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So far 460 project ideas have been submitted to the UCT Knowledge Co-op, since its start late in 2010.

A number of them have been matched to students or academics of which some are currently underway. Listed below are projects that have been completed.

The following outputs from projects are included in the table below:

  • Dissertations or academic reports.
  • Project Portraits: 2 page summaries in non-academic English.
  • Project Related Doc: special reports prepared on behalf of community partners.

Project Name

Project Description

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#1. The TB recovery journey

 

Explore what it means for those who undergo treatment for XDR-TB, in connection with HIV, to look forward to "going home once I am cured".

Submitted by: MSF (Doctors without Borders) TB support group

UCT partners: Social Anthropology - Dr Helen MacDonald and Laura Winterton.

Proj.Portrait

Dissertation

Project Related Doc

#4. Low-cost fence 

Fencing for pre-school in Lavender Hill that doesn't get stolen.

Submitted by: New World Foundation

UCT partners: Mechanical engineering - Prof R Knutsen and Konke Mazwai.

Proj.Portrait

Dissertation

Project Related Doc

#6. Exit strategies for prostituted women

 

Research on exit strategies for street workers as well as documenting and identifying support strategies for the self-help groups.

Submitted by: Masiphakameni support group & Embrace Dignity

UCT partners: Psychology - Dr Despina Learmonth, Catherine Srubisky, Suvi Hakala, Marike Keller, Tessa Heiberg

Proj.Portrait 1
Proj.Portrait 2

Dissertation 1
Dissertation 2

Project Related Doc
Project Related Doc

#9. PDE internship

 

 

Internship in the CoCT Economic & Human Development

Submitted by: City of Cape Town- Economic & Human Development

UCT partners: Post-graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship - Dr David Priilaid, Roy Morrison.

 

#13. Text design

 

Layout design of handbook.

Submitted by: Mothers2mothers

UCT partners: Professional Communication Unit - Jo Monson

 

#17. Electronic database development

 

Marketing-interested in skills; IT; Administration support: electronic database.

Submitted by: Epilepsy SA

UCT partners: Information Systems - Rebecca Goba, Phumlani Majozi, Azola Mda, Olinda Mombeyarara, Sekai Muvembi.

 

Proj.Portrait 

Project Related Doc

#19. Adhering to ART

 

Investigate the difficulties of AIDS patients in adhering to 2nd line anti-retroviral treatment.

Submitted by: MSF

UCT partners: Public Health - Dr Christopher J. Colvin, Whitney Barnett.

 

Proj.Portrait 

Dissertation 

Project Related Doc

#20. Seminar development

 

Seminar: using case studies.

Submitted by: SANGOCo WC

UCT partners: Salma Ismail, Susan Gredley, CHED

Project Related Doc

#21. Footbridge advocacy

 

Collect and collate data to advocate local authorities around the need for a footbridge over an open canal.

Submitted by: The Women's Circle - Statice Heights

UCT partners: Social Anthropology - A/Prof Mugsy Spiegel, Conor Smith, Reika Shucart.

 

Proj.Portrait 1
Proj.Portrait 2

Project Related Doc

#22. Human rights material

 

Develop material on Human rights in Reflect methodology.

Submitted by: The Women's Circle

UCT partners: Sociology - Dr Johann Graaff, Teresa Perez

 

Proj.Portrait 

Dissertation 

#27. Knowledge management centre review

 

Review of current knowledge management centre at EHD. Step 1: Review

Submitted by: City of Cape Town- Economic & Human Development

UCT partners: Centre for Information Literacy - Emeritus Prof Peter Underwood, Dr J Gretchen Smith

 

Proj.Portrait 

Project Related Doc

#29. Energy for Water

 

 

Exploring alternative energy sources, especially photo-voltaic, for pumping water.

Submitted by: Elundini Municipality (EC)

UCT partners: Energy Research Centre - Mr. Andrew Hibberd, Gordon Kernick.

 

Proj.Portrait

Project Related Doc

Dissertation

#30. Low-cost fence

Low-cost un-stealable fence for pre-school. Reworking

Submitted by: New World Foundation.

UCT partners: Engineers Without Borders team led by Mashudu Makhado

 

Proj.Portrait

Project Related Doc

#32. School hall design

 

A design for a school hall as well as support from local business to build it.

