, Vice-Chancellor Prof LV Mazwi-Tanga likened the graduates' success to sweet honey and reminded them to maintain ties with the University as they leave to pursue their careers.

ATTACK MODE: Members of the Women’s Basketball team, Cats, Tsebo Mahlophe (No. 13) and Sophy Ngobeni in the background, playing against one of their great rivals, the University of Pretoria.

TWO students have had the honour of representing their country and CPUT at a female basketball competition recently.