The University’s Department of Information Technology and Networks (IT&N) is urging staff and students to ignore the email that has been circulating, impersonating the University’s Acting Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Marcus Ramogale. Impersonation attack is one of the widely used methods by hackers to phish for sensitive information from computer users. We appeal to the entire University community to stay vigilant at all times and report such incidents to the Department of IT&N.
Still at the EDHE Entrepreneurship Intervarsity finals last Friday, yet another award was bestowed on Professor Marcus Ramogale, Acting Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) for the progress that MUT had made in advancing entrepreneurship.
“Humbled and honoured” by this acknowledgement, Professor Ramogale said MUT’s entrepreneurial strides started when their Senate approved the University’s core curriculum as part of its distinct identity in 2015. “That included entrepreneurship education. Being a university of technology, we felt that we would distinguish ourselves if we developed in every graduate, some entrepreneurship skills. For me what has been even more remarkable is the way students have taken to this idea. When you tell them that there are options in the world, and that not all of us will be employees, I see remarkable reception among them. And this has really been an impetus behind the progress we’ve made.” He said MUT students go through a gruelling course in entrepreneurship. Those who develop a keener interest can go on to an advanced course and create their own businesses.
19 October 2020
For immediate release
Statement on an incident where two individuals were allegedly stabbed at MUT
On Sunday 18 October, the Mangosuthu University of Technology community woke up to the news of a near fatal incident in which two individuals were allegedly stabbed at a “University event” on Saturday. Because this was not a planned University event; it was difficult to even locate the University contact person who might have been at the forefront of planning the event.
The incident took place at the time when the University is busy with its semester examinations and continuous assessments. MUT is at the forefront of running various campaigns dissuading students from social gatherings and had thus suspended any form of social gatherings. It is unfortunate that such an unsanctioned soccer tournament took place at the university on Saturday, 17 October 2020
This matter is currently under investigation with the South African Police Services and a court case was today postponed to 27 October 2020. The University is also conducting its own internal investigation to establish what happened.
The University wishes the two individuals a speedy recovery.
|Azwi Mufamadi (Mr)
Director Public Relations & Brand Management
Marketing & Communications
Mangosuthu University of Technology
|T: +27 31 819 9417
It is with great sadness that the University hears of the untimely passing of Mr Comfort Ngidi who served on the MUT Council between 2009 and 2013. Mr Ngidi also served on the Building Committee of the University. Mr Ngidi was committed to student and staff matters, always ensuring that they were looked after by the University. Coming from the legal profession, he always ensured that the rights of people were not infringed upon. Fearing that the 2020 academic year would be lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he demanded that teaching and learning resumes at all universities in KwaZulu Natal. Mr Ngidi was passionate about the importance of education and assisted many financially needy students. Comfort, as he was known, will be sorely missed in the legal and education professions.
Sincere condolences to his family and friends. May the Almighty grant the family and friends strength and fortitude during this difficult period. May his soul rest in peace.