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06 July 2017

Highlights
Colin Thakur

IT’S NO LIE. THE OXFORD WORD OF THE YEAR IS POST-TRUTH


The immediacy and connectedness of Social Media provides many positive benefits although it also introduces one major casualty called truth. Social Media persuades us an assertion maybe true and because so many people say it is so, we infer it must be so. Sometimes it is just one person who proclaims the truth! “Post-truth” is the 2016 Oxford Word of the Year. Post-truth pays a back-handed tribute to the economy of truth used during the USA elections by Donald Trump as well as the pro-Brexit campaigners such as Boris Johnson.


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IWA Conference

DUT PHD CANDIDATE SCOOPS IWA AWARD

Mr Isaac Amoah, who is a Durban University of Technology PhD candidate based at the university’s Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology (IWWT) in Durban, has won an International Water Association (IWA) award.

Inspired by being able to positively impact on the lives of the most vulnerable and poverty-stricken communities, Amoah has dedicated his life to seeking solutions that address challenges such as access to sanitation, water and food. 

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Thandwa Mthembu

PRODUCING THE RIGHT KIND OF STUDENT – A MORAL IMPERATIVE

In December 2016, the Association of African Universities (AAU) sent out a call for universities across Africa to participate in the Harmonisation of African Higher Education Quality Assurance and Accreditation (HAQAA) initiative.

The primary purpose of the HAQAA initiative is to build a quality culture in African higher education so that institutions remain locally relevant and internationally competitive.

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DUT Fashion

DUT FASHION STUDENTS DOMINATE AT YOUNG DESIGNER AWARD

Durban University of Technology students dominated in the exciting fashion arena, winning the top three positions in the prestigious Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award at Greyville Racecourse, this Saturday.

Second-year Fashion student, Katekani Moreku was beyond ecstatic after being named the winner in this annual competition.Moreku beat more than a hundred entrants from Technikons and Colleges from around the province of KwaZulu-Natal ...

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Professor Mark Hunter

PROFESSOR HUNTER DISCUSSES SOUTH AFRICA’S SCHOOLING SYSTEM ISSUES

Discussing the South African (Durban) schooling system, Professor Mark Hunter, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, said the structure of the system in South Africa was more like the one of Britain.

Prof Hunter’s presentation was conducted on Wednesday, (28 June 2017) at the Durban University of Technology’s Urban Futures Centre. 

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