Art Gallery

Francesca Verga
Gallery Curator
B. A. (Art History, English, Classical Civilisation), University of Natal, PMB
B. A. Honours (Art History), University of Natal, PMB
M.A. (Art History) (University of KwaZulu-Natal, PMB) (current)
Area(s) of Expertise: 
Collections Management
Care of Collections
Curation of exhibitions
Research interests: Contemporary South African Visual Arts
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 2207
Fax: 031 373 2207

Centre for Quality Promotion and Assurance

Mrs Kalawathie Sattar
BSc – University of Durban Westville
Diploma: Tertiary Education (cum laude) – UNISA NHD: Med Tech – M L Sultan Technikon
MMed Sc. – University of Natal: Medical School
Area(s) of Expertise:
Quality Promotion and Assurance
Curriculum Development
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 6803
Fax: 031 373 5258
Cell: 082 874 3756


Mrs Lesley Anne Cooke
Quality Assurance Manager/Specialist
Master of Education: Educational (Curriculum) Studies cum laude, University of Natal
Cert. Ed (Further Education), University of Sunderland
Certificate of Teaching: Adult and Further Education (730), City & Guilds (NORCAT)
Graduate of Royal Institute of Biology (Microbiology Honours) Sunderland Polytechnic
BSc Combined Studies in Science: Biology and Geology, CNAA
Area(s) of Expertise:
Quality Promotion and Assurance
Curriculum Development
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 5103
Fax: 031 373 5258
Cell: 083 524 7203


Mrs Shanoogary Govender
Quality Assurance Manager/Specialist
BPaed, BEd – University of Durban Westville
Med – University of Natal
Area(s) of Expertise:
Quality Promotion and Assurance
Staff Development
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 5102
Fax: 031 373 5258
Cell:083 778 4039

Centre for Higher Education and Development

Joan Conolly
Associate Professor and Associate-Director
Centre for Higher Education and Development
BA, BA (Hons English), BA Hons (Linguistics), MA Orality-Literacy Studies (cum laude), PhD Orality-Literacy Studies, U.E.D
Area(s) of Expertise:
Holistic Learning and Integrated Teaching and Assessment Stategies
Design and Implementation
Oral and Memory Studies
Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Community Engagement,
Mnemonic Texts and Rhythmo-stylistic analysis,
Memory Studies,
Integrated Learning Teaching and Assessment Strategies,
Oral Tradition
Postgraduate and research methods and supervision in the above
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 2685
Fax: 031 373 6759


Marí Peté (Ms)
Educational Technologist
Educational Technology, CHED
Master’s in Education (e-learning), Further Diploma in Education (Computers in Education), Higher Diploma in Education, BA Honours (Afr & Dutch Literature), BA.
Area(s) of Expertise:
Web-based learning: including institutional implementation
Online community development
Web pedagogy
Instructional design
Web design
Research of all of the above
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 5259
Fax: 031 373 6742

Higher Education Leadership & Management Political Systems and the Law

Dr Lizwi Mhlane
Director: Equity, Change & Diversity Management
Research Proposals Evaluator for the Thuthuka Research Capacity Development Programme and WIR (Women in Research) projects run from DUT’s Centre for Research Management and Development.
NRF funding for various research projects.
BA Sociology of Education & Sociology of Development, University of South Africa (UNISA)
BA Honours Education and Sociology, UNISA
B.Comm Honours Business Management and Marketing, University of KwaZulu-Natal
MA Educational Planning, University of Michigan
Ph.D. Educational Management, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Qualified Teacher : University Education Diploma (UED), University of Zululand
Intermediate Diploma (Human Resource Management – IPM)
Internet Skills for the Office (Technical Education Centre – CSC Training)
Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management and Development (The SA Institute of Management)
Cert. Industrial Education & Simulation Training, National Institute for Personnel Research (NIPR)
Cert. Psychometric Test User-A (Test Commission of South Africa)
Cert. Employment Equity Management, Picay Business Intelligence
Cert. Benchmarking Employment Equity Practices
Cert. Academic Development Practice (University of Cape Town and IIED)
Cert. Research Skills and Methodology: Afrocentric Research, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Basic and Applied Research, Proposal & Report Writing.
Power-Mentoring : Career Planning and Succession Management
Areas of Expertise :
Black Economic Empowerment : Codes of Practice and Verification Techniques
Conflict Resolution, Administering Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
Analysis of Political and Economic Systems : Geopolitics in Africa and Diaspora (first, second and third World political agendas)Frameworks Democracy Development, Racism, Race Relations, Ethnicism and Political Climate Surveys, Electioneering and Voting Patterns, Political Violence Monitoring MPD / DDP, Analysis of Political Trends, Religious and Political Tolerance
Dispute Settlement, Talent Management.
Educational Change : Globalisation, Massification and Marketisation of Knowledge
Diversity Management, Race and Gender Discrimination.
Higher Education Management
Institutional Planning and Resources Management in Higher Education Institutions
IKS and Traditional Leadership in Modern Societies
Knowledge Economies, Corporate Governance in Higher Education,
Organisational Development, Team Building Techniques, Physical and Social Accommodation of Employees with Disabilities, Recruitment and Retention Strategies for People with Disabilities.
Performance Management Systems, Organisational Design and Restructuring.
Frameworks for Successful Capitalism and Socialism paradigms
Policy Development and Implementation in HEIs, Sexual Harassment,
Social Change – leading and managing change, Curriculum Change and Planned and Unplanned Change, Group Dynamics, Open and Closed Societies, Multiculturalism and Cultural Pluralism, Managing Social Integration and Cohesion,
Strategic Planning, Organisational Vision, Mission, Values and Transformation
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 2345 (Message)
Tel: 031 373 2579 (Direct)
Fax: 086 674 0695
Cell: 083 440 3120

Institute of Systems Science

Kevin Jan Duffy
Professor: Institute of Systems Science
Area(s) of Expertise:
Prof. Kevin Duffy directs the Institute of Systems Science (iSS). The Institute of Systems Science was created out an existing Centre of Excellence to accomplish the following:

  • To conduct high calibre research into real-world questions using multidisciplinary computational, mathematical and other systems methods.
  • To develop methods to help understand these questions.
  • To effect a technology transfer of the methods and perspectives used to a broad group of South Africans.

The Institute of Systems Science comprises a number of staff members across different departments and faculties at DUT, and staff from other universities nationally and internationally. These staff members are involved because of their common research synergies. iSS has co-ordinated 12 research staff, five postdoctoral candidates, and numbers of postgraduate masters and doctoral students from 8 different departments housed in four of the present faculties of DUT. Thus, we are performing a cross-disciplinary function in Systems Research.
Prof. Duffy’s expertise is in the application of computational systems methods to real world questions. The Institute has recently been involved in a research project funded by the African Union where they are developing decision support tools based on scientifically validated indigenous and traditional knowledge (ITK) to improved agricultural productivity and sustainability. The target is to assist in the improvement of agricultural production and economic yields.
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 6733


Nicky Muller
Specialist : Library Innovation and Development Library
Masters Information Studies (MIS) University of Natal, BA, Higher Diploma in Librarianship
Area(s) of Expertise:
Management systems for information resources
Setting up information and resource centres
Computerisation of library systems
Information systems and policies
Proofreading and editing
Contact Details:
Tel: 031 373 5140
Fax: 031 373 5232