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INSPIRING ENTREPRENEUR: Entrepreneur, author and educationist, Dr Ruben Richards.

In early October, Dr Ruben Richards, former Deputy Director-General at the now-disbanded government investigation team, The Scorpions, was invited to present a paper at the Department of Entrepreneurship & Business Management’s debut Guest Lecture Series. The title of his paper address was: The significance of entrepreneurship in the economic growth of SA (with a strong emphasis on youth entrepreneurship, graduate intrapreneurship and social entrepreneurship.

INSPIRED LEARNING: (From left) Dr Stan Cronje, Chux Iwu and Barry Odendaal take a break from presentations during the 2nd International Business Management Conference recently held at the UKZN's Durban Westville Campus.

Representatives of the Business Faculty from three departments attended the 2nd International Business Management Conference held during the fourth quarter. The two-day gathering, which took place at the University of KwaZulu Natal’s Durban Westville Campus, attracted a large number of academics from around the world.

LEARNING THROUGH PRACTICE: Grade 12 students of Manzomthombo Secondary School  complete an exercise during the Clothing and Textile Technology’s annual departmental open day.

Toward the end of the third semester, the Clothing and Textile Technology (CTT) Department hosted their annual Open Day as part of going the extra mile to bring the classroom experience to prospective students.

VISUAL GAIN: Adjudicators take time to view the poster presentations on display during the day's proceedings.

The prioritization of research was top of the agenda at a recent Business Faculty BTech conference.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Spotlight falls on service delivery

SERVICE DELIVERY: Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport (front), Dr Ivan Meyer urged Public Management students to show leadership in their chosen field of study.

As stories of poor service delivery regularly grab front page headlines CPUT Public Management students and staff are determined not to fall into that rut.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Desmond Tutu lecture at CPUT

VISIONARY: Reverend Dr Frank Chikane says people like Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu are in the same league as leaders like Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu.

The old apartheid government did one good thing and that was creating ethical, extraordinary leaders like Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu says Reverend Dr Frank Chikane.

LANGUAGE BARRIERS: (From left) Siphesande Qeke, Thompson Adango, Zukiswa Mbadu, Ping Ping Yang and Natalino Domingos share their views during the student panel discussion at the CPUT Langauge Indaba.

Faculty language experts and students recently debated multilingualism in higher education at CPUT’s second annual Language Indaba, which was held at the Bellville campus.