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Jenni Case
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 - 09:00

Jenni Case is a professor, with a particular focus on academic development, in the Department of Chemical Engineering. She was recently announced as a winner of the CHE-HELTASA award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and has just launched a book entitled Researching student learning in higher education: A social realist approach.

New machine a boon to minerals research
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 - 17:15

Extracting valuable minerals from ore becomes increasingly difficult as the quality of ore steadily declines. Enter QEMSCAN (Quantitative Evaluation of Minerals by Scanning Electron Microscopy), a new acquisition by UCT's Centre for Minerals Research, that is able to identify valuable minerals in ore of such low quality that it was previously thought of as sub-economic.

UCT Chemical Engineering hosted Western Cape Minquiz 2014
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 - 17:00

The Department of Chemical Engineering was the proud host of the Western Cape provincial round of Minquiz 2014, South Africa’s premier annual national science competition for Grade 12 learners.

Professor Jenni Case launches book
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 - 16:30

Kevin Williams from the UCT Centre for Higher Education Development (left) and Delia Marshall from the Physics Department at UWC(right) supported Jenni and played a big role in the writing of her book.

Goal setting got him his PhD in record time
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 - 11:00

Malibongwe Manono is an extraordinary young man. He grew up in Khayelitsha with his family and went to school there except for a short stint from Grade 3 to Grade 9 when he attended school in Willowvale in the Eastern Cape. He returned to Cape Town in 2003 and joined the Joe Slovo Engineering High School for Grade 10 to Grade 12. 

Emeritus Professor Dee Bradshaw (1958-2018)
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 - 09:30

The Department sadly announces the passing away of Emeritus Professor Dee Bradshaw after a courageous battle with cancer

Western Cape takes top learner place in Minquiz 2017
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 - 15:30

Western Cape takes top learner place in Minquiz 2017

QS Ranking
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 - 15:15

Universities and subjects at universities worldwide are ranked. One of the ranking system Shanghai Ranking. Mining and Mineral Engineering at UCT has been ranked #8 in the world.

Congratulations Professor Deglon
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 - 13:00

Congratulations to Professor Dave Deglon on been elected a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering. Professor Deglon currently holds the Anglo American Platinum Chair in Minerals Processing and is the Director of the Centre for Minerals Research. This is a worthy tribute to his many achievements throughout his career. Well done Dave.

'Unfathered' book launch
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 - 13:30

Dr Disa Mogashana, a PhD graduate from the Department of Chemical Engineering has written a book titled 'Unfathered' which will be launched at UCT on 22 June. It is a gripping account of her life story, which she tells from a perspective of growing up without her father.

Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Cyril O’Connor
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 - 09:45

“Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Cyril O’Connor’s who has been elected as a Foreign member of the United States National Academy of Engineering. He is the first South African to be elected since the Academy was founded in 1964.


The recognition was “for his contributions to the sustainable recovery of minerals from complex ores and for the global advancement of mineral processing technology.” 

Congratulations Mpumelelo Mhlongo, who came 6th in the Paralympics Men’s Long Jump in a Season’s Best
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 - 14:30

Congratulations Mpumelelo Mhlongo, who came 6th in the Paralympics Men’s Long Jump in a Season’s Best.