Three engineering lecturers and ten Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Production Level 4 students at Wingfield campus were involved in the manufacturing of an African continent mould. This mould was displayed at the Africa Day celebration held at the Artscape on 24 May 2014 to commemorate the 1963 founding of the Organisation for African Unity (OAU) that is known today as the African Union (AU).
It took many hours and hard work to complete this mould which was used to showcase the contribution to the rise and history of Africa and our country.
Different colour pallets could be deposited into the mould that would later replicate the South African flag when filled. It was an attraction magnet and many onlookers were fascinated by this which resulted in a great opportunity for guests to interact with one another before the start of the event. At the pre-event, Tygerberg campus’ performing arts students who were clothed by Protea campus’ clothing production department also performed with dancing and singing to these guests.
“We are really proud of our students, who joined in on such an auspicious event that means a lot to our country. You and your campus can be proud of the continued pursuit of recognition by the industry as a training institution that demonstrates progression and vision to training excellence,” said Bradford van Reizig, HoD: Engineering Wingfield campus.