About Us

DUT Sport Administration Unit have more than 20 Sport codes which are divided into two, we have our mainline priority codes which can be refer to as Football, Rugby, Athletics, Netball and many more. We also have our recreational sport codes like the Capoeira, Surfing, Table Tennis, that are not so competitive in nature.


Our teams are competing in the University competition know as University Sport South Africa which is the competition amongst all South African Universities. Our rugby men’s team qualified for the Varsity Shield tournament for two years in a row and the ladies football team has been competing in the Varsity Sport competition in over 3 years. Our Netball team was promoted in the B division of the 2022 USSA Netball tournament which means that they will now be playing in the A division and that gives so much recognition to our University and Sport Unit at large merely because the A division is the most recognized division in this Tournament. The A division could also give them a chance to participate in the Varsity Netball.


DUT Sport Administration Unit understands and acknowledge the fact that they are previously disadvantage students who would like to join our sport codes, hence we have kept our affiliation fee at R100 for so many years. Unfortunately, we do not have sport scholarship or bursaries due to the lack of funding. The Unit does hope to secure sponsorships and forge partnerships with stakeholders soon so that sport bursaries can be awarded.



  • Through our programs, we aim to improve the lives of athletes and inspire social change through the power of sport.
  • Develop programs that help improve the physical and emotional well-being of current and former athletes.



  • We aim to be the leading voice for academics and athletics.
  • We will use this position to inspire and unite the next generation of leaders who will improve the lives of athletes.
  • We also hope to act as a steward of the best Sport Department in the industry.



  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Recognition
  • Opportunity and Access
  • Loyalty
  • Dignity and Trust
  • Transparency
  • Honesty and shared Governess
  • Accountability
  • Collegiality and professionalism



  • Educate – The Department of Sport Administration will educate and prepare the next creation of sports athletes as well as offer additional training and programs to those currently in the Sport industry (Affiliated Students). We also seek to educate the community and improve their perception and appreciation of sport’s importance in society.
  • Improve the Physical and Emotional Lives of Athletes – The Department will provide modified support, training, and treatment to assist athletes as they change and improve their physical and emotional well-being.
  • Community Engagement – The Department has recruitment drives around schools to seek new talents and help athletes grow. Donating training kits to school to empower athletes to be more passionate about sport.


Staff and student gyms - services

  • Opening Times: 06:00 to 20:00 for both Student and Staff gym.
  • Opening Days: Monday to Friday for both gyms. Closed on holidays.
  • Prices (Students): R250.00 Semester and R400.00 Annual.
    Kindly collect the application form from the Sport Administration office at the Sport centre.
  • Staff gym, members who are employed in the permanent bases are debited on their salary a once off payment of R230 which is the joining fee and there after R50 monthly with no option of cancellation for a minimum of a year. The fees for permanent staff are debited from the staff’s salary. Contracted staff members pay R230 joining fee and an once payment of R1150 a year. The total payment of R1380 needs to be paid at DUT cashiers before the staff can make use of the gym.
  • Programs: We have a Fitness Bootcamp program for both staff and students.


