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Friday, 22 February 2019
Appointment of Vernon Collis as Adjunct Associate Professor

Mr Vernon Collis has a long association with the Department of Civil Engineering. He is qualified as both a professional engineer and a professional architect.

Publication Date:
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 - 14:15
New fellows honoured for distinguished work

Two new UCT fellows, professors Nicola Mulder (computational biology) and Alphose Zingoni (structural engineering), were formally inducted at a dinner on 7 December.

Publication Date:
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 - 12:00
Mission accomplished for ice cool researchers

  UCT’s Sea Ice Research Group spent two chilly July weeks collecting and studying ice from one of the coldest places in Antarctica.

Publication Date:
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 - 08:00
Daniel Avutia
Civil graduate to represent Africa in Dublin

Congratulations to Daniel Avutia who has won the National Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Young Persons’ Lecture Competition for his lecture entitled: Analytical study of sinkhole propagation in South Africa. He will represent Africa at the World Championships in Dublin, Ireland in October 2015 where he will compete with the winners from the other five continents.

Publication Date:
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 - 16:30