The Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Programme was established at the University of Cape Town in 2014, through a gift donated by Prof. Klaus-Jürgen Bathe of MIT (USA). Prof. Bathe graduated from the UCT Department of Civil Engineering in 1967, and has collaborated with Prof. Zingoni over the past 15 years.
A group of civil engineering students were head-hunted by the Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE), a UK-based professional body, to set up a UCT ICE Student Chapter. They were chosen based on their current contribution to the civil engineering industry. ICE assists students and young graduates towards their professional registration as Charted Engineers and is a global leader in training and equipping engineering professionals with the necessary knowledge to be at the forefront of the engineering industry.
On 11 November, Professor Marianne Vanderschuren presented the 68th Snape Memorial Lecture online to 90 delegates. Her lecture was titled “Is transport planning and implementation failing 75% of our citizens?”
Emeritus Associate Professor Dereck Sparks passed away at the age of 85 on Saturday 10 August 2019. A/Professor Sparks joined UCT on 1 January 1965. He served as an academic in the Department of Civil Engineering for over 50 years, which includes the years he supported civil engineering as a retiree.