DUT IT STUDENT JOINS MICROSOFT (SEATTLE, WASHINGTON)
Getting out of his comfort zone and networking has helped the Durban University of Technology (DUT), Information Technology (IT) student, Gomolemo Mohapi to score big, as he now has an opportunity to join the Microsoft (Seattle, Washington) team.
Mohapi (22) who is currently completing his Advance Diploma in IT at DUT was recently hired as a Programme Manager for Microsoft.
Speaking about getting this opportunity of a lifetime, Mohapi said he feels blessed as he never thought that his first job would be with such a renowned company.
He said he started working remotely with Microsoft last week and is looking forward to later joining his team based at the Microsoft headquarters in Seattle, Washington after lockdown.
DEPUTY MINISTER OF FINANCE, DR DAVID MASONDO WARNS AGAINST DEBT STEALING FROM THE POOR AT DUT’S DEBT RELIEF WEBINAR
The Durban University of Technology (DUT) in collaboration with the Gandhi Development Trust, Active Citizens Movement, The Institute of Healing Memories, Religions for Peace South Africa and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation hosted a two-hour webinar under the theme: Societal Impact of COVID-19 and Debt Relief Campaigns on Zoom yesterday evening, Wednesday 8 July 2020.
Leading this online session was Dr Vasu Gounden, a trustee of the Gandhi Development Trust. This webinar was attended by esteemed guests including the Deputy Minister of Finance, Dr David Masondo, Professor Prabhat Patnaik, Economist and Political Commentator, CEO of Nelson Mandela Foundation, Mr Sello Hatang, Dr Ela Gandhi of the Gandhi Development Trust and various church leaders.
FEENIX AND DUT PARTNERSHIP HELPS STUDENTS WITH FUNDING AND DEVICES DURING LOCKDOWN AND BEYOND
Improving lives and livelihoods is what the Durban University of Technology envisions as an organisation. Forging partnerships that provide growth for DUT students academically and holistically while providing financial support where required and possible is what prompted DUT’s Advancement and Alumni Relations Office to partner with Feenix.
This has been a partnership that has proved to be fruitful with 16 DUT students impacted adding up to a total of R406 538.99 in donations paid out to DUT by Feenix to date from June 2017 to March 2020. By providing a tool for students to formalise their fundraising efforts and a channel for funders to find students they wish to support, Feenix has been able to facilitate the raising of R39.52 million towards debt free education.
DUT’S FACULTY OF ARTS AND DESIGN WEBINAR TACKLES THE DYNAMICS OF VIOLENCE DURING LOCKDOWN
The Faculty of Arts and Design at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) hosted its online Dean’s Dialogue Series themed: Gender Violence and South Africa’s COVID-19 Lockdown on Microsoft Teams, last Thursday, 2 July 2020.
The dialogue looked at the relationship between gender and violence, to investigate it within the context of the lockdown.
The main presenter was Ms Lisa Vetten who has worked in the field of violence against women for over 25 years. Vetten has worked in a range of capacities: Counsellor, Para-Legal, Trainer, Researcher and Policy Analyst. She is currently working on a policy for the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation which aims to identify a set of social core care services for victims/survivors of gender-based violence.
MUSICIAN AND DUT SILVER TUSK RECIPIENT MS. PINKIE MTSHALI HAS SADLY PASSED ON
The University was shocked and deeply saddened by the news that Ms Pinkie Mtshali, who was a proud member of the DUT alumni, had passed on yesterday.
PinnkieMs Mtshali was an outstanding musician who made a significant contribution to the entertainment industry. The legacy that she leaves in the Arts fraternity, will always be remembered.
She would often return to her alma mater at the Durban University of Technology and sing at our graduation ceremonies and Gala Dinners. Ms Mtshali was dynamic on stage and despite her career success, she always remained humble and approachable. Pinkie had a beautiful, powerful and the most memorable voice. We will miss her immensely…