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PRO-ACTIVE: Bellville CPUT staff member Elaine Abrahams getting her vital statistics checked at the annual Discovery Wellness Day.

Staff and students are being encouraged to test their health at the annual Wellness Days being hosted across CPUT campuses this week.

ABOVE: SA Women’s Chess Team and Sports Law lecturer, Anzel Solomons

Sports Law lecturer and Captain of the SA Women’s Chess Team, Anzel Solomons, recently jetted off to represent her country and her award-winning game at the 10th All-Africa Games. This sporting tournament take place between 03 and 18 September, 2011 in Maputo, Mozambique and the coastal country's hosting will mark only the third time the Games will be held in the southern part of the continent. The Games will feature 23 sports, two of which will also feature disabled events (including athletics and swimming).

New Dean of the Business Faculty, Professor Mzikayise Shakespeare Binza.

“I’d like to introduce programmes to encourage and support lecturers, researchers and managers in achieving great outcomes for the Faculty. I also plan to strengthen ties with the other Deans and Unit heads to increase collaboration and cohesion between us.”

Those are the words of Professor Mzikayise Shakespeare Binza,the new Dean of CPUT’s Business Faculty. Formerly Professor of Public Administration at the University of South Africa (UNISA) and past director of the Raymond Mhlaba Institute of Public Administration and Leadership, Prof Binza has also worked as senior lecturer in Public Administration at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU).


LOYAL SERVICE APPLAUDED: The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mazwi-Tanga (Front row, centre) with members of the Executive Management Jay Bhana (Back row, left), Dr Chris Nhlapo and Prof. Anthony Staak. They are pictured here with the five staff members who have been with the institution for 35 years, namely Hilda Haupt (Front row, left), Marvel Billett, Lucretia Davis, Kenneth Josephs and Victor Hugo (Back row, right).

Scores of CPUT’s staff members were lauded for their contributions to building and developing the university at a gala lunch event recently. The event was attended by Vice-Chancellor Professor Vuyisa Mazwi-Tanga, herself a recipient of a fifteen years long-service award, Deans of Faculties and those staff members who have served the institution for ten years or more.

The Vice-Chancellor Professor Vuyisa Mazwi-Tanga

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Vuyisa Mazwi-Tanga, represented CPUT at the Talloires Network's Global Leaders Conference entitled "Building the Engaged University, Moving beyond the Ivory Tower". The Talloires Network is an international association of institutions dedicated to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education institutions.

Local comedy diva Irit Noble at CPUT's Women's Day Breakfast.

Laughter, excitement and vivacity was the order of the day as a group of 150 female staff members gathered at CPUT’s Bellville campus for a scrumptious breakfast in celebration of National Women’s Day.

Friday, 22 July 2011

The future is yours to shape

Honey-voiced and softly-spoken, Anette Grobler, Student Development Officer at CPUT, adventure sportswoman and the first person in the world to walk the entire length of the Northern Namib Desert coastline in Angola, speaks with an authority that is hard to ignore.“If I can teach students one thing, it’s this - nothing that happened in the past can influence one’s future, unless we give it the power to do so. “