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Durban University of Technology (DUT) officially launched the ENVISION2030 Living Values Framework, comprising five core values: transparency, honesty, integrity, respect and accountability. These values are underpinned by the principles of fairness, professionalism, commitment, compassion and excellence. DUT Media Officer, Simangele Zuma, recently engaged in a conversation with Mesuli Mnculwane, an administrative Assistant at the Student Admissions unit, to delve deeper into the Living Values Framework and ENVISION2030.

Q: Kindly tell me about your role at DUT?

A: “I am currently an Administrative Assistant at the Student Admissions unit. I am responsible for clerical and organisational tasks, to keep the office running.”

Q: How long have you been a member of the DUT family?

A: “I have been a DUT family member for 24 months. However, I have been at my current unit for three months and counting.”

Q: Amongst the mentioned ENVISION2030 Living Values and Principles, which one do you mostly associate with and why?

A: “Integrity. I believe in being an individual of strong moral principles, where my character would represent how I am, even in my absence.”

Q: What are your views on the new DUT tagline: Creative, Distinctive, Impactful?

A: “It inspires and dares both student and staff to perform their absolute best in all that they thrive to be.”

Q: How are you planning to keep abreast with the ENVISION2030 Living Values Framework?

A: “I plan to ensure that my actions and words align with the DUT Living Values.”

Q: What is the one thing that most people do not know about you?

A: “I enjoy laughing a lot, but I’m also short tempered. So, let us all play nice.”

Q: In your opinion, how will the ENVISION2030 Living Values Framework benefit DUT?

A: “It will build and prepare students for the life after university, the expectations and reality of it.”

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?

A: “Any outdoor activities. It keeps me active and helps clear my mind.”

Q: What is your daily motivation?

A: “To forgive and heal. I always strive to do better than yesterday.”

Q: What are your future goals at DUT?

A: “To further my education, grow within the institution and become a permanent staff member.”

Q: If you were granted one wish, what would it be?

A: “To have unlimited peace.”

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