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Our Friend, the Filter!

The Front Row have had some trying times recently! We were all set to go with our product when the filter (need I remind you the key component of our coffee filter) turned out to be almost impossible to reproduce. 232 more words

Archbishop Desmond Tutu supports call for University of Cape Town to divest from fossil fuels

My dear friends at the University of Cape Town,

Climate change has become a profound and growing human rights issue, a threat to all of us, and to the world’s poorest, who are least responsible for it, most of all. 508 more words

Fossil Free UCT campaign launches 30 July

The launch event for the UCT fossil fuel divestment campaign will be on 30 July, from 5.30-7pm, in Leslie Social Sciences 1A. Speakers will include Jolynn Minnaar, director of the award-winning fracking documentary, … 23 more words

Filter or Foe?

When we initially decided on the coffee filter for our Genesis project, we had some idea it would be a challenge to reverse engineer. We thought the wooden block would be the trickiest part and that the filter would be a piece of cake. 338 more words

Ten Years On: Lessons from a Decade in Varsity

2014 marks my tenth year as a full-time university student. Ten years! That’s more than a third of my life. And this is the one part of my schooling career that was supposed to be quick.   724 more words


Looking back...starting at the beginning

Looking back…starting at the beginning

In January 1998, one week before my 21st birthday I started my teaching career as a Grade 4 teacher at Pinelands North Primary School, in Pinelands, Cape Town, South Africa. 441 more words

Exams, Product Prototype, Holidays and Patiently Awaiting Results

It has been a while since we’ve been online and we’re sorry for the radio silence. Our group has been through a challenging couple of weeks, not only academically but with prototyping our product. 386 more words