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Graduation: Faculty of Business and Management Sciences Official start: December 10 @ 7:00 pm. Duration: 2h 30m

Monday, 16 September 2019

Spotlight falls on gender agenda

Insights into bridging the gender gap between men and women were discussed at a recent Gender Transformation Symposium held at the Granger Bay Campus.

Monday, 16 September 2019

Innovative lecturer making waves

An innovative lecturer with a passion for her craft has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 International e-Learning Excellence Awards.

CPUT staff and students are taking the world of science and technology innovation to rural learners.

Department of Maritime Studies is inviting members of the public to its Open Day, with the mission of educating them about careers in the industry.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

CPUT prospects for industrious learner

CPUT has awarded a R30 000 scholarship bursary for the most deserving learner at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientist to Grade 11 South Peninsula High School’s Saamiya Van Niekerk.

The Education Faculty has recently launched the Mowbray Language Lab to provide additional language support to teacher trainees.

The lab, which is housed in the Barkley Davies Building, has 23 computers and caters particularly for first year students who need additional language support. The on-line reading programme, Readers are Leaders, has been uploaded for students to work individually on the activities.

Academic Writing activities uploaded on Blackboard can also be accessed from the facility, said Dr Nomakhaya Mashiyi, the Faculty’s Language Co-ordinator. Mashiyi added that more language-focused on-line resources will be made available in future and that lecturers are encouraged to share language resources with their students using the lab.

The lab was launched during the Education Faculty Day held to celebrate the Faculty’s rich history and achievements. The theme of the celebration was It takes a village.

The Faculty’s Dean, Prof Thobeka Mda, said while for many years the focus was on teaching and practical development, a lot of research work is now being carried out in the Faculty.

“In the CPUT 2018 Annual performance report, our Faculty showed that 42% of our academic staff have doctorates, which is much higher than the university average of 30% - we’re second only to Applied Sciences. Our research output per capita in 2018 was the highest amongst the six Faculties.”

Addressing the celebrations, Vice-chancellor, Prof Chris Nhlapo, said students should appreciate the unique chance to network with each other, the Faculty’s staff and their Western Cape Education Department partners.

“The two campuses have distinct personalities but I hope Wellington will get to know Mowbray and vice versa,” said Nhlapo. “You may have different ages, races and languages but ultimately you will all be CPUT graduates in the near future. The networks you make at varsity will be the same networks you use throughout your career.”

Nhlapo added that CPUT’s Vision 2030 strategy is a roadmap for the institution’s coming decade. “And key to that strategy is Oneness, we call it One Smart CPUT, and in essence it aspires to use our collective strengths and differences to anticipate the coming decade and prepare our students for it,” he said.

The Faculty’s students entertained the audience with songs, dance, poetry and drama while various displays were shown and presentations were given by lecturers.

CPUT-based Centre for Enterprise Research Partnership and Innovation in Africa (CERPIA) aims to train and certify women with the SAP digital business system and skills.