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Saturday, 24 March 2018
Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership awards for 2 civil engineering students

The third induction dinner for newly selected scholars of the Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Programme was held at a restaurant in Constantia on 21 February 2018. A total of 14 UCT students from across all 6 Faculties were presented with award certificates by Professor Alphose Zingoni, Programme Director, and Professor Klaus-Jürgen Bathe, Programme Founder.

Publication Date:
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 22:30
UCT on the Expresso Show - Recycling Urine

With the ongoing water crisis in Cape Town, the Expresso Show visited our department to highlight the research of Dr Dyllon Randall, and how recycled urine can be used in manufacturing fertiliser.

Publication Date:
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 14:45
IITM Civil Engineering
Prof. Alexander’s work in Chennai, India

Emeritus Prof. Mark Alexander just returned from a six-week stay in Chennai, south-eastern India. As a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) in Chennai, Prof. Alexander joined the faculty team...

Publication Date:
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 09:00
Matongo Kabani Outstanding Student Engineering Award IHHA 2017
UCT PhD student receives IHHA award

Matongo Kabani, a doctoral student of the Concrete Materials and Structural Integrity Unit (CoMSIRU) at UCT’s Department of Civil Engineering, has been awarded the “Outstanding Student Engineering Award”...

Publication Date:
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 09:00