02 July 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 36
Delegates at the launch of a new MSc programme in Cultivar Development for Africa at UKZN.

Plant Breeding Boost for Africa

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An exciting initiative aimed at meeting the urgent need for mid-level practising plant breeders and scientists in Africa, was recently launched at UKZN.

Professor Cheryl Potgieter with eight Humanities students who attended the Model Y20 South Africa Conference in Cape Town.

Humanities Students at Model Y20 SA Conference

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Eight students represented the College of Humanities at the Model Y20 South Africa Conference - a yearly initiative aimed at encouraging young South Africans to contribute to policy recommendations.

Kusukela kwesobunxele: Ungoti Ophezulu eMnyangweni wezeMpilo, uDkt N Mora; uNgoti Ophezulu kwa-Area 2 uDkt J Titus; uDkt P Israel; uDkt W Mphatswe; Dr L Augustine; noDkt M Sebitloane noDkt C Maise base-UKZN.

Usuku Locwaningo Lwaminyaka yonke Emnyangweni WezeSayensi Yokubelethisa Neyezifo Zabesifane

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Ucwaningo olubizwa nge: “Prevelance and Associated Variables of Repeat Teenage Pregnancies in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal”, luzuzele uDkt Wendy Mphatswe umklomelo wokuphuma...

Authors and research colleagues (from left) UKZN’s Professor Serban Proches and Dr Gianluca Polgar and Professor David Marshall of the University of Brunei Darussalam.

UKZN Researcher Examines Land to Water Evolutionary Shifts

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Professor Serban Proches of the School of Agriculture, Earth and Environmental Sciences led a group of researchers in a study recently published in the Biology Letters journal detailing the shifts from water to land and vice-versa in the evolution of various species in response to historical mass extinctions.

Professor Cheryl Stobie (right) with author, Ms Charlotte Otter, at the South African launch of her book, Balthasar’s Gift.

School of Arts Academic Hosts SA Launch of Balthasar’s Gift

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School of Arts academic, Professor Cheryl Stobie, hosted the launch of Charlotte Otter’s novel, Balthasar’s Gift, at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg.

International students at UKZN participate in a fun dance class at the BAT Centre.

International Students Visit Historical Landmarks

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The Friends of the International Students, a committee within the School of Applied Human Sciences, recently took 23 of its international students, accompanied by two staff members, on a guided tour of Durban.

Professor Cephas Musabayane (top left) with his PhD students Mr Phikelelani S. Ngubane, Ms Happiness Sibiya and Mr Silindile I. Hadebe.

UKZN Scientists Develop a New Pectin Insulin Gel Skin Patch

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In 2010, UKZN’s Professor Cephas Musabayane and Mr Mark Tufts reported the discovery of a new method to administer insulin into the bloodstream via a skin patch

UKZN Chair of Council, Mrs Phumla Mnganga (left) and Director at the Department of Higher Education and Training, Ms Brenda Swart.

Colloquium Highlights Challenges and Opportunities for Higher Education Sector

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The UKZN branch of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) hosted a Colloquium on the financial sustainability of Higher Education, with the aim being to stimulate debate and discussion on the controversial nature of sustainability within the sector.

Mr Mathodi Motsamayi at the Parthenon in Athens.

PhD Candidate Presents Paper at International Conference in Greece

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PhD candidate in Art History and a researcher in the School of Arts, Mr Mathodi Motsamayi, presented a paper at the 5th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts organised by the Athens Institute for Education and Research in Greece.

Dr Steven Bull.

Novel Synthetic, Catalytic and Sensing Methodology Seminar at UKZN

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Associate Professor Steven Bull of the University of Bath in England presented a seminar at UKZN’s School of Pharmaceutical Sciences titled “Novel Synthetic, Catalytic and Sensing Methodology” which focused on the development of original methodology for the synthesis of different types of organic molecules.

Mrs Stella Khumalo.

UKZN Alumnus at the Helm at uShaka Marine World

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UKZN alumnus Mrs Stella Khumalo has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of uShaka Marine World in Durban.

KZN Young Entrepreneurs getting in entrepreneurial SHAPE.

Business Professionals Invited to Form Partnerships with Young Entrepreneurs

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SHAPE (Shifting Hope, Activating Potential Entrepreneurship) is a progressive social entrepreneurship programme that draws on current societal technologies. The SHAPE Project is supported through a partnership between the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), eThekwini Municipality and the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI).