Inaugural Speech of Prof Thandwa Mthembu, DUT Vice-Chancellor and Principal VICE-CHANCELLOR’S INAUGURAL ADDRESS

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Speech by Consul General Frances Chisholm at Research Awards Evening 2016 Read full speech here

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Speech by DUT’S Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor  Thandwa Mthembu at Research Awards Evening 2016 . Read full speech here

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Graduation speech by Don Mkhwanazi; DUT Honorary Doctorate Recipient, at the DUT Spring Graduation Ceremonies 2014. Read full speech…


Graduation speech by Anant Singh; DUT Honorary Doctorate Recipient, at the DUT Spring Graduation Ceremonies 2014. Read full speech…


Speech by Mathuto Motumi; Office of the Deputy Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities HoD, delivered on Monday 14 April during the graduation ceremony of the Management Sciences Faculty. Be Fruitful and Increase – a changing global workforce to drive organisational performance. Read full speech…


Opening Remarks by Professor Fred Otieno, DVC: TIP, at the DUT Research Awards Ceremony 2012. Read full speech…


Keynote Address by Dr Dumisani Ngcobo on the occasion of the Spring Graduation Ceremony of the Faculty of Management Sciences, 3 September 2013, Steve Biko Campus, Durban University of Technology. Read full speech…


April 2013 Graduation Speeches

Thami Msubo, Chief of Human Resources, Telkom SOC Limited, Durban, South Africa, Keynote Address on 15 April 2013 

Dr Ramneek Ahluwalia, Director and Head Higher Education HIV/AIDS Programme (HEAIDS) Graduation 16 April 2013

Xoliswa Kakana, founder and managing director of ICT Works, keynote address on April 16, 2013.

Dr Ramneek Ahluwalia Speech at the Faculty of Accounting and Informatics Graduation on 17 April 2013 

Dr Ramneek Ahluwalia Speech at the Faculty of Applied Sciences Graduation on 18 April 2013


Speech at the Signing and Unveiling Ceremony of Confucius Institute, Durban University of Technology, South Africa
YE Huiling, Chairperson of the Council, FAFU, 27 March 2013. Read full speech…


BRICS Academic Forum: Towards a Refocused Debate
Keynote address delivered at the fifth BRICS academic forum, hosted by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), Higher Education South Africa (HESA) and Durban University of Technology (DUT), 10 – 13 March 2013. Read full speech…


The Durban University of Technology recently held the Annual Research Awards to Honour Excellence in Research. 
The event was held on October 23, 2012. Professor Fred Otieno; the DUT Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Technology, Innovation and Partnerships made the welcome address. Read full speech…


LG SETA Graduation Ceremony – 7th September 2012 at Durban University of Technology
By Professor FAO Otieno, Deputy Vice Chancellor: Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, Durban University Of Technology

Master of ceremonies, Executive and Senior DUT Staff, HoD’s, Head of EDU, Distinguished Guests, Graduands, Students, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my pleasure and honour to welcome you, on behalf of the Durban University of Technology to this special occasion. Read full speech…


DUT 2012 Spring Graduation 
The Durban University of Technology today (Thursday September 6, 2012) conferred an honourary Doctor of Technology Degree in Health Sciences to Ela Gandhi, in recognition of her untiring commitment to community welfare, non-violence and reconciliation in South Africa and internationally.
Gandhi, a peace activist and former ANC Member of Parliament, delivered a heartwarming speech after receiving her honourary doctorate, urging graduands to always have humility and integrity. Read full speech…


Lecture on the late Professor Lewis Nkosi
Professor Michael Chapman, Emeritus Professor and fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal delivered a lecture at the DUT City Campus on Thursday, August 23, 2012 on the late Professor Lewis Nkosi who was posthumously awarded an honorary doctorate in the Faculty of Arts and Design by DUT earlier this year in recognition of his significant contributions as a prolific and profound South African writer and essayist. Read full speech…


Darlene Menzies – DUT Graduation Speech (18 April 2012 2pm Faculty of Accounting and Informatics).
As a passionate Durbanite, a software development business owner and an avid supporter of the DUT, it is my pleasure and privilege to address you today. Read full speech…


Award of an Honorary Doctorate to Professor Lewis Nkosi
Address by Professor Astrid Starck-Adler (Graduation April 12, 2012). Read full speech…


Chancellor’s Inauguration
Speech delivered by Judge Vuka Tshabalala, DUT’s Newly appointed Chancellor: at his Inauguration on 3 April 2012. Read full speech…


DUTs Institutional Research Day
Speech delivered by Professor FAO Otieno, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Technology, Innovation and Partnerships at DUT’s Institutional Research Day on 17 November 2011. Read full speech…


2011 Toastmasters Winner
Ms Roxamme Watson delivered the winning 2011 speech of the Toastmasters International Programme offered to the 2nd year Food and Nutrition Students.Read full speech…


