A good start for the South African National Universities Debating Championships at DUT

To signal the start of the much awaited South African National Universities Debating Championships (SANUDC), the opening function was hosted on Tuesday, 03 July 2018 at DUT’s Mansfield Hall to welcome participating debaters. Celebrated under the theme “Ready to Inspire”, this year’s tournament aims to create a unified generation of individuals- whose knowledge and skills are leaned towards social development. Read More

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Jewellery Design Students Showcase Their Work at Indra Congress

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) Jewellery Design students showcased their isiShweshwe and isiNdebele inspired jewellery during the official opening of the International Youth Indra Congress on Monday, 02 July 2018 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College. This Congress is hosted by ARROWSA, UKZN and DUT under the theme, ‘Pathways’. It is billed to be a six-day arts for social change extravaganza from Monday, 02 to Saturday, 07 July 2018, and it will feature various workshops and artistic showcases.[…]

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DUT Advocates for Going Green at the Green Campuses Conference 2018

Professor Poovendree Reddy from the Department of Environmental Health at the Durban University of Technology believes that the idea of a green campus can only be realized if there is a concerted effort from all stakeholders to make it a reality. She was speaking during the 7th Annual Green Campuses Conference hosted by the Durban University of Technology. currently taking place at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College. Read More

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DUT JOINS THE BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE AND THE SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) has become one of the 70 founding members of the Belt and Road Initiative & South-South Cooperation in Agricultural Education, Science and Technology Innovation League. This was confirmed during the League’s Founding Ceremony, which was hosted by the China Agricultural University (CAU) from 21 to 23 June 2018 in Beijing, China. Read More

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Top Nine DUT Student Designers In Finals At VDJ

Second year Fashion and Textiles students have once again made the Durban University of Technology (DUT) proud by clinching nine out of the ten finalist positions at the second round of judging at the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair. Judges Terrence Bray, Kathrin Kidger, Sindi Shangase, Zama Mathe and Derrick Mhlongo deliberated for some time before settling on the top ten, and concluded that the overall quality of the entries made the for a[…]

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Peer educators get training to continue making a dent upon problems, and make the University even more conducive for students

While other students are taking a winter break, 33 MUT students received training from 25 to 27 June 2018 to become peer educators. Clive Mthembu, from Umlazi, a first year Marketing student, said peer educators’ roles are to be role models, educating their contemporaries about social ills, healthy lifestyles, and uplifting their communities; recognise problematic cases and refer them to professionals. Read More

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Focus on Forging Collaborations as ISEA2018 Academic Symposium Concludes

The International Symposium on Electronic Art 2018 (ISEA2018) concluded the academic programme at the Durban University of Technology (DUT), City Campus on Wednesday, 27 June 2018. DUT had the honour to host the ISEA2018, alongside the Innovation Festival (IF) Durban, in conjunction with the DUT’s Art and Design Digital festival (DigiFest), celebrating the art of technology under the theme: Intersections.

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Appointment of Dr Chris Nhlapo as Vice-Chancellor

The Chairperson of the CPUT Council, Ms Nogolide Nojozi, has announced the appointment of Dr Chris Nhlapo as the new Vice-Chancellor of CPUT. The university embarked on an extensive and robust selection process, which was transparent, inclusive and credible, in order to guarantee a fair outcome. This process included the appointment of an external executive recruitment specialist, a public presentation by the shortlisted candidates to the university community and an intensive interview conducted by a diverse panel representing stakeholders from[…]

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