When work is the learning experience

CPUT’s Co-operative Education Unit is being recognised on a local and international level for its work and research. Unit partners were commended for their commitment during the third annual Work Integrated Learning Africa Conference held in Durban. Hosted by The Southern African Society for Co-operative Education (SASCE) the conference awarded Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa and construction company Haw & Inglis for their partnerships with CPUT in providing work placements for students. Read More

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EAC veterans share words of wisdom with delegates

The 2018 Empowered Administrators Conference (EAC) will always be remembered by giving the office administrators a platform to voice their views. The conference which kicked off on 20 September 2018 at the Waterfront Hotel saw delegates painting a gloomy picture on the level of abuse experienced in most places of work. A panel of EAC veterans and experts gave possible solutions to the many challenges experienced by administrators. The panel included two MUT academics, Fiona Pillay of the ICT department[…]

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Congratulations to the HR Excellence Award finalists

Congratulations must go the HR Excellence Award finalists: Ms NC Duba and Mr SP Malinda and the winner, Ms CL Marthinus. Ms Marthinus will represent VUT at the national competition to be held next week at Quest Conference Centre. The criteria used to identify the finalists and eventual winner were academic performance, leadership, community engagement and presentation skills. Read More

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STUDENTS TO SHOWCASE “ART OF FASHION” AT DUT’S ANNUAL FASHION SHOW

The Durban University of Technology’s, Department of Fashion and Textiles will host its annual Fashion Show from Thursday, 4 to Friday, 5 October 2018 at DUT’s Fred Crookes Sports Centre on the Steve Biko Campus in Durban. The coveted event will showcase the designs of 25 third year students with the best 25 ranges showcased at the gala evening, on Friday 5 October. Read More

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Fridge planters a blooming success

A vegetable garden planted in old refrigerators is providing healthy meals to needy students while helping to clean residences at the same time. The Zondle Project, a brainchild of Green Campus Initiative (GCI) member Xolani Ntshinga, uses old refrigerators to grow vegetables in portable soil. Spinach, carrot, beetroot, onion, chillies, parsley and coriander are some of the fresh vegetables that can be harvested from the garden at Freedom Square Residence. Read More

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Librarian discusses technology in education at conference in Malaysia

A CPUT librarian recently shared her knowledge about integrating technology into library science education with the world at a conference in Malaysia. Dr Lynn Kleinveldt, Faculty Librarian: Applied Sciences and Health & Wellness Sciences on the District Six Campus, presented a paper during the 84th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur. Kleinveldt also moderated a panel discussion held at the Reference & Information Services Section and IT Section joint satellite[…]

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DR OLAREWAJU INSPIRES STUDENTS’ TO SURPASS THEIR GOALS

A goal-driven researcher and lecturer with a passion for academic excellence – the Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Dr Odunayo Magret Olarewaju wants to use her impressive educational achievements to inspire students’ to surpass their goals. “I mentor students, I advise them, and I help them in their research papers. I mingle with them to find solutions in their subject areas,” said Dr Olarewaju. A lecturer in the Department of Management Accounting at DUT, Dr Olarewaju recently graduated with a[…]

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Celebrated songstress Gloria Bosman performs at Arts Festival

During this month of celebrating our heritage, the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) will revel in its diverse arts and culture by presenting a first-ever Arts Festival on its vibrant Arts Campus. Multiple award-winning songstress and TUT alumna, Gloria Bosman, will perform at two extravaganza evenings held as part of the Festival, hosted by the Faculty of the Arts from 26 to 27 September. Read More

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