VUT Staff takes part in Health and Safety Training Course

It’s important to know what to do in case of an emergency at work. Our brave and eager colleagues from various departments each attended a short health and safety training course. The aim is to have a Safety Representative in each department, ensuring that the VUT community is well informed of all health & safety risks as well as the necessary remedial methods in the workplace. Read More

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Saving water one flush at a time

The current drought gripping the Mother City has taught Capetonians that every drop counts. CPUT’s horticulture foreman, Stanton Abels, took this lesson to heart and has come up with a plan that will help the institution to not only save water but also money in the long run. Abels said a new 2 000 litre water tank was recently purchased and the toilets used by the 30 Gardens staff members are now being flushed with a combination of treated effluent[…]

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MUT to firm up its relationship with Umlazi District

Ntokozo Cele, the Acting Director of Umlazi District, said now he could relax. “I have been yearning to meet MUT officials to discuss the partnership our district has with the University,” said Ntokozo, a man who has been in the education system since 1990. Ntokozo said his main focus was that whatever intervention programmes MUT was bringing to his district had to be measurable. “We must be able to see the difference. Read More

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DUT Hosts e-Learning Conference

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) showcased its e-learning innovation and certificate presentation at the Durban Botanical Gardens Conference Centre on Monday, 18 June 2018. The conference addressed the use of online learning and the use of Think Learn Zone (TLZ)/Blackboard as a teaching and learning platform for the DUT community. Read More

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A soon to graduate student donates a power supply to the Department of Engineering

The excitement was palpable. Anil Lonappan, a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering, could not hold it back as he was rushing to invite MarComms to capture a gesture by a student who donated a power supply to the department. Vusi Dladla decided to donate his power supply after finishing his design project, which is based on the principle of how a typical batching plant works. Vusi said he noticed that some students were battling to finish their projects[…]

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VUT Library Commemorates June 16, 1976

Today our VUT Goldfields Library commemorates June 16, 1976 by wearing all black to mourn the lives that were lost on that day. The commemoration which took place at the Library Training Room this morning, Friday 15 June was themed “Moment of Silence”. A candle lighting ceremony and poetry recitals by the talented VUT students Oratilwe and Shadrec formed part of the programme, while the moment of silence was overseen by the Student Christian Organisation (SCO). Read More

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VUT HOD’s Enlightened on what needs to be done for Students to succeed

On 7 June, Professor Ahmed Bawa; Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Universities of South Africa presented the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Teaching and Learning Colloquium 2018 to all VUT Faculty Head of Departments (HOD’S) at the VUT Chamber Council. In his presentation, he gave insights into the system statistics which comprised the number of students at different universities since the year 1994; the enrolment plan with a focus on measures to be taken in order to grow the number[…]

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