A press statement for immediate release
20 June 2021
MUT to host seminar on how Africa should unite to fight COVID-19
On Tuesday 22 June, Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) will host a webinar, titled: Africa Unite Against COVID-19, as part of its efforts to raise awareness on COVID-19.
The webinar, which will be chaired by Dr Thobile Poswa, Head of Department of the Environmental Health Department, arose after the Department of Marketing and Communications began analysing how Africa was being side-lined in vaccine distribution but at the same time being resilient to COVID-19.
The Department of Environmental Health became a natural partner because part of its research deals with alternative medicine, which could provide explanation for some of the resilience of Africa.
Professor Kakkau Koffi, Senior Research fellow at the Centre for Africa-China Studies at the University of Johannesburg will lead discussions during the webinar and will provide some insights into how African countries are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, how values intrinsic to Africa could have contributed to this resilience and how African unity could become an important strategy in the fight against COVID-19.
Students across all universities are invited to attend as well as faculty, staff and various stakeholders.
The webinar will commence promptly at 12h00 and will take an hour.
Submitted by the Marketing & Communications Department
20 June 2021