The winning selfie

The winning selfie

Science Stars kicked off a Selfie Competition in March this year following the recent popularity of ‘The Selfie’. Individuals and groups of friends worldwide succumbed to this addiction by uploading interesting photos taken using the front camera of their mobile phone. Offering a brand new Huawei tablet for the selfie that received the most Facebook likes on our Facebook page. Our winner, Ziyanda Tukwayo, received 249 likes by the closing date of the competition. On…

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DST Budget Vote 2015

DST Budget Vote 2015

  The Department of Science and Technology (DST) made its key priorities for the 2015/2016 financial year public at the annual Budget Vote held in Cape Town on Thursday, 22 May 2015. Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, addressed the media at the GCIS Imbizo Centre in Parliament after taking a tour of an exhibition held in The Company‚Äôs Garden. Minister Pandor spent the morning admiring the recent works of South African researchers in…

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African Utility Week 2015

African Utility Week 2015

Africa – a continent whose natural resources have attracted spotlights from around the world, but whose potential is often left in the dark. The 15th annual African Utility Week 2015 (AUW 2015) drew international attention to its gathering at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 12 – 14 May 2015. Hosting 250 exhibitors, 1 200 delegates and 5 000 attendees, Cape Town was the ideal destination to invite international interest to the African…

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CPUT Open Day

CPUT Open Day

High school pupils and those deciding what to study came together at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Open Day held on Saturday, 9 May 2015. The annual event was held at CPUT’s Bellville Campus but courses are also offered at five other campuses including the Cape Town Campus, Athlone Campus and Wellington Campus. For students from other provinces, the university has made provision for accommodation in its residences and other student housing options. Commuting…

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Launch of ESIL

Launch of ESIL

On Wednesday, 6 Mya 2015, the University of the Western Cape (UWC) was host a significant launch in the world of energy. With the increasing pressures paced on the existing power supply, new ways of generating and storing energy need to be created. The opening of the Energy Storage Innovation Lab (ESIL) took place at UWC’s main campus in Bellville and guests were taken on a tour of the ESIL Integration Lab and ESIL Battery…

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