Director: Prof Carin E Napier

Prof. C Napier

Prof. Carin Napier is the Director of Research and Postgraduate Support at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). She is an Associate Professor and has been awarded as one of the top postgraduate supervisors in the Faculty of Applied Sciences for the 2016 and 2017 academic years, rated as an established researcher (C2) by the National Research Foundation (SA) 2019.  She is also an international research collaborator with the University of Applied Sciences Munster, in Germany, and Texas Tech Research University in the United States of America.
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Acting Manager: Ms V Govender

Vaneshree-Govender
Ms Vaneshree Govender is the Acting Manager for the Research and Postgraduate Support Directorate at the Durban University of Technology, in South Africa. She has two decades of experience working in Higher Education and 15 years’ experience in Research Management and Development. She has worked in several portfolios including Research Grants, Research Ethics, Research Outputs, Postgraduate Support and her most recently in Research Capacity Development. She has served as Editor and Creative Consultant on numerous in-house and some award-winning publications.

 

default-avatar-e1448374196642Secretary: Ms. Zanele Ncgobo
Tel: 031 373 2577
Email: zaneles@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko Campus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OVERVIEW

The Research and Postgraduate Support Directorate (RPS) primarily focuses on managing the university’s research activities and supporting the academic and research staff through research management and development systems, organizing research capacity building initiatives, providing research support and incentive structures to stimulate researchers and strategic inputs which in turn ensure the university meets the Department of Higher Education and Training (DoHET) targets.The division enhances the university’s profile by facilitating the development and implementation of strategic research and postgraduate support policies that stimulate sustainable growth and increase the research base.The functions of the RPS include strategic support in the following:

  • Career development planning for emerging researchers in collaboration with the established researchers.
  • Focused research development programmes for researchers and postgraduate
  • Collection of research institutional data, analyzing it and preparing reports for monitoring, planning and submission to relevant statutory funding bodies like
  • Regular monitoring and development of appropriate incentive and research awards for researchers.
  • Acquisition of external and internal grants for both staff and postgraduate
  • Convene and initiate public lecture series at the university related to research in identified focus areas in consultation with relevant focus area leaders and faculty
  • Raise awareness and run appropriate research capacity development programmes for both Postgraduate students and staff.

 

VISION

Recognised for Research Support Excellence

 

MISSION

Supporting Research and Innovation Through:

  • Research Capacity Development
  • Grants Management
  • Research Information Management
  • Institutional Research Ethics

 

VALUES

  • Integrity: We are honest, true and ethical
  • Respect: We are understanding, considerate, compassionate, kind and polite
  • Accountability: We are responsible and answerable to all stakeholders
  • Efficiency: We are prompt and deadline driven. We engage proactively

 

Supporting Great Research

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

The Directorate endorses the university’s mission of “Promoting excellence in learning and teaching, technology transfer and applied research” by facilitating the development and implementation of strategic research and postgraduate support policies that stimulates sustainable growth and increases the research base.

 

The Research Capacity Development (RCD) programme is part of the Directorate’s commitment to initiate and foster programmes that develop researchers. The Directorate runs a number of RCD initiatives for staff and students every year.

 

The RCD programme provides opportunities for staff and students to support each other. Workshop facilitators are highly respected academics who are experts in their field. Read more…

 

Vaneshree-Govender RCD Coordinator: Ms  Vaneshree Govender
Tel: 031 373 2558
Email: vanesh@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko Campus

Zethu Mnguni Research Administrator: Research Capacity Development: Ms Zethu Letta Mnguni
Tel: 031 373 3007
Email: lettam@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko Campus

Lebo Ramakatsa Gatekeeper: Ms. Lebo Ramakatsa
Tel: 031 373 2912
Email: gatekeeper@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko Campus

Zenande Ndakisa Research, Innovation and Engagement Liaison: Mr. Zenande Ndakisa
Tel: 031 373 3007
Email: ZenandeN@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko Campus

default-avatar-e1448374196642 Administrator: Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation Conference: Mr. Theophilus Adedokun
Email: abstracts@dut.ac.za

GRANTS MANAGEMENT DIVISION

Grants Management Division falls under the Research and Postgraduate Support Directorate

 

Mission Statement

Acquisition of external and internal grants for staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students, using cutting-edge technology-based ethical and efficient processes that support the Durban University of Technology Research Strategic Plan.

 

Dr-Dzwairo Grants Administrator: Dr Bloodless Dzwairo
Tel: 031 373 2423
Email: grantsadministrator@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko
Qualification(s): DTech Eng: Civil (TUT), MSc IWRM (Eng)  (UZ), BSc (Hon) Environmental Management(UNISA), BSc Chemistry and Microbiology (UNISA)
Senior Researcher: Grants Management Division
Research Associate: Department of Civil Engineering

Slindile Mldtshe Ms Slindile Mdletshe
Tel: 031 373 2448
Email: grantsassistant@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko
Qualification(s): Masters Marketing (DUT)Student Support, Events, Logistics and Systems Design and Maintenance

Bongumenzi Mr Bongumenzi Talent Mncwango
DUT Internal M and D Scholarships
Other M and D Scholarships
Grants Management
Tel: 031 373 2448
Email: grantsassistant@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko
Qualification(s): Management and Optimisation of Supply Chains and Transport (Ecole des Mines de Nantes); BTech Industrial Engineering (DUT)

Itumeleng Shabalala Mr Itumeleng Joshua Tshabalala 
DUT Staff – NRF Postgraduate Development Grants
Grants Management
Tel: 031 373 2448
Email: grantsassistant.@dut.ac.za
Qualification(s): Communication science Honors (UNISA)

