WASTEWATER ANALYSIS BY THE INSTITUTE OF WATER AND WASTEWATER TECHNOLOGY AT DUT SUGGESTS RECENT CIVIL UNRESTS IN KWAZULU-NATAL WERE A COVID-19 SUPER SPREADER EVENT
The Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology (IWWT) at the Durban University of Technology (DUT), which is at the forefront of SARS-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance in Southern Africa, has revealed that the recent civil unrests in KwaZulu-Natal were a COVID-19 super spreader event, that contributed to a substantial spike in COVID-19 infections in the province. Thousands of people were in confined spaces for long periods of time,
In its quest to reach out to the various communities in and around KwaZulu-Natal, the Durban University of Technology (DUT) partnered with the Phakamile Mazibuko Foundation and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education (DoE) in the launch of the DUT Mahlabathini Schools Engagement Programme in Ulundi.
The programme is an initiative by The Phakamile Foundation, a black-female owned foundation which seeks to uplift the lives of leaners, rural schools and surrounding communities. The foundation was launched in 2020 and has grown in leaps and bounds. According to founder Phakamile Mazibuko,
PROF KUMARI SHARES GROUND-BREAKING RESEARCH ON COVID-19
The Durban University of Technology (DUT) held a Science Webinar tackling the issue of Coronavirus in Water and Wastewater – Facts or Fiction, last Thursday, 5 August 2021, on MS Teams.
In attendance to the much-anticipated webinar were the esteemed academic DUT community as well as some external stakeholders to listen to the talk given by Professor Sheena Kumari, an NRF C-rated researcher and an Associate Professor at the Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology (IWWT) at DUT.
DUT HOSTS THE 12TH ANNUAL MAHATMA GANDHI MEDIA LECTURE
The Durban University of Technology (DUT) Journalism Department in partnership with the Gandhi Development Trust, Phoenix Settlement Trust and the Aggrey Klaaste Trust hosted the 12th Annual Mahatma Gandhi Media Lecture (MGML) themed: The Need for Responsible Journalism in Nation-Building. This prestigious event was held virtually on Microsoft Teams, last Friday, 06 August 2021.
The 2021 event featured Mr Jerome Klaaste, a public speaker, community builder, the Founder and Executive Director of the Aggrey Klaaste Trust (AKT), which was established in 2017. The AKT is named after his late father Aggrey Klaaste,
PROVIDING ESSENTIAL SERVICES TO THE DUT COMMUNITY IN THE TIMES OF A PANDEMIC
The Durban University of Technology (DUT) continues to commend all its essential workers for their dedication and commitment in providing services to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. DUT’s Communications team’s Nikiwe Sukazi spoke to Sharon Mbalo, Procurement Officer at DUT.
Q: Kindly tell me about your role at DUT?
A: “I am a Procurement Officer at the Durban University of Technology.”
Q: How long have you been in that role?
A: “At DUT, it has been seven years,