RESEARCH & POSTGRADUATE SUPPORT Directorate 

 

LindaRM Director: Dr. Linda Zikhona Linganiso
Location: Steve Biko Campus   

 

Bio: Dr Linda Zikhona Linganiso is an Academic Entrepreneur, Author and Inventor. She is a frequent guest on radio and TV programs. Seasoned with passion and revelatory insight, Dr. Linganiso opens minds with scientifically based principles of intellectual empowerment. She is the founder of Linganiso & CO Consulting, a Waste Management consulting company which helps investors invest in profitable enterprises. She has published more than 40 research articles including reviews, 28 book chapters and a few patents. In addition, Dr Linganiso has published a series of books titled: Waste-to-Profit (W-t-P). Volume one focuses on “Value added Products to generate Wealth…ReadMore


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

 

Bio: 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.


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….


Research Capacity Development Co-ordinator: Ms  Vaneshree Govender
Tel: 031 373 2558
Email: vanesh@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 Dr Bloodless Dzwairo
Senior Researcher and Research Associate
Grants Management Division and Civil Engineering Department
Tel: 031 373 2423
Email: bloodlessd@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)

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

Bongumenzi Mr Bongumenzi Talent Mncwango
RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR
DUT Internal Masters and Doctoral Scholarships
Tel: 031 373 2448
Email: grantsassistant@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko
Qualification(s): Masters in Management and Optimisation of Supply Chains and Transport (Ecole des Mines de Nantes), BTech Industrial Engineering (DUT)

Itumeleng Shabalala Mr Itumeleng Joshua Tshabalala
NRF and SKA Masters and Doctoral Scholarship
Tel: 031 373 2448
Email: grantsassistant@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko
Qualification(s): BSc Communication Science (UNISA)

Langelihle-Shange Mr Langelihle Shange
RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR
NRF Research Grants for DUT Staff Researchers
Tel: 031 373 2448
Email: grantsassistant@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko
Qualification(s): BSc Environmental Science (UKZN)

Samukelisiwe Portia Gambu Ms Samukelisiwe Portia Gambu
RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR
NRF BTech Scholarships, All other external scholarships except NRF and SKA
Tel: 031 373 2448
Email: grantsassistant@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko
Qualification(s): BSc Environmental Sciences (UKZN)

liz Ms Lizibeth Matinya
STUDENT ASSISTANT
Post-Doctoral Fellows/Research Associates/Research Fellows, Student Support, Events, Logistics and Systems Design and Maintenance
Tel: 031 373 2448
Email: grantsassistant@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko
Qualification(s): BSc Geography and Environmental Management (UKZN)

Lusanda Mr Lusanda Mzukulu Msomi
NRF INTERN
NRF BTech Scholarships, All other external scholarships except NRF and SKA
Tel: 031 373 2448
Email: grantsassistant@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko
Qualification(s): B SocSci in Housing (UKZN)

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), BCom Hons Information System and Technology (UKZN)

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)

default-avatar-e1448374196642 Administrator: Ms. Zanele Ncgobo
Email: zaneles@dut.ac.za

 

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

samk Research Officer: Ms Samukele Mbhamali
Faculty of Arts and Design
Email: samukelem@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