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shanaz HOD / Senior Lecturer: Dr Shanaz Ghuman
Tel: 031 373 2807
Email:
shanazg@dut.ac.za
Location: Ritson Campus
Qualification(s): Masters in Public Health, PGD Tertiary Education, PhD

Secretary
Tel:
031 373 2534
Fax: 086 674 0388
Email: Somatologyinfo@dut.ac.za

Borg Lecturer: Mrs D Borg
Tel: 031 373 2390
Fax: 086 674 0388
Email: dorindab@dut.ac.za
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Bio: Mrs Borg joined the Somatology department in 1996. She currently holds a National Higher Diploma: Somatology and a Master’s in Education (Higher Education). She completed the CIDESCO international exam in 1993 where she was awarded best practical exam. She served as HOD from 2012 to 2020. She is currently the third year level co-ordinator and curriculum

Nkwanyana Lecturer: Ms S Nkwanyana
Tel: 031 373 2535
Fax: 086 674 0388
Email: Sinegugun@dut.ac.za
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Bio: Ms Nkwanyana joined the Somatology team in 2006. She currently holds a National Diploma, a Bachelor of Technology in Somatology and Master of Technology in Somatology. She has completed Pre-Doctoral modules and is currently studying towards PhD (Health Sciences). She is an academic lecturer for some modules in the Diploma qualification and Post graduate qualification. She is the co-ordinator for Postgraduate studies and academic mentor coordinator. She is an external moderator for Somatology based modules for other Universities of Technology. She is involved in research supervision. Her interest and specialization are advanced facial therapies.

Mbutho Lecturer: Mrs N Mbutho
Tel: 031 373 2392
Fax: 086 674 0388
Email: nozukon@dut.ac.za
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Bio: Mrs Mbutho joined the department of Somatology in 2006 after serving five years in the industry. She obtained her National Diploma in Somatology at Natal Technikon and her Bachelor of Technology in Somatology at the Durban University of Technology. She also completed her Masters in Public Health at UKZN. Mrs Mbutho Is B-Tech Co-ordinator and is involved in research supervision.

Rammanhor Lecturer: Mrs Kiveshni Rammanhor
Tel: 031 373 2392
Email: naidook@dut.ac.za
Location: Ritson Campus
Qualification(s): M. Tech in Somatology (DUT)
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Bio: Mrs Rammanhor joined the Somatology Team in 2006 as part of a mentorship program and has progressed today as a Lecturer. She had graduated with the Master’s Degree in 2014 and is currently pursuing her PhD. Mrs Rammanhor specialises in teaching Body Therapy Modules in the undergraduate and postgraduate program. These modules include Massage (Swedish and Sports), Electric and Manual therapies as well as Advanced Reflexology Therapy (Vertical Reflexology). Another keen interest of hers is engaging with students in community engagement projects and assists in sporting endeavours such as the Comrades, Sani2c and Dusi Marathon.
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Courses Currently Teaching: Courses Currently Teaching: National Diploma (2nd level and 3rd level), Advanced Diploma, as well as Postgraduate and Masters (research supervision).
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Research and Innovation focus: Education (Curriculum Development)

Mpofana Lecturer: Ms Mpofana
Tel: 031 373 5863
Email:
nomakhosim@dut.ac.za
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3007-1147

Location: Ritson Campus
Qualification(s): Masters in Public Health, PGD Tertiary Education, PhD
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Bio: Ms Mpofana joined the department of Somatology in 2020 after serving numerous years in the medical aesthetics industry. She is involved in teaching and learning of Somatic Medical Aesthetics, Hydrotherapy and Permanent Remedial Somatic Therapy Procedures. She is responsible for clinic coordination (WiL) as well as student research supervision. Ms Mpofana currently serves as a committee member on both Departmental as well as the Faculty Research Committees. As a budding researcher, Ms Mpofana is priviledged to be able to collaborate with both local and international skin care experts, where she has either presented papers in conferences or published articles in accredited journals, thus demonstrating expertise aligned to her field of study and link it to the current medical aesthetics issues in South Africa.  Her arrears of expertise in somatology include: Lasers and lights, Anti-aging (chemical and mechanical), hydrotherapy, melasma, darker skin types, Indigenous knowledge. She is currently completing her PhD in Clinical medicine (Dermatology).

Gumede General assistant: Mirriam Gumede
Email:
mirriamg@dut.ac.za
Location: Ritson Campus
Qualification(s): Matric
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Bio: Mirriam has been with the department of Somatology for 25 years. Given her experience, she is responsible to assists the programme with general housekeeping. Among many other roles she plays in the department, the key role is maintaining hygiene is the practical venues as well as the Somatology clinic. Other duties she performs include overseeing office supply and needs, laundry, storage of clinic and classroom stock, banking, laundry, and sanitation of class rooms.

Makgobole Lecturer: Ms Makgobole
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Bio
: Ms Makgobole joined the department of Somatology in 2011 as part of the mentorship program, she progressed to be the departmental Extended Curriculum Programme coordinator. Currently, she is involved in teaching and learning modules including Aesthetics Practices and Body therapy. She is the first year coordinator and also involved in research supervision. 

Naidoo Technician: Mrs Ronell Naidoo
Tel: 031 373 2756
Email:
ronellg@dut.ac.za
Location: Ritson Campus
Qualification(s): Masters Degree: Health Sciences

Saunder Description: Somatology Clinician: Cindy Saunders
Tel: 031 373 2807
Email:
shanazg@dut.ac.za
Location: Ritson Campus
Qualification(s): B-Tech Somatology

Bellato Somatology ECP coordinator and Lecturer: Mrs L.C Bellato
Tel: 031 373 2391
Email: 
laurao@dut.ac.za
Location: Ritson Campus
Qualification(s): Master of Health Sciences: Somatology.

Xulu Mrs Nothile Xulu
Tel: 031 373 2408
Email:
NothileB@dut.ac.za
Location: Ritson Campus
Qualification(s): Masters Degree: Health Sciences

Programme Part-Time Lecturers

Name Telephone Fax
Dr Warren Jordan
Mrs Doreen Ngubane
Mrs Ashika Sookoo
All part-time staff may be contacted
via the Somatology Programme
Secretary (Miss Ronelle Ganesh) on:031 373 2534
Any faxes may be directed
via the Somatology
Programme office fax on:086 674 0388