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Monday, 05 August 2019

For the love of running

A healthy mind needs to be complimented by an equally healthy body. This is the philosophy by which two times Comrades runner Morakane Khahledi runs her family and life.

Khahledi was running casual 5km and 10km runs since 2009 but after her two babies were born she decided to take her pastime more seriously. To date, she has completed the ultimate endurance race, The Comrades, on both the down and up run. And she does it all in her unique stride.

“I am not a fast runner but I what I do have is endurance,” she says.

“I don’t care about personal best times or beating anyone else. For me running is my therapy, I talk to myself during runs and I work on things that are bothering me. If I feel like I’m not ok I go for a quick 5km and I return refreshed and rejuvenated,” she says.

The Civil Engineering lecturer fits most of her running training in between the inhospitable hours of 3:30am and 5am in the lead up to big races. Together with her husband, who is also a road runner, they join their In Touch running club teammates for their early morning sessions.

“That way my run is done for the day and I haven’t taken any time away from my children because they are still asleep, with the nanny looking after them,” she says.

Morakane encourages women to prioritise their own health and wellbeing alongside working on their family lives and careers.

“Your career and health need to work together, if you are not fine socially it affects your career and vica versa,” she says.   

Khahledi will be participating in CPUT Women’s Day event on Thursday 8 August.


Public Relations Management students were in for a treat when they attended a guest lecture by representatives from one of the world’s largest snacks companies.

A total of 247 staff members, with an incredible 4 360 years of service to CPUT between them, were honoured at the Annual Long Service Awards.

The Faculty of Business and Management Sciences motivated its postgraduate students to take up academic research and writing during an Orientation Workshop.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Postgraduate students welcomed

Postgraduate students recently received a warm welcome to CPUT.

The CPUT community has much to look forward to this week, including the Autumn Graduation and the installation of Prof Chris Nhlapo as the institution’s third Vice-Chancellor.

Tomorrow’s Varsity Shield semi-final between FNB CPUT and FNB WSU in Bellville promises to be a vibrant affair with fireworks on and off the pitch.