SHOZI’s POSITIVE IMPACT EARNS HIM A “No Limits Award”.

Although he had to endure some daunting challenges in his life, the Durban University of Technology Alumnus Mfundo Shozi continues to shine. The ambitious Shozi has added another accolade to his list of achievements by winning the ‘No Limits Award’ during the First Annual Great Impact Awards ceremony. The esteem award was bestowed on him on the 2nd of December 2017 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (ICC). The award is given to an individual who has contributed immensely[…]

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Hard work is the foundation of his success

Born in Soweto and growing up in Mountain View, Grasmere, in a one-roomed shack, Matimba Mabonda (25) understood early in life that in order to succeed, hard work is a necessity. “My dad inspired me to be diligent and to do my best in everything. He was a plasterer … and the diligence and passion he displayed for this trade showed me that it is imperative to persevere if you want to succeed in life,” he says.   Read More

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Inaugural Summer Graduation out of the blocks

PRIDE AND JOY: Graduands from the Faculty of Informatics and Design were the first to be celebrated at CPUT’s first December Graduation CPUT’s first December Graduation kicked off today with the capping of Faculty of Informatics and Design students in the Major Sports Hall on Bellville campus. In total some 5 220 graduands from six faculties will be capped at 12 ceremonies, which will include the conferring of 49 Masters and 10 Doctoral degrees over four days.   Read More

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KHUMALO WINS PRESTIGIOUS JOURNALISM AWARDS FOR HIS WORK

Award -winning Journalist and the Durban University of Technology alumni wants to be counted amongst the finest crop of journalists that KwaZulu-Natal has ever produced. Vusi Khumalo scooped two awards recently at the 2017 Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards in the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) region. His collection of work showing the plight of people living with albinism who were targeted, killed and mutilated won him the Best Radio Hard News item. The motive behind the atrocities were often related to[…]

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Minister of Communications surprises VUT Res students with food hampers

Nthabiseng Mashopha The festive season is a time for sharing love and giving gifts to those we care about, and those who are less fortunate enough than others. Vaal University of Technology’s Amberfield Residence experienced the spirit of receiving gifts in the form of food hampers and toiletries from the Minister of Communications, Mrs Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane. Read More

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Mohapi Will Spend Christmas in Los Angeles, Hollywood

The Durban University of Technology’s techno-savvy 2016 Microsoft Student Partner (MSP), Gomolemo Mohapi, is in the USA from 14 July 2017, after being selected by the United States embassy to study until May 2018. MSP is a programme by Microsoft spanning from more than 100 countries across different regions, selected MSP’s become technology leaders in their communities and campuses and are entrusted with the responsibility of sharing the exclusive knowledge gained from the programme with their peers. Read More

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New study on nitrogen pollution in False Bay

Despite a wealth of research on False Bay, little is known about the chemical make-up of its water, how this varies seasonally and how its vigorous circulation prevents stagnation. But a new study by UCT oceanographer Assistant Professor Sarah Fawcett on nitrogen pollution in the country’s biggest natural bay hopes to change that.   Read More

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Second VUT student awarded ABE Bailey Travel Bursary

The trustees of the ABE Bailey Trust have awarded Mohau Mafojane a travel bursary for 2017 which covers an all-expenses paid trip to the United Kingdom. The tour, which takes place from 21 November 2017 to 16 December 2017, boasts a one-day visit to the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia en route to London. During the tour, Mohau will be meeting with entrepreneurs, ministers and managers of different companies from around the world from whom he will be[…]

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UCT’s environmental game changers

A team of environmental game changers in the Department of Construction Economics and Management won first and second prizes at the 2017 Greenovate Awards. It was the department’s third consecutive win since the competition began in 2015. UCT also won the engineering stream, which is new to Greenovate this year.   Read More

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VUT researchers acknowledged

Puleng Maphisa “Our researchers have a unique view of what matters and what works with regards to research,” said Executive Dean of Applied and Computer Sciences and Principal Professor Raymond Mabuza at the Annual Research Awards for 2016. “These research awards are an acknowledgement of those who are committed to writing up citations and publishing in journals under the VUT umbrella. We find it playing a very important role in enhancing the experience of our students. Students are introduced, by[…]

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