VWS EBE volunteers
EBE students fighting fires
Over the 2016/2017 hot and dry summer season an amazing group of seven EBE students were kept very busy fighting wildfires as members of the Volunteer Wildfire Services (VWS).
EBESC 2017
2017 EBE undergraduate student council
Meet the 2017 EBE undergraduate student council members
Integrating informal settlements
South Africa has a housing crisis, and informal settlements are a huge part of that crisis, explains Dr Warren Smit of the African Centre for Cities.
Mining for sustainable development
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has sponsored a project dedicated to education for sustainable development in natural mineral resources management.


Thursday, 20 July 2017
World first in waste-water treatment

The first full-scale working unit for eutectic freeze crystallisation treatment of waste water will soon be operational at the Tweefontein colliery in Mpumalanga. Article by Ambre Nicolson.

Publication Date:
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 15:30
Power of collaboration

In May, Professor George Ekama, an A-rated researcher in the Department of Civil Engineering received the Palermo University Prize at the International Water Association’s Frontier International Conference on Wastewater Treatment which was held in Palermo, Italy.

Publication Date:
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 11:00
Engineering and the Cape Town Youth Choir

Two students from the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (EBE) were part of a recent US tour by the Cape Town Youth Choir, whose performance at Carnegie Hall on 3 April received two standing ovations.

Publication Date:
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 09:15
ACC Senior Researcher honoured with the 2017 Premio Daniel Carasso

African Centre for Cities Senior Researcher, Dr Jane Battersby was honoured as the 2017 laureate of the Premio Daniel Carasso at a ceremony in Valencia, Spain on 18 May. The international prize, first presented in 2012 by the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is awarded every two years in recognition of outstanding scientific research into and social commitment to sustainable food systems and diets for long-term health. Jane was selected as the laureate by a jury of experts from among 40 candidates from 25 countries.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 08:45