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Da Vinci Policies

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Student OnBoarding guide

Student contract

Please take note of the following attachments

Notice of intent to submit

Dissertation / Thesis guidelines

Ethical Clearance Application Form

What is Plagiarism?

According to Merriam Webster (2017), plagiarism is defined as “the act of using another person’s words or ideas without giving credit to that person.” As an academic institution, The Da Vinci Institute is committed to raising awareness to students about the importance of submitting their own and original work.  In this context, a lack of paraphrasing, incorrect referencing and a lack of referencing constitutes plagiarism.

How can Da Vinci help you!

The Institute assists students in their understanding of what constitutes plagiarism, the levels of plagiarism and how to paraphrase and reference correctly, in the following ways:

Harvard Referencing guide

Professional writing guide

The plagiarism policy

The documents above are found under the “important documents” on Moodle. Kindly contact your Programme Convener if you require any information or assistance accessing any of the above documents.

Strive for originality!


For any further information please contact

Prof Krishna Govender, Vice Principal: Research and Strategic Engagements:krishna@davinci.ac.za

Lebohang Mokoena, Head of Programme: lebohang@davinci.ac.za

Raymond Toga, Programme Coordinator – Higher Certificate/Diploma students: raymond@davinci.ac.za

Niradna Bechoo, Programme Coordinator – Bachelor students: Niradna@davinci.ac.za  

Rinaka Moodliar, Programme Convener – Postgraduate students: Rinaka@davinci.ac.za

Tumi Pitsie, Programme Convener – Postgraduate students: tumi@davinci.ac.za


The purpose of student representatives, as part of the Da Vinci governance structures, should strive to:

  • Cultivate a healthy student culture that enriches student life, supports quality of education and promotes the participation of every Da Vinci student
  • Embrace the vision, mission and strategic plan of The Institute, through, amongst other things, the development of plans and goals by the students he/she represents
  • Embrace the code of conduct and values of The Institute
  • Respect differences that arise due to socio-economic status, sponsors, race, gender, culture, religion, age and politics. Kindly refer to the comprehensive list set out in clause 9(3) (entitled “Equality” ) of the constitution of the Republic of South Africa 108 of 1996
  • Commit to exemplary student leadership, aim to encourage academic excellence and promote equality of opportunities through efficient and transparent governance

The Da Vinci Institute President of the SRC, Viwe Mgedezi is a Masters student at Da Vinci. She has extensive senior management and leadership experience in various fields. As an experienced project manager she has managed several GIS/IT projects in public and private sector environments.

She is currently an executive manager in knowledge management for the Gautrain Management Agency and brings a wealth of knowledge in knowledge management various systems development, research, support and geo-coding projects.

Desiree Vardhan is the Deputy President of the SRC and a Doctoral candidate of the Da Vinci Institute. Desiree graduated as a physical education teacher and was appointed as the director of sport at the University of Kwazulu Natal and Oprah Winfrey Leadership academy for girls.

Desiree’s vision is to transform South African sport through sports coaching. She began her sports career as an athlete and her combined experience as a national athlete, sports coach and sports administrator have navigated her journey to the SA Olympic House where she leads SA sports coaching with over 70 national federations and 9 provinces.

What Our Students Say

Muhammed Sha
Master’s Graduate

“…My experience at Da Vinci opened my mind to the idea that knowledge is a constant journey. It is humbling to realise that my knowledge is only a drop in the ocean and that an entire world of education and learning awaits me. This learning experience has enhanced not just my educational capabilities but also provided new perceptions and an appreciation for the opportunities that await me.”

Patrick Morgan
Master’s Graduate

“My academic journey was long and not without any obstacles along the way, but it transformed me to look at the world from an innovative perspective. I have learned a lot during my time at Da Vinci, especially with regards to “Systems Thinking” and to find your own way, but also to be able to substantiate, articulate and to defend your argument. I am both honored and humbled to have completed my MSc (Management of Technology and Innovation) at Da Vinci. The knowledge and skills gained during my academic journey are priceless.”

Carl Nolan
Master’s Graduate

“… My learning journey was awesome, amazing as it is different from a traditional Master’s programme and the way of being and teaching and co-creating utilizing a mode 2 approach. “…If you want to undertake this learning journey I would say you need to be remarkable! Take advantage of opportunities to study, set goals, make a positive difference, aim to make South Africa great.”

Cornelis van der Walt
Master’s Graduate

“…the Master’s program at Da Vinci was a wonderful experience, and I feel privileged to have been a part of this incredible journey together with Da Vinci. It is a life changing experience that will influence my private and working life going forward.”

Higher Certificate
Over age 35