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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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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

Closure and the relocation of the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Secunda CampusThe Secunda Campus of the Vaal University of Technology is situated approximately 150km from Johannesburg and Pretoria and 180km from Vanderbijlpark. It was established in 1987 as one of VUT's Sites of Delivery, where it offered part-time classes in Safety Management and Electrical Engineering. 20 Jul 2021 Read more

VUT students win in Intervarsity Entrepreneurship Competition 2021The Intervarsity Entrepreneurship Competition took place on Saturday, 10 July 2021. There were a variety of categories in which students from 26 public universities participated. Four students from the Vaal University of Technology won awards. 19 Jul 2021 Read more

A bright future awaits VUT graduatesJoy and pride could be seen on the faces of parents and family members as they celebrated the virtual graduation ceremony while their children collected their hard-earned certificates during the two weeks period that commenced on Monday, 7 June 2021, until Friday, 18 June 2021, at the VUT Isak Steyl Sport Stadium. In total 2,618 students graduated from faculties of Engineering and Technology, Applied and Computer Sciences, Human Sciences and Management Sciences. 1 Jul 2021 Read more

Closure and the relocation of the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Upington CampusThe Upington Campus of the VUT was established in 1995 to provide quality tertiary education that is affordable and accessible to the rural communities of the Northern Cape province. As a sole provider of higher education within a 400km radius in a sparsely populated province, the campus had a huge impact on the higher educational needs of communities of Upington and neighbouring towns such as Keimoes, Kakamas, Kenhardt, Olifantshoek, Groblershoop, Prieska as well as other regions such as Namakwaland, Pixley ka Seme (De Aar-Prieska area), JTG (Kuruman area) and even as far as Namibia. 22 Jun 2021 Read more

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