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LANGUAGE BARRIERS: (From left) Siphesande Qeke, Thompson Adango, Zukiswa Mbadu, Ping Ping Yang and Natalino Domingos share their views during the student panel discussion at the CPUT Langauge Indaba.

Faculty language experts and students recently debated multilingualism in higher education at CPUT’s second annual Language Indaba, which was held at the Bellville campus.

African academics have shown the rest of the world the true meaning of the concept of Ubuntu (togetherness) when they recently gathered for the Africa Academy for Environmental Health (AAEH) conference.

Working Together:(From L – R) Margaret Macherera of the National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe; Hennie Van Der Westhuizen, HoD of Environmental and Occupational Studies at CPUT; Dr Koos Engelbrecht, Chairperson of the AAEH and Dr Margaret Nyanchoka Keraka of Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya during a workshop of the Africa Academy for Environmental Health (AAEH) hosted by CPUT.

LITERATURE LESSONS: Prof Rajendra Chetty and playwright Athol Fugard at the English Academy of Southern Africa conference.

Athol Fugard, world renowned playwright, novelist and cultural activist delivered the keynote address at the English Academy of Southern Africa conference held recently at CPUT. Revered as one of South Africa's preeminent playwrights, Fugard is best known for his political plays opposing the system of apartheid and for the 2005 Academy-Award winning film of his novel Tsotsi.

LOOKING FORWARD: Former Peninsula Technikon Rector Dr Franklin Sonn reminded guests at the Excellence Awards that it was CPUT's duty to develop decent citizens.

Much loved former Rector of Peninsula Technikon, Dr Franklin Sonn, made a rare return to the Bellville Campus for the biennial Excellence Awards last week. Dr Sonn delivered the keynote address to a rapt audience of industry partners, Executive Management, and Cape Peninsula University of Technology staff at the ceremony held last Thursday evening.

Above: Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi (Centre) with Dean of Health and
Wellness Sciences, Prof Dhiro Gihwala (Far Left) with delegates at the conference.

Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has made a call for academics to come forward with plans and suggestions for the health sector’s Human Resources Strategy, as well as the new restructuring and de-merging of training hospitals. The calling was made last week during a conference of the South African Committee of Health Sciences Deans (SACOHSD) held at the Auditorium of CPUT’s Bellville Campus.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Two-day Career Fair begins at CPUT

CPUT’s annual Career Fair, which began on Wednesday, 17th August at the Bellville Campus, has drawn large numbers of students eager to learn more about the careers that await them. The two-day event allows potential employers to reach and interact with students in a relaxed atmosphere. With many of these organisations busy with their talent search and internship recruitment processes, a visit to the fair will ensure all students get first hand information on these opportunities.

The profile of CPUT’s French South African Institute of Technology (F’Sati) has been raised enormously following the Institute’s first Industry Seminar and Exhibition for 2011, held in Cape Town recently. Deputy Director, Prof Robert van Zyl, says F’Sati’s ability to bring key stake-holders in South Africa’s burgeoning space industry together is now unparalleled.

Delegates at F'Sati's recent Industry Seminar promoting the International Astronautical Congress 2011, to be held at Cape Town's International Convention Centre in October.