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Thursday, 23 April 2020

Sanitiser project set in motion

The shortage of sanitisers in retail shops, as well as a spike in the price of the product by some stockists, have prompted the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment to produce sanitisers for use during and after the lockdown period. 

The Department of Student Affairs has gone the extra mile to assist students since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CPUT has earned ten nominations in the prestigious National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-South 32 Awards, known as the Science Oscars of South Africa.

CPUT’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Laboratory (AMTL) has produced its first batch of face shields to protect wearers against a potential COVID-19 infection.

District Six staff members and students can now boost their health and fitness levels at the new Outdoor Gym on the campus.

The new facility, situated at corner of Constitution and Tennant streets boasts eleven pieces of equipment and is the second one of its kind at CPUT.

The outdoor gym park at the Bellville campus opened last year and plans are afoot to roll out the project at the Mowbray and Wellington campuses.

According to the Residence Business Unit, which has been managing the project, outdoor gym sessions and a boot camp series will soon resume at the Bellville campus. The District Six gym will also have professional trainers on site on Mondays to Thursdays from 4 pm to 6 pm. The starting dates will be announced soon and these sessions will be free of charge for staff and students.
The unit hopes that the project will provide a spot where staff and students can enjoy the benefits of an outdoor gym like at many other university campuses around the world.

“We have looked into the benefits of the project and we are confident it will bring a much needed service within our living and learning spaces. We believe a healthy body leads to a healthy mind and this is important as we strive to be the innovation centre of Africa through our One Smart CPUT drive," said Johnny Basson, Manager of the Residence Business Unit.

The Applied Sciences Department hosted Fulbright Scholarship specialist and grant advisor Rajgopal Sashti for three days with the aim to entice the brightest students to apply to its United States based learning spaces.

Monday, 02 March 2020

Creating Caring Nurses

It was a proud moment for nursing students when they received their training epaulettes during a recent ceremony on the Bellville campus.