Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Mr Andrew Madella

Mr Madella was born in Cradock and grew up in Elsiesriver. He matriculated from Uitsig High in 1982 and studied Social Work at the...

South Africa’s universities

South Africa's universities and other academic and technical tertiary institutions are some of the best on the continent and in the world. At the cutting edge of research in various academic, technology, medicine, law and business spheres, the country's public higher education institutions offer a range of study and research options for local and international students.

Bin cleaners bring Hollywood to Khayelitsha

In June 2015, student Buhle Sithela began cleaning rubbish bins in Khayelitsha, on the outskirts of Cape Town, where he lives. He uses the money he makes from the project to aid the people of the township, including hosting community film screenings. Movies are his passion, he says.

Digital storytelling shaping aspiring teachers

Students of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology were given a task to share stories of their community, in order for them to identify with one another. These stories capture the challenges they have overcome and aims to shape them as aspiring teachers.

Cape Town opens world class athletics stadium

Young boys and girls hoping to become the next global athletic icon now have the opportunity to make that dream a reality, Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille said at the opening of the upgraded Green Point Athletics Stadium on Wednesday.

PYP Ambassador Luvuyo Rani voted JCI Outstanding Young Person of the World

Luvuyo Rani thumbIT entrepreneur and Play Your Part Ambassador Luvuyo Rani has been selected as one of the 10 JCI Outstanding Young Persons of the World for 2014.

South Africans vie for Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Two South Africans have been shortlisted for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, which recognises local solutions to local problems. The engineers will vie with 10 other African inventors to win the £25 000 grand prize and receive commercialisation training and mentoring.

Growing the Cape’s IT skills

Luvuyo Rani's decision to swap teaching for computer sales has brought much-needed IT skills training to Khayelitsha residents. His brainchild, Silulo Ulutho Technologies, supplies hardware and software, and trains customers in basic and advanced computer skills.

Changing lives with every pedal stroke

Luthando Kaka is a professional cyclist who is Playing his Part in the community of Khayelitsha by helping youngsters through sport and education.

New positions to strengthen SA research

Sixty new research chairs will be awarded to South Africa's universities over the next three years, boosting their ability to produce quality postgraduate students and cutting-edge science, and bringing the total number of research chairs in the country to 154.