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05 November 2020

PROF MTHEMBU FOCUSES ON BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE DUT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Thandwa Mthembu delivered a video message to the DUT community on Tuesday, 3rd  November 2020, unravelling more on the third perspective of the institution’s Envison2030 which is Sustainability.

“Our Sustainability perspective has three Strategic Objectives, namely: ‘green ecosystems’ which focuses on the environment; ‘financial sustainability’ which obviously focuses on financial health or the economy; and, ‘distinctive education’, which focuses on making people themselves sustainable into the future through education and thereby assuring social equity,” he said.

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DUT’S PROF MARKS ACKNOWLEDGED AT THE SANPUD LAUNCH

The National Department of Social Development officially launched the South African Network of People Who Use Drugs (SANPUD) at the harm reduction centre, the Bellhaven Memorial Centre, in Greyville, last Wednesday, 28 October 2020.

The Project leader is Professor Monique Marks who is the Head of the Urban Futures Centre at the Durban University of Technology (UFC@DUT).

At the significant launch, distinguished guests including the former President of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe, commended Prof Marks for helping the homeless fight drug withdrawals.

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DUT HOSTS A MATRIC LEARNERS WEBINAR ON TIPS FOR MATRIC EXAMS IN THE TIME OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) in line with its ENVISION 2030 values of being a caring university hosted a Matric Learners Webinar on Tuesday, 3 November 2020, streamed live via Microsoft Teams.

The online event included four panellists, namely: Professor Nokuthula Sibiya, who is DUT’s Deputy-Vice Chancellor of Teaching and Learning, Sinenhlanhla Memela, a n-GAP lecturer at DUT, Professor Noddy Jinabhai, a Research Professor and Consultant at DUT and the University of Fort Hare (UFH) as well as Sindisiwe Dlamini, a registered counsellor with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF).

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VIRTUAL DIGIFEST 7 BOASTS IMPRESSIVE LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

The 7th edition of the Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Faculty of Arts and Design Digital Festival (DigiFest’20) which started yesterday, (Wednesday) 4 November 2020, and ends on Friday, 6 November 2020, features an impressive line-up of local and international speakers.

Speaking at the virtual opening ceremony of the festival, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design (FoAD) and Director of Digifest, Dr René Smith said the festival is pleased to have participants from all over the world.

“Digifest 7 is another first for us as we are totally virtual. 

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DR VAHED IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF DUT’S SUSTAINABILITY AND GREEN DENTISTRY EXCHANGE PROJECT

Durban University of Technology’s Dr Anisa Vahed, a senior lecturer in the Dental Sciences Department, is passionate about promoting excellence, especially for her work on Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL).

COIL was founded in 2006 by the State University of New York Professor Jon Rubin, as a model for fostering cross-cultural student competence through the development of multicultural learning environments that link University or college classes in different countries online.

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VICE-CHANCELLOR AND PRINCIPAL MESSAGE

DIGIFEST 2020 – SYNERGY

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