EBE Orientation 2018 for first-years
The EBE orientation programme starts on Wednesday 7 February. We look forward to welcoming all the new first year students.
#Save Water - Every Drop counts
Unless we all play our part and reduce water usage drastically, the taps will run dry in April and we will reach DAY ZERO.
Chemical Engineering final year poster day
Final-year chemical engineering students' exhibiting their final-year project posters
2017 SAIA Architectural Writers and Critics Award
Professor Iain Low received the award in recognition of his distinguished contribution to architectural criticism and/or writing.


Friday, 23 February 2018
Dual desalination could increase water yield

Reverse osmosis followed by eutectic freeze crystallisation, a process used to treat mine waste water, could boost fresh water yields during seawater desalination, a final-year chemical engineering project has shown. However, the process is currently expensive and needs further research.

Publication Date:
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:45
Greenovate Award for student’s recycled-urine project

Houses built with bio-bricks made from urine? Waterless urinals feeding home-based fertiliser factories? Four final-year civil engineering projects are showing the way in a future of increasing water scarcity. And one of these, Craig Flanagan’s fertiliser-from-urine venture, bagged a prestigious Greenovate Award – and R30 000 – in Johannesburg last night.

Publication Date:
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:00
SAICE award for urine research project

Civil engineering graduate Tinashe Chipako has won the 2018 South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) National Investigative Project (IP) Showdown for South African universities. His project investigated the feasibility of implementing waterless urinals on UCT’s upper campus.

Publication Date:
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:00
Hard work is the foundation of his success

Born in Soweto and growing up in Mountain View, Grasmere, in a one-roomed shack, Matimba Mabonda (25) understood early in life that in order to succeed, hard work is a necessity.

Publication Date:
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:00