Address by Tshwane Executive Mayor Cllr K.D. Ramokgopa
The following speech was delivered by Tshwane Executive Mayor Cllr K.D. Ramokgopa at the 10 Years of Student Leadership at UKZN and the 3rd Annual Student Leadership Academic Awards Celebration:
The creation of a national body, the Southern African Federation for Student Affairs and Services (SAFSAS), and the hosting of its inaugural conference have brought the sector - for the first time - under one roof to collaborate on strategies to enhance student development and support.
The Howard College Campus HIV and AIDS Support Unit and Campus Health Clinic hosted a reproductive health education and advocacy programme in celebration of Women’s Month at the Howard College Theatre in August 2014.
The Disability Support Unit located in the Division of Student Services recently held an Information and Awareness session for Deaf and Hard of Hearing learners from schools in Newlands, Isipingo, Port Shepstone and Zululand. The event was held in collaboration with the Deaf Federation of South Africa and UKZN’s Disability Support Units.
Ms Joanita Rwebangira, a Masters student in International Relations at UKZN, presented her research paper “Advancing Women rights discourse in conflict regions: A case study of the Northern Uganda Crisis”, at the Fourth International Africa Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference.
It came as no surprise that the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Choir outshone its competitors in the South African Tertiary Institutions Choral Association (SATICA) of 2014.
The University of KwaZulu-Natal made considerable impact at the inaugural Southern African Federation for Student Affairs and Services in Higher Education (SAFSAS) conference.
A student presentation on the shifting relevance of revolutionary songs in South Africa captured the attention of international delegates at the Symposium of the ‘International Conference for Traditional Music (ICTM) Study Group on Applied Ethnomusicology’, hosted by the University of Fort Hare in East London.