Fellows from the American Council on Education received a warm welcome on their visit to the Durban University of Technology on Tuesday, to engage with DUT academics and management on various issues currently facing universities in both South Africa and the USA.The ACE Fellows programme is a platform to provide a comprehensive professional development opportunity for emerging higher education administrators through placement and mentorship at another institution of higher learning.
Third year Engineering Computer Systems student, S’boniso S’khumbuzo Gumede, will soon return from Thailand after completing his internship for six months at Western Digital, the largest manufacturer of computer hard drives in the world.
Gumede left South Africa on 21 January, this year (2017) after securing an internship at Western Digital as part of his Work integrated learning (WIL) and is returning end of June 2017.
DUT’S UFC TEAMS WITH TB/HIV CARE ASSOCIATION TO REDUCE HARM CAUSED BY DRUGS
The Durban University of Technology Urban Futures Centre joined forces with the TB/HIV Care Association to reduce the harm caused by drugs.
The United Nationals declared 26 June as the ‘International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, a day that nations gather in discussing, raising awareness on the war on drugs. This is the second year that DUT UFC and Durban took part in the global advocacy campaign, that notably coincides with Youth Month in South Africa, as problematic drug use is a hard reality for an increasing number of young people.
SIPHESIHLE MSHIBE ON HIS THRIVING INTERIOR DESIGN BUSINESS
Siphesihle Mshibe takes the term “bespoke” to a new level with his multi-purpose smart furniture design company, Songa, which recently got him onto Design Indaba’s 40 Upcoming Designers to Watch 2017 list and a position in the finals of the PG Bison 1.618 competition
An interior design student and art enthusiast, Mshibe fell in love with designing furniture at the Durban University of Technology and in design competitions.
TIPSTER DEEZ DAYANAND IS KING IN THE SPORT OF KINGS
He doesn’t claim to be a horse whisperer and his riding skills are elementary, yet Deez Dayanand’s reputation as a horse racing authority is without a doubt.Over the last 17 years, punters around the world have placed great value on the affable Dayanand’s tips on how thoroughbred horses would fare at the races.
Dayanand, 45, works as a TV analyst and presenter for popular local horse racing channel TellyTrack, which also beams racing action to 42 nations around the world.
MEET TONGAAT’S NEW CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Meet Tongaat’s new corporate communications officer, Captain PZ Ngwane who was appointed to the post on Monday and took over from W/O Manisha Maharaj-Marie on June 23, 2017. Tongaat SAPS welcomed a new communications officer on Monday, who had been previously serving at Mayville SAPS for the past 15 years under the same post.
Captain PZ Ngwane was appointed to the post on Monday and took over from W/O Manisha Maharaj-Marie.