Langelihle-Shange Mr Langelihle Shange 
DUT Established Researchers – NRF Research Grants Management
Tel: 031 373 2448
Email: grantsassistant.@dut.ac.za
Qualification(s): BSc Environmental Science (UKZN)

Samukelisiwe Portia Gambu Ms Samukelisiwe Portia Gambu
BTech and Undergraduate Scholarships
All CSIR Scholarships
Grants Management
Tel: 031 373 2448
Email: grantsassistant.@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko
Qualification(s): BSc Environmental Sciences (UKZN)

liz Ms Lizibeth Matinya
Fellows NRF and SKA M and D Postgraduate Scholarships &
Post-Doctoral Fellows/Research Associates/Research
Tel: 031 373 2448
Email: grantsassistant.@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko
Qualification(s): Bachelor of Science: Geography and Environmental Management (UKZN)
Master of Health Science: Environmental Health (DUT)

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INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEE (IREC)

The Institutional Research Ethics Committee (IREC) has the responsibility of evaluating, approving and monitoring research involving humans, animals and the environment. It does so by following accepted research ethical guidelines as laid out by the Department of Health of South Africa and the Declaration of Helsinki. It aims to protect the rights and welfare of research participants, animals and the environment by adhering to the principles of beneficence, justice and respect for persons, especially vulnerable populations, animals and the environment. In so doing it must ensure that the research methodology and relevant literature is based on sound principles derived from appropriate studies with the aim to provide an answer to the research question posed.

The committee membership is composed as required by the National Health Research Council of South Africa, which is the accrediting body. All members are required to have initial and ongoing training in Research ethics. Read more…

 

Prof K Adam IREC Chair: Prof Jamila K Adam
Tel: 031 373 3093
Email: adamjk@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko Campus

default-avatar-e1448374196642 Administrator: Ms Lavisha Deonarain
Tel: 031 373 2375
Email: lavishad@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko Campus

default-avatar-e1448374196642 IREC Assistant: Ms Talia Krishanlal
Email: irec@dut.ac.za

default-avatar-e1448374196642 IREC Assistant: Ms Kimera Naicker
Email: irec@dut.ac.za

RESEARCH FINANCE

The division mainly provides financial administration, monitoring and reporting to the Research and Postgraduate Support Directorate, researchers, and where applicable, to external sponsors.

 

default-avatar-e1448374196642 Manager: Mr Sagie Govender
Tel: 031 373 2959
Email: sagieg@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko Campus

Melissa Ogle Research and Project Officer: Ms Melissa Ogle
Tel: 031 373 3601
Email: melissao@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko Campus

Simo Sibisi Finance Administrator: Mr. Sinenhlanhla Simo Sibisi
Tel: 031 373 2570
Email: SinenhlanhlaS1@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko Campus

RESEARCH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

RIM Coordinator RIM Coordinator: Ms Charity Cele
Tel: 031 373 2382
Email: celepc@dut.ac.za
Qualification(s): BTech (DUT), MBA (MANCOSA)

Edzani Nevondo Administrator: Elements: Mr. Edzani Nevondo
Tel: 031 373 2912
Email: edzanin@dut.ac.za
Qualification(s): BTech IT (DUT)

Mpenduleni Jili Administrator: Outputs and Statutory reporting: Mr. Mphenduleni Jili
Tel: 031 373 2971
Email: mphendulenij@dut.ac.za
Qualification(s): BTech Office Management and Technology(DUT)

CENTRE FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATION

The Postgraduate Association (PGA) is a student Association of the Durban University of Technology (DUT) that is committed to representing and promoting the interests of postgraduate students of the University. It is guided and informed by the realization of broad democratic participation, transparency, accountability, unity, service delivery and academic and research excellence. The PGA recognizes the supremacy of the DUT SRC.

Lebo RamakatsaPresident: Ms Lebo Ramakatsa
Tel: 031 373 2912
Email: pga@dut.ac.za
Qualification(s): BTech: HRM (DUT)

 

 

FACULTY RESEARCH OFFICERS

default-avatar-e1448374196642 Research Officer: Mr Ayanda Mnguni
Faculty of Accounting and Informatics
Email: AyandaM10@dut.ac.za
Faculty Research Coordinator: Dr. Delene Heukelman – deleneh@dut.ac.za

default-avatar-e1448374196642 Research Officer: Ms. Kameshnee Mellem
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Email: kameshneen@dut.ac.za

Siyabonga Shangase Research Officer: Mr Siyabonga Shangase
Faculty of Arts and Design
Email: SiyabongaS3@dut.ac.za
Faculty Research Coordinator: Dr. Maleshoane Rapeane-Mathonsi – maleshoaner@dut.ac.za

Fathima3 Research Officer: Ms Fathima Bibi Ally
Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Tel: 031 373 2100
Email: fathimaa1@dut.ac.za
Faculty Research Coordinator: Prof. Paul Musonge –  paulm@dut.ac.za

Sugen-Reddy Research Officer: Mr Sugendran Reddy
Faculty of Health Sciences
Tel: 031 373 2055
Email: sugendranr@dut.ac.za
Faculty Research Coordinator: Prof. Noddy Jinabhai – champaklalj@dut.ac.za

Sheena-Perumal Research Officer: Ms Sheena Perumal
Faculty of Health Sciences
Tel: 031 373 3039
Email: sheenap@dut.ac.za
Faculty Research Coordinator: Prof. Noddy Jinabhai – champaklalj@dut.ac.za

Ms Mesha  Naicker Research Officer: Ms Mesha Naicker
Faculty of Management Sciences
Tel: 031 373 5669
Email: meshan@dut.ac.za
Faculty Research Coordinator: Prof. Renitha Rampersad – renithar@dut.ac.za