The past 10 years have seen a tremendous advance in information and digital technologies impacting scientific inquiry. Data are being created at volumes and rates that surpass researchers’ capabilities to manage and mine for knowledge, and the problem will increase exponentially in future.

Our Digital Media Production's "Queer Me Out Project" is ready to be heard

Fri, 2017-11-17 11:30 -- CLTWIL005

Three CFMS students, Annabela Bekker, Jessica Barraclough and Alix Hodge, have created a unique and original web-based interactive documentary entitled the Queer Me Out Project. These 2017 Digital Media Production class students have created a platform that explores the relationships between language and LGBTQIA+ identity in Cape Town and South Africa.


The Water Distribution Systems Research Group is led by Professor Kobus van Zyl and currently has 13 postgraduate students and an administrative assistant. Research activities include field work, experimental work in our hydraulic laboratory, numerical (CFD and FEM) modelling, hydraulic network modelling (EPANET) and theoretical work.


It is estimated that 305,800 babies are born with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) worldwide annually, with nearly 75% of these births occurring in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Despite this high incidence, life-saving public health programs for SCD have not been implemented in most SSA countries, often due to limited health resources and infrastructures. As a consequence, neonatal and childhood mortality from SCD remains high and estimates suggest that, without intervention, up to 90% of children with SCD in SSA die by age five.