USAf Chairperson and DUT Vice-Chancellor
Durban University of Technology
Thandwa Mthembu was appointed Vice-Chancellor and Principal of Durban University of Technology (DUT) on 1 October 2016, after serving almost 10 years in a similar position at Central University of Technology (CUT) in South Africa. A PhD in Mathematics from the University of the Witwatersrand by formal education, he has published Mathematics papers in international journals and is co-author of a monograph in Approximation Theory. His scholarship has diversified into other fields including innovation and entrepreneurship education, and higher education management. Nationally, he currently serves on the Boards of the South African Technology Network (since 2007 and as Chairman between 2010 and 2014); and Universities: South Africa (since 2007 and as the current Chairman). Internationally, he serves as the Regional Chairman: Southern Africa of the International Association of University President’s (IAUP).