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  • EBIT Students assist disadvantaged communities during COVID-19

    Posted on July 02, 2020

    This year the Community-based Project Module (code: JCP) came up against a challenge. The students have to work at least 40 hours in the community to pass the module successfully. With the COVID 19 lockdown students had to find alternative ways to do their community work. A second-year mechanical...

  • ENGINEERING CAFETERIA FLAMES ALUMNI ROMANCE

    Posted on June 18, 2020

    On 14 June 2020, Kevin Smith, a former student in the UP Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT), proposed to Ashleigh, his girlfriend of four and a half years. He could have proposed anywhere, but due to the impact campus life had had on him, he decided to do...

  • Students make masks for Nelson Mandela Community Youth Centre

    Posted on June 04, 2020

    Emile Asari, Yashvir Chetty, Reagan Pramraj and Sauvarn Singh, second-year civil engineering students in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, made face masks for people who need them due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They produced 1 000 masks, each group member...

  • Visors ready for Tsako Thabo Secondary School to use when they open

    Posted on June 04, 2020

    Two students from the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) made sanitisers and applied 3D printing to make visors for Tsako Thabo Secondary School to use when schools reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • No challenge is too great for this mining alumna

    Posted on May 28, 2020

    Graduates of the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Pretoria (UP) have become leaders in industry, not just in the field of mining, but in various fields that are responsible for developing the economy as a whole. In this regard, Charmaine Mafa is no exception.

  • Local twins passionate about music and motorsports

    Posted on May 15, 2020

    University of Pretoria (UP) engineering twins, who recently graduated, are ready to take the music and motorsport world by storm. The twins, Justin and Darren Oates (23) share identical interests in engineering, music and motorsport.

  • Five things public transport can do to help flatten the curve

    Posted on May 11, 2020

    Public transport has emerged as a central concern in the fight against the transmission of Covid-19, says University of Pretoria Centre for Transport Development’s Prof Christo Venter. Vehicles and transport hubs are ideal places for infections to spread, leading to the shutdown of...

  • UP student projects help local schools kick-start online teaching and learning amid COVID-19 lockdown

    Posted on May 08, 2020

    A collaboration between local schools and students at UP’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology is finding innovative ways to ensure that teaching and learning continue online while the country is in lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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