World-first: Bio-bricks from urine
The world’s first bio-brick grown from human urine has been unveiled by University of Cape Town (UCT) master’s student in civil engineering Suzanne Lambert, signalling an innovative paradigm shift in waste recovery.
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.
2019 EBE undergraduate student council
Joshua Mukurazhizha, third left is the chair of the 2019 EBE undergraduate student council. Members of the council are seen here with the Dean, Professor Alison Lewis.
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Tuesday, 13 November 2018
2019 Mandela Rhodes Scholar

Athenkosi Nzala, a 2017 civil engineering graduate, is the recipient of a 2019 Mandela Rhodes Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to build exceptional leaders in Africa whilst also seeking to foster better reconciliation and entrepreneurship through its various programmes.

Publication Date:
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 14:30
Overall winner at the national 3MT competition

Once again, Rene Nsanzubuhoro from the Department of Civil Engineering was awarded the first prize and the People’s choice award but this time at the Nationals 3MT competition which was held at the University of the Free State on 26 October.

Publication Date:
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 08:00
Transformation crucial ‘at all levels’ at UCT

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a “truly great” institution with an excellent reputation and a good history – but to sustain this greatness in the current political and social environment of South Africa, the university must deal practically with the issue of transformation.

Publication Date:
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 15:45
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