Harvesting the storms
Storm-water harvesting in the Liesbeek River Catchment could reduce the need for potable water in the area by up to 20% if the storm water is only used to flush toilets and water gardens.
Decolonising Engineering
The South African Academy of Engineering invites all to attend our open lecture by Professor Mike Muller, former Director General of the Department of Water and Sanitation.
Unpacking the spatial paradox
Prof Pieterse explains the aims of the integration syndicate, which hopes to reimagine the city of Cape Town into a space of inclusivity and justice.
Alumni advance excellence
Ten recent graduates from UCT’s Department of Chemical Engineering will be completing their master’s degrees abroad, with the bulk of students attending the University of Cambridge in the UK.


Saturday, 21 October 2017
Antarctic researchers break the ice

A second successful winter voyage aboard the ice-breaking research vessel SA Agulhas II into the Antarctic Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ) has been undertaken by members of the University of Cape Town (UCT) Sea Ice Research Team.

Publication Date:
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 09:00
ChemEng hosts national science quiz

The Department of Chemical Engineering was the proud host of the Western Cape provincial round of Minquiz 2017. The Western Cape provincial organiser Dr Kirsten Corin was ably assisted by an eager team of postgrad volunteers to create a very enjoyable event.  

Publication Date:
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 11:00
World first in waste-water treatment

The first full-scale working unit for eutectic freeze crystallisation treatment of waste water will soon be operational at the Tweefontein colliery in Mpumalanga. Article by Ambre Nicolson.

Publication Date:
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 15:30
Power of collaboration

In May, Professor George Ekama, an A-rated researcher in the Department of Civil Engineering received the Palermo University Prize at the International Water Association’s Frontier International Conference on Wastewater Treatment which was held in Palermo, Italy.

Publication Date:
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 11:00