Into French Space

CPUT recently hosted a delegation from University Paris Est Créteil (UPEC). The nine professors, including the President of the university, Prof Jean-Luc Dubois-Randé, were visiting the French South African Institute of Technology (F’SATI). UPEC and F’SATI have a collaboration agreement, funded by an ERASMUS+ Programme. Scientific Director of F’SATI Prof François Rocaries said the members of Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA) were specifically invited by F’SATI at CPUT in order to talk about increasing the collaboration between the two[…]

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BalanceforBetter, a celebration of international Woman’s Day

“I salute every rock in our lives – the mothers, aunts, wives, sisters, daughters and secretaries – who contribute to creating order in society and making life worth living for everyone! Annually on 8 March, the world celebrates international Woman’s Day, but in reality women should be celebrated every day.” This is the opinion of Prof Lourens van Staden, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Tshwane University of Technology. Read More  

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DUT TOURISM MANAGEMENT STUDENTS ARE PART OF IMEX – MPI – MCI FUTURE LEADERS FORUM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE 2018/2019

Five third – year Tourism Management students from the Durban University of Technology (DUT) participated in the IMEX – MPI – MCI Future Leaders Forum International University Challenge 2018/2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, from 25 to 27 February 2019. Jason Isima, Kaitlynn Ruiters, Sicelo Mkhwanazi, Amina Shermaine and Zinobia Jaikumar delivered presentations on futuristic proposal ‘tourism’ ideas which they showcased at the event. Read More

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Sasol’s insane bursary is now open to candidates – here’s what it includes

South African chemical and energy company Sasol says that applications for its corporate bursary programme are now open for the 2020 academic year. High-performing mathematics and science learners currently in Grade 12 are invited to apply for the all-inclusive bursary to study engineering, science and accounting degrees at approved public universities and universities of technology. Sasol’s bursary programme—which has run for more than three decades—covers bursars’ tuition fees, accommodation, meals, textbooks and pocket money. Read  More

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VUT staff member awarded international exchange trip

Ms Shirene Klink, from the Research Directorate at VUT, was one of only 10 people from Southern Africa to be awarded a place on the 2019 StoRM exchange programme. The Strengthening of Research Management or StoRM project, funded by the European Union, aims to develop the profession of Research Management and Administration (RMA) in parts of Europe and in Southern Africa. Ms Klink, who holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and is currently working as a Project Manager responsible[…]

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CPUT to develop three more nanosatellites to value of R27m

Cape Town – The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has hailed the country’s second nanosatellite ZACube-2 and committed to further support the development of a constellation of satellites through the investment of R27 million. This was announced by the department’s director general, Dr Phil Mjwara, at a plenary hosted by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). Read More

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TUT seals strategic agreement with EduExcellence

A strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the EduExcellence Ltd, Finland and the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), will go a long way in establishing the University as an educational forerunner in the field of Infection Prevention, supported by the expertise of Finnish universities of applied sciences. Prof Stanley Mukhola, TUT’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Technology, and Tuija Pulkkinen representing EduExcellence Ltd, signed the MoU aimed at strengthening and creating a more mutually beneficial relationship between the[…]

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THE SECOND SOUTH AFRICA – GERMANY BILATERAL RESEARCH PROJECTS WORKSHOP, A SUCCESS!

The second South Africa -Germany bilateral research projects workshop, hosted by the Durban University of technology (DUT) and co-hosted by (CPUT), took place at the Tala Collection Game Reserve, Durban, last month. The event was organised and hosted by Professor Tukayi Kudanga (Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology at DUT and co-hosted by Dr Marilize Le Roes-Hill (Biocatalysis and Technical Biology Research Group, Institute of Biomedical and Microbial Biotechnology, from CPUT. The workshop takes place because in 2017, 12 South[…]

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