IRDCE hosts a Community Engagement Day

Some of the community members that displayed their products at the event

The 29th of September 2017 was a landmark – the IRDCE hosted Community Engagement Day themed “Towards responsible citizenship”. The event was attended by wide-ranging stakeholders such as eThekwini Municipality, KZN DoE, KZN Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, ExtraMarks SA, NWU, South African Sugar Association and community engagement project beneficiaries. Prof Busi Nkonki-Mandleni, director at IRDCE said: “The purpose of this day was to create a dialogue between community engagement external stakeholders who are also project beneficiaries and MUT. We wanted to hear from external stakeholders how they envisaged working with MUT in advancing their communities.”  To date IRDCE has registered 16 community engagement projects under the three flagships which are housed in the three faculties, and which are planned to make a meaningful contribution in the advancement of disadvantaged communities to bring about responsible citizens.