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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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Bonnievale sets its sights on space technology

Students from Bonnievale High School helped build the first meteor detection cameras in South Africa linked to the Global Meteor Network. The two cameras were successfully linked, and daily meteor stacks can be view at http://istrastream.com/rms-gmn/. This was carried out as part of a learner development programme under the mentorship of Nawaz Mahomed and Llewellyn…

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