Anchoring a TV show came naturally

Professor Nokuthula Sibiya

Kudos to Professor Nokuthula Sibiya, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation & Engagements, who is also leading the MUT Women in Climate Change at MUT.  In their first interview on 1KZN, TV station, the four women drawn from different disciplines showed MUT and the country that with strong leadership, the best can come out of the people. The work put behind was enormous. Television production is no child’s play, but Sibiya drove the message home as to why MUT was celebrating the last day of Africa Day with a focus in an all-led women panel. “Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world. This commemoration provides an opportunity to reflect on the progress made by the African Union in achieving its goals, especially regarding protecting the human rights and freedom of Africans”, said Sibiya as she opened the MUT Africa we want programme. Reflecting on the programme, Sibiya said, “It thus made sense to have women talk about an Africa we want devoid of air pollution, poor infrastructure, food insecurity, and unemployment. Women are at the centre of family survival and given the research being undertaken at MUT, I felt that this is a great opportunity to position our research and how it can impact communities and enable us to be intentional about the Africa we want. What makes this exciting for me has been to unleash this great potential among our female researchers”, she added.