On Saturday, 18 March 2017, the Durban University of Technology inaugurated its Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Thandwa Mthembu, in a ceremony that was attended by over 400 guests.
High profile guests who attended the ceremony included Professor Ahmed Bawa, former DUT Vice-Chancellor and Principal and now Universities South Africa CEO; Lindiwe Sisulu, Human Settlements Department Minister; Justice Mahube Molemela, Central University of Technology Chancellor; Mduduzi Manana; Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister; Judge Vuka Tshabalala, current DUT Chancellor; Frances Chisholm, U.S. Consul General in Durban; Wang Jianzhou, Chinese Consul General in Durban and Ela Gandhi, social activist and former DUT Chancellor.
The inauguration was held at the Fred Crookes Sports Centre, Steve Biko Campus, and was followed by a dinner at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) to further commemorate the event.
This was his keynote address at the event. VICE-CHANCELLOR’S INAUGURAL ADDRESS