Research Chairs

Certain academics in the School hold the position of Research Chair. These positions are designed to improve the university's ability for innovation and to produce research of a high quality.


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.