College of Cape Town’s Plumbing Apprentices participate in a World Plumbing Day CSI initiative to refurbish the Holy Cross Children’s Home

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Sharmila Cloete, who is currently an apprentice plumber at the College of Cape Town, Thornton Campus, was the only female who formed part of a team that took part in the Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiative to refurbish the Holy Cross Children’s home in Parow Valley. Sharmila Cloete worked along with her fellow apprentice plumber students and professional plumbers. The areas that needed attention in the Children’s Home were identified and groups were formed to focus on the different areas identified.

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Update (YEMDP) - Young Engineers Motor Development Programme

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The student modified and re-built racing car by the College of Cape Town’s Athlone Campus Automotive Motor Mechanic students, under the Young Engineers Motor Development Programme (YEMDP) has thus far participated in four competitive Clubman’s saloon events/races (entry class X). The vehicle is currently being raced (driven) by Mr Lucin Downes, Facilitator at Athlone Campus for Automotive Motor Mechanic.

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College of Cape Town Academic Openings: Adapting To The New Normal

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Each academic year the College officially welcomes the newly registered students at each Campus’ Academic Opening, this event allows the new students to see the College Executive, lecturing staff and support staff. However, with the new normal (current world pandemic) we have seen ourselves moving from our usual seven Academic openings (one in each of the seven campuses) to a total of twenty-four sessions broken down at each campus and according to the student capacity for each programme.

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First Of Its Kind BPO Academy Launched at College of Cape Town

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On 06 November 2020, saw the official opening of the BPO Academy at the College of Cape Town, Gardens Campus which will not only provide opportunities for young people to gain the necessary skills to graduate into an exciting career in the BPO sector, but importantly also ensures a talent pipeline for a fast-growing sector that is contributing significantly to job creation in Cape Town and the Western Cape.  

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Valentine's Day Showcase – Hospitality Department

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On Friday, 12 February 2021, the Hospitality Department hosted a Valentine’s Day showcase. The Hospitality lecturers, along with Report 191 N6 students, planned, prepared and presented a variety of Valentine’s Day treats.

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A Taste of the College of Cape Town Heritage

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To bring some excitement and embracing our cultural diversity, the Thornton Campus Student Representative Council (SRC) hosted a Heritage Day Event. They distributed mini pre-packed traditional cuisines inspired by the different cultures of staff and students to enjoy and learn new flavours together!  This fun-filled event took place on the 23rd of September 2020.

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Our Namaqualand Adventure

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Bringing opportunities to an impoverished community and hope to a new generation.

2020; a year of so much promise and opportunity, not just a new year but also a start to a new decade, "twenty-plenty" some would say. In hindsight, we were so naively unaware and blissfully ignorant of what this new year would have in store for us.

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