ACC hungry cities
Informality and the urban food system
Informality and the urban food system: Policy, practice and inclusive growth through a food lens 15 February 2016, 8am–6pm: UCT Graduate School of Business
Mechanical first years
Orientation 2016
Engineering & the built environment's orientation programme for first-years starts on Wednesday 3 February at 10h00am on Jameson Plaza.
Alison Lewis and her team
Water high on EBE’s agenda
Engineering & the Built Environment Dean Professor Alison Lewis and her team recently brought home an award from the Water Research Commission.
Greenovate awards
UCT excels at Greenovate awards
Two UCT teams from Construction and Property studies received first and second place at the Greenovate awards.


Friday, 12 February 2016
Media as empowerment for youth

In September 2015, the “Urban Violence, Safety and Governance” CityLab at the African Centre for Cities (ACC) conducted a two-week media training programme with ten out-of-school and unemployed young people from Tafelsig in Mitchell’s Plain.

Blog by Dr Mercy Brown-Luthango, research officer at the African Centre for Cities.



Publication Date:
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 08:00

Article in Mining Weekly

The system is based on pioneering research, funded by Eskom, conducted by the University of Cape Town’s Professor Alison Lewis and is designed to remove all pollution from the water, solidify it into pure salts and clean the water to the point where it can be reused in the power plant.

Publication Date:
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 10:45

When Dr Katye Altieri set out in her postdoctoral research to understand the effects of air pollution on oceans, nobody anticipated the results. A recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) highlighted how little researchers actually understand about the complex relationship between the oceans and the atmosphere. And it’s proven an emphatic justification of the interdisciplinary road this newly P-rated researcher has taken from the start of her career.

Publication Date:
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:30
Dr Disa Mogashana

Chemical engineer Dr Disa Mogashana graduated with a PhD in engineering education on 19 December 2015. Her research looked at how students negotiate their way through the academic development programme.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 15:45