Mintek and HyPlat signing
South African platinum spin-off to take on world markets
South Africa is a step closer to realising the full potential of its enormous platinum reserves with the launch of a spin-off company, HyPlat.
Postgraduate opportunities
Great postgraduate opportunities in Chemical Engineering for Masters, PhD and post doc research position.
First Semester Lecture Series
School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics public lecture series for the first semester.
Civil engineering
University Open Day
The Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment will be participating in the University's annual open day on 16 April 10h00 to 15h00 - Upper Campus


Saturday, 30 April 2016

It is with deep sadness that we announce that Mr Granville de la Cruz passed away peacefully on the evening of 31 March 2016. Granville has been with the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town for 46 years and has been the embodiment of the spirit of the Department.

A Memorial Service for Granville will be held on Friday 8 April at 10 am in the Chemical Engineering Tea Room.  All chemical engineering alumni are welcome to attend.

Publication Date:
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 15:30
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