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Ramaphosa appoints head of new NPA investigating unit 

By: News24Wire      17th May 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Advocate Hermione Cronje as head of the new Investigating Directorate at the National Prosecuting Authority. This unit will be located in the office of Shamila Batohi, the national director of public prosecutions. The establishment of the unit was announced... 

INITIATE INTERVIEW: “We want to be a part of ‘EmPOWERing Africa’. Training, coaching and mentoring of the youth is critical to the success of our future economy”

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th May 2019 Exclusive interview with Shane Pereira, Business Development Executive at Lesedi Nuclear Services, sponsors of the Initiate! Impact Challenge that is taking place at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa at the CTICC from 14-16 May. The Initiate! 3-day challenge is for postgraduate students... 

UCT engineers test Maputo-Katembe suspension bridge

By: Simone Liedtke     14th May 2019 University of Cape Town (UCT) Department of Civil Engineering Emeritus Professor Mark Alexander’s wish to stand on top of a suspension bridge and experience its combined forces of nature and structural engineering was recently fulfilled when he got to inspect the R11.3-billion Maputo-Katembe... 

Graham Whitty

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     10th May 2019 This week we profile Graham Whitty, CEO of EMVA, an importer and distributor of industrial stainless-steel pipe, fittings, flanges, round bar and valves. 

South Africans play key roles in latest achievement for international astronomy project

By: Rebecca Campbell     9th May 2019 The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory announced on Thursday that the international consortium of computing specialists, which included South Africans, had completed its engineering design work on the Science Data Processor (SDP) for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope... 

Winter rains are starting later in the year – study

By: News24Wire      29th April 2019 The rainy season in South Africa’s winter rainfall region is starting later in the year than it used to, according to a study conducted at the University of Cape Town (UCT). But Waarith Abrahams, a master’s student at UCT’s Climate Systems Analysis Group who did the research, said further studies... 

UCT adopts global ethics code, a first in Africa

By: Sashnee Moodley     24th April 2019 To ensure its researchers maintain the highest of ethical standards, the University of Cape Town has become the first African university to adopt the Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings. The UCT Senate explained that the adoption of the GCC was an important statement of... 

Near-miss ‘Day Zero’ should serve as lesson to water-scarce SA

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th April 2019 Cape Town’s severe drought experienced in 2017 and 2018 and the near miss of “Day Zero” should serve as a warning for other cities as to what climate impacts might look like in future, a new study warns. However, many other metropolitans, such as Gauteng, eThekwini and Nelson Mandela Bay, besides... 

New paper outlines transferable lessons from Cape Town drought

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th March 2019 A new study by the University of Cape Town’s (UCT’s) African Centre for Cities has unpacked lessons that other South African municipalities can learn from to adapt to climate change and deal with ongoing drought and water insecurity. The paper, ‘Unpacking the Cape Town Drought: Lessons Learnt’,... 

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