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So far 420 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 

Research into new material and design for a pre-school fence that doesn't get stolen, can't hurt children and does not limit visibility.

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 to explore opportunities for entrepreneurs in Cape Town.

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

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

 

#13. Text design

 

Help with the lay-out and design of an organisational handbook.

Submitted by: Mothers2mothers

UCT partners: Professional Communication Unit - Jo Monson

 

#17. Electronic database development

 

Assisting in development of an electronic database to manage client and activity data.

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 to adhere 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. Case study seminar

 

Develop a seminar to improve civil society capacity to document their work through 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 and the risks of crossing the 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 workshops that subscribe to 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 the existing library and develop the brief for a new electronic Knowledge management centre.

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.

Submitted by: New World Foundation.

UCT partners: Engineers Without Borders team led by Mashudu Makhado

 

Proj.Portrait

Project Related Doc

#32. School hall design

 

Assist in re-designing a school hall as a development project that engages community stakeholders.

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 needs & characteristics of primary school learners in extra-mural programmes.

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; offer PC training to children.

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

 

Provide counselling to NGO partners.

Submitted by: CHOSA

UCT partners: M Rustin (Volunteer)

 

#46. Patients awaiting treatment

 

Research into the experience of women waiting for months for radiation treatment after breast cancer surgery. Inform the development of emotional support and advocacy.

Submitted by: CANSA.

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

 

Proj.Portrait 

Dissertation 

Project Related Doc

#56. Community mural

 

Design and paint a mural with community youth.

In collaboration with: 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

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Youtube video

Dissertation

#68. Database development

 

Design electronic database to document client details and programme activities, and monthly stats. Stabilise the one or two most important system elements & train staff in their usage.

Submitted by: Epilepsy SA

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP)Ewan James.

Proj.Portrait 

#70. Micro entrepreneur support

 

Provide basic business monitoring & support to women entrepreneurs.

Submitted by: The Clothing Bank.

UCT partners: MBA - Greg Macfarland & volunteers.

Proj.Portrait 

# 81. Why not breastfeed

Understand reasons for 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 in developing a relevant research proposal to address the absence of a valid male role model in Lavender Hill and interpretation of the study results. The purpose is to develop an informed intervention.

Submitted by: New World Foundation.

UCT partners: Gender Studies - Dr Adelene Africa.

Project Related Doc

Proj.Portrait

# 94. Philippi baseline study

 

Compile up-to-date demographics for Philippi and investigate factors relevant for learners not completing school.

Submitted by: Amandla Development.

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

 

Dissertation

Project Related Doc

#95. Low carbon living project

 

Assessment of low carbon living; investigate -benefit of training & set-up for homestead vegetable gardening.

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 for NGO staff and members.

Submitted by: Congolese Support group RSA

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

 

#99. Fathers as single parents

 

Men as (single) parents - research into coping mechanism and social impact.

Submitted by: Ikamva Labantu

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

Proj.Portrait 

Dissertation 

#103. Legal Task team

 

 

Setting up a legal task team to draw up a model law on prostitution.

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

 

Research on existing programmes that have successfully kept more learners in school.

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 to retain scholars through after-school activities.

Submitted by: Youth Empowerment through School (YES)

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

Proj.Portrait

#117. Swedish prostitution law

 

Locating the English version of the 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 - data for resource book on post-school training and funding opportunities in the Eastern & Western Cape.

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

 

 

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 Workers and Motherhood

 

 

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

#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 the 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

 
#146. Alien Clearing - Perceptions

Perceptions of landowners re the value of an alien vegetation 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

#158. Prostitution and choice

 

What do life histories tell about underlying factors that drive prostitution and renders people vulnerable?

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

 

#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 the barriers causing Black-African learners to feel part of their (high) 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

 

 

Practical suggestions to avoid social grant pay-out at start of year causing learners to sign up late for schooling.

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 and 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 the 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

 

 

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 the 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 –for staff (Wynberg).

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/ insettlemest 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 website for NGO

Submitted by: Sakha Isizwe

UCT partners: Information Systems (HOCIP) - L Brodie
 

#241.  Marketing material

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

Submitted by: WC Association for Persons with Disabilities

 

#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.  Get 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.  How to convey health messages

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

#273. Computer Literacy training

Teach 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.

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

Understand the needs of elderly people with hearing disability and suggest solutions.

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

Project Related Doc
#292.1 Improve pack shed work flow

Suggest changes to maximize efficiency in a vegetable packing facility. Create a flow of the packing system and estimate costs of improvements.

Submitted by: Harvest of Hope

UCT partners: Architecture - Dr Tom Sanya, A Khan, N Sibisi, O Suhootoorah, L Honde, A le Sueur, G Alexander, C McCormack
 
#293. Selling Vegetables

Design a stand for easy and safe sale of vegetables of emerging farmers.

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
#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
 
#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

# 326. Too many liquor outlets?

Analyse the impact of high density of liquor outlets in Observatory on 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. Tutoring to support coding class taught by expert

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

What is required to establish a CBO as a NPO?

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

Document the process used in the WC DOH workshops on the first 1000 Days of Life.

Submitted by: WC Department of Health - PICH

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

Dissertation

Project Related Doc

#378.1. 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 Matose and Tafadzwa Dzingu
 
#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
 
#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

Develop plans for parts of the school grounds to make it more friendly, green and usable.

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. 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
 
# 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 

 Please move all (398-416) to completed

 

# 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

 
# 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 

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 This list was updated in October 2017.