“No matter where you are from, your dreams are valid…” the quote by Lupita Nyong’o; Kenyan actress and film director and Yale master’s degree graduate, best describes Mahadi Lesaoana’s life story.

A warm welcome message by Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Compliments of the Season colleagues and welcome to the Vaal University of Technology – “Your world to a better future”.

We thank you for having chosen VUT as your home away from home. We further extend our gratitude to parents and guardians for having entrusted us with the education of their children and wards.

VUT’s rise to prominence over its fifty-two years of existence has been the result of many factors: the contribution of dedicated staff, the enthusiasm and inventiveness of graduate and undergraduate students, the passion of the alumni to make a difference in the country, and the active engagement of our government, donors, partners and supporters from all walks of life and sectors of society. However, more importantly, the Management, the Council, as well as the Academic and Administrative staff, have all played an enormous role in ensuring that VUT remains the Fountain of Knowledge it is today

I invite you to explore the outstanding teaching, scholarship, support, flexibility and a wide range of academic programs and extra-curricular offerings which VUT has. All these elements come together to create a transformational student experience. Our students are the emerging leaders who will help shape tomorrow’s world. Generations of students, staff and alumni have built our reputation, and I am confident that the VUT community of today and tomorrow will add to this prestigeous reputation which VUT has built and established over the years.

What VUT has to offer is what sets us apart from South Africa’s many other sister institutions and so you have made the right choice by having chosen this university as your new home.



Vice-Chancellor and Principal,

Professor Gordon N Zide (PhD)