VUT optimises energy research

The newly established Energy Optimisation Unit (EOU) based at the VUT Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park has got off to a flying start. The EOU team has come a long way and proves that hard work pays and can open up many opportunities. The journey started when The Skills for Green Jobs (S4GJ) Energy Efficiency project was awarded to the Vaal University of Technology’s (VUT) Technology Station (TS), in collaboration with Pegasus Consulting, during a competitive DST/GIZ bidding process[…]

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New Research study To Assess Reproductive Health Needs Of Refugees

The Durban University of Technology (DUT’s) Urban Futures Centre hosted a Seminar Presentation entitled: Using technology to improve refugee and migrant access to sexual and reproductive health care. The event was held in conjunction with the AIDS Foundation of South Africa and The Florence Foundation, at Steve Biko Campus, today. To understand more on the sex health care amongst refugees, a community research had been conducted by the Florence Foundation to enhance knowledge and prevalence of HIV/AIDS and health risky[…]

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First Student to Obtain PhD Via the Publication Route at DUT

A first for the Durban University of Technology (DUT), as Dr Isaac Amoah obtains his Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Health Science through the publication route. “Thesis via the publication route involves the publication of peer-reviewed scientific papers linked to your objectives and then synthesizing these publications to address the focus of your study. The most critical component of this is the critical overview of your publications in relation to your set objectives. So in contrast to the normal[…]

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CUT unpacks transformation plan

Transformation in higher education has been a pressing global issue and CUT is working hard towards becoming a transformed university. At the summit held on 10 May 2018, the delegates debated, unpacked and reflected on the burning issues. They relooked the current framework and tackled challenges that were impeding progress. All institutional structures were represented including Institutional Forum, Senate, unions and student representatives from Welkom and Bloemfontein Campuses. Read More

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Minister announces campus safety pilot for TUT

The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) will become the first higher education institution in South Africa where a comprehensive, SAPS lead Campus Safety Strategy, will be piloted. The Minister of Police, Genl Bheki Cele, announced the pilot project on Friday, 11 May following a dialogue with students, a meeting with members of TUT’s Executive and Campus Management Committees as well as a walk-about in the communities around the Soshanguve campuses. Read More

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2018 CUT Open Day breaks the attendance record!

CUT Bloemfontein Campus came to a standstill during the 2018 Open Day held on 12 May. About 7 000 learners of different schools from all walks of life, teachers and parents attended and participated in the Open Day event, measured against previous numbers recorded which were in the region of 4 000 learners. The day unfolded with campus tours and faculty walkabout led by dedicated mentors from all four faculties.   Read More

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“Peter de Great” hosts motivational tours

Realising that most students, after registering, do not know very much about university life, Peter Rasaha started hosting motivational tours from all the Vaal University of Technology’s residences. Mr Rasaha is a life coach, motivational speaker, mentor and entrepreneur who also works at the VUT Students Accommodation and Catering Department as Placement Officer and Supervisor of Amberfield Residence. Read More

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