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17 December 2020

PROF MTHEMBU SYMBOLIZES 2020 AS THE BEST AND WORST OF TIMES

As the year 2020 is about to come to an end, Durban University of Technology Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Thandwa Mthembu recorded his year-end message at his office, in Steve Biko Campus on Tuesday, 15 December 2020.

He began his message by reading an abstract from a book by Charles Dickens, titled A Tale of Two Cities.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom; it was the age of foolishness. It was the epoch of belief; it was the epoch of incongruity. It was the season of light; it was the season of darkness. 

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DUT BIDS FAREWELL TO THE 300 GIRLS WHO WERE PART OF THE CODE LIKE A GIRL PROGRAMME

Durban University of Technology (DUT) hosted the Code Like A Girl Closing Ceremony to bid farewell to the 300 young girls from the deep rural schools in KwaZulu-Natal who were part of a five-day Coding and Robotics training at DUT’s Ritson Campus. 

This ceremony was held at DUT’s Ritson Hall on Friday, 11 December 2020, to sign off the training that commenced on Monday, 7 December 2020. The 2020 Code Like A Girl programme is a joint initiative between DUT, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Education and Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education (CASME) to help the disadvantaged young girls in KZN to acquire skills in coding and robotics. 

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DUT PAYS TRIBUTE TO COVID-19 VICTIMS

Durban University of Technology (DUT) hosted a memorial webinar for victims of COVID-19 and frontline workers on Tuesday, 15 December 2020, on Microsoft Teams.  

The DUT community paid tribute to those who have been infected and affected by COVID-19, by honoring and letting them know that they are not alone. DUT community brought together Executive Deans to share briefly on their experiences with COVID-19.  

The webinar was facilitated by Dr Khethiwe Dongwe, lecturer from DUT Midlands campus, who welcomed everyone present. 

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DUT MIDLANDS ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTRE LAUNCHES ITS POST-INCUBATION PROGRAMME

The Durban University of Technology Midlands Entrepreneurship Centre and Student Desk under the office of DVC: RIE Professor Sibusiso Moyo held a two-day personal mastery development training for student-preneurs to launch its first post-incubation programme.

This practical and impactful training was aimed at developing and equipping student-preneurs who are exiting the incubation programme with personal development skills that will assist them in being well-rounded and adaptable entrepreneurs.

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RIPPON PRIMARY AND STRELITZIA SECONDARY SCHOOL SCOOP THE JERUSALEM DANCE COMPETITION

“It is such an astonishing achievement and feeling for the Rippon Primary School because of not only the prize but also that learners were given exposure to showcase their talent,” says the excited Mr Mfundo Ngcobo, one of the teachers from the school.

The Durban University of Technology (DUT)’s 2020 Jerusalem Dance Competition was the light, after the COVID-19 storm. All the COVID-19 rules and regulations were adhered to during the competition, and was part of the competition rules to follow.

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TERM DATES AND SKELETAL ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR 2021

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