DHBW UNIVERSITY DELEGATION VISITS DUT TO STRENGTHEN EXISTING EDUCATIONAL LINKS.

International academic representatives from the Duale Hochschule Baden – Württember (DHBW) University in Germany, were on a three – day visit to the Durban University of Technology (DUT) from 13 to 15 March 2019. The international delegation consisting of Professor Herbert Dreher (President of the DHBW Ravensburg), Professor Joachim Frech (Director of Centre of Advanced Studies – CAS), Thomas Schieber (Director of International Office DHBW Ravensburg), Professor Thomas Dobbelstein and Professor Karin Reinhard (HOD International Business, DHBW Ravensburg), were all[…]

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DUT DOCTORAL ALUMNUS APPOINTED ACTING CHAIRPERSON OF ICASA

The Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has appointed Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng as acting chairperson effective from 25 March 2019 until a permanent chairperson is appointed. The appointment follows the dismissal on 20 March of Rubben Mohlologa by the Communications Portfolio Committee after he was found guilty of fraud and money laundering. The appointment of the acting chairperson follows a special council meeting held on 25 March 2019 and is informed by the provisions of section[…]

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PRISA president shines in Zambia

South African expertise shone in Zambia when Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) journalism alumnus, Malesela Maubane, delivered the keynote address at the 7th Zambia Public Relations Association (ZAPRA) Annual Conference. Maubane, currently the President of the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA), delivered his address, Communication for development in the era of fake news during the three-day long conference held at the David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa in Livingstone, at the end of February 2019. Read More

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Into French Space

CPUT recently hosted a delegation from University Paris Est Créteil (UPEC). The nine professors, including the President of the university, Prof Jean-Luc Dubois-Randé, were visiting the French South African Institute of Technology (F’SATI). UPEC and F’SATI have a collaboration agreement, funded by an ERASMUS+ Programme. Scientific Director of F’SATI Prof François Rocaries said the members of Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA) were specifically invited by F’SATI at CPUT in order to talk about increasing the collaboration between the two[…]

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BalanceforBetter, a celebration of international Woman’s Day

“I salute every rock in our lives – the mothers, aunts, wives, sisters, daughters and secretaries – who contribute to creating order in society and making life worth living for everyone! Annually on 8 March, the world celebrates international Woman’s Day, but in reality women should be celebrated every day.” This is the opinion of Prof Lourens van Staden, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Tshwane University of Technology. Read More  

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DUT TOURISM MANAGEMENT STUDENTS ARE PART OF IMEX – MPI – MCI FUTURE LEADERS FORUM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE 2018/2019

Five third – year Tourism Management students from the Durban University of Technology (DUT) participated in the IMEX – MPI – MCI Future Leaders Forum International University Challenge 2018/2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, from 25 to 27 February 2019. Jason Isima, Kaitlynn Ruiters, Sicelo Mkhwanazi, Amina Shermaine and Zinobia Jaikumar delivered presentations on futuristic proposal ‘tourism’ ideas which they showcased at the event. Read More

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Sasol’s insane bursary is now open to candidates – here’s what it includes

South African chemical and energy company Sasol says that applications for its corporate bursary programme are now open for the 2020 academic year. High-performing mathematics and science learners currently in Grade 12 are invited to apply for the all-inclusive bursary to study engineering, science and accounting degrees at approved public universities and universities of technology. Sasol’s bursary programme—which has run for more than three decades—covers bursars’ tuition fees, accommodation, meals, textbooks and pocket money. Read  More

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VUT staff member awarded international exchange trip

Ms Shirene Klink, from the Research Directorate at VUT, was one of only 10 people from Southern Africa to be awarded a place on the 2019 StoRM exchange programme. The Strengthening of Research Management or StoRM project, funded by the European Union, aims to develop the profession of Research Management and Administration (RMA) in parts of Europe and in Southern Africa. Ms Klink, who holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and is currently working as a Project Manager responsible[…]

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