Bathe Leadership Awards
20 November 2014
At a function hosted by Programme Director, Prof. Alphose Zingoni (former HOD), 16 exceptional students from across UCT were presented with Bathe Leadership Scholarships by UCT Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Max Price. Among the recipients was Nozipo Gwaza (2nd-Year BSc Civil Engineering student). The Department conveys its hearty congratulations to her.
Annual SAICE Awards 2014
16 October 2014
This year UCT was honoured with the SAICE Student Chapter award. The awardees are Byron Mawer (Chairman) Sam Wegener (Vice-Chairman), Nishalin Govender (Vice-Chairman), Astrid Lambrechs, Lauren Brooks, David Le Roux, Mehdi Haider and Thembinkosi Silinda.
Hazvinei Tsitsi Tamuka Moyo graduated in June with her MPhil in Transport Studies from the Department of Civil Engineering. Her supervisor was Prof Romano Del Mistro and her thesis topic was “An investigation of the perceived consequences to employees of reducing employment related trip end choices in Cape Town.” Her research looked at the accessibility and affordability of transport for marginalised communities who spend above 10% of their salary on transport costs. By getting people employment closer to home, not only will it reduce their travelling costs but also address some of the climate change issues. In July, Tsitsi will be presenting a paper at the SA Transport Conference in Pretoria.
Staff members in the Concrete Materials & Structural Integrity Research Unit (CoMSIRU) have been extremely busy over the past 12 months. They have graduated 21 postgraduate students and supervised 25 final-year undergraduate thesis projects.