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01 June 2017

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 Local community members addressing the audience in Mandarin, at the event

DUT CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE SHOWCASE CHINESE CULTURE AT INTERNATIONAL CULTURE GALA


The DUT Confucius Institute, together with various international organisations from countries such as America, Mexico, India, France and South Africa, participated in the Durban International Culture Gala 2017 at the Durban Christian Centre this week (28 May 2017).

The idea behind the event was to have artists from different cultural backgrounds, showcasing Chinese language and culture, by hosting a number of spectacular Chinese programmes and Chinese cuisine. 


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Madinane and Yaka

DUT CONVOCATION URGES SOCIETY TO JOIN HANDS IN FIGHTING CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN

The Durban University of Technology Convocation has taken a stance to join students and the entire South Africa in fighting violence against women.

In a meeting held on the 27th May 2017, the DUT Convocation Executive Committee felt the need to address the issue of a recent spate of incidents of violence against women and children.

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 Dr René Smith, Prof Lucia Thesen, Prof Sioux McKenna and Prof Felix Banda

THIRD ACADEMIC LITERACIES SYMPOSIUM, A GREAT SUCCESS!

Sharing and analysing the impact of academic literacies research and practice on student success was one of the major aims of the third annual two-day Academic Literacies Symposium which took place at the Coastlands Ridge Hotel last week (25 to 26 May 2017).

According to CELT, majority of DUT students accessing academic language is strewn with difficulties with English as a first language, which poses serious challenges when used for learning, teaching and assessment.

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DUT PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS FEED THE HUNGRY

DUT PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS FEED THE HUNGRY

Working towards eradicating hunger, three DUT photography students embarked on a charity drive to raise non-perishable goods to assist the Meals on Wheels SA community services organisation.

Samukelo Dlamini, Aruna Motilal and Nobuhle Chamane have been collecting donations of monetary value and non-perishable foods from DUT staff, students and their residential communities during the months of April and May 2017.

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Pivendren Naik

NAIK’S FACEBOOK MESSENGER BOT HELPS YOU FIND YOUR NEAREST POLICE STATION

Durban University of Technology student, Pivendren Naik has created a Facebook Messenger Bot that helps people find their nearest police station.

The 24-year-old Bachelor of Technology Degree in Electronic Engineering: Computer Systems student from Newlands West in Durban, created the Facebook Messenger Bot after he could not locate a police station while in Umhlanga.

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