Infrastructure development at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) is positively affecting staff and students as new projects are near completion. This week and a couple of weeks prior, members of the Sports department and Student Affairs department could not contain their excitement when they took a tour of the more than 80% finished Student Centre. The Sports department went to check the gym space, while the Student Affairs department went to check their offices.
Leading the team into most of the offices, under the watchful eye of one of the engineers, Dr Mthoko Ntuli, the Student Development Officer at MUT, laid a big claim on one of the open spaces, which unfortunately is likely to be allocated to someone else. He eventually found ‘his’, and was very happy to pose for a picture in the centre of it. All the members of the Student Affairs department also made their choices, which may not come to pass. Members of the Student Representative Council (SRC) also made their choices. Both departments cannot wait to relocate.
The Deputy Director of Sports, Siyabulela Mkwalo said: “The massive space allocated to the Sport and Recreation Unit creates an avenue for development, growth and excellence. The gym will require some investment in equipment that will make it suitable for the planned High-Performance sports programmes contained in the recently Council-approved Sport Strategic Plan.
“The allocated floor spaces in this new building will offer a wide range of sporting programmes that will encompass the promotion of healthy living, recreational activity, sporting competitiveness, and wellness for the entire university community,” Mkwalo said.