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Marketing and Communication Services


MCD is responsible for the overall marketing of CPUT. The Advertising unit is responsible for planning and executing advertising campaigns aimed at:

  • recruiting prospective students
  • positioning CPUT as an important player in the higher education sector
  • promoting CPUT’s brand in the Western Cape and beyond
  • promoting events held by CPUT
  • Internal campaign marketing

Radio, print, physical, and online advertising is used to maximise exposure.


Our communication officers are responsible for various internal and external communication channels and services.


Newsflash messages about important institutional notices, events, and announcements are sent to staff and students on a daily basis.

To request a message to be sent out via Newsflash, email

Promotional messages from external companies and requests for participation in studies will NOT be sent out to the CPUT community.

CPUT Bulletin

The CPUT Bulletin is our monthly, online staff newsletter. We feature interesting stories, events, and achievements of staff, students, and alumni.

Read the CPUT Bulletin here

Website news

News articles of interest to the general public about CPUT are published on the CPUT website on a daily basis. Our Communication Officers each have faculties and departments they are responsible for covering.

If you have something interesting to share about your department or faculty, please contact us.

Get in touch with us

For newsflash messages email

Kwanele Butana
Provides coverage for the Business and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department as well as Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses
Tel: +27 21 959 6916

Ilse Fredericks
Provides coverage for the Health and Wellness and Informatics and Design Faculties; and the Groote Schuur, Tygerberg Hospital and Athlone Service Points
Tel: +27 21 959 6616

Aphiwe Boyce
Provides coverage for the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment and Informatics and Applied Science Faculties
Tel: +27 21 959 6614

Corporate website

Our corporate website is managed internally by MCD. Our department is responsible for:

  • uploading content to the CPUT website
  • uploading events to the CPUT website
  • ensuring consistent quality on the website
  • keeping the website fresh and relevant
  • featuring events and other important content on the website

Media liaison

Our media liaison unit is responsible for the flow of information from CPUT to the external media. The unit takes care of writing and editing media releases, reports, and commentaries for newspapers, magazines, and radio and television stations, and also invites the media to institutional events.

Get in touch

Lauren Kansley
Media Liaison Officer
Tel: +27 21 953 8646

Public relations and event management

This unit plans and executes institutional and executive management events and provides advice on event planning and management as well as protocol to faculties and departments hosting their own events.

Talk to us about your event

Cathy Cloete
Tel: +27 21 959 6533

Student recruitment

The Student Recruitment unit actively engages with schools, learners, parents and prospective students and provides advice and information on study opportunities available at CPUT. This is done by way of school talks, career exhibitions, career evenings or career events. The unit is also responsible for co-ordinating the annual Open Day, a highlight on the institutional calendar.

The Open Day is a collaborative effort with all faculties and departments and provides a platform for faculties to showcase their offerings. Thousands of learners and parents visit the event each year to see firsthand what CPUT has to offer and to interact with lecturers and students through an interactive exhibition.

Faculty Open Days are held throughout the year and the Student Recruitment unit provides assistance in this regard. School groups who wish to visit the institution can also arrange with the Student Recruitment unit for a campus tour.

Principals, Life Orientation teachers, Career Advisors and other organisations are most welcome to contact the unit to:

  • Arrange for a school talk by one of our Student Recruitment Officers
  • Invite a CPUT representative to your career event
  • Request course brochures
  • Request information about the Open Day
  • Arrange for a campus tour for learners

Get in touch with us

Marilyn Cloete
For recruitment enquiries relating to the Western Cape regions of Overberg, West Coast, Winelands and Metro North, as well as the Northern Cape and Gauteng.
Tel: +27 21 959 6228

Grant Barends
For recruitment enquiries relating to the Western Cape regions of Metro East, Eden, Central Karoo, Metro South (Mitchells Plain), as well as Kwazulu Natal, Free State, North West Province
Tel: +27 21 959 6087

Thandokazi Mtsekisa
For recruitment enquiries relating to the Western Cape Regions of Metro Central and Metro South, as well as Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, Limpopo
Tel: + 27 21 959 6149

Call centre

The Call centre provides telephonic assistance to prospective students and provides information to the general public.

The centre relies heavily on receiving accurate information from faculties and departments.

Contact the Call centre


Tel: +27 21 959 6767