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Durban University of Technology (DUT) Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Thandwa Mthembu will be delivering the annual State of the University Address (SOUA) 2023 at the Indumiso Campus Hall in Pietermaritzburg on Friday, 10 March 2023 at 16h30.

In his address, Prof Mthembu will highlight DUT’s accomplishments and accolades from the previous year (2022). He will also focus on the current state of affairs in 2023 and outline the future prospects of the university, making reference to the current strategy, the ENVISION2030. This will be the second physical SOUA to be held at DUT since it was established in 2019. In 2020 and 2021, this event was held online due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The media and other university stakeholders will get an opportunity to engage with Prof Mthembu, immediately after the State of the University Address, during the Question-and-Answer session. More engagements with Prof Mthembu are also expected to take place during the State of the University Address Gala Dinner to be held later that evening.

Prior to the DUT SOUA 2023 on the day at 14h00, the media will be taken on a media tour around Indumiso Campus to view the progress of the state-of-the-art infrastructure currently under construction.

Three specific areas will be targeted namely the Engineering building, the innobiz DUT Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the new Library. The media will be taken through these projects as this will highlight the university strategy, ENVISION2030 and DUT tagline: Creative. Distinctive. Impactful. The Midlands Campus Director: Dr Joe Molete will then conduct a 30-minute presentation on the Midlands projects, unpacking their impact on the DUT community and the society at large. After the presentation, Dr Molete and Mr Khulekani Shabalala, Project Manager: Physical Planning at DUT will engage with the media on these exciting projects.

Pictured: The DUT Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Thandwa Mthembu.

Simangele Zuma

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