Core Focus

The department aims to support a governance framework for student activities and to offer opportunities for co-curricular learning and engagement, while promoting sound social and leadership skills.


  • We provide critical, high quality support and interventions to all students.
  • We provide a nurturing environment to students who are in leadership and those wishing to assume leadership.
  • Setting the tone and climate amongst the DUT student population
  • Provide professional training, information and consultative services to student leaders including development on a variety of life skills, key for survival for young leaders in this era of innovation and change


Student Representative Council (SRC)

Section 35 of the Higher Education Act, No. 101 of 1997, as amended, requires all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in South Africa to have the Student Representative Council (SRC) as part of their governing structures. Subsequently, the students in HEIs are represented in all issues which may affect students by the officially elected SRC. As per the Durban University of Technology (DUT) SRC constitution section one the objectives of the SRC are to:


  1.1.1 Represent students of the University in matters that may affect them.

  1.1.2 Provide leadership to students through exemplary leadership, serve the interests of students without partiality, bias, prejudice, discrimination or, preference and shall promote: Academic excellence and a culture of learning. Democracy Community service.

  1.1.3 Promote unity-in-diversity among students.

  1.1.4 Promote the vision and mission of the University


Download the SRC Constitution Here.


Student Parliament


Student Parliament is the official student assembly of the university which plays an oversight role in supporting the work of the SRC and it is consulted in policy making process. The assembly is made up of students from structured affiliated under SRC.


It’s leadership structure comprises of the following portfolios:

  • Speaker
  • Deputy Speaker
  • Convenor


Student Clubs and Societies


Clubs and Societies Web Page


The following are the affiliated clubs and societies:


  • Economic Freedom Fighters Student Fighters (EFFSC)
  • Othulamsindo DUT Zulu Society
  • University of life changers
  • USiba Lwabalobi Poetry Club
  • Students Christian Organization
  • Better Men Better Community
  • Natesa DUT Durban Branch
  • Seventh Day Adventist Students Movement (SDASM)
  • DUT Comedy Society
  • International Students Organisation (DUT ISO)
  • Acts DBN
  • Reslife Choir
  • Young Cummunist League
  • South African Student congress (SASCO)
  • African Cultural Students Organisation (ACUSO)
  • ANC Youth League
  • Association of Tertiary Zion Students (ATEZS)
  • Izimbali zeDUT Virgin’s society
  • Impilo Yami

Our Projects

Vuna Leadership Academy

  • The Leadership Academy strives to be a premier space for training, research, reflection and reservoir of knowledge pertaining to leadership practice and studies for young leaders.
  • The leadership academy seeks to foster organizational culture and culture change, through the development of ethical and informed leaders. This is part of creating a distinctive curriculum that seeks to holistically develop graduates that assume leadership roles in the redress of South Africa and achieving a social compact that will lay the basis for equity, inclusion and prosperity for all.

• Masterclasses on Leadership
• Workshops (Online)
• Mentorship Program
• Community Engagement

Arts, Business and Culture Festival (ABC FEST)
Arts, Business and Culture Festival (ABC FEST) is a cross-departmental initiative to bring to bear a festival for student entrepreneurs, artists and cultural activists to showcase their talents, sell, advertise, and celebrate their products and services at DUT. It is a platform for DUT students to enhance their skills, pick up new business skills, get advice on the best business practices, take the first step in controlling their lives and livelihoods and give them confidence to take on challenges of entrepreneurship.


ABC FEST also seeks to cultivate the culture of active participation amongst students as drivers of the economy. This venture has blossomed beyond its initial inspiration to be embraced by different stakeholders within and outside the university. The current stakeholders within the university that are actively championing the ABC FEST are Student Governance and Development, innobiz, Alumni Relations, CELT, Student Housing, and Faculty Office of Arts and Design.

Remember and Give (RAG)
The Remember and Give (RAG) “Fun Run” is a programme designed to expose and integrate first year students to the DUT community, communities surrounding the university and into the culture of volunteerism. Through RAG funds will be raised from internal and external stakeholders and will be donated to DUT projects that support needy students such as Phakimpilo.


Funds will be raised through various fun activities and pledges from different stakeholders which include businesses around the routes of the fun run and existing partnerships.

Contact Information



Manager: Masiza Ngculu
031 373 2683
Campus: Steve Biko (Durban)





Name: Agendri Naidoo
Position: Secretary
Tel: 031 373 2683
Campus: Steve Biko (Durban)




Name: Siyabonga H Dlamini
Position: Finance Officer
Tel: 031 373 2910
Campus: Steve Biko (Durban)



Name: Thokozani S Sibiya
Position: Student Development Officer
Tel: 031 373 2911
Campus: Steve Biko (Durban)



Name: Andile S Masuku
Position: Student Development Officer
Tel: 031 373 2680
Campus: Steve Biko (Durban)



Name: Kholeka Mfeka
Position: Administrative Officer: Clubs & Societies
Tel: 031 373 2219
Campus: Steve Biko (Durban)




Name: Hlengiwe Ngcobo
Position: Student Life Officer
Tel: 031 373 6044
Campus: Midlands – Riverside (Pietermaritzburg)