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Saturday, 24 September 2016

The Brewing UCT team managed an unprecedented achievement at this year’s intervarsity competition, by winning 3 categories and retaining the overall crown of intervarsity champions!

They took the Winter Warmer category with our American stout; the cider category with an apple cider; and the Lager category with their Dunkel, which eventually went on to win the best beer of the tournament and overall prize.

This is the best the team has ever done, and possibly the best any team has done at the competition.

The team is looking forward to sharing the achievement and the beers with the department!

Publication Date:
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:45
Professor Alison Lewis and Sibongiseni Gqebe

Congratulations to the Dean, Professor Alison Lewis who was awarded the DST’s Distinguished Woman Scientist – Research and Innovation award at the 2016 WISA awards ceremony held in Johannesburg. The awards recognise and reward excellence by woman scientists and researchers. The theme for the 2016 WISA was Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development,which is the 2016 priority theme for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.


Professor Lewis is also a finalist for the Standard Bank Top Women in Science award which is a collaborative platform dedicated to recognising outstanding leadership, inspiration, vision, and innovation within the private and public sectors. The winners will be announced on 18 August.


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Publication Date:
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 09:45

The Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research (CeBER) & Professor Sue Harrison received an outstanding award from the National Science and Technology Forum Last Night. 
The award was for the category: Engineering capacity development over the last 5-10 years.

Congratulations to Professor Harrison and to CeBER!

Publication Date:
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 13:45

It is with deep sadness that I have to announce that Granville passed away last night peacefully. Granville has been with the Department for much longer than most of us (he served the department for over 46 years) and has been the embodiment of the spirit of our Department. 

We thank Granville for all he has done for the Department and our thoughts are with his family who will miss him dearly. Arrangements regarding the funeral and memorial service will be communicated in due course. 

Publication Date:
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 13:15