DUT PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAMME’S STORYTELLERS ‘ RECORD’ THEIR JOURNEY DURING LOCKDOWN
Feelings of solitary, loneliness, fear, anxiety and boredom are some of the words that can describe one’s feelings during this lockdown period.
With the current COVID -19 crisis, the Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Photography Programme which includes both students and staff, were requested to participate and showcase their photographic expertise and practice in a compulsory photography programme project brief – 21 DAYS ISOLATION.
SUPPORT THE CALL TO DONATE TO DUT’S AFH ARTIST SOLIDARITY FUND
Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Art for Humanity, AFH, is a “Non-Profit, Public Benefit Organisation which engages with multidisciplinary arts practice and a wide variety of creative practice within the context of the pressing need for the centering of social justice in our contemporary moment”, says its Director Ismail Farouk. “The project is one of DUT’s Faculty of Art and Design’s community engagement projects and is governed by an independent board of trustees, most of whom are senior staff members at DUT,” he continues. In an email interview with Farouk, he answered several questions regarding the Artist Solidarity Fund and the work of AFH.
South Africa was forced to go into a lockdown since the outbreak of the COVID-19 that occurred in early March in the country. While everyone has been on lockdown, some of the Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Alumni are working in sectors that are essential in a time of such a crisis, have kept the ball rolling in their industry, despite the deadly virus making its rounds, these individuals have been forging ahead to deliver their services not only to their organisations, but to the country.
Noxolo Memela of DUT Communications department spoke to three individuals who have been working non-stop during this pandemic and found out how...
DUT FINE ARTS ALUMNA, THAB’SILE NDLOVU BOUNCES BACK TO MUSIC
FINE Arts Alumna and musician, Thabisile Ndlovu known as Thab’sile recently released her hit single titled ‘How Do I Love Thee’, after taking a break for two years from music.
Thab’sile who is originally from Pietermaritzburg made a name for herself in 2005 when she collaborated with DJ Bongz and sang the hit songs: ‘Thina Sobabili’ and ‘Get Over You’. These songs especially Thina Sobabili got many people dancing. They were released under DJ Bongz debut album: Retreat No Surrender which later sold triple platinum.
DUT’S GERMAN EXCHANGE STUDENT IS STAYING IN DURBAN DESPITE LOCKDOWN
Talking to international German exchange student Jonas Bielmeier, who is currently one of three international students, in Durban during the lockdown. He shares his thoughts on why he voluntarily chose to stay in Durban despite having a choice to go back to his country.
The 23-year-old, who is currently doing his Bachelor Studies in Tourism Management at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, said that he was given the opportunity to study at a university abroad as the Faculty of Tourism in Munich has a great network of cooperating universities offering study places for exchange students.