Prof Sibiya Makes a Strong Call for Curricula Transformation

The Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Durban University of Technology (DUT), Professor Nokuthula Sibiya made a strong call for the transformation of the current curricula for the health professional education training. “The major challenge in South Africa is that universities that offer health professional education and training have not kept pace with these challenges. The current curricula does not prepare the graduates that are capable to address these challenges. Redesign of the health professional curricula[…]

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DUT Principals Networking Breakfast a Success

The Durban University of Technology hosted a Principals Networking Breakfast at the Golden Horse Casino Hotel in Pietermaritzburg, on Tuesday, 07 August 2018. The DUT Principals Networking breakfast was aimed at strengthening engagement and building relations with the various schools in and around Pietermaritzburg. This prestigious event hosted by the University’s Student Recruitment department at the Division of Corporate Affairs was attended by representatives from schools such as Carter High School, Pietermaritzburg Girls High School, Raisethorpe Secondary school and Bongudunga[…]

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Inside our VUT

There are many departments which make up a Campus, including its residences. There are a lot of people working within VUT who contribute to its standing and daily operations. One such person is Mr. Nkosi November who works as a handyman. His duties are very broad as he works as an electrician and carpenter. He started working at VUT in 2013 under agents and has been on a yearly contract since 2016. Read More

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DUT CELEBRATES FRENCH DAY

The International Education and Partnerships (IEP) Directorate at the Durban University of Technology in collaboration with the French Embassy hosted the French Day celebrations on Tuesday, 07 August 2018. The event which aimed to strengthen the existing educational partnerships between the two countries, was held at the DUT Fred Crookes Sports Centre, Steve Biko Campus and had key discussions on possible partnerships, also providing students with information relating to scholarship opportunities available in France. Read More

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Prof wins NANO excellence award

Professor Ezekiel Dixon Dikio from the Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences attended a Nano Research Group conference at the University of Nigeria where he was a plenary speaker. This conference was in collaboration with the Oilserv Group of companies. His presentation was based on the Metal Organic Framework (MOF) adsorption for which he received an award of excellence. Read More

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Call for decolonisation of language in higher education

Academics called for the transformation of language of instruction in South African universities during this year’s CPUT Language Indaba on the Bellville Campus. Prof Adelia Carstens from the University of Pretoria was one of two keynote speakers, and her address was entitled “The Language question in higher education: transformations in our doing, talking and thinking and looking forward”. Read More

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BUTTERWORTH CAMPUS HEALTH SERVICES LAUNCHES PEER EDUCATION PROGRAM BUTTERWORTH CAMPUS HEALTH SERVICES

The aim of the launch is to encourage students to join the Peer Education Programme under the theme “First Things First”. Health Promotion Practitioner, Xolelwa Ntliziywana at the Butterworth Campus said the Peer Education program plays an integral part in promoting health holistically to students. The peer education programme aims to increase knowledge and eliminate misinformation around communicable and non-communicable diseases among students. Read More

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The future leaders’ development graduation ceremony

Vaal University of Technology employees were handed Future Leadership Program certificates in a ceremony that took place at Wits Business School in Johannesburg, 27th of July 2018. Future Leadership program is meant for “Junior managers in a management position for the first time; or individuals who need to consolidate their knowledge and skills, and build confidence as managers in preparation for future leadership roles”. Read More

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