DUT STUDENTS CONGRATULATE PROF MTHEMBU ON HIS IMPENDING INAUGURATION
On 1 October 2016, the Durban University of Technology welcomed its current Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Thandwa Mthembu.
As such, Prof Mthembu will be inaugurated as Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Durban University of Technology during a ceremony set to be held at the Fred Crookes Sports Centre, Steve Biko Campus, on Saturday, 18 March 2017.
STRENGTHENING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SA’S CHANGE AGENTS
On Monday, 20 March 2017, the DUT based International Centre of Nonviolence (ICON), in collaboration with Arts for Humanity, the Anti-Racism Network of South Africa and the Durban branch of Amnesty International, will host a workshop aiming to explore creative ways of enabling change within South Africa; a society with a long legacy of violence.
The workshop: Change in a context of violence: a dialogue across generations will bring together those working on issues such as racism, gender-based violence, xenophobia, inequality, exploitation and exclusion as well as trauma.
TWO DUT STUDENTS NOMINATED FOR FURNITURE DESIGN COMPETITION
Three Durban University of Technology Fashion and Textile graduates have been nominated to be part of the 2017 Emerging Creatives: Extended Class in this year’s Design Indaba.
Nivadni Sewnath and Nishthi Sewnath, who are twins, and Wanda Majubana made the cut in the 2017 Emerging Creatives: Extended Class which will exhibit artworks at the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA) Gallery in Durban.
INTERNATIONAL TEAM EFFORT TO TACKLE GLOBAL ENERGY POVERTY
There are many ways to define poverty, and they differ depending on where in the world you are.
When it comes to the basics however, such as access to electricity, clean cooking facilities, they are the building blocks required to grow economies, and yet many people face challenges. Access to energy is a critical component of international development, and it is incredible to think that more than a billion people on the planet have no electricity.
Talented and award-winning DUT Drama Studies alumnus, Wiseman Mncube, is continuing to make waves in the South African drama circles.
In 2015, the graduate was appointed as one of directors of the prestigious Musho Festival which showcases up-and-coming theatre stars annually in Durban. Mncube became a huge name and firm favourite in the theatre circles after winning an accolade for his performance in Bra Six Two at the Musho Theatre Festival in 2012.