Submitted by: Extra-mural education project (EMEP)

UCT partners: Architecture SIM office - Iain Louw, Robert de Jager, nine BAS (hons) students

Proj.Portrait 

#34. Assess educational support programme

 

Study of the children in EMEP programmes: who are they, what are their needs

Submitted by: Extra-mural education project (EMEP)

UCT partners: Occupational Therapy - A/Prof Roshan Galvaan, Pam Gretschel & 9 Hons students

 

Dissertation1

Dissertation2

Project Related Doc

#37. Website development & PC training

 

Update and modernise the CRC website; PC training 

Submitted by: Children's Resource Centre.

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP) Andrew Tjirare & Brett Fluegel

 

#40. Computer training

 

Computer training in organisation

Submitted by: CHOSA

UCT partners: Penlope Yaguma(Volunteer)

 

#43. Counselling

 

Counselling.

Submitted by: CHOSA

UCT partners: M Rustin (Volunteer)

 

#46. Patients awaiting treatment

 

Breast cancer patients waiting time for post-op radiation treatment

Submitted by: CANSA.

UCT partners: Gender Studies - Dr Adelene Africa & Anja Mulder.

 

Proj.Portrait 

Dissertation 

Project Related Doc

#56. Community mural

 

Volunteer: provide tile mural with community youth

Submitted by: The Women's Circle - Statice Heights

UCT partners: Kara Silberthau (Volunteer)

 

#57. Database Development

 

 

Development of electronic database.

Submitted by: UCT Knowledge Co-op

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP) – Ezrom Chijoriga

Proj.Portrait 

#58. Translation

 

 

Translation of website Material.

Submitted by: UCT Knowledge Co-op

UCT partners: Thandiwe Goxo

 

 

#59. Community documentary

 

Support community centre & drama group, collect stories & compile into a documentary

Submitted by: Masakhe Community Dev. Programme

UCT partners: Film & Media - Carla Espost.

Project Related Docs

Facebook 1

​​​​​Facebook 2

Youtube video

Dissertation

#68. Database development

 

Resubmit Proj 17: electronic database to document client details, programme activities, stats. Stabilise most important system elements and train staff in their usage.

Submitted by: Epilepsy SA

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP)Ewan James.

Proj.Portrait 

#70. Micro entrepreneur support

 

Basic business monitoring & support to women entrepreneurs.

Submitted by: The Clothing Bank.

UCT partners: MBA - Greg Macfarland & volunteers.

Proj.Portrait 

# 81. Why not breastfeed: Soc Anth

Understand low breast feeding rate in WC

Submitted by: PGWC - Health Impact Assessment Directorate

UCT partners: Socail Anthropology - Dr Helen MacDonald and Ziyanda Majombozi

 

Dissertation

Project Related Doc

# 83. Absent Male Role Model

 

Advice research proposal

Submitted by: New World Foundation.

UCT partners: Gender Studies - Dr Adelene Africa.

Project Related Doc

Proj.Portrait

# 94. Philippi baseline study

 

Baseline study of the Phillipi community

Submitted by: Amandla Development.

UCT partners: Sociology / ACC - Dr Mercy Brown-Luthango, Wangeci Ngari.

 

Dissertation

Project Related Doc

#95. Low carbon living: homestead 

 

Interventions for low-cost houses

Submitted by: SEED.

UCT partners: Economics - Dr Beatrice Conradie, Rehana Odendaal, Jeeten Morar.

 

Dissertation

Project Related Doc 1

Project Related Doc 2

#98. Website development

 

Assistance with developing website and PC skills training

Submitted by: Congolese Support group RSA

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP) - Ziyaad Parker, Andrew Tainton.

 

#99. Fathers as single parents

 

Fathers as single parents - coping mechanism and impact.

Submitted by: Ikamva Labantu

UCT partners: Gender Studies - Dr Adelene Africa, Thembelihle Bongwana.

Proj.Portrait 

Dissertation 

#103. Legal Task team

 

 

Participate in a legal task team to draft a new model law for prostitution in SA

Submitted by: Embrace Dignity

UCT partners: Private Law – Ms. Sarah Fick

 

#104. IT support

 

Assistance with PC skills training.

Submitted by: The Women's Circle

UCT partners: : Information Systems (HOCIP) - Luyanda Mhlauli, Ishe Madzime.

Proj.Portrait 

#109. Stop school drop-outs

 

Get more learners in Lavender Hill to complete schooling

Submitted by: Youth Empowerment through School (YES)

UCT partners: : Rapid Research - M. Allen, P. Chirwa.

Project Related Doc

#110. Computer club

 

Set up and run a computer club at school as part of YES pilot

Submitted by: Youth Empowerment through School (YES)

UCT partners: : Information Systems (HOCIP) - Pascale Henke, Terrina Govender.

