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Friday, 06 July 2012

Cape Speed Team Gets Warm Send Off to UK

Jetting Off: Members of Cape Speed at the Cape Town International Airport just before their trip to the UK.

The International Departures terminal of the Cape Town International Airport turned into a hive of excitement on Wednesday when relatives, friends, and colleagues of Team Cape Speed­, the engineering students and lecturers involved in the building of the formula racing car that will compete in Silverstone in the UK, gathered to give the team a warm send-off.

Clad in their blue CPUT blazers and matching scarves, the team had a busy afternoon shaking hands and taking hugs and kisses from well wishers for their three-week trip to the UK where they will be participating in the 2012 Formula Student competition in which 110 universities are participating.

“We wish you all the best. We are sure it is going to be good there and hope you are going to fare well,” said Severus Cerff of the Marketing and Communication Department. Speaking on behalf of Vice-Chancellor Prof Vuyisa Mazwi-Tanga, Mr Cerff thanked everybody who was involved from the conception until the building of Cape Speed.

Anar Daniels, co-host with Reddy D on Good Hope FM, also gave some words of motivation to the team: “Go to London and represent Cape Town and South Africa. It is a huge achievement to be the only university to represent South Africa at such an event. Even if you come back with nothing you are still our ambassadors,” he said amid cheers from the well wishers.

Chesire Adriaan, engineering student and member of Team Cape Speed, said the few days before their departure was a big rush affair. “We had to get all things done in time for our trip. Our visas, team building exercises, presentations to prepare, and finally packing of the luggage,” he said. Adriaan said his excitement was slowly building up and hope it will reach its peak levels once he is on the plane. The team was destined to fly to Birmingham via a 10-hour connection flight to Dubai.

By Thami Nkwanyane

Written by CPUT News