Thursday, 27 January 2022
Two UCT researchers awarded ‘Science Oscars’

In recognition of their outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Sheetal Silal and Professor Michael Claeys received awards at last night’s NSTF-South32 event.

Publication Date:
Tue, 12 Oct 2021 - 15:45
Fertiliser from urine: winning master’s research underscores SDGs

Human urine is treated as a mere waste product, millions of litres flushed away daily. But this liquid gold is rich in nitrogen in the form of urea, which is most often used as a fertiliser. University of Cape Town (UCT) civil engineering master’s candidate Hlumelo Marepula has won an award for producing a urea-ethanol solution that can be recrystallised to produce fertiliser (urea) and potentially diesel engine fluid with water as a by-product.

Publication Date:
Mon, 27 Sep 2021 - 15:15
YES! scholarships harness power of small donors

Ten years ago, two young University of Cape Town (UCT) chemical engineering graduates put a dream into action. The embodiment is the Young Engineers Scholarship (YES!), a scholarship that harnesses friend networks and that has supported more than 18 students in chemical engineering and allied fields. The co-founders hope there will be many more to come.

Publication Date:
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 - 14:45
UCT grads build scaleable, low-cost tech centre for EC learners

2019 Klaus Jurgen Bathe scholar, Callum Tilbury is part of a group of UCT graduates who have given learners in five rural Eastern Cape villages a technological leg up by building a scaleable, low-cost tech centre using Raspberry Pi computers and free open-source software. Callum graduated in 2020 with a first in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has just embarked on an MSc in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh. On this, Professor Zingoni, director of the programme, remarked “We are proud that Callum has been accepted into one of the top institutions in the world, and wish him success.”


Publication Date:
Wed, 15 Sep 2021 - 11:15