The Durban University of Technology (DUT) was named the “Best University” at the Rising Sun 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards, which were held at the offices of the Rising Sun, in Chatsworth, Durban on 14 September 2023.
Established to acknowledge and to recognise outstanding local businesses, the Rising Sun Readers’ Choice Awards featured 50 different categories. The awards reflected the preferences of readers of the Rising Sun.
The afternoon shimmered with glamour, excitement and distinction, as attendees from the nominated businesses convened. DUT was recognised for its academic excellence and its community engagement. DUT’s Marketing Practitioner, Ms Kareeshma Gayaparsad, represented the university at the awards ceremony and proudly accepted the 2023 Readers’ Choice Award on behalf of the entire DUT community.
Alan Khan, Senior Director of Corporate Affairs at the Durban University of Technology said: ”We are immensely grateful and deeply honoured to have been named Best University in the Rising Sun 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards. This recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to academic excellence, research, and innovation, as well as our dedication to fostering meaningful community engagement and entrepreneurship. At DUT, we strive for excellence in every facet of our university. We owe a heartfelt thank you to the readers of Rising Sun for this remarkable acknowledgment. We are truly grateful for this honour and thank our staff and students who live the values and principles of our ENVISION2030 strategy.”
Mr Vijay Maharaj, the CEO of Rising Sun, voiced his gratitude to all the businesses for their impactful contributions to the community. “I wish to congratulate everyone here today. Your recognition by the community truly signifies your unwavering dedication,” Maharaj commented.
Pictured: Reuben Pillay, Rising Sun Sales Executive handing the award over to DUT’s Marketing Practitioner, Ms Kareeshma Gayaparsad