Proj.Portrait

#117. Swedish prostitution law

 

English version of Swedish law on prostitution.

Submitted by: Embrace Dignity

UCT partners: : Rapid Response - C. Cyster, P. Chirwa.

 

#119. Resources for rural learners

 

Career advice for rural learners - resource book 

Submitted by: Keep the Dream

UCT partners: Rapid Response - C. Cyster, S.A. Qhina, J. Hacking.

 

Project Related Doc

#120. Computer Literacy for Kids

 

 

Provide PC literacy & fun classes to kids in Guguletu.

Submitted by: Teenagers not Curses

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP) - Masupha Letsie, Mayur Panchal, Jashoda Munilall & Matilda Foli

Proj.Portrait 

#126. Intimate Partner Violence on sex workers

 

 

Explore issues around intimate partner violence experienced by sex workers.

Submitted by: Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT)

UCT partners: Psychology - A/Professor Floretta Boonzaaier, Elretha Bartlett

 

Dissertation

Project Related Doc

#127. Sex work and pregnancy

 

 

Stigma & help-seeking behaviour around pregnancy & motherhood.

Submitted by: Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT)

UCT partners: Gender Studies - Dr. Adelene Africa, Ms. Tahila Pimentel

 

Dissertation

Project Related Doc

#128. Gendered experience of male sex workers

Self-identification & peculiarities of male sex workers, race, class.

Submitted by: SWEAT

UCT Partners: Psychology - Dr Shose Kessi, A/Professor Floretta Boonzaier& Simone Peters; and
Gender Studies - Dr Adelene Africa, Jan-Louise Lewin

 

#129. Support for Transgender Sexworkers

 

Understand and support the t-g sex workers 'family group'.

Submitted by: Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT)

UCT partners: Gender Studies - Dr. Adelene Africa, Amy Webber

Proj.Portrait 

Dissertation

#131. Assess curriculum for Sisters

Assess success of jobskill training to women wanting to leave prostitution

Submitted by: Embrace Dignity

UCT partners: Social Development - Dr Somaya Abdullah, Olga Simanga

Project Related Doc

#140. Profiles of food gardeners

 

 

Profile the characteristics of successful food gardeners in Mitchell's Plain to inform selection of participants for training.

Submitted by: SEED

UCT partners: Economics - Dr Beatrice Conradie, Kim Cottle & Caroline Rono

Dissertation

#143. Media Club

 

 

Media Club at Lavender Hill High School.

Submitted by: Lavender Hill High School

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP) - Thabang Serumola & Shabier Parker

Proj.Portrait 

#144. Unemployability

What makes for employability of youth from Lavender Hill.

Submitted by: Y.E.S

UCT partners: Social Development - Dr. Margaret Booyens, Miriam Kanengoni

Dissertation
#146. Alien Clearing - Perceptions

Perceptions of landowners re the value of an alien clearing programme

Submitted by: Flower Valley Conservation Trust

UCT partners: Environmental & Geographical Science - Dr Shari Daya & Naomi Cresswell

Project Related Doc

#148. research on ABI

 

 

Find & catalogue all research conducted on Bio-diversity in the Overberg - as sharable database.

Submitted by: Flower Valley Conservation Trust

UCT partners:  Library and Information Studies – Michelle Khan and Brenda Daly

Proj.Portrait 

Project Related Doc

#152. Touch Typing School

 

 

Assess touch-typing needs in CT and good practice for setting up as SMME.

Submitted by: Type right

UCT partners: Rapid Response – Michelle Roseborough, Cameron Cyster

Project Related Doc

#155. Job Readiness

Assess trainees' perception of a work preparedness programme . What other skills do they need to find jobs?

Submitted by: Afrika Tikkun

UCT partners: Computer Science - Dr Melissa Densmore, Grace Jegede

 

#158. Prostitution and choice, consent

 

What are underlying factors that drive prostitution and renders people vulnerable? Free choice/consent/need?

Submitted by: Embrace Dignity

UCT partners: Gender Studies – Dr Adelene Africa and Suzan Ramudzuli 

Dissertation
#161. Mothering support for health of newborns

Impact of 8 week support programme for mothers (esp HIV positive ones) on the health of their new-born babies over time.

Submitted by: Living Hope

UCT partners: Social Anthropology - Professor Fiona Ross and Shannon O'Rourke

 

Dissertation

Project Related Doc

 

#162. NGO networking model

Assess impact on community wellness as NGOs network with each other & Government departments; identify strategies for networking.

Submitted by: Living Hope

UCT partners: Social Decvelopment - Dr Khosi Kubeka & Kathleen Richards

 

#166. PC Training

 

PC Training for Children.

