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Jenni Case
Wednesday, July 2, 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
Tuesday, July 1, 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
Tuesday, July 1, 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
Tuesday, July 1, 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.

Western Cape takes top learner place in Minquiz 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 15:30

Western Cape takes top learner place in Minquiz 2017

QS Ranking
Thursday, July 13, 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
Thursday, July 13, 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
Wednesday, June 14, 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
Wednesday, February 15, 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
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 14:30

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

Brewing UCT Claims Top Honours Again
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:45

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!

Professor Alison Lewis and Sibongiseni Gqebe
Distinguished Woman Scientist award for EBE Dean
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 09:45

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.