Steeped in history, Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) City Campus this year turned a 110 years old. The landmark building which has stood the test of time celebrated its centenary in 2010. With the contribution of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, the City Campus Restoration Project took place. The project included renovating the ancient building’s roof and as well as restoring other parts of the architecturally gorgeous building.
In December of 2010, numerous events were held to commemorate a 100 years of City Campus. These included the unveiling of two plaques by guests of honour the then KZN Provincial MEC of Education, the Honourable Mr Senzo Mchunu and Professor Vevek Ram, CEO of the National Lotteries Board.
“My journey with Durban University of Technology (DUT) was really an exciting one. I learnt the basics and foundations of the Journalism industry, as you would expect for an undergraduate,” said DUT Alumni Andile Ndlovu.
He is super proud of himself that his podcasts are topping the charts.
“Now that I am a Senior Communications Specialist, in the field, it is easier for me to assist others where I can,” he said. The spunky Ndlovu obtained his National Diploma in Journalism from DUT, and says he is still in contact with his fellow classmates and tries to help whenever they need help with certain assignments or tasks.
Giving students the chance to become more ‘engaged students in terms of entrepreneurial opportunities is DUT’s Mthandeni Zama, who is from the Visual Communication Design – Graphic Design department. His second-year students were given the chance to participate on a project in June 2020 for one of the most prominent forensic pathologists in South Africa, Dr Steve R Naidoo. They were asked to create a brand (Logo, visual language and branding material) – for the distinguished pathologist.
Five selected students successfully unpacked their branding ideas to Dr Naidoo, their first real client.
He relayed that the five students (Tshiamo Molehabangwe, Sinenhlanhla Maphumulo,