Cape Speed: The Formula Student UK Experience

Cape Speed: The Formula Student UK Experience

Formula Student is the kind of experience you have to see to believe because there is so much to see, do and feel while you are there that it would be impossible to put it all into words – but here goes.   We went there as a group of students with something to prove(…)

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Kenya Creative Week “It’s not just a conference”

Kenya Creative Week “It’s not just a conference”

“It is not just a conference” – Mugendi M’Rithaa   In an attempt to discover more about the first ever Kenya Creative Week, I went to Mugendi M’Rithaa, Kenyan, President Elect of ICSID and colleague at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, who had the following to say:   “What Kenya Creative Week is, essentially,(…)

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Grande benvenuto to Prof Ezio Manzini

Grande benvenuto to Prof Ezio Manzini

Grande benvenuto to Prof Ezio Manzini, who is with us until October as a visiting professor here at CPUT. He has generously left behind a beautiful Italian summer to work with us and contribute to our work in the field of Design for Sustainability and Social Innovation. While here, he will be teaching course modules(…)

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Africa World Documentary Film Festival 2014 In partnership with UWC

Africa World Documentary Film Festival 2014 In partnership with UWC

The District Six Homecoming Centre, in partnership with the University of the Western Cape, will be hosting the Africa Wold Documentary Film Festival 2014 from 26 July until 1 August.   Screening award winning documentaries from Denmark, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, USA and others, this is one documentary film festival that should be in everyone’s diary. Tickets(…)

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#WDC674 Cape Speed Diaries: University of Wolverhampton

#WDC674 Cape Speed Diaries: University of Wolverhampton

3-4 July: Cape Speed takes flight.   Our trip began, like any trip would. Not with a magical ring or a love affair, but rather with a boarding pass and a pile of overstuffed bags. Not that the lack of some magic made the trip any less exciting because those boarding passes brought with them(…)

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Reflections: Design Indaba

Reflections: Design Indaba

By Bruce Snaddon Previously Published by Art South Africa Vol 12 Iss 4: June 2014.   When asked to reflect on an annual event the size and stature of Design Indaba my mind immediately started to race. After having been lucky enough to attend all but one of these amazing conferences, they have started to blur(…)

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Nicky’s Drive makes its television debut

Nicky’s Drive makes its television debut

By Candes Keating   A CPUT innovation is set to make its television debut soon.   The Nicky’s Drive project will feature on Technorati, a SABC 3 show that aims to educate teenagers about technology and inspire the country’s next generation of innovators.   The project involves the design and manufacture of Africa’s first vehicle(…)

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Cape Speed: The Team behind CPUT’s Formula Student Project #WDC674

Cape Speed: The Team behind CPUT’s Formula Student Project #WDC674

Formula Student is one of the world’s premier inter-university challenges and attracts thousands of students from across the globe.The competition requires students to build a single-seat formula style racing car, which they race at the Silverstone racing circuit in the UK during July. CPUT, the first university in Sub-Saharan Africa to make it to competition,(…)

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Fashion Fame at Woolworths V&A

Fashion Fame at Woolworths V&A

After 5 years of dedication and persistence from the Fashion department, the Woolworths, CPUT and Kingston project has given the Fashion programme great exposure in the Waterfront shopping centre.   For the past three years the projects has been managed by Annadine Vlok and executed Maryna Bergh while she has been doing exchange lecturing at(…)

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