UCT names first woman head of engineering faculty

UCT names first woman head of engineering faculty

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has appointed Department of Chemical Engineering head Professor Alison Lewis as dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment  – the first woman to receive such an appointment. Lewis had headed the Department of Chemical Engineering since 2013, after having moved up through the department’s ranks since July […]

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African Ministers call for strong universal climate agreement.

Ministers from governments across Africa have renewed their call for a strong, new universal climate-change agreement and increased flows of funds, including through market and finance opportunities, sufficient to fulfil Africa’s development aspirations, at the day-long Ministerial segment at Africa Carbon Forum 2015 hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco. With countries set to approve a […]

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Employees seek damages from Sasol over coal dust exposure.

Twenty two current and former employees of South African petrochemicals group Sasol have filed a civil claim against its mining unit, regarding illnesses allegedly contracted while they worked for the company. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the employees by Richard Spoor, whose legal battle against a South African asbestos mining company led to […]

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Management, NUM agree to end manganese strike.

Mine management and the local leadership of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have reportedly jointly agreed to end the unprotected strike at the BHP Billiton-managed Hotazel manganese operations in the Northern Cape. Print Send to Friend 0 0 BHP Billiton South Africa communications manager Patrick Wadula said in a media statement sent to Creamer […]

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