Thursday, 27 January 2022
Greenovate top spots for UCT students

University of Cape Town (UCT) final-year Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment students have taken the top spots in both the engineering and property and construction management streams at the prestigious Greenovate Awards once again.

In the engineering category Karabo Makole came up trumps, winning first place. In the property and construction management category, Tristan Fernandes was placed first and Barret de Willers third. Lizeri van der Berg and Jan Maré were finalists.

Publication Date:
Fri, 03 Dec 2021 - 11:15
Achieving a goal and fulfilling a dream

Shade Muluti’s a master’s student in civil engineering gives his account of what his journey has been over the past two years during the COVID pandemic.

It’s true what they say; you never know how significant a moment is until it passes. With me now having completed my studies at the best-renowned university in Africa and with my graduation coming up, I have not only achieved a goal but fulfilled a dream I long had.


Publication Date:
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 - 16:00
L’Oreal UNESCO Award for a PhD electrical engineering student

Lusani Mamushiane, a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering, is one of six chosen to participate in the inaugural L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science South African National Young Talents programme. The programme identifies and rewards talented young women scientists in the fields of formal sciences, life sciences, environmental sciences, physical sciences, engineering and technological sciences. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 - 10:15
Renewable Energy Options for Zimbabwe: A Geomatics MSc student’s pursuit of the SDG’s

Zimbabwe is riddled with difficulties in the energy sector – a familiar struggle for many African countries. The coal power stations are outdated, dysfunctional and lack renewable energy alternatives. The country experiences regular power outages that put pressure on an already fragile economy. From this context, MSc candidate Grace Ngwenya, a Zimbabwean national, joined our Geomatics Division in 2020. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 18 Nov 2021 - 15:15