City officials are sometimes so close to what they’re doing, they can’t see the wood for the trees, while academics work in a theoretical world where it is easy to lose sight of the practicalities on the ground.
Yet both have valuable insights into the problems facing our cities – in particular the hot button issue of sustainability.
With the poor economic climate and the changes in the funding criteria for NSFAS funding – there are a number of EBE students on campus who have no money for food, accommodation or just basic necessities.
UCT Chemical Engineering students excelled at the SAIMM Mineral Processing conference which took place in early August. Three students received Outotec awards.
During the June vacation our second-year architecture students, together with a few key staff members and members of the local community, helped to construct the sixth annual platform situated at Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay. This year, an additional seating pavilion was constructed at the Hout Bay Sports Ground, to add to the first one that was built last year.