The Alumni Relations Office is the direct link between DUT and its graduates and it’s aim is to cultivate and nurture a lifelong relationship between alumni and their alma mater. Alumni have an important role to play in the development of the institution and the Alumni Relations Office is tasked with initiating and implementing an Alumni Relations programme which will create a desire amongst alumni to identify with and support their alma mater ie the DUT. The office arranges social events which provide a platform for alumni to network with one another and which also provides a platform to keep alumni updated on current developments at DUT. It is a great way to keep up or renew friendships and indulge in a bit of nostalgia.
The Alumni Relations Office is also responsible for the administration of Convocation and it’s executive structure (CONVEX). Convocation is a statutory body of the University and is constituted by, inter alia, graduates and all holders of diplomas and certificates of the University including those of the former M L Sultan Technikon and Technikon Natal including those institutions giving rise to these. Convocation has an important role to play in the institution by representing and advancing the collective interests of it’s members with respect to the University. As such, Convocation has 3 representatives on the DUT Council (the highest governing body of the institution). Should you have legitimate concerns regarding your alma mater; please contact us.
STAYING IN TOUCH
To keep you updated on new developments, you are encouraged to inform the Alumni Relations Office of any changes to your contact details. This ensures that you continue to receive communication from the office. You can also find us on the following social media platforms
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who is OUR Alumni?
DUT Alumni are persons who have graduated with a diploma or degree at Technikon Natal, ML Sultan Technikon, lndumiso College of Education, Durban Institute of Technology and Durban University of Technology. This is regardless of where you are currently located.
2. What is Convocation?
According to the Gazetted Act, (1) the convocation consists of the principal, the vice-principal, deputy vice-chancellors, the registrars, former and present academic employees and all persons who are or become graduates of the University.(2) Academic employees on the permanent staff of the University, professors emeriti and other retired academic employees who have been on the permanent staff in continuous employment for not less than 10 years immediately prior to retirement are members of the convocation.
3. How do I participate?
All alumni can participate in the relevant activities of the University by firstly updating their contact details with the Alumni Relations Office (see contact details below) or click here. By so doing you would have placed yourself in the network of other graduates that receive periodic updates of Alumni activities across the country.
Kindly contact: Zandile Ndlovu, Zipho Chamane and Nokulunga Zulu
Tel: (031) 373 2479 / 3018 / 3019
Alternatively email: or or
4. What are the benefits of being an Alumnus?
Being a part of the DUT family affords you benefits of networking with fellow alumni making waves in the world of work wherever you are. It also presents you with an opportunity to make meaningful contribution to the governance of the university through elected representatives serving on various structures.
5. What are the fees?
Free of charge…. So go on, contact Zandile Ndlovu to update your records.
6. What activities are there for Alumni?
The department organises a number of projects geared towards both the entertainment and continuous growth and professional development of our graduates. These activities include:
Homecoming Events, Class and Departmental Reunions, Breakfast and Dinner Sessions for networking purposes. For further information on these projects contact: Nishie Govender: Tel: (031) 373 2549 Alternatively email:
7. Where are we located?
The address of the Advancement and Alumni Relations office is:
Room AC0001, ground floor, block C (behind the Student Information Centre), ML Sultan Campus, 41/43 ML Sultan Road Durban 4000.