23 July 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 39
UKZN’s Professor Betty Mubangizi (second from left) with members of the African National Congress, from left: ANC Secretary, Mr Sihle Zikalala; ANC Deputy President, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa; KwaZulu-Natal South African Youth Council’s Mr Mandla Shange, KZN Premier, Mr Senzo Mchunu and KZN MEC for Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo.

Professor Betty Mubangizi Salutes Madiba during a Tribute Debate at the Durban City Hall

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Professor Betty Mubangizi was a member of a high powered panel which reflected on Mandela’s legacy in a political discussion hosted by the African National Congress (ANC) at Durban’s City Hall recently.

Mr Nhlanhla Khumalo.

UKZN Student Led SA Youth 20 Summit Delegation in Australia

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UKZN Master’s student Mr Nhlanhla Khumalo led a five-member South African Youth Delegation team at the Youth 20 (Y20) Summit held in Australia earlier this month.

Pupils from Lesotho during the recruitment drive.

Law and Management Studies Recruitment Drive

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The College of Law and Management Studies recently hosted Grade 11 and Grade 12 pupils from Lesotho to give them a broader view of how pursuing careers in Law and Commerce will benefit them and the world.

The Masakhane Youth Leadership Course panel members, from left: Dr Thabo Msibi, Professor Renuka Vithal, Professor Thenjiwe Meyiwa, Professor Cheryl Potgieter and Ms Nomzamo Nxumalo.

Women Academics Part of Masakhane Youth Leadership Course Panel Discussion

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Two senior UKZN academics were part of the Masakhane Youth Leadership Course panel of women Professors which discussed challenges faced by women in leadership positions in front of an audience of about 200 young leaders from disadvantaged schools.

The Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra (LYJRO) during a performance.

Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra at Centre for Jazz and Popular Music

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UKZN’s Centre for Jazz and Popular Music features England’s Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra (LYJRO) playing live this evening (July 23).

Music students (from left) Mr Jude Ganasen, Mr Dalisu Ndlazi and Mr Rogan Van de Burg at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival.

UKZN Music Students Attend Grahamstown National Arts Festival

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Three UKZN Music students - Mr Jude Ganasen, Mr Rogan Van de Burg and Mr Dalisu Ndlazi - recently attended the Grahamstown National Arts Festival where they were given the chance to

Professor Manfred Hellberg (left) being congratulated by Dr IMA (Igle) Gledhill, President of the SA Institute of Physics.

Eminent Physicist and Academic Receives High Honour

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Eminent Physicist, Academic and Senior Research Associate at UKZN, Emeritus Professor Manfred Hellberg, has been awarded the highest honour of the South African Institute of Physics - the 2014 SAIP De Beers Gold Medal - for his outstanding contribution to the Discipline of Physics.

A team of students who are part of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF).

Film Festival a News Hub for Media Students

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A team of students under the wing of UKZN’s Centre for Communication, Media and Society will again report on the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF).

Architecture students from the School of Built Environment and Development Studies will participate in the UIA 2014 Architecture Congress in Durban next month.

UKZN Students Involved in UIA 2014 Durban Architecture Congress

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About 18 Architecture students from the School of Built Environment and Development studies will participate in the UIA 2014 Architecture Congress at Durban’s International Convention Centre from 3-7 August.

From left: Ms Suvanie Chetty and Ms Lerato Zincume with Professor Rob Slotow.

Conversing with College of Health Sciences Head Through Open Dialogue

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An open discussion session with Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) and Head of the College of Health Sciences (CHS), Professor Rob Slotow, was held at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine and video conferenced to staff based on

US students and academics with UKZN academics from the Discipline of Sports Science.

US Visitors Enjoy UKZN Experience

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Academics from the Department of Kinesiology at East Carolina University in the United States as well as seven students from Florida State University visited UKZN as guests of the Corporate Relations Division and the Discipline of Sports Science.

Attendees at the SAYAS Security Colloquium.

UKZN Hosts SAYAS Water Security Colloquium

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More than 60 delegates - including students, academics, civil society representatives, municipal managers and politicians - attended a two-day interdisciplinary colloquium on water security presented by the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) in collaboration with the School of Life Sciences.

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Postgraduate Students’ Project Provides Access to Justice for Public

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Master of Law in consumer law students partnered with non-governmental organisation ProBono.Org in a community engagement project which provided free legal assistance and representation for those in need.