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Cape Peninsula University of Technology

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is the only university of technology in the Western Cape of South Africa and is the largest University in the region. The University has six faculties focused on Applied Sciences, Business, Education and Social Sciences, Informatics and Design, Engineering and Health and Wellness Sciences. The University also plays a leading role in the provision of service-learning opportunities for its students.

The University offers more than 70 career-focused courses and has infrastructure that includes, apart from the two main campuses in Bellville and Cape Town, the Granger Bay Campus with a hotel school and restaurant next to the world-renowned V&A Waterfront in Cape Town as well as various campuses in Mowbray, Wellington, Athlone, Worcestor, George and the two major hospitals in the region.

The University’s research culture and history spans almost two decades and focuses on applied and problem solving research which is responsive to regional, national and continental needs. Since its establishment the institution is making excellent progress in strengthening its research capacity with the establishment of a number of research and innovation centers and also boasts a large number of rated researchers and research chairs. Like all other Universities of Technology in South Africa 2015 saw the celebration of a 10 year birthday milestone for the institution and we look forward to many more decades of innovation and groundbreaking firsts.

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Alie Fataar exemplifies the type of teacher South Africa sorely requires today if its classrooms are to be used to develop a new generation of critical, engaged students.

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