Submitted by: Children's Resource Centre

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP) – Caitlin Walker & Tariro Dodzo

Proj.Portrait

#167. Racially Inclusive Schooling

 

 

Understand barriers causing Black-African learners to feel part of the school and suggest ways to increase cultural awareness.

Submitted by: Bridgetown High School

UCT partners: Sociology - Professor Owen Crankshaw, Lara Karassellos

Proj.Portrait

Dissertation

Project Related Doc

#168. De-stigmatising the Food Queue

 

 

Find solutions to operate a feeding scheme at school for all those in need without them feeling stigmatised.

Submitted by: Bridgetown High School

UCT partners: Rapid Research - Michelle Roseborough

 

Proj.Portrait1

Project Related Doc

#170. Timing of Social Grants

 

 

Social grant pay-out at start of year causes learners to sign up late for schooling Practical suggestions

Submitted by: Bridgetown High School

UCT partners: Rapid Response – Michelle Roseborough

Project Related Doc

#173. Food Garden as Supplement

 

 

Explore potential of square meter gardening for growing food for ECD centre.

Submitted by: Afrika Tikkun

UCT partners: Economics – Dr Beatrice Conradie, Cathleen Donohue & Tinashe Mukarati

Dissertation

#174. Container Insulation

 

Cost effective ways of insulating a container from which soup is produced for the community.

Submitted by: Masazane Soup Kitchen

UCT partners: Rapid Response – Shanon Lusinga

Project Related Doc

#175. Social impact of Shark Net and follow-up study

 

 

Assess perceptions of beach users regarding the shark exclusion net in Fishhoek.

Submitted by: Shark Spotters (CoCT)

UCT partners: Economics – Dr Beatrice Conradie, Cathleen Donohue & Tinashe Mukarati; Dean Swanich, Leigh Pienaar

Proj.Portrait

Dissertation

Project Related Doc

Dissertation (Follow-up study)

 

#176. Food Garden Case Study

 

 

Write up Role of a "urban farmer" running 11 big food gardens in Guguletu.

Submitted by: Teenagers Not Curses

UCT partners: Economics - Dr Beatrice Conradie, Masechaba Makhura & Salome Kinyeki

Dissertation

#177. Punishing offenders

 

 

What makes for appropriate sanction in a partial criminalisation model to deal with prostitution.

Submitted by: Embrace Dignity

UCT partners: Centre for Law & Society – A/Professor Dee Smythe & Chloe Woodin

 

Dissertation

Project Related Doc

#178. Website Development

 

Update and modernise the CRC website, introduce social media.

Submitted by: Children's Resource Centre

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP) – Terry Nicolau

Proj.Portrait

#179. IT training and maintenance of PCs

 

Provide relevant IT skills to teachers in primary school.

Submitted by: SII Schools (Ummangaliso Primary)

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP) – Esetu Gazi, Sinead Jacobs, Matthew Ridge, Wisaal Berhardien

Proj.Portrait

#180. Software Development

 

 

Developing software to support the internal management process.

Submitted by: CASABIO

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP) - In'Aam Soeker, Makgabo Setoaba & Chad Petersen

Proj.Portrait

#182. Youth and the Green Economy

 

 

Assess the Accredited Permaculture Training; track some graduates, establish where it succeeds and how it can be improved.

Submitted by: SEED

UCT partners: Economics – Dr Beatrice Conradie, Tyler Rothman, Ryan Ausker

Dissertation

#183. Technical Advice

 

 

Advice regarding Higher Education requirements to apply for registration as a provider and accreditation of programmes.

Submitted by: Fundamentals Training Centre

UCT partners: Institutional Planning Department – Judy Favish

#184. Website Development & IT Training

 

Development of a website /database showcasing Khayelitsha and IT support for youth programme (PC Training).

Submitted by: Whizz ICT

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP) – Emir Luhbegovic, Karuna Madhanlala & Njinu Kimani

Proj.Portrait

#185. School Dropout Rates

 

Access to more schools to test instrument.

Submitted by: Community Keepers

 

#187. Intimate Partner Violence on sex workers

 

 

Explore issues around intimate partner violence experienced by sex workers.

Submitted by: Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Team (SWEAT)

UCT partners: Psychology – A/Professor Floretta Boonzaaier, Amy Gorven

 

Dissertation

Project Related Doc

#189 Masculinity & Violence

Assess impact of a violence prevention / contemplative spiritual programme on men in prison

Submitted by: Centre for Christian Spirituality

UCT partners: Social Development – Dr Khosi Kubeka and Thando Gayiya
 

#190. IT training and Maintenance of PCs

 

Provide relevant IT skills to teachers in primary school.