NB: For more information please email the sport officer at Takalanim@dut.ac.za

Sporting codes and level of participation/different competitions

Sports Code
Level of Participation/ Competitions
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Aerobics Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobics exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness (flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-vascular fitness). It is usually performed to music and may be practiced in a group setting led by an instructor (fitness professional), although it can be done solo and without musical accompaniment. With the goal of preventing illness and promoting physical fitness, practitioners perform various routines comprising a number of different dance-like exercises Local marathons and National USSA Click Here
Athletics Athletics also known Track-and-Field sport is a variety of competitions in running,walking, jumping, and throwing events. DUT Athletics Club is one of the five priority sport codes in our Unit, This is because of the success of this club in our local and provincial competition. Our Athletes comes from different areas of life and they have one goal which is to fly the DUT Flag high. Our club is made up by both males and females and they are competing in the USSA 2023. National USSA and Local League’s Click Here
Basketball Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender’s hoop, while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. We have both males and females team that are currently competing in the USSA Basketball Championships. Our female team got promoted to premier division after a stunning performance in the 2023 USSA Championships. They went through to the finals and got second place after suffering a loss against University of Free State. Local League’s and National USSA Click Here
Boxing Boxing is a combat sport and a martial art in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves and other protective equipment such as hand wraps and mouthguards, throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing ring. Our boxing team is made up of both
males and females, both these teams are competing in the Local and USSA Championships. We had a successful tournament last year in the USSA where Durban University of Technology (DUT) Boxing Club who won six medals at the University Sports South Africa (USSA) Boxing Tournament game, which recently took place at the Eagle Nest in Secunda.https://www.dut.ac.za/dut-boxing-takes-third-position-at-the-ussa-boxing-tournament/
Local League’s and National USSA Click Here
Chess   Local Tournaments and National USSA Click Here
Cricket Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 22-yard pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. Our Cricket Club is currently playing on the local league that commence second semester. We only have males’ teams. They are also competition in the USSA Championship. National USSA and KZN Cricket promotional league’s Click Here
Dance Dance is an art form consisting of sequences of body movements with aesthetic and often symbolic value, either improvised or purposefully selected. Dance can be categorized and described by its choreography, by its repertoire of movements or by its historical period or place of origin. Our dance club is made up of both males and females’ team, they are currently on 3rd position of the USSA Dance 2023 after a stunning performance. National USSA, Federation of Dance South Africa and Provincial Leagues Click Here
Parasports Parasports are sports played by people with a disability, including physical and intellectual disabilities. Some parasports are forms of adapted physical activities from existing able-bodied sports, while others have been specifically created for persons with a disability and do not have an able-bodied equivalent. Our team is made up by both males and females. Our team is currently on hold due to lack of players and other reasons. Local Tournaments Click Here
E-Sport   Internal League’s, USSA League and National USSA Coming Soon
Football Football is a team sport played between two teams of 11 players each, who primarily use their feet to propel a ball around a rectangular field called a pitch. We have both males and females’ soccer team that are currently playing in local leagues. Our female team got promoted to A-Division in the Varsity Football tournament, which is semi-professional University Sport Competition. Our male soccer team was crowned the Champions of the. National USSA, Local League’s and Regional League’s Click Here
Golf Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible. Our club is made up by both males and females team and they are currently competing in the Local leagues only. National USSA and Regional Club Competitions Coming Soon
Hockey Field hockey is a team sport structured in standard hockey format, in which each team plays with eleven players in total, made up of ten outfield players and a goalkeeper. Teams must move a hockey ball around a pitch by hitting it with a hockey stick towards the rival team’s shooting circle and then into the goal. We have both Males and Females team that are currently competing in the local leagues. They also compete in the USSA Championships. We have seen an epic performance in the USSA 2023 Championships where the both teams battled to the semi-finals. National USSA, KZN Hockey indoor and outdoor league Click Here
Karate Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the development of defensive and counterattacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defense, though its mental and moral aspects target the overall improvement of the individual. This is facilitated by the discipline and persistent effort required in training. Our DUT Karate team is currently the University Sport South Africa “USSA” Champions for 2023 and 7 of our athletes were selected to represent the province in the SA Karate Championships and they indeed represented the Province well. National USSA and Local League’s Click Here
Kung-Fu   Local Tournaments Coming Soon
Netball Netball is a ball sport played on a rectangular court by two teams of seven players. The primary objective is to shoot a ball through the defender’s goal ring while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own goal ring. We have both males and females’ team that are playing in the KZN Super league. Our female Netball team was promoted to Premier Division for the USSA 2023 Championship where they had a stunning performance claiming 3 wins and 2 lost. Internal, Local and Regional League’s. National USSA Click Here
Rugby Rugby union, commonly known simply as rugby, is a close-contact team sport that originated at Rugby School in the first half of the 19th century. Rugby is simply based on running with the ball in hand. We have both males and females’ teams that are performing well in the local leagues. Our Rugby males’ team was crowned the 2022 Champions of the DRSU Walker Cup 3rd Division and in the same year the team was crowned the Champions of the 2022 Quentin Reynolds 10s Champions. DUT Rugby males team was competing in the Varsity Shield Tournament for 2 seasons, we are currently playing the 2023 USSA Rugby Champions and are through to the Final against the Varsity College Club. If we win this tournament, we will go back to Varsity Shield. Our Female Rugby team maintaining position two in the 2023 KZN Premier Club League Champions after suffering a loss against UKZN Ladies Rugby team. National USSA and Local League’s Click Here
Sailing The sport of sailing involves a variety of competitive sailing formats that are sanctioned through various sailing federations and yacht clubs. Racing disciplines include matches within a fleet of sailing craft, between a pair thereof or among teams. Our team is made up of both males and females and it is regarded as the recreational sport code. National USSA and Local League’s  Click Here
Squash Squash is a racket-and-ball sport played by two or four players in a four-walled court with a small, hollow, rubber ball. The players alternate in striking the ball with their rackets onto the playable surfaces of the four walls of the court. Our team is made up of both males and females’ team. They are currently playing on the provincial leagues and no and then they host few league games. Provincial Tournaments Click Here
Staff Sport   N/A Click Here
Swimming (Aquatics) Swimming is an individual or team racing sport that requires the use of one’s entire body to move through water. The sport takes place in pools or open water. Our team is made up by both males and females’ team and it is currently regarded as a recreational sport code. Recreational Click Here
Tennis Tennis is a racket sport that is played either individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each. Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent’s court. Our team is made up by both males and females, they are currently playing in both local leagues and University tournaments known as USSA. Local and invitational tournaments. National USSA Click Here
Table Tennis   National USSA and Local Tournaments Coming Soon
Events: Hiking   N/A Click Here
Volleyball Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team’s court under organized rules. We have both Males and Females teams that are currently competing in the local leagues and the University Sport South Africa. National USSA, KZN League’s and National Volleyball South Africa Click Here



