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Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) is a result of the merger in 2004 between three prominent technikons: Technikon Northern Gauteng, Technikon North-West and Technikon Pretoria.

With a 60 000-strong student body spread across Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North-West provinces, TUT’s campuses are located in Tshwane (Pretoria, Soshanguve, Ga-Rankuwa), Nelspruit and Polokwane. One of its key academic focuses is the economic and social development of the Southern African region.

In its quest to promote knowledge and technology, TUT provides the market with a career-focused workforce, and aims at making a significant contributiont to creating sustainable economic growth that will impact on the standard of living of all the region’s people.


The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) accommodates approximately 17 000 students through its campuses in Secunda, Kempton Park, Klerksdorp and Upington.

Its academic emphasis is on career-focused diploma and degree programmes that prepare students for the world of work. Many programmes include practical experience in the workplace, so that students “hit the ground running” when they begin their working lives.

VUT has four faculties (Applied and Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, Human Sciences, Management Sciences) and its vision is to be a dynamic centre of technology leading in quality education for the nation.


The impact of globalisation, changing work trends, new modes of knowledge production, the impact of the Internet and new access to learning material is having a major influence on the restructuring on higher education institutions in South Africa and worldwide.

The Department of Clothing & Textile Technology of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology the will be hosting its annual Open Day event on Thursday, 16 August 2012 at the Art & Design Building on the Bellvillle Campus.



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