Submitted by: SII Schools (Ikhwezi Lesizwe Primary)

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP) – Karuna Madhanlala & Kristen Luckay

Proj.Portrait 

#195. Repairs to Primary School

Assess repair needs at Vukukhanye school (fence, gutters) and fix where possible

Submitted by: Teenagers not Curses

UCT partners: Engineers without Borders

 

#196. App to access educational Resources 

 

Develop app for (rural) learners to access "Keep the Dream" book.

Submitted by:  Keep the Dream

UCT partners:  Information Systems (HOCIP) – Martin Atwebembire

 

 

 #198. Youth Centre Design

 

Assist with design of space around structures on youth centre premises.

Submitted by: Yabonga

UCT partners: Architecture – Dr Tom Sanya, Richard Ward, Blue Benington, Nic Shewan

Project Related Doc

 

 

#199. IT Training

 

 

Training in IT skills – at youth centre (Khayelitsha) and at higher level

Submitted by: Yabonga

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP) – Matilda Foli

Proj.Portrait 

#202. Training youth for work internship

 

Intern to support programme around Education-for-work objective, collect materials.

Submitted by: New World Foundation

UCT partners: Social Development – Dr Margie Booyens, Miriam Kanengoni

Proj.Portrait 

Dissertation

#207. Domestic violence - does the Act protect?

Literature review into failures of the Domestic violence act to protect women

Submitted by: Love in Action

UCT partners: Rapid Research - Christlynn Limberg, Rutendo Furusa

Project Related Doc

#208. Connect to Resources

 

Connect community partners to Janet McIntyre's offer for support.

Submitted by: Living Hope, Afrika Tikkun

 

#214. Sustainability & innovation for low cost housing 

Research & compile 'green manual' for formal/ insettlements on energy efficiency, renewable energy, sanitation, fire & flood mitigation 

Submitted by: People's Environmental Planning (PEP)

UCT partners: Architecture - Ms Melinda Silverman and Lawden Holmes

Project Related Doc

#218. Elements of change for prisoners

Assess “elements of change” in a programme used with prisoners, identify alternatives

Submitted by: Young in Prison

UCT partners: Social Anthropology – Dr Patience Mususa and Sarah Waterfield 

Dissertation

Project Related Doc

#220. System to track cases

Access-based tracking system for social work cases

Submitted by: Association for Persons with Disabilities

UCT partners: Information Systems  Dr Maureen Tanner, Muhammad Osman, Ghaafithah Holt, Shamiso Chivizhe, Tawanda Mazorodze (2015) & Brian Manda (2016)

 

#226. Bibliography of wetland studies

Compile an annotated list of papers of research done in the Clovelly wetland area 

Submitted by: Friends of Silvermine (FOSNA)

UCT partners: Rapid Research - Christine Byaruhanga and Nathan Taylor

Project Related Doc

#229. Where are the fathers?

What would attract fathers to attend parenting workshops of ECD programme?

Submitted by: Sakha Isizwe

UCT partners: Rapid Research - Christine Byaruhanga, Asakhe Dladla

Project Related Doc

#230. Website development

Develop a website for NGO

Submitted by: Sakha Isizwe

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP) - L Brodie
 
#235. Documenting stories of LGBTI abuse

Document and analyse stories of members of LGBTI support groups using PhotoVoice.

Submitted by: Triangle Project

UCT partners: Psychology - Dr Floretta Boonzaier and Sorrel Pitcher

 

#241.  Marketing material

Access to high quality photographs, video & sound clips for promotional material

Submitted by: WC Association for Persons with Disabilities

 

#244. University perceptions and stressors 

Perceptions of universities for Tertiary Support Programme students: challenges, opportunities, stressors and supports?

Submitted by: SAEP

UCT partners: Sociology - Dr Shannon Morreira and Derin Adebulehin

 
#246. Cost-benefit of bridging year

Analysis of costs and benefits of extended degree and bridging year programmes.  

