It is with deep sadness that we announce that Mr Granville de la Cruz passed away peacefully on the evening of 31 March 2016. Granville has been with the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town for 46 years and has been the embodiment of the spirit of the Department.
A Memorial Service for Granville will be held on Friday 8 April at 10 am in the Chemical Engineering Tea Room. All chemical engineering alumni are welcome to attend.
In September 2015, the “Urban Violence, Safety and Governance” CityLab at the African Centre for Cities (ACC) conducted a two-week media training programme with ten out-of-school and unemployed young people from Tafelsig in Mitchell’s Plain.
Blog by Dr Mercy Brown-Luthango, research officer at the African Centre for Cities.
The system is based on pioneering research, funded by Eskom, conducted by the University of Cape Town’s Professor Alison Lewis and is designed to remove all pollution from the water, solidify it into pure salts and clean the water to the point where it can be reused in the power plant.
When Dr Katye Altieri set out in her postdoctoral research to understand the effects of air pollution on oceans, nobody anticipated the results. A recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) highlighted how little researchers actually understand about the complex relationship between the oceans and the atmosphere. And it’s proven an emphatic justification of the interdisciplinary road this newly P-rated researcher has taken from the start of her career.