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Preyin Govender presents his research in Lyon, France!

Preyin Govender, a final year PhD Mechanical Engineering candidate (Material Engineering) received an invitation to the World PM 2022 Congress and Exhibition. The conference was held in Lyon, France from 9th-14th October 2022.   A bit nervous about the fact he had never travelled internationally before, he was excited at the amazing opportunity to present…

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“How South Africa Can Get to Space and Compete When it Arrives”.

Recently, the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and the Cape Chapter of the Aeronautical Society of South Africa hosted the UKZN’s Aerospace Systems Research Group (ASReG) for a presentation of their work.   Academics, students, local aerospace companies and delegates from government and related industry partners came together on Wednesday, 19 October 2022 in…

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“404 Not Found” wins 2nd Prize at MATHack ’22

The invitation read “Join your fellow MATHackers on UCT campus for a late-night pizza party and get your code on!”   The group of three, Nicane September, Ryan Hansen and Nickilese Van der Walt seized the opportunity to enter the MATHack WC 2022, a 24- hour coding challenge for universities and colleges of the Western…

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Genchi Genbutsu (“Go and see”)

Genchi Genbutsu is a Japanese phrase that can be roughly translated as “go and see”. The phrase is credited to the creator of the Toyota Production System, Taiichi Ohno. Mr Ohno was known for asking engineering graduates to stand inside a circle drawn with chalk on the production floor. The graduates would be instructed to…

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Meet international student, Stan Rietveld

Stan, from Eindhoven University, Netherlands, arrived on 8 June. As part of his university’s two year Masters programme, he has to complete course work in industry or at another university. On recommendation of his friends he applied at Stellenbosch University.   He joined the Solar Thermal Energy Research Group (STERG), supervised by Professor Craig McGregor…

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