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The South African Technology Network (SATN) is proud to announce it has changed its name to the Technological Higher Education Network South Africa (THENSA) as of 1 January 2021.

The Department of Clothing & Textile Technology Lecturer and Curriculum Officer, Dr Sweta Patnaik, is ‘honoured’ to be the first CPUT recipient of the prestigious German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) UNILEAD Scholarship to enrol for a DIES UNILEAD Course at the University of Oldenburg in 2021.

Dr Revel Iyer, Director: Technology Transfer and Industry Linkages and interim CEO of Aequorea is gripped with joy after CPUT’s Aequorea won first place at Ocean Innovation Africa (OIA) start-up pitching competition.

The findings of a CPUT academic’s doctoral research will contribute towards the making of policies aimed at reducing the dropout rate of first-year students.

CPUT pioneer Prof Malusi Marcus Balintulo has passed away after a short illness.  

Balintulo was instrumental in shaping the transformation of the higher education sector during the critical merger period of the early 2000’s. Balintulo was considered a crusader for the idea of Universities of Technology, and his passionate advocacy for UoT’s was important for how the public and the international academic community perceived them. 

Balintulo helped market the idea that UoT’s were more responsive to the world of work and better benefitted the wider society.

The Sociology and Anthropology expert, was the last rector of the Cape Technikon before it merged with Peninsula Technikon to form CPUT. He later joined Walter Sisulu University as Vice-Chancellor. He worked as a lecturer in Departments of Sociology both in South Africa and internationally and published extensively in academic journals on a wide range of topics. 

Balintulo studied at the University of Fort Hare, University of Durham (UK) and the University of Warwick (UK) where he obtained his PhD in sociology.

It shall forever be known that the Terminators, a group of six Industrial Engineering students, were runners up at CPUT’s first attempt in the 2019/20 Design for People Challenge run by Engineers Without Borders (EWB) UK in collaboration with their counterparts from the USA, Ireland and South Africa (SA).

The Learning & Development Department is “immensely proud” of 35 service staff employees who participated in the CPUT Adult Education and Training (AET) Project.

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