End of semester message

It is hard to believe that the institution is already preparing to wind down its first semester and that half the year has passed. A well-deserved recess is on the cards for the majority of staff and students and I hope you will use the break to reflect on the successes and less successful elements of the past six months. There is much to celebrate such as the send-off of our second ZACube-2 nano-satellite; the Autumn graduation series and the[…]

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CUT hosts 5th annual conference on teaching and learning

The Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching held a seminar on 14-15 June 2018 focusing on learning communities through innovation and quality teaching. The theme is aligned with CUT’s 2018 mandate of ‘Reimagining the university as a transformative institution and ‘model’ University of Technology in Africa, impacting on the socio-economic development of the Central region of South Africa and beyond.’ Academics and upcoming researchers shared their different approaches towards improving teaching and learning within their institutions. Read More

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DUT is Ready to Host ISEA2018

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) is ready to host ISEA2018 (International Symposium on Electronic Art) which is coming to Durban from Saturday, 23 to Saturday, 30 June 2018 creating a city-wide showcase of dozens of exhibitions, events, installations, walks, festivals and activities, and a major global conference on new media art, all talking to the theme of Intersections. Read More

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CUT strengthens its partnership with FSGLTA

“We are proudly making great strides in fostering partnerships with our provincial government, and I believe that this MoU with the authority presents major potential to change the role of tourism, and drive that change towards the advancement of our province. “I am confident that our partnership will allow us to examine ways in which we, together, can tackle the growing demands for universal access to this sector and ensure meaningful contributions from all role players in the sector,” these[…]

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DUT’s Nirma Takes Collaborative Learning In A Creative Context

Creating a link between research and technology is the aim of academic teaching at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). For the DUT’s international fashion photographer, designer and lecturer, Nirma Madhoo-Chipps, her creative inputs have not gone unnoticed with her recently receiving the ‘Creative Outputs Of The Year Award’ at the 2017 DUT Research Awards. Read More

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Pay it forward this Mandela Day

CPUT is collaborating with the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) to host Mandela Day Initiatives on 18 July 2018 and champions are needed to spearhead activities. International Mandela Day is celebrated on the anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth and this year marks the centenary of the day. Each year on this day since 2010 South Africans and a growing number of people internationally have donated their time to help others and change the world for the better. Read More

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VUT Karate Picks up ISMAA Championships Medals

A karate tournament was held on 2 June 2018 at Redhill Preparatory School – Morningside in Fourways. The 21 strong VUT (Vaal university of Technology) team competed in kata (combat against imaginary opponents where the practitioner is judged on technique and inner strength) and kumite (combat against a real opponent). As is always the case in these tournaments, the team won several medals. Read More

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DUT TO UNVEIL NEW BUILDINGS AT THE MIDLANDS CAMPUS

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) will on Friday, 22 June 2018, unveil new state of the art buildings and facilities at its Riverside and Indumiso campuses. This is a culmination of a major revamp at these DUT campuses which commenced in 2016. The project was built in phases: The lecture venues were completed in June 2017. The library was then re-located to a temporary venue, whilst the new library and computer labs were constructed. The computer lab was completed[…]

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CAD Writing Retreat

The Vaal University of Technology’s(VUT), Centre for Academic Development (CAD) held a writing retreat from 11-12 June. Academics, tutors and employees from various faculties who are studying towards their Master’s and doctoral degrees, gathered at Quest Conference Centre. The facilitator of the event was Dr Layla Cassim; Founder and Managing Member: Layla Cassim ERS Consultants CC. Read More

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Supervisor Encourages Fellow Workers to Graduate too

Mrs Christina Matshidiso Sekete, a cleaner supervisor at Vaal University of Technology’s Vanderbilpark residence, has graduated with an N6 certificate in Business Management and is currently studying towards her diploma with Sedibeng College. Mrs Sekete arrived in VUT under TMN serving on the following positions; Apr 2009 – Cleaner Sep 2009 – Promoted to Administrator Jan 2011 – March 2015 as Supervisor Read More

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