Submitted by: SAEP

UCT partners: Social Anthropology - Nikiwe Solomon, Brogan Dietrich

 

#247. Abused women

Understand how women suffering domestic abuse use spirituality to 'find the real me'

Submitted by: Love in Action

UCT partners: Social Anthropology - Dr Patience Mususa and Raisa Moola

Dissertation

Project Related Doc

#251.  100 students on EVs

Connect EWIZZ to groups to promote EWIZZ participation in O-week 2015

Submitted by: EWIZZ

 

#266.  Computer Training for staff members

Basic computer literacy skills - MS suite and internet

Submitted by: Yabonga

UCT partners:  Information Systems (HOCIP) –  Declan Cowen and Rathin Devat-Oogorah (2015); Khaya Kunene and Nonto Mlambo (2016)

 

#269.  Computer Literacy Training for Matric Learners

Basic computer literacy skills - MS suite and internet

Submitted by:  Schools Improvement Initiative

UCT partners:  Information Systems (HOCIP) –  Shamiso Chivizhe, Steven Mazorodze, Sduduzo Mgwaba and Faith Ndala (2016). Inganam Mpinda, Ronald Kyobe, Samkelo Booi , Zinzi Villo (2017)

 Proj.Portrait 

#270.  Messaging re infant psych wellbeing

Study usefulness of video cards to convey messages re infant’s wellbeing to mothers at clinics

Submitted by: WC Department of Health

UCT partners:  Professor Fiona Ross and Kylie Marais

Project Related Doc
#272. Social Media Training

Give 10 local members some on-going training on how to use social media to build, consolidate and expand the organisation.

Submitted by: Children's Resource Centre

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP) - Maggie Fok, Chama Devi Ramchurn, Kyle Flanegan

 

#273. Computer Literacy training

Basic computer literacy skills, MS suite, especially Excel for staff social workers, students

Submitted by:   Epilepsy SA

UCT partners:  Information Systems (HOCIP) - Muhammad Ameer Osman and Ghaafithah Holt

 

#275. Computer literacy

Teaching Computer Literacy Skills to 1st year students, curriculum already planned

Submitted by: TSiBA

UCT partners:  Information Systems (HOCIP) -  Jamie Kleyweg; Louise Stoch; Florian Bühringer; Yusuf-Ali Karbelkar; Nonhlanhla Gumede and Farida Kyababa (2015);  Xing Fang, Z Sayed, M Namumba, M Dollie, D Joao, J Chetty, C Chidoori, S Naidoo, M Sutherland (2016), Lourena Rosario, Miengha Behardien, Trevor Byaruhanga, Zaakirah Roomaney (2017)

Proj.Portrait 

#280. Improve CASABIO database functionality

Complete and improve existing biodiversity database

Submitted by:  CASABIO    

UCT partners:  Information Systems (HOCIP) -   Devon Neill, Jason Goldhill, Graham Nelson, Cameron Kent

 

#281. Website updating

Assist the Knowledge Co-op with website updates and uploading of information

Submitted by:  Knowledge Co-op

UCT partners:  Information Systems (HOCIP) - Brian Manda (2016), Mbongeni Ncube (2017)

 

284.  Farm labour conditions
How does sustainable farming & its socio-legal requirements impact on conditions for farm labourers
 
Submitted by:  SAB Better Barley Better Beer
 
UCT partners: Social Anthropology -  A/Prof Susan Levine & Laura Irvine

Dissertation

Project Related Doc

#287. New hearing aid technology

Apply new technology to develop cheaper better hearing aids

Submitted by: NOAH

UCT partners:  Health Innovation and Design Division of Biomedical Engineering – Dr Nailah Conrad and Tinashe  Mutsvangwa and  MPhil class

Dissertation

Project Related Doc

#288. Festival Attendance

Capture and analyse data of attendance at CT Festival 2015.

Submitted by: Cape Town Festival

UCT partners: Information Systems – A/Professor Elsje Scott & Israel Tshabangu (2015), 2nd Year Information Systems class &  Luke Oliver (2016)

Project Related Doc 1

Project Related Doc 2

#292. Pack Shed Make Over

Design to maximize the space and efficiency in the kitchen, storeroom, and pack shed facility.

Submitted by: Harvest of Hope

UCT partners: Architecture – Dr Tom Sanya, Anna Stelzner, Seth Gottlich and Nicola Smit, Ageel Khan, Nomphilo Sibisi, Oomar Suhootoorah, Lerato Honde, Alexander le Sueur, Gregory Alexander, Camilla McCormack

Project Related Doc
#293. Selling Vegetables

Help design and implement vegetable stands at the two garden centres and larger community garden

Submitted by: Harvest of Hope

UCT partners: Architecture –  Dr Tom Sanya, Amy Scofield, Rebecca Plumbley, Karen Lambert, Leigh Steele, Zeni Williams and Camilla Allan

Project Related Doc 1

Project Related Doc 2

#295. What do pensioners eat?

