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11 August 2016

Highlights
Development and Alumni Relations Director at DUT

HELPING THE “MISSING MIDDLE”


The Development and Alumni Relations office at DUT, in partnership with students from the University’s Department of Public Relations Management, launched the “Fund the Missing Middle Campaign”, an initiative aimed at providing support to students who are “too well off” to qualify for funding by the National Financial Aid Scheme, but are still “too poor” to afford their fees or any form of commercial loan.

The initiative was recently launched at the Steve Biko Campus.

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DUT

8TH ANNUAL MAHATMA GANDHI MEDIA LECTURE



The DUT Journalism and the Gandhi Development Trust will hold the 8th annual Mahatma Gandhi Media Lecture to be delivered by Professor Aashish Kumar on Thursday August 18 at 11:00.

The topic is: Click Here to Spin Gandhi’s Charkha:  Self Reliance and Modern Media.

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Speakers Lentsu Nchabeleng, Dr Nishani Ramdhani and Tamlyn Seunanden at the workshop

BUILDING SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE AMONGST FEMALE RESEARCHERS


Efforts to build skills and confidence amongst female Master’s/Doctoral and Postdoctoral researchers was the aim of the Science Communication Research Capacity Building Workshop which was held at the DUT Ritson Campus recently.

Facilitated by DUT’s Lentsu Nchabeleng, the workshop had top researchers Dr Nishani Ramdhani, Senior Water Sustainability Specialist at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Research Psychologist, Tamlyn Seunanden from the Health Systems Trust...

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DHET representative, Mandisa Cakwe

NGAP LECTURERS ARE THE FUTURE AT UNIVERSITIES


Having new and innovative ways to promote teaching and learning at tertiary institutions is the aim of the Department of Higher Education Training (DHET) – and with the new system of employing a New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) lecturers at various institutions, it is certainly proving to be the way of the future. 

Currently, according to DHET, the South African University system as a whole is experiencing severe challenges in relation to the size...

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Accenture’s Digital ladies : Shiksha Benimadho and Khethiwe Mazibuko Nkuna (CSI Lead)

DIGITAL LADIES IMAGINATIVELY HELPING ICT STUDENTS


Some of my Social Media followers will know that I get very excited easily. This comes on the back of being a long-suffering Orlando Pirates fan waiting an eternity for us to win the soccer league. Liverpool fans have related and even offered me their group discount vouchers for therapy. We, the Buccaneers, then won the League two years in the row.  Halleluiah!

This is much like my relationship with Accenture. We know that lightening does not strike in the same place twice.

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