A soon to graduate student donates a power supply to the Department of Engineering

Vusi, third from left, shaking hands with Mabalana, while Jeeva, left, and Prof Ralph Naidoo look on

The excitement was palpable. Anil Lonappan, a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering, could not hold it back as he was rushing to invite MarComms to capture a gesture by a student who donated a power supply to the department. Vusi Dladla decided to donate his power supply after finishing his design project, which is based on the principle of how a typical batching plant works. Vusi said he noticed that some students were battling to finish their projects as they did not have the necessary power supply. He will be graduating next year. He comes from Danganya, a village in the south of Amanzimtoti.  The Head of the Department, Mabalana Ndlovu, said the power supply was a big addition to the department. “The students would benefit a lot from using it. It is worth thousands of rands,” he said.   Present when Vusi was donating his power supply was Jeeva Naicker of Mondi Ltd. Jeeva is Chair of the advisory board of the department, and an external examiner.