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TEAMWORK: Dr Nina Du Toit, head of CPUT Disability Unit, with Nicky Abdinor and students who are designing the car

With just under a month for CPUT to hold its Nicky’s Drive Expo, the university is firing from all cylinders as Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his wife, Leah, will be joining the line-up of high-profile guests.    

PEER HELP: The 2013 Peer Educators and members of the HIV/Aids Unit staff.

Charging forward with its commitment to an HIV free generation, the CPUT HIV/Aids unit recently held a welcoming ceremony for all its peer educators at Mowbray Campus.

REGISTERED: CPUT is attracting a large number of international students

Affordability and high quality education programmes have ensured that CPUT remains a top study destination for international students.

TEAMWORK: HIV/Aids Unit head, Professor Ashraf Mohammed, and his staff’s morale got a major boost when their work got recognition from an independent foundation.

Professor Ashraf Mohammed, head of the CPUT HIV/Aids Unit was recently awarded by an independent foundation for spearheading programmes which strive towards achieving excellence in the HIV/AIDS programs.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Disability driving expo

INNOVATIVE: The CPUT project team led by Professors Mugendi M’Rithaa (Department of Design) and Oscar Philander (Adaptronics/Engineering) which is busy building a car adapted for people with disabilities.

CPUT is using innovation to accomplish disability inclusivity with its Informatics and Design as well as Engineering faculties collaborating to build a car adapted for people with disabilities.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Community engagement success

INNOVATION: The CPUT soccer team assembled by the HIV/Aids Unit used soccer to convey the Aids message to Malmesbury Prison’s inmates at the prison.

The CPUT HIV/Aids Unit has taken community engagement to another level by assembling a soccer team to play against prisoners at the Malmesbury Correctional Service.

COMMITMENT:  Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana committed himself to making the necessary interventions when HEAIDS encounters funding problems.

South African tertiary institutions took a giant leap forward in the fight against HIV and Aids when they recently launched a national strategic policy framework at a conference held at UCT.