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Established in 2004, as the Vaal University of Technology (VUT), VUT originated as a College of Advanced Technical Education (1966-1979) and was later known as Vaal Triangle Technikon (1979-2003).
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Welcome to the newly appointed executive director: Advancement & Internationalisation, Tandi MapukataTandi Mapukata, executive director, Advancement & Internationalisation, assumed duties on 1 December 2021. She joined VUT from the University of Fort Hare where she was in a similar role (director, Institutional Advancement). 18 Jan 2022 Read more

Message of condolence to the family of Dr Archbishop Desmond TutuOn behalf of the Vaal University of Technology's Council, Management, Staff and Students we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Dr Archbishop Desmond Tutu on his passing. 30 Dec 2021 Read more

Appointment of Dr Dan Kgwadi as vice-chancellor and principal of VUTThe Vaal University of Technology council is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Dan Kgwadi as vice-chancellor and principal of VUT. Dr Kgwadi will take office on Tuesday, 1 February 2022. 9 Nov 2021 Read more

VUT restoring governance of the institution through strategic appointmentsThe Vaal University of Technology (VUT) has a formally constituted University Council. The induction of the new Council commenced on Thursday, 12 August, was concluded on Friday, 13 August 2021. The outgoing Administrator Professor Ihron Rehsburg facilitated the process and swore in Ms Refilwe Buthelezi, as the chairperson and Professor Nicholas Morgan as the deputy chairperson of the council. 5 Oct 2021 Read more

VUT strives towards a destination of excellenceThe Vaal University of Technology (VUT) is excited to announce that a new VUT Council was inducted on the 12th and 13th August 2021 and that we are no longer under administration. The challenges faced by VUT and the success of Prof. Ihron Rensburg whose term as Administrator came to an end on the 13th August 2021, can be viewed in a two part IMBIZO which is available on You Tube ( and The VUT community thanks Prof. Rensburg and his team for their leadership and dedication in restoring governance, establishing a foundation of stability and for steering the VUT ship back on a course of excellence. We wish him and his family everything of the best for their future endeavours. 2 Sep 2021 Read more

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