Solar-powered house to compete internationally
Three University of Cape Town (UCT) lecturers are part of Team Mahali, building a net-zero-energy house to compete at Solar Decathlon Africa in Morocco next year.
Mine closures: Addressing the fallout
South Africa’s economy was built on the mining industry. But the sector has been in decline for decades.
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Thursday, 18 October 2018
Drones add new perspective to geomatics

Geomatics is an applied science with its roots in traditional land surveying. With the advent of technology such as global positioning systems, three-dimensional laser scanning and geographic information systems, it was renamed in the 1990s. But, if a recent drone-based survey of UCT is anything to go by, geomatics is set to take off once more, writes Penny Haw.

Publication Date:
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 15:00
"Who we are" Macassar community exhibition

As part of a community outreach initiative and a design-build experiment, Clint Abrahams, a lecturer, and John Coetzee, a principal technical officer from the School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics, curated an exhibition entitled “Who We Are” in Macassar, a township 38kms from Cape Town.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:30
PhDs in just three minutes

It was a case of “ready, steady, go” on 13 September when 14 PhD students taking part in the 3MT®  – or Three Minute Thesis – competition at the University of Cape Town (UCT) were given just three minutes to explain their entire PhDs to a public audience.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 08:00
Water: the most precious resource of all

The roles of both individuals and industry in conserving the most precious of all resources – water – were at the centre of a symposium hosted by the Future Water Institute at the University of Cape Town (UCT) on 14 September.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 08:00