DIFF Announces Hard to Get for its Opening Night
The opening show at the Durban International Film Festival (July 17 – 27) will be Hard To Get from first-time Feature Director Mr Zee Ntuli.
Ms Kegakilwe Catherine Koofhethile, based in UKZN’s HIV Pathogenesis Programme (HPP), had a “chance of a lifetime” opportunity recently to mingle with Nobel laureates at the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate (Medicine and Physiology) meeting in Germany.
The Discipline of Geography within the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences recently hosted a visiting expert on palaeoenvironmental analysis.
Dr Maheshvari Naidu, an Anthropologist in the School of Social Sciences, has been awarded a grant and invited to join a collaborative project spearheaded by the African Gender Institute (AGI) at the University of Cape Town, with Professor Jane Bennet as Director.
The 2014 NRF Medical Education Colloquium, hosted by UKZN’s Department of Rural Health, was held to launch a study focusing on transforming medical education so that it emphasizes quality, quantity and relevance in keeping with global developments in medical education.
In a drive to improve KwaZulu-Natal’s Grade 12 pass rate in core Mathematics and Physical Science, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in partnership with UKZN and KwaZulu-Natal’s Department of Basic Education hosted a Maths Development Camp on the Westville campus.
An adult Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres), fitted with a GSM/GPS transmitter, has died after being found emaciated and dehydrated at the base of the Umzimkulu River Valley near Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.
School of Management, Information Technology and Governance academic, Professor Purshottama Reddy, received the prestigious Donald Stone Award from the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) at its 2014 annual conference in Port Elizabeth.
Mr Con Malherbe, the grandson of one of UKZN’s stalwarts and former rectors, Dr EG Malherbe, recently completed a grueling 19-day, 2300km cycle race from Pietermaritzburg to Cape Town to raise funds to support the education of a disadvantaged child.
College of Law and Management Studies post-doctoral candidate Dr Vangeli Gamede recently presented a paper titled: “The Impact of Knowledge Sharing on the Transfer of Training”, during the International Conference for Academic Disciplines which was held at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy.
Self-breast examination was among topics raised by Dr Keno Mentor of the University of Cape Town’s Department of Surgery during his presentation – “A Modern Day Approach to Early Breast Cancer” - on Day One of the Surgical Registrar Conference in Durban.
Head of the Department of Paediatric Surgery at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine and Chief Specialist at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH), Professor Larry Hadley, presented the 2014 DJ du Plessis Memorial Lecture at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Surgical Research Society.
A total of 380 school pupils benefitted from the Enriched Management Studies Winter School and the Literacy Winter School programmes hosted this year by UKZN’s College of Law and Management Studies Teaching and Learning Unit.