Project Management students embrace culture

IDENTITY: Management and Project Management lecturer, Nobuhle Luphondo, celebrates the department’s Cultural Day with her students on the District Six Campus.

Scores of  Project Management and Management students showcased their cultural heritage on the District Six Campus with displays of food and traditional regalia as well as performance of music, dance and cultural plays.

The event included displays on Cape Malay, Rastafari, isiXhosa, Islam and seSotho culture.

“The students came out of their comfort zones and made the day to be a successful event,” says lecturer Nobuhle Luphondo. “It is so vital for them to understand the value of diversity, which brings different ways of thinking, innovation and different ways of solving problems.”

Luphondo adds that most importantly, the students need to embrace other cultures and be sensitive towards each other.

“This is to show that teaching and learning is not confined to the classroom setting. My students learnt a lot from this project; Working in teams, embracing other cultures, sensitivity, sharing, accountability, responsibility, communication, collaborative learning etc.”

Parents who attended the event supported the initiative arguing that incorporating indigenous cultures into university curricula was the way to go.

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