Future Waterhub
Future of SA water looks bright
Realising that the water crisis cannot be resolved within individual disciplines, UCT has launched the interdisciplinary Future Water research institute.
UCT’s postgrad degrees tackle the complexities of sustainable development
UCT is responding to the increasing effects of climate change by spearheading postgraduate education in sustainable development.
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?


Saturday, 21 January 2017

Katye Altieri writes that global concerns about the environmental impacts of shale gas development and production on local water supplies, air quality and human health have made the process of extracting this natural gas – called hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’ – a very contentious issue.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 07:15

He’s quick. He’s powerful. He’s competed across the world, from the All Africa Games in Dakar to the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 08:00

Africa has the highest number of water-scarce countries in the world and cannot afford to lose water through leaks in pipes. Professor Kobus van Zyl has spent the last 15 years investigating the infrastructure that leads to these leaks; and he and his team have recently invented a device that could change the game.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 13:00

UCT electrical engineer and senior lecturer Samuel Ginsberg has had a hand in inventing such diverse devices as a heat detector for informal settlements, an expandable surgical implant for children, a low-cost hearing aid and a wearable device that measures ambient CO2 levels.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 08:15