TUT’s Centre of Environmental Health leverages strong customer base

by Tebogo Tabane

7 September 2023

The Tshwane University of Technology’s Centre of Environmental Health has been applauded for having a strong customer base, which includes the Johannesburg Metropolitan City, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, National Department of Health, Government School of Business, Mogale City and many other municipalities around the country.

The Centre offers Short Learning Programmes in Occupational Safety, Waste Management, Food Safety Management for Inspectors and Occupational Health and Safety Law, as well as Air and Environmental Pollution.

Prof Mudau, Centre Director explained that over and above the SLP’s, the centre does consultancy work with industry and businesses. “We are now embarking on writing a book that will highlight and address the Environmental Health challenges at most municipalities,” she said.

Dr Papu-Zamxaka, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Engagement who has been visiting University Centres, Institutes, Technology Stations and Incubators (CITSI’s), said it is pleasing that the Centre works with both industry and government to solve societal challenges in the field of Environmental Health, whilst ensuring the third-stream income for the University. 

“We can proudly say that the work done here resonates well with the University’s positioning and the fact that we are not monuments of the elite, but we exist to solve societal problems,” Dr Papu-Zamxaka concluded.

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