HAND OVER CELEBRATION FOR THE MY CAMPUS PROJECT
By Tony Manyangadze
Durban University of Technology’s Interior Design Programme has officially handed over the “My Campus Project” which was completed last month.
Speaking at the ceremony, Dean of the faculty of Arts and Design, Dr Kenneth Netshiombo thanked the students and Interior design lecturers who worked diligently to give City Campus a new look.
“I am proud to see this beautiful courtyard, I am proud to say these are my students that did this,” said Dr Netshiombo.
During the handover ceremony, three students that spearheaded the campus transformation project had the opportunity to explain to the invited guests and colleagues what really inspired them to come up with the concepts they used.
Nkululeko Nzaza, A third year Interior Design student who was spearheading the renovation of the cafeteria said he was mostly inspired by his desire to see students coming together to eat in a clean environment.
“It was very ‘dodgy’ but we wanted to make it look like a varsity cafeteria,” said Nzaza.
One of the outstanding design was Nzaza’s idea of making the campus cafeteria a non-smoking zone, to accommodate those who do not smoke and might be victims of second hand smoking. Dr Netshiombo endorsed this idea saying that it really tallies well with the national regulations.
“There is a law in South Africa that prohibits smoking in enclosed areas, so this is just a way of complying with those requirements at the same time it is a way of instilling healthy habits, we are trying to discourage students from smoking because smoking is not good for their health,” Dr Netshiombo.