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Mangosuthu University of Technology

511 Griffiths Mxenge Hwy, Umlazi, Durban, 4031 +


The Mangosuthu University of Technology is based in Durban and overlooks the Indian Ocean. It is a major part of the academic hub of eThekwini. It provides curricula which help to build up students and prepare them for the working world. The values include integrity, innovation, self-respect, and technological development. 

The university was established in 1979 due to a rising need for better-trained technicians. This saw Dr Mangosuthu Buthelezi putting forward his idea of a tertiary educational institution specialising in technical subjects. In order to recognise the contributions of Dr Buthelezi, the university was renamed from Mangosuthu Technikon in 2007. It has since become a leading higher educational institution. 

The university’s vision is to provide teaching and learning that helps to foster socio-economic advancement. Its aim is to encourage research that provides solutions for practical problems and that can develop innovative technologies.  There are community development plans in place that will use this technology for the betterment of the community as a whole.

Mangosuthu University of Technology Faculties and Schools

  • Engineering
  • Management Sciences
  • Natural Sciences

The university provides advanced, technology-based programmes which will help to further the careers of their students and improve the country at large.