Pensioners present with nutritional anemia. Establish the impact of poverty and culture on nutrition (Khayelitsha)

Submitted by: NOAH

UCT partners: Health Innovation Design – Dr Tinashe Mutsvangwa, Dr Nailah Conrad, MPhil class

Dissertation
#296. Bees in the economy

Support a proposal for beekeeping training: costing of the training; quantify the value of beekeeping (honey, pollination, job creation) impact of the loss bee population on the economy.

Submitted by: Honeybee

UCT partners: Sociology - Dr Frank Matose and Lily Mosaya

 
#297. Rehab of street people

Document stories on the impact of a 6 month work readiness / reintegration programme on street people.

Submitted by: Khulisa

UCT partners: Film and Media Studies – Dr Martha Evans and Zakiyah Ebrahim
Dissertation
#298. Evaluate NGO partnership

Understand strengths / weaknesses of services provided for street people. What service gaps?

Submitted by: Khulisa

UCT partners: Social Development – Dr Somaya Abdullah, Nontsikelelo Nzula

Project Related Doc
#303.  Change littering behaviour & attitudes

Desktop study of research on littering behaviours & interventions; aim: change littering actions to reduce litter load.

Submitted by: Whale Coast Conservation

UCT partners: Rutendo Furusa 

Project Related Doc
#306. Water wastage

Find a solution for channelling a stream - used by homeless people – running through school grounds.

Submitted by: Khulisa

UCT partners: Architecture – Dr Tom Sanya, C Smit, L Chisholm, T van Niekerk, E Soffietti, H Mullins and J Slabbert
 

#307.  Develop school grounds

Develop plans for (parts of) the school grounds to make it more friendly, green and usable (e.g. grow fruit, host community events).

Submitted by:  Harold Cressy High School

UCT partners: Architecture - Dr Tom Sanya, Giorgia Bauer,  Aaron Servant, Kudzai Gopo,  Lwandile Dube Mthetwa,  Mandisa Vilakazi, and  Mamo Mahlo (2015); C Moses, L Leonard, A Findlay, R Parker, I Napier & J Froman (2016)

Project Related Doc 1

Project Related Doc 2

#321. Real cost of decent sanitation

Establish cost-benefit of water and sanitation improvements in townships; case study approach and conceptual model

Submitted by: (PEP) VPUU NPC

UCT partners: Dr Mark van Ryneveld

 
# 326. Too many liquor outlets?

Analyse the impact of high density of liquor outlets in Observatory on public health, crime, social cohesion & suggest remedies

Submitted by: OBSID

UCT partners: Criminology – Prof Mark Shaw and Anine Kriegler
 

 

#329. Homeless support

Develop a programme for homeless persons in Observatory.

Submitted by: OBSID

UCT partners: Psychology – Dr Shose Kessi & Kerry-Lee Black

Dissertation

Project Related Doc

#336. Tutor at coding class

Tutoring to support coding class taught by expert

Submitted by: Code4CT

UCT partners: Information Systems –  A Parker, I Chikoo (2016),  Kungela Mzuku, Shuaib Parker, Valerie Tshiani (2017)

 
#343.  Spatial planning

Develop design ideas for open spaces in Pelican Park.

Submitted by: Habitat for Humanity.

UCT partners: Architecture –  Dr Tom Sanya, R le Hane, K van Hasselt, G Shukor, J Medalowitz, J Groeneveld, J Elonga, S Perold, H Coetsee

 
#345.  Establishing an NPO

Establishing a CBO as an NPO - looking at the required processes and capacity building. Is this suistainable? What impact of empowering residents?

Submitted by: Habitat for Humanity

UCT partners: Department of Social Development – A/Professor Andre Smit and Megan Smith

 
#350. ZAP App

Redevelop and expand a bio-diversity app to identify plant species.

Submitted by: CASABIO

UCT partners: Information Systems –  Martin Ombura

Proj.Portrait
#356. Workshop process

Study on WC DOH workshops on the first 1000 Days of Life an documentation of the process involv

Submitted by: WC Department of Health - PICH

UCT partners: Social Anthropology – Prof Fiona Ross, Dr Marike Norton and Shari Thanjan

Dissertation

Project Related Doc

#378. Nature Suffers in governance gaps

How to best limit the impact of urbanisation on natural resources in terms of the gaps between the levels of government at City level?

