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.
Welcome to the two new postdocs fellows who recently joined CoMSIRU in the Department of Civil Engineering.
Professor Kobus Van Zyl in the Department of Civil Engineering has been elected as Secretary of the Water Distribution Systems Analysis Standing Committee of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers from October 2014