African Researchers Break the Ice




Friday, 24 May 2019
‘Do something worthwhile’

Graduates of the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (EBE) can be proud of themselves – they leave with a degree from Africa’s top institution, the University of Cape Town (UCT), said Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng at the graduation ceremony held in the Sarah Baartman Hall on Saturday afternoon, 13 April.

Publication Date:
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 - 16:00
Women top UCT’s civil engineering honours class

University of Cape Town (UCT) women are making significant strides in civil engineering, where they account for six of the department’s 11 first-class honours students. Part of the class of 2018, they will graduate on Friday, 12 April.

Publication Date:
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 - 12:15
Joint bid to tackle blast injuries

Blast injury research has typically been dominated by the medical sciences, but a new transdisciplinary initiative is under way to bridge the gap between medicine and engineering, aimed at reducing the injuries and deaths that result from explosive detonations.

Publication Date:
Thu, 04 Apr 2019 - 08:30
Meet Baleka, Africa’s first two-legged robot

This jumping bot is setting the stage for the future of robotics research led by Dr Amir Patel’s team at the UCT Department of Electrical Engineering. It is work that can not only improve the way robots move, but also influence sports science and inspire young minds.

Publication Date:
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 - 12:45