DUT TEAM, THE ORACLES EXCELS AT HACKATHON CHALLENGE
A team from the Durban University of Technology (DUT), The Oracles were recently awarded a R25 000 prize after winning the Online Learning at Historically Disadvantaged Institutions (HDI)-2020 Hackathon challenge.
The Oracles were one of the teams from the six Universities of Technology in South Africa: DUT, CUT, VUT, MUT, TUT and CPUT who were invited by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Africa’s Initiative in partnership with Admond Capital Seed and Growth Engine (ACSeedE) to participate in a 48 hour online Hackathon to come up with solutions to the challenges of online learning, from the 22 May to 3 June 2020.
DUT’S DR SHONHIWA IS APPOINTED AS THE VOICE AND FACE OF SOCIAL COHESION
Dr Kuda Shonhiwa at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) has been recently appointed as the Advocate for Social Cohesion at the Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture until 2024.
Speaking on his appointment Dr Shoniwa said he is humbled by the exciting news.
“I was very ecstatic when I received the good news and at the same time humbled to realise that my contributions are being noticed. We all have a human need to be appreciated and for me, this recognition boosts my potential professional advancement.
I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary...
The Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Employee Wellness Programme hosted its online webinar on how to identify one’s stressors and strategies to enhance one’s coping capacity to deal with the transition back to work. The webinar titled: Your Return To Work Toolkit during COVID-19 was held on Friday, 12 June 2020. The DUT community was invited to be a part of the online conversation with Samantha Rajcoomar, Manager: Employee Wellness Programme.
In her presentation, Rajcoomar focused on transitioning back to work, coping with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, managing one’s well-being, and creating a conducive environment that encourages the necessary behaviour change to foster engagement and social connectivity whilst maintaining social distancing.
DUT’S DR THAKUR HELPS VOTING EXPERT TO COMPLETE HIS PHD
The Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s), Dr Surenda (Colin) Thakur is breathing a sigh of relief after a voting expert, Dr John Maphephe completed his doctoral thesis under his supervision. Thakur was Maphephe’s co-supervisor and is ecstatic after his hard work and sleepless nights have finally paid off.
Maphephe who is also the Secretary-General of the Association of Churches of the Evangelical Movement in Lesotho conducted his research on, “The Use of Internet-Based Technologies in Elections Management Processes in South Africa towards the design of framework: A Case Example of the Gauteng Province.”
Thakur who is also a digital activist from the Faculty of Management Sciences at DUT said...