South Africa’s Public Protector visits VUT

In a programme directed by the Public Protector’s Gauteng’s Provincial Representative, Winnie Manyathela, the Public Protector (PP), Advocate (adv) Busisiwe Mkhwebane held a stakeholder roadshow meeting at the Vaal University of Technology’s (VUT) Desmond Tutu Great Hall on 28 September. The roadshow was mainly focused on complaint resolution, the seventh of eight pillars that the PP has as her vision towards 2023. This pillar encourages organs of state to establish their own effective complaints’ resolution units or sector-specific ombudsman institutions.[…]

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VUT hosts very successful Human Resource Universities Forum

On 27 and 28 September 2018, 70 delegates from 19 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) who offer HR qualifications descended on Quest Conference Estate for the annual meeting of the HR Universities Forum (HRUF). Dr Pierre Joubert, Chair of the HRUF and acting HOD: HRM, facilitated the proceedings after Prof Gordon Zide, Vice Chancellor and Principal welcomed the delegates. The keynote address was delivered by Ms Rhandu Ngubane, a VUT alumni and current Vice-President: HR Operations at Natref. Read More

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4IR – The key to our future on Earth, and beyond?

If universities exist in part to solve the most pressing problems of our time, they have their work cut out for them. The reality is that if humans maintain their current rate of consumption, which already exceeds the capacity of Earth to renew itself, we will soon need two planets to live off, National University of Singapore mechanical engineering professor and circular economy guru Seeram Ramakrishna told the annual South African Technology Network (SATN) Conference held in Durban, South Africa,[…]

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Using 4IR technology for the greater good

For the developed world, the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) brings with it celebrated innovations such as cardboard beer bottles and driverless cars – both of which originated in a university and have clear benefits to society. In the developing world, the implications of the 4IR are perhaps a little less clear, as a recent conference on the role of universities of technology has shown. Read More

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EYE-OPENING DESIGNS SHOWCASED AT DUT FASHION SHOW

The opening night of the Durban University of Technology annual Fashion Show hosted by the Fashion and Textiles Department on Thursday, 04 October 2018 at Fred Crookes Sports Centre on the Steve Biko Campus, was full of stylish, colourful, innovative and unique ranges. The audience was enthralled and left yearning for more as the 25 third year Fashion and Textiles students showcased their outstanding range of glitz and dazzling garments. The venue came alive whenever the models confidently graced the[…]

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DUT WELCOMES NEW EMPLOYEES

The Durban University of Technology’s Human Resources Department hosted a full day Staff Orientation Programme on Friday, 28 September 2018 at DUT’s Hotel School, Conference Centre on the Ritson Campus in Durban. The aim of this highly informative session was to introduce all new staff members to DUT’s structures, programmes and policies. Read More

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