DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS OFFICE AWARDS 10 BURSARIES TO STUDENTS
Ten academically deserving students were awarded bursaries by the development and alumni relations office on Thursday, 5 April 2017, during an event held at the Rendezvous Restaurant.
The students who received the bursary were unfunded by NSFAS in 2015 and 2016 due to lack of availability of funds. These students were chosen by their respected departments and the criterion was based on their academic records.
DUT WELCOMES MR SIPHO NGIDI AS INTERIM DIRECTOR: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Mr Sipho Cyprian Ngidi has recently been appointed as the Durban University of Technology’s interim Director for Human Resources. He has vast experience in shaping people and systems in the corporate sector.
In his career, Ngidi has worked in a number of disciplines with Human Resources Management being the main one. The appointment of Ngidi is for him to lead and shape the DUT Human Resources Services, in line with the University’s strategic objectives.
Sharing the latest ideas, innovations and how to sustain all these through research was the key aim for DUT’s two-day Information Communication Technology and Society Conference (ICTAS2017), which took place at Coastlands Hotel, Umhlanga.
Endorsing the first international conference, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of DUT, Prof Thandwa Mthembu, said the main purpose of the event was to recognise, highlight and foster the growing role of ICT, its prevalence and value in today’s’ society.
Addressing emotional, psychological and social well-being issues were the main objectives of the 2017 Mental Health and Wellness Fair, held by Isolempilo Campus Health Clinic at DUT’s Sports Centre, last Wednesday.
The health fair was held in an aim to promote health and well-being amongst the University community. The event incorporated over 40 stakeholders such as Virgin Active and the South African National Blood Services (SANBS), to name a few.