09 October 2013
Volume: 1
Issue: 6
Back fourth left: Mr Bradford Rainey, Executive Director; back fifth left: Ms Charlene Gunter, Director South Africa; kneeling first left: Mr Stephan Gericke, Head office; back third left: Mrs Karen Suter, Chapter Advisor PMB; back fourth right: Ms Sheri Seetal, Chapter Advisor Westville and Executive members Golden Key UKZN.

UKZN Golden Key Society Wins Gold in Cape Town

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UKZN was awarded Gold Chapter Status by the Golden Key Society for its outstanding achievements during 2012/13 at a two-day Summit in Cape Town

UKZN recently hosted the regional round of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists.

Eskom Expo for Young Scientists at UKZN

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The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) section of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists, a non-profit organisation founded in 1980 and operating in 28 regions in all nine provinces in South Africa

Guest speaker, Mr Ramesh Krishnamurthy (left) with UKZN’s Dr Langa Khumalo.

UKZN Holds isiZulu Corpus Workshop

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In an effort to contribute to the development of isiZulu, a Corpus Workshop themed: “Towards Operationalising a Corpus Development Plan”, was held on the Howard College campus.

Top Accounting students and sponsors at the SAICA awards ceremony on the Westville campus.

Accounting Students Recognised for their Academic Prowess

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Top performing Accounting students were honoured at an awards ceremony hosted by the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

UMqondisi obambile we CALS, uSolwazi Christine Stilwell (kwesokunxele) kanye noNksz Bridget McBean (kwesokudla) nezincwadi ezinikelwe e-UKZN.

Owayefunda eNyuvesi Unikele Ngezincwadi e-UKZN

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Owayengumfundi wase-UKZN uNksz Jeni Couzyn osehlala eLondon unikele ngezincwadi zenkondlo nezinye eCentre for African Literary Studies (CALS) yase-UKZN. Eziningi zazo azikho emtapeni yolwazi yaseNyuvesi.

From left, PhD student at Germany’s Bayreuth University, Mr Robin Hecht; UKZN’s Professor Keyan Tomaselli; DVC Teaching and Learning at Bayreuth University, Professor Stefan Jablonski; Dr Ulf Vierke of Bayreuth University; and UKZN’s Professor Lindy Stiebel.

Academic Study Collaboration Meeting a Success

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Representatives from UKZN and Bayreuth University in Germany met on the Howard College campus in Durban to discuss a collaborative venture between the two institutions.

Centre for Creative Arts judges and poets at the Prelude Poets programme auditions.

Poets on Show at Auditions

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UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), with principal funding from the City of Durban and the Department of Arts and Culture, recently held its poetry auditions.

Students from UKZN’s Edgewood campus plant trees on Arbor Day.

Edgewood Students get their Hands Dirty Celebrating Arbor Day

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Students from UKZN’s Edgewood campus recently took part in a fun planting session on campus for Arbor Day.

Dean of Research, Professor Urmilla Bob (back, left) and Dr Nthabiseng Motsemme (back, second from left) with four of the six UKZN recipients of the Women in Research (DST WISA) awards.

Dean of Research Honours DST Women in Science Winners

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Dean of Research, Professor Urmilla Bob, recently hosted a congratulatory lunch for six UKZN women scientists honoured at the Department of Science and Technology Women in Research (DST WISA) awards ceremony.

UKZN Law Students (from left) Mr Gbemisola Fotokun, Ms Chantell Moyo and Mr Sixtus Etutu.

Law Students Present Research at Postgraduate Environmental Conference

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Three Environment Law postgraduate students presented their research responding to legal challenges in the context of Sustainable Development in South Africa at the Environmental Law Conference held at the

UKZN’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning, Professor Renuka Vithal, with Professor Ian Scott of the United States at the 7th Annual Teaching and Learning Higher Education conference.

Highly Qualified Academics the Key to a Successful University

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No matter how much money is thrown into it, a university cannot hope to be successful without committed and highly qualified academics

Mr Kamleshan Pillay.

UKZN Student Wins Prestigious Chevening Scholarship

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PhD Student, Mr Kamleshan Pillay, has won a prestigious Chevening Scholarship enabling him to read for an Mphil in Environmental Policy at Wolfson College which is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in England.

Visiting American Theatre Practitioner Dr Tawnya Pettiford-Wates (right) worked intensively with second and third year senior UKZN drama students during the second semester (left).

American Theatre Practitioner Visits Drama Department

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UKZN’s Drama and Performance Studies hosted Dr Tawnya Pettiford-Wates of Virginia Commonwealth University in the United States during the second semester this year.

Mr John Jeffery (left) with Professor John C Mubangizi at the opening of the new Centre for Postgraduate Legal Studies.

New Centre for Postgraduate Legal Studies Opened

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The new Centre for Postgraduate Legal Studies on the Pietermaritzburg campus was officially opened by Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr John Jeffery, on Friday, 4 October.

Dr Ramnek Ahluwalia.

Graduate Alive Campaign Encourages Students to be Responsible

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UKZN’s HIV/AIDS Centre held a Graduate Alive programme on the Westville campus to encourage students to take responsibility for their lives and “be the change they want to see”.

From left: Mr Ntokozo Qwabe, Mr Amin Matola, Ms Londiwe Goba and Ms Tafadzwa Chiposi were part of the editorial team that celebrated the launch of the Journal.

UKZN Student Law Review Journal Launched

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The first edition of the UKZN Student Law Review Journal - the first of its kind in KwaZulu-Natal - was celebrated at the Ellie Newman Memorial Moot Final Competition held at Howard College recently.

Professor Stephen Gray during his talk on literary biographers at the Centre for African Literary Studies.

Students Encouraged to Become Literary Biographers

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South African Poet, Novelist and Critic, Professor Stephen Gray, was at the Centre for African Literary Studies (CALS) on the UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus recently to carry out research and to address an English Studies

Professor Deo Jaganyi, dressed as the character Shrek with Fiona at his side.

College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Fun Run a Great Success

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College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science staff got together for the annual 5km fun run at the Ukalinga Research farm in Pietermaritzburg.

Dr Peter Douglas during one of the interesting demonstrations at the Catching the Light Public Lecture.

STEC Hosts Interesting Catching the Light Lecture

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Distinguished British scientists Dr Matthew Davies of Bangor University, and Professor Peter Douglas and Dr Mike Garley of Swansea University presented a Public Lecture titled: “Catching the Light”

Students at the School of Arts Information Day.

School of Arts Information Day

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The School of Arts recently hosted their Information day for prospective postgraduate students at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music in Durban and in the Colin Webb Hall on the Pietermaritzburg campus.