World-first: Bio-bricks from urine
The world’s first bio-brick grown from human urine has been unveiled by University of Cape Town (UCT) master’s student in civil engineering Suzanne Lambert, signalling an innovative paradigm shift in waste recovery.
Solar-powered house to compete internationally
Three University of Cape Town (UCT) lecturers are part of Team Mahali, building a net-zero-energy house to compete at Solar Decathlon Africa in Morocco next year.
2019 EBE undergraduate student council
Joshua Mukurazhizha, third left is the chair of the 2019 EBE undergraduate student council. Members of the council are seen here with the Dean, Professor Alison Lewis.
#Save Water - Every Drop counts
With your help, we can establish UCT as a water-wise and water-sensitive institution that contributes to the welfare of the Cape Town community.
Women in Engineering
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Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Accelerating the integration of renewables

With the demand for carbon-free electricity driving the global movement to add renewable energy to the grid, the question of how to integrate it into power systems most effectively is an important one. Researchers at UCT are ensuring that the university is at the cutting-edge of this field.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 13:15
Student developers creating societal solutions

The new Developer Student Club (DSC) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), initiated by Google Developers, is aimed at students who want to learn more about web and app development while at the same time finding tech-based solutions to issues in society.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 13:15
Could minibus taxis go mainstream?

Chris Plano, a PhD candidate in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Cape Town (UCT), has won an award for his paper exploring the willingness of minibus-taxi owners and drivers to integrate into a hybridised public transport network in Cape Town.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 09:45
Minibus taxis crucial in public transport overhaul

There are signs of a fundamental shift in the South African government’s attitude towards the minibus-taxi sector and its role in urban transport. Since its origins in the 1920s in the form of independently owned sedan vehicles, the minibus-taxi sector has been both a reviled and welcomed part of society. Reviled because the sector has continued to defy the state’s attempts historically to suppress or more recently to replace it, yet tacitly welcomed since without it millions of people would be stranded.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 08:45