CPUT Town

CPUT Town

CPUT Town,



Town and Regional Planning

The Department of Town and Regional Planning at CPUT is one of the three universities of technology in the country that offers an accredited National Diploma, B-Tech degree, however, we are the only university of technology that offers a research based M-Tech Degree in Town and Regional Planning.
The course equips the student with the skills and knowledge required to fulfil the tasks of a planning technician such as land appraisal, planning surveys, the analysis and presentation of data by means of maps, graphs, diagram’s and sketches as well as all work, including legal procedures, connected with planning processes in general.
The department boasts its increasing student registration for B-Tech and the M-Tech degree: this shows that we are in high demand. There is an exciting movement in the department in research; numerous publications have come to the fore.
The CPUT planning curriculum has undergone profound changes over the past years. There is a shift to promoting professional identity, value systems, critical skills and advanced computer skills.
Currently 46 percent of all planners employed in the Western Cape studied at CPUT and it is anticipated that this number will continue to grow as the popularity of our programme continues to increase.
Graduates from CPUT are in great demand from all employers across South Africa and even globally since most universities cannot keep up with the increasing demand for new planners.
 



Staff

Name
Designation
Contact details
Dr Masilonyane Mokhele
HOD
Tel: +27 21 440 2246
Email: mokhelem@cput.ac.za
Office: 10.38, 10th Floor, Media City Building, c/o Rua Vasco Da Gama Plain & Heerengracht Street,
Media City, Foreshore, 8001
Nigel Tapela
Senior lecturer
Tel: +27 21 440 2252
Email: tapelan@cput.ac.za
Office: 10.46, 10th Floor, Media City Building, c/o Rua Vasco Da Gama Plain & Heerengracht Street,
Media City, Foreshore, 8001
Belinda Verster
Senior lecturer
Tel: +27 21 440 2256
Email: versterb@cput.ac.za
Office: 10.34, 10th Floor, Media City Building, c/o Rua Vasco Da Gama Plain & Heerengracht Street,
Media City, Foreshore, 8001
Dr Cecil Victor Madell
Senior lecturer
Tel: +27 21 440 2253
Email: madellc@cput.ac.za
Office: 10.45, 10th Floor, Media City Building, c/o Rua Vasco Da Gama Plain & Heerengracht Street,
Media City, Foreshore, 8001
Nicholas Pinfold
Lecturer
Tel: +27 21 440 2255
Email: pinfoldn@cput.ac.za
Office: 10.41, 10th Floor, Media City Building, c/o Rua Vasco Da Gama Plain & Heerengracht Street,
Media City, Foreshore, 8001
Kenneth Newman
Lecturer
Tel: +27 21 440  2254
Email: newmank@cput.ac.za
Office: 10.43, 10th Floor, Media City Building, c/o Rua Vasco Da Gama Plain & Heerengracht Street,
Media City, Foreshore, 8001
Justin Rayner Moodley
Junior lecturer
Tel: +27 21 440 2265
Email: moodleyra@cput.ac.za
Office: 10.37, 10th Floor, Media City Building, c/o Rua Vasco Da Gama Plain & Heerengracht Street,
Media City, Foreshore, 8001
Zimkhitha Fatyela
Secretary
Tel: +27 21 440 2260
Email: fatyelaz@cput.ac.za
Office: 10.47, 10th Floor, Media City Building, c/o Rua Vasco Da Gama Plain & Heerengracht Street,
Media City, Foreshore, 8001

 

Service learning projects

Service-Learning is a credit-bearing educational experience in which students participate in an organised service activity that meets identified community needs and reflects on the service activity in such a way as to get further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility (Bringle and Hatcher, 1995, p.5).
Service-learning projects are governed by written partnership agreements that have clear roles and responsibilities. In 2013 Town and Regional Planning (TRP) registered a Service-Learning project to collaborate and maximise technical support towards a partnership between the Informal Settlement Network (ISN), Community Organisation Resource Centre (CORC) and CPUT Department of Town and Regional Planning, that aims to assist communities within informal settlements to achieve community owned and driven development processes. ISN is a network of representatives of residents of informal settlements and backyards at metropolitan level in South Africa that is committed to partnering with government in the incremental improvement of informal settlements and backyard precincts and the improvement of livelihood opportunities for their residents, while CORC is a Non-Profit Organisation (NGO). The partnership aims to ensure a holistic and collaborative approach that will at all times encourage community participation wherever possible and keep as its central focus, that the residents of informal settlements shall be the determinants of their own development agenda.
Upgrade to Flamingo Crescent
Next year will be more comfortable for residents of a Wetton informal settlement thanks to a year-long community engagement project by Town and Regional Planning students. Students worked together with residents of Flamingo Crescent squatter camp to redesign the settlement in a more usable and space saving way. The end result was a newly mapped layout and recently saw individual shacks being broken down and rebuild according to the plan. Lecturer Nicholas Pinfold says the project was an overwhelming success and will be replicated in future. “During the project community confidence was established and students gained an extended understanding and appreciation of living conditions in the settlement,” he says. The project was recently recognized by World Design Capital 2014 and forms part of a collective of 450 successful missions to be rolled out next year.
 

Contact the Town and Regional Planning Department



Tel: +27 21 440 2258
Fax: +27 21 440 2259
Email: fatyelaz@cput.ac.za
Physical address:
10th Floor
Media City Building
1 Heerengracht Street
Media City
Foreshore
8001
Postal address:
PO Box 652
Cape Town
8001