DUT MECHANICAL ENGINEERING STUDENT EMPOWERS OTHER YOUTH TO STUDY
“Mixing with the right crowd is important as it the right step towards a better future.”
Those are the words of a Durban University of Technology (DUT), third year Mechanical Engineering student, Lizwilenkosi Zuma who is part of the youth making education fashionable and accessible in the informal settlements.
Youth1Lizwilenkosi (20) from Zakheleni Informal Settlement at Umlazi is a member of Isigqi Sobuntu Organization (ISO), which is a Non-Profit Organization determined to fight poverty through education.
Speaking about his involvement with ISO, Lizwilenkosi said he joined the organization in 2017 while he was in matric at Umlazi Secondary School.
DUT STUDENTS SHARE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
Four Durban University of Technology (DUT) students were recently on an Exchange Programme at the University of Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain.
Students, Nickel Zulu, Zothani Ngongoma, Nozibusiso Khumalo and Nhlakanipho Khumalo were part of the Erasmus+ KA107 Programme.
They embarked on a study period overseas from January 2020 to May 2020. However, their experience had to be cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has gripped the world.
They were repatriated back to South Africa on 23 April 2020, a month before the end of their exchange programme. These students share their journey from having an opportunity of a lifetime to being caught up in the midst of a global pandemic and how the experience had impacted them.
DUT’S CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE IN LEARNING AND TEACHING HOSTS MOODLE WORKSHOPS
The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) is hosting its series of advanced Moodle workshops as part of their Curriculum Conversations and eLearning Design sessions.
The first session facilitated by Dr Upasana Singh, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Systems and Technology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) was held on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 from 12pm to 2pm.
It focused on Moddle Quizzes and it was attended by over 100 guests including lecturers who had to resort to remote learning due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
The second session will also be held online today, Thursday, 16 July 2020 from 10am to 12pm.
ALUMNUS MBATHA IS ONE OF THE TOP THREE FINALISTS FOR THE FACE OF OXY 2020 COMPETITION
Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) alumnus, 26-year-Nkululeko Mbatha, is elated to be one of the top three finalists for the Face of Oxy 2020 Competition, (the skin care products brand).
The Face of Oxy 2020 competition is organised by Mentholatum SA (Pty) Ltd and entrants had to be 18 years of age or older in order to qualify for the prize, should he be chosen as a winner. Finalists were announced on 07 July 2020. Entrants were required to submit a photo on the OXY Facebook and Instagram pages and using the hashtags #FaceOfOXY2020 and #Contest. The prize will consist of a once off amount of R10 000.00 per winner and a hamper of OXY products.
Hundreds of people entered the competition and Mbatha was one of the lucky three that got selected...