Wednesday, 1 December 2021
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 The coal power stations are outdated, dysfunctional and lack renewable energy alternatives.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
UCT’s and Sasol’s significant step toward CO2 hydrogenation technology

A team of researchers from the Catalysis Institute at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and integrated energy and chemical company Sasol have made advancements in the use of commercial iron catalyst, produced cheaply and at large‑scale at Sasol’s Secunda plant, which will enable conversion of unavoidable or biogenically derived carbon dioxide (CO2) and green hydrogen directly to a variety of green chemicals and jet fuel.

Publication Date:
Thu, 18 Nov 2021 - 14:45