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This section will be containing more details and requirements on how to book the Soccer field, Squash courts, and Sport centre.


Contact Information

Bongani P. Yengwa


Manager: Bongani P. Yengwa
031 373 2749
Email: Bonganiy@dut.ac.za
Campus: Steve Biko Campus






Admin Assistant/Secretary: Pamela “Pam” Magubane
Sports Codes Admin: Cricket, Sailing, Squash, Table Tennis
Tel: 031 373 2167
Email: Pamelam4@dut.ac.za
Campus:  Steve Biko Campus





Sport Officer (Durban): Indresain Rama “Pessa”  Pather 
Sports Codes Admin: Dance, Golf, Hockey, Volleyball
Tel: 031 373 2385 
Email: patherir@dut.ac.za
Campus:  Steve Biko Campus





Sport Officer (Durban): Takalani “TK” Mfamadi 
Sports Codes Admin: Aerobics, Basketball, Body Building, Capoeira, Chess, E-Sport, Fitness Club, Kung-Fu, Staff Gym, Student Gym
Tel: 031 373 2275
Email: takalanim@dut.ac.za
Campus:  Steve Biko Campus





Sport Officer (Durban): Nondyebo “Tumie” Mgudu 
Sports Codes Admin: Athletics, Aquatics (Swimming), Boxing, Football, Karate, Netball, Tennis
Tel: 031 373 2005
Campus:  Steve Biko Campus





Sport Officer (PMB): Mike Mbatha 
Tel: 031 373 3150
Email: michaelm@dut.ac.za
Campus:  Steve Biko Campus




Sport Officer (PMB): Nombulelo Gidigidi  
Tel: 031 373 3150
Email: nombulelog1@dut.ac.za
Campus:  Midlands Campus





Sport Center Supervisor: Wellington Dlamini 
Tel: 031 373 2209/2167
Campus:  Steve Biko Campus




Sport Center Supervisor: Thubalethu Phaku 
Tel: 031 373 2486
Sports Codes Admin: Disability Sport, Indigenous Games, Staff Sport, Super Pool Table
Campus:  Steve Biko Campus




Sport Center Supervisor: Lindokuhle Zwane 
Tel: : 031 377 2330
Campus:  Steve Biko Campus