AFRICAN GREEN CAMPUS INITIATIVE HITS SEAPOINT TOWERS IN STYLE
By Winston Sibanda
Seapoint towers saw its first overwhelming attendance as it hosted a going green fashion show.
Seapoint Towers, also known as sea board is one of the biggest residences of Durban University of Technology. It engaged in a going green campus initiative, which is an awareness which was initiated in 2011. It hosted a fashion show, showcasing garments produced from recycled material. The event was aimed to educate and inform residents on recycling and re using.
According to Sfundo Shange, one of the resident advisers of Seaboard, this initiative was encouraged by resident life. It is a national campaign done by all universities. Ambassadors of this campaign are trained by the African Green Campus Initiative (AGCI).
Kamdar group which owns Seapoint towers joined hands with DUT’s housing department and other small businesses in making the event a success.
One of the models, Sinethemba Sibiya said,” modeling is my passion and fashion is vibrant among us youngsters so that is why I decided to participate.” She is looking forward to participate in more fashion shows which promote the theme of recycling and re using.
Anele Madolo who is part of the house committee said they choose to promote awareness through fashion because it is a trend in universities. Most students value fashion. According to Madolo, this event pulled the largest crowd of all events hosted in the building this year. He highlighted that this is not the end of the campaign. They have engaged the municipality so as to get more garbage bins to separate garbage for recycling.
Another member of the house committee, Sanele Mngomezo said the event was also to promote talent within the residence. He said, “Everything you saw here was done by students. The glamorous attires were designed by students. Even the DJ and the entertainers reside in this resident.”
This event ended on a high note with students performing different dance routines as they left the venue, others cheered and appreciated the models as they made their way out.