Vice-Chancellor thanks staff for raising University profile to guests

Marketing and Communications department staff, with Dr Malaza, seated, middle

MUT Vice-Chancellor, Dr Enoch Duma Malaza thanked the Department of Marketing and Communications (MarComms) for its role in organising the University’s 40th celebrations last weekend.

Dr Malaza, who called the MarComms team into a meeting, and told staff that he saw it fit to pass on the important message as it was also echoed by stakeholders that visited the University during the celebrations. “I felt it was necessary for me to extend a word of appreciation, I think you put the University in a good light with stakeholders, business partners, and possible friends of MUT.  We made a lot of friends through these celebrations.  The feedback I received from our visitors was very positive.  Thank you for the creativity, people were commenting very positively about the format and the arrangements,” said Malaza.

One of these stakeholders was Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the Founder of the University, who was honoured with a mosaic mural and an annual public lecture bearing his name.

On several occasions, Prince Buthelezi thanked the organisers for a job well done and the University for its vision. Responding to the speech delivered by Dr Moss Mashamaite at the inaugural Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi lecture on 15 June 2019, Prince Buthelezi singled out Mbali Mkhize and Zama Sishi, Senior Director, and Director in the department, respectively. Prince Buthelezi also thanked Dr Malaza for his effective leadership and for devising a strategy to integrate the University to the immediate community. Prince Buthelezi expressed great appreciation for the contribution the University has made in the last 40 years. He also reiterated on many occasions how Dr Malaza was transforming the University.