African Researchers Break the Ice




Monday, 22 July 2019
International Award – a global mark of excellence

Emeritus Professor Dave Dewar, a senior scholar in the School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics, received an International Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the oldest, annual public celebration of global architecture that sees practices around the world compete for the title of "Global Building of the Year."

Publication Date:
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 - 14:15
Meet UCT’s first woman ‘soil doctor’

When Laxmee Sobhee-Beetul walks across the University of Cape Town (UCT) stage on 12 July to receive her PhD in geotechnical engineering, she will be completing a journey that began when she was a teenager, chatting to her father in the garage.

Publication Date:
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 - 13:00
Student’s urine-recovery system for R600m building

In a first for South Africa, a urine-recovery urinal system, developed in the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Civil Engineering, has been incorporated into the design of Growthpoint Properties’ new corporate headquarters for Exxaro in Centurion.

Publication Date:
Fri, 05 Jul 2019 - 15:00
Using microorganisms to clean mine water

Imagine a settlement where people with different skills live close together and contribute to the community’s overall success: there are farmers who produce food, artisans who process the food, people who consume the food and others who remove waste. They cannot function in isolation relying on each other for survival. Together they are strong and thrive.

Publication Date:
Fri, 05 Jul 2019 - 14:00