DVC talks Liberating DUT.

Decolonisation in Higher Education was the topic at hand at a dialogue aimed at finding solutions towards an emancipated Durban University of Technology (DUT).

The Ritson Hotel School Conference Centre was filled with students, activists, and employees at the debate hosted by the department of Research Innovation & Engagement in association with other departments and the International Centre of Nonviolence (ICON).

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Sibusiso Moyo said such debates seek to find practical and theoretical ways to go move away from the Eurocentric model that the institute has been using.

“We want to assess what students are learning from being in a higher learning space before we look at the syllabus or curriculum in the class?” said Moyo.

Menzi Maseko from the Institute of Africology pointed out that these discussions will not be fruitful if no action is taking action afterwards.

“Let’s include our African authors, academics, intellectuals, professionals’ perspectives in our curriculum,” said Maseko.

This was the second instalment of the debate and more will come up as from next year, students are encouraged to take part in order to have a more inclusive, well rounded outcome.



By: Naledi Sikhakhane


Image By: Mbuso Kunene


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