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Cancer survivors, caregivers, students and staff members from CPUT, Varsity College and False Bay College participated in the first-ever CANSA Relay for Life Collegiate event.

CPUT partnered with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) to host the all-night event at the Major Sports Hall on the Bellville campus on Friday.

The theme was Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back.

CANSA Relay for Life is a global event that unites communities in the fight against cancer and about 6 000 such events are held worldwide annually.

The crowd were welcomed by comedian Stuart Taylor before cancer survivor Kauthar Roomaney shared her inspirational story.

“People often say you only live once but I like to say you only die once and live every day.”

The relay kicked off with a few laps around the hall by cancer survivors to loud cheers from the crowd.

This was followed by a caregivers lap.CANSA’s Leillani Geduld said they were extremely pleased with the first CANSA Relay for Life Collegiate event.

“The atmosphere has been terrific. We thank everyone who participated, all our speakers, sponsors and MCs and CPUT for co-hosting with us. We look forward to more such events in future.”

CPUT Events Manager Cathy Cloete said the institution was proud to co-host the event.

In order for student partnerships to be successful, South African universities have to embark on listening campaigns, opening up dialogue with students on curriculum reform to reflect linguistic diversity.

Thursday, 03 October 2019

Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back

CPUT is partnering with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) to host the Western Cape’s first-ever CANSA Relay for Life Collegiate event.

Tuesday, 01 October 2019

Students embrace their roots

Students celebrated their cultures by showcasing their traditional attire as well as performed an assortment of music and traditional dances during a heritage month event.

Friday, 27 September 2019

Heritage and diversity celebrated

Staff and students were treated to a powerful multilingual poetry reading by well-known poets Prof Antjie Krog, Dr Nkosinathi Sithole and Bonke Xakatha in celebration of Heritage Day.

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Intervarsity golf tournament above par

CPUT hosted the 26th two-day annual National Intervarsity Staff Golf Tournament at the Arabella Golf Course in Kleinmond and the Hermanus Golf Course.

Hundreds of students braved the weekend’s inclement weather to attend this year’s annual Western Cape Intervarsity games hosted by CPUT on the Bellville Campus.