Welcoming address at the SA-China gala dinner by Professor Fred Otieno, Deputy Vice Chancellor: Technology, Innovation and Partnership, Durban University of Technology. Held on 30 September 2011.
Ladies and gentlemen, we live in a moment of history where change is so fast, that we sometimes only see the present when it isalready disappearing. Read full speech…


BSU Business Breakfast speech by Professor FAO Otieno, DVC, TIP
The Chair of DUT Council, Vice Chancellor, dintinguished guests, guests, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen.
It gives me great pleasure to be able to introduce to you briefly the context of the Business Studies Unit within the Durban University of Technology. 2011 has been a turbulent and challenging year for the Unit, given conflicting understandings of the BSU and competitors in the field. Read full speech…


Invotech Launch speech by Prof Ahmed Bawa
On behalf of DUT it gives me immense pleasure to welcome you all to the University to help us launch INVOTECH – the Innovation Technology Business Incubator. This is an extremely important beginning and brings together many strands of activity at DUT, in the city and province and many concerns about the nature and culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in South Africa. Read full speech…


Congratulatory Speech at the Gauteng City Regional Academy (GCRA) Graduation Ceremony on 13 May 2011 
by Professor FAO Otieno, Deputy Vice chancellor: Technology, Innovation and Partnerships,Durban University of Technology.
Master of Ceremonies, The MEC, Members of the MC, Councilors, Members of the GCRA and DUT Council, Members of the Executive of DUT, Colleagues, Parents, Relatives, Friends, Guests, Graduands, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.
It is my pleasure and honour to welcome you, on behalf of the Durban University of Technology on this special occasion, where we celebrate the Graduation of a number of our students, members of the GCRA. Read full speech…


Message of Congratulations delivered by Professor Ihron Rensburg, Chairperson: HESA
Inauguration and Investiture of Professor Ahmed Bawa as Vice-Chancellor of the Durban University of Technology.Read full speech…


Inauguration speech by Prof BawaRead full speech…


Speech by Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize delivered at the inauguration of Professor Ahmed C Bawa. Read full speech…


Address by Professor Fred Otieno, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Technology, Innovation and Partnerships on the occasion of the Launch of the Transformative Educational Studies (TES) project. Read full speech…


Speech of the Minister Communications, Radhakrishna Padayachie at the Launch of the E-Skills Knowledge Production & Coordination Hub, KwaZulu-Natal
It is a pleasure to be here this afternoon as my first official visit to Durban in my role as the Minister for Communications. This is an important occasion as it marks the start of a most important journey for our country. Colleagues, on the 19 November shortly after being appointed as the Minister, I gave a media briefing where I laid out the framework, approach and the strategic priorities for the Department for the next 12 months. Please let me reiterate some of the important points made at that time that are relevant for us here today. Read full speech…


Graduation Address by Professor Kader Asmal
When I first returned to Durban in 1990, after over three decades of exile, I found the higher education institutions deeply divided by race and ethnicity, reflecting the cruel separation of a vindictive system. Also, in the racial logic of apartheid there were two separate universities, side-by-side, called technicons. Read full speech…


Forty two 2nd year ND: Consumer Science; Food and Nutrition students completed an eight week Toastmasters International Speechcraft course (2009)as part of the subject Food Communication 11, to improve their public speaking skills. The best speech “The Lost Generation” was delivered Thando Mlambo. Read full speech…


Address by Dr Martin Hinoul on the occasion of the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Engineering and the acceptance of his Honorary Doctorate Degree in the Faculty of Engineering.
Vice Chancellor Professor du Pré, Professors,Friends, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, Dear Students.
It is a profound honour for me to receive today this “prestigious” Honorary Doctorate Degree at the Faculty of Engineering at the Durban University of Technology, in this beautiful city of Durban, in this truly amazing country: South Africa. Read full speech… (21/4/09)


Dr Phaho Graduation Speech – The World is not Your Oyster : The University Vice-chancellor and Principal Prof Roy Du Pré, University Council Members present, Distinguished Academics, Honored Guests, Proud parents and the graduating class of 2009, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to address you at this most auspicious of gatherings. But first things first. To the graduates and with apologies to The Poet Horace: As you celebrate this landmark achievement I urge you to Be Wise, Strain your Wine but please do not drink it all in one go, and in this brief space cut back Long Hopes. Read full speech … (21/4/09)


Moses Speech – DUT Bursary Launch : It gives me great pleasure to speak to you today at the launch of the bursary fund, which is a novel, noble, imaginative and forward-looking project of the Durban University of Technology. Added to that is the challenge of catching up with the developed world, especially on the important issue of modern technology, which is the driving force of today’s economies. Obviously, the foundation for an ideal society with adequately skilled men and women, capable of bringing about all-round development, is rooted in the sound education and training system. Read full speech…(27//3/09)


Response to recent xenophobic attacks : Prof RH du Pré, Vice-Chancellor and Principal.Read full speech…


Address of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Durban University of Technology, Professor RH du Pre’ on the occasion of the Art For Humanity Gala Dinner, Durban Art Gallery, 17 May 2008. Read full speech …