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.
As South Africa celebrates National Water Week from 16 to 22 March, Professor Neil Armitage, from the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Civil Engineering and a member of UCT’s Future Water Institute, takes a look at the City of Cape Town’s (CoCT) current water supply and what alternatives might be viable future water sources.
Although rail offers the cheapest daily commute, trains are the most dangerous mode of public transport for South African women, says an award-winning paper by the University of Cape Town (UCT) transport engineer Professor Marianne Vanderschuren.