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Dr Bandile Masuku.

 

The Tshwane University of Technology Council has reaffirmed its confidence in the Chairperson of Council, Dr Bandile Masuku, by re-electing him for a second term. The election took place during an ordinary meeting of the TUT Council on 8 April 2016. 

A specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist by profession, Dr Masuku was first elected as the Chairperson of the TUT Council for a two year term in April 2014. During his first term as Chairperson, Dr Masuku’s firm and dynamic leadership contributed significantly towards stabilising the University.

Dr Masuku, who has wealth of experience in higher education as a student activist and leader as well as serving as a member of the Council on Higher Education for several years, has played a pivotal role in garnering the support of stakeholders, including organised labour and student leaders to steer the University in the right direction.

Stemming from his understanding of and compassion for students and the challenges they face in the current higher education sector, he was also instrumental in the establishment of the TUT Bursary and Scholarship Fund, aimed at providing assistance to academically deserving and financially needy students to complete their studies. He is one of the first contributors to the fund that will award bursaries to the first group of identified students soon.

Prof Lourens van Staden, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, congratulated Dr Masuku on his re-election and commended him for his unwavering support towards TUT. “Dr Masuku is a real pillar of strength and support. Despite his own busy schedule, he has constantly made time to ensure decisions are made in time and plans are executed in the interest of the University,” Prof van Staden said.

For more information on the Tshwane University of Technology, please contact Willa de Ruyter on tel: 012 382 5352 or send an email to deruyterw@tut.ac.za.