The University’s first online voting was facilitated by the Office of the Registrar. This was the first for MUT and may become the new normal with Microsoft Teams meetings gaining popularity by the day. Gona Govender, Head of Department of Marketing, became the first candidate to be voted in using an online voting system. Responding to the election, Gona, said to Senate members: “As your newly elected Senate rep to Council, I will endeavour to ensure that the academic project that is under the purview of Senate will be given its rightful place as a priority on the agenda of Council. Let me take this opportunity to thank all the colleagues in Senate who have placed their trust in me to look after the interests of this august body at the university’s highest governance structure.” Professor Ramogale, Acting Vice-Chancellor congratulated Gona.