Funding appeal: One Meal, Once A Day

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“One Meal, Once A Day” is the university’s dictum for a feeding scheme campaign to assist needy students across DUT campusses. Global economic challenges continue to negatively affect food availability and food prices, rendering many households unable to feed their families, to the point of destitution. Research shows more than 14 million people in South Africa …

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Funding appeal: Establishment of Steve Biko Student Centre


Durban University of Technology (DUT) offers high quality teaching and research programmes, within the context of regional and national development challenges. DUT constantly emphasizes commitment to community upliftment while producing superior academic outcomes. The university’s campuses are seen as living and learning communities, encouraging congregation and interaction among students and faculty as a basis for …

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Bursary Appeal: Deserving Student Aid


Professor Ahmed Bawa, Vice Chancellor and Principal of the Durban University of Technology (DUT), appeals to individuals, past students (alumni), community members, industry leaders, companies and other stakeholders, to assist with much-needed financial support for deserving DUT students. The University’s undergraduate and graduate degrees in science, engineering and technology at multiple campuses in Durban and Pietermaritzburg, South …

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Funding appeal for Industry Training & Business support Unit: “We train, develop & empower”

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Overview of project The Industry Training and Business Unit (ITBU) has been part of the Centre of Excellence (CoE), Faculty of Applied Sciences at DUT, since 2000.  ITBU project manages and facilitates skills upliftment initiatives for the benefit of relevant sectors. The ITBU model is offered as a “One-Stop-Shop” approach, catering for comprehensive skills development …

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Appeal to Support Research in Sustainable Food and Nutrition Interventions

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Department: Food & Nutrition Consumer Science Proposal for Funding: Facilities to Establish Research Focus in Sustainable Food and Nutrition Interventions Research has shown that a combination of interventions is essential to address national nutritional deficiencies. Targeted approaches ought to be aimed at behavioral change and micronutrient interventions, amongst other through nutrition support and counseling to …

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Funding requirements: Arts, Drama and Television Production Project


Mansfield Project: upgrade of capabilities and equipment to enhance education outcomes in Arts, Drama and Television Production. The DUT Department of Drama and Production Studies is housed in the historical Mansfield Building, built in 1911, on the Ritson Campus. This is one of DUT’s iconic departments with an auspicious history of national and world premieres performed …

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Inyathelo Discusses Kresge Development and Alumni Project at DUT


On Wednesday (June 5, 2013), a number of DUT executive staff members met with Shelagh Gastrow and Riedwaan Baboo of Inyathelo to discuss the rollout of the Kresge Advancement Project at DUT. This engagement occurred under the auspices of the Kresge-Inyathelo Grant made to DUT by the Kresge Foundation which is based in Michigan, USA. …

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Funding appeal: Community Development through Design Assistance

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DUT WORKSPACE: WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING DESIGN STUDIO Trends of American and European design prevalence seem to continue globally, similarly perpetuated by branding practices in South Africa. In response to their research on such trends, student interns of the Workspace group confirmed a distinctly South African design aesthetic, which is proposed as a viable local alternative. …

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Funding requirements for the Green Environment Pledge: DUT Campus Carbon Footprint Reduction


DUT is an active participant of the Green Campus Initiative, supported by South Africa’s Higher Education and Training Minister, Blade Nzimande. The proposition is that university and college campuses which earnestly incorporate strategies to address climate challenges, can serve students better while adding to the global efforts to create a thriving, ethical society.  The DUT …

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