Submitted by: City of Cape Town Ward 64

UCT Partners: Sociology - Dr Frank Matos, Tafadzwa Dzingu, Danielstar Okevo
 
#393. Walkable Streets

Develop a design to bring life and safety back to a street preventing it from becoming a ‘crime alley’

Submitted by: Church Street Community

UCT partners: Engineers without Boarders
 
#394. Create visual advocacy tools re large developments in Obs

Create visual advocacy tools to reach Observatory residents re the implementation of the City's densification policy which results in rapidly growing numbers of large developments in the area.

Submitted by: Observatory Civic Association

UCT partners: Information Systems - Khaleel Enderies, Victor Janhi, Suzan Mabusi, Dacod Magagula, Ducan Campbell, Adam Chin, Carlo Gomez, Muhammed Hassen

 
#395. Washing facility for street people

Design a facility where street people can use a toilet, shower, do laundry. Possibly also locker space.

Submitted by: Observatory Civic Association

UCT partners: Architecture - Dr Tom Sanya, K Hans , L Nkiwane, T van Graan
 
#398. IT skills training

Teach basic computer skills – Scratch, Excel, Word at VCC; technical support to centre.Submitted by: Vrygrond Computer Lab

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP) Y Seedat, B Alves, A Aboobaker, S Coovadia, R Parker, R Piaray, D Jankelow, G O'Donohue
 
#408. Website training

Train someone to keep NGO wesite updated

Submitted by: NOAH

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP) - J Scott, D Hamlall
 
#409. Art classes

Art classes for the elderly

Submitted by: Code4CT

UCT partners: Architecture - Dr Tom Sanya, S Piri, A Njegele, N Tshitenda
 
# 412. Create a mural

Design and create a mural at a crèche in Khayelitsha

Submitted by: Home from Home

UCT partners: Architecture - Dr Tom Sanya, T Shaimemanya, P Bandora, M Sephelane, M Halfpenny, J Huang and F Thirion
 
# 413.1.  IT skills training

Teach basic IT skills to groups of teenagers in foster care or to the Aging-out-of-care group (up to 10 per group). Conclude with a test and certificate.

Submitted by: Home from Home

UCT partners:  Information Systems (HOCIP) - Z Roomaney, M Behardien, A Menze, M Ndlela
 
# 414.2. Offer IT Skills

Offer technical support  and teach IT skills to the Aging-out-of-C group (up to 10 per group)

Submitted by: Home from Home

UCT partners:  Information Systems (HOCIP) - Nasir Bray, Mubeen Hendricks

 
# 414. IT skills training

Teach basic IT skills to groups of teenagers in foster care or to the Aging-out-of-care group (up to 10 per group). Conclude with a test and certificate.

Submitted by: Home from Home

UCT partners:  Information Systems (HOCIP) - Raeesa Behardien, Rayhaan Kaygee
 
# 416. Website support

Set up a website and a sms system for easy, cheap messaging to parents

Submitted by: St James Primary School

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP) - A Walton, B Coetzee 

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# 419. Hangberg Zero Waste

Document the process, costs and benefits of a Zero Waste pilot project in Hangberg, Hout Bay.

Submitted by: Thrive

UCT partners: Economics – A/Prof Beatrice Conradie, Marshall Lewis and Nina Brennan

Dissertation
#420. Barriers to food gardening

Study of the barriers and challenges to Thrive's food garden projects in Hout Bayschools and NGOs.

Submitted by: Thrive

UCT partners: Economics - A/Prof Beatrice Conradie, Nina Brennan, Marshall Lewis

 
#422. Financial welfare through gardening

Assess the welfare effect of the Harvest of Hope programme on its beneficiaries

Submitted by: Harvest of Hope

UCT partnersEconomics - A/Prof Beatrice Conradie, Sarah Melville, Tessa Chittenden

 
#429. Internship on probation

Intern to accompany a rehabilitation programme for ex-prisoners/ prevention work in schools.

Submitted by: Smiling One

UCT partners: Sociology- Dr Somaya Abdullah, Sibonisiwe Pamburayi 

 
#434. Depressed teen parents

Identify an appropriate screening tool to determine levels of depression among teenage parents.

Submitted by: Parent Care

UCT partners: Social Development - Adj A/Prof Eric Atmore, Malebo Moroesi

 
#451. Support for mobile users

Advise on way to introduce courses on best use of smart phones for different target audiences, e.g. beginners, corporate. Context: An IT centre in Khayelitsha.

Submitted by: Whizz ICT

UCT partners: Information Systems - Anele Chila, Qocokazi Ngesi, Ismail Ebrahim, Siphosihle Simelane, Akhil Boddu, Thandolwethu Hlongwane, Winfreda Madvidza, Kirsten Pennington, Kimone Premlall.

 

 This list was updated in October 2018.