Waiting for the rain
Waiting for the rain
Cape Town residents are increasingly familiar with the constraints of water use – the region is in the grip of its third major drought since 2001.
Integrating informal settlements
South Africa has a housing crisis, and informal settlements are a huge part of that crisis, explains Dr Warren Smit of the African Centre for Cities.
Mining for sustainable development
African Development Bank grant to make mining work for sustainable development.
Grant powers Gaunt’s geomagnetic study
Ever wondered what risks geomagnetic storms could pose to the electrical power system?


Sunday, 19 February 2017

Great things are happening in the rural village of Zithulele in the Eastern Cape, thanks in no small part to the efforts of UCT chemical engineering graduate of ’98, Craig Paxton.

Craig is the co-founder and executive director of Axium Education Services which aims to transform rural communities in the developing world through education. They use a three-tiered strategy working with students, teachers and school leaders to raise student achievement and create a pathway for talented students to pursue tertiary study.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 08:45

One of the consequences of the student protests in 2016 is that four weeks of teaching were lost at the University of Cape Town. For the EBE faculty, this could not be made up by online offerings, as the faculty is heavily dependent on its labs, workshops, studios and advanced computer facilities. The solution was to offer a mini-semester to all EBE students in January 2017.


Publication Date:
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 09:00
Prof Neil Armitage

Professor Neil Armitage, head of the Department of Civil Engineering and a member of the Future Water Institute was interviewed on Cape Talk Radio on water desalination and why we are not doing it?

Publication Date:
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 14:00

2016 UCT fellows – Professor Nicola Mulder, head of the Computational Biology Division in the Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences, and Alphose Zingoni, professor of structural engineering and mechanics in the Department of Civil Engineering – were formally inducted at a dinner on 7 December. UCT fellowships recognise original, distinguished work.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 08:45