Harvesting the storms
Storm-water harvesting in the Liesbeek River Catchment could reduce the need for potable water in the area by up to 20% if the storm water is only used to flush toilets and water gardens.
Decolonising Engineering
The South African Academy of Engineering invites all to attend our open lecture by Professor Mike Muller, former Director General of the Department of Water and Sanitation.
Unpacking the spatial paradox
Prof Pieterse explains the aims of the integration syndicate, which hopes to reimagine the city of Cape Town into a space of inclusivity and justice.
Alumni advance excellence
Ten recent graduates from UCT’s Department of Chemical Engineering will be completing their master’s degrees abroad, with the bulk of students attending the University of Cambridge in the UK.


Friday, 20 October 2017
Civil engineering students responding to the water crisis

Nkosinathi Nkomo, a third-year civil engineering was unable to register in 2017 due to lack of funds. To raise funds, he decided to apply some of the knowledge he had acquired practically by being part of the solution to the water crisis in Cape Town.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:00
Cape Town’s water crisis: Can suburbia save the day?

Do you live in one of Cape Town’s green and leafy suburbs? Then you have the power to make a difference to Cape Town’s current water crisis, says Professor Neil Armitage, director of the Urban Water Management research unit and deputy director of the Future Water research institute at UCT.

Publication Date:
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 14:45
More than mobility: why justice matters when it comes to transport

What does a just transport system look like? This is the question spatial planning and transport expert Professor Karel Martens posed during his recent visit to UCT where he presented a master class on his study of justice in transport.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 13:15
One of the top three presenters at the Minerals Research Showcase

Congratulations to Genevieve Harding, a master’s student in the Crystallization & Precipitation Unit who was one of the top three presenters at the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM)'s mineral research showcase.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 12:00