01 October 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 51
Keynote speaker Mr Philips Vermonte with Mr Lesiba Seshoka at the first Public Lecture held in partnership with the Indonesian Embassy.

Indonesian Embassy Partners with UKZN in Presentation of Public Lecture

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The Embassy of Indonesia in partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal recently held a Public Lecture on the Howard College campus titled: “Crafting Democracy: Indonesia’s Transition to Democracy and What can be Learned from South Africa”.

American isiZulu student Mr Wade Southwell.

US Student Studying isiZulu at UKZN

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Mr Wade Southwell of Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, Missouri in the United States is at UKZN’s College of Humanities on a scholarship to study isiZulu.

School of Life Sciences Marine Biology staff and students celebrate their latest acquisition – a new sea-going boat!

New Boat Opens up Oceans of Possibilities for UKZN Marine Biologists

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Marine Biologists at UKZN’s School of Life Sciences are all smiles having recently acquired a robust, seagoing boat suitable for a range of teaching and research activities.

Dr Reina Abraham supervising a Medical student at the Clinical Skills Laboratory.

Medical Students to Benefit from Standardised Feedback in Clinical Training

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A study conducted by a Senior Tutor of Clinical Skills at UKZN’s Medical School has revealed a need to standardise and enhance ways in which clinicians and tutors give feedback to students in clinical training.

Anthropologist Dr Maheshvari Naidu.

Academic Delivers Workshop on Innovative Teaching Pedagogies

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Dr Maheshvari Naidu from the College of Humanities led a workshop on innovative teaching pedagogies at the 8th Annual Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference hosted at Edgewood College.

Members of IKUSASA LETHU at Luthuli Museum, hosting a concert and workshop for disadvantaged high school pupils.

IKUSASA LETHU Hosts Concert and Workshop at Luthuli Museum

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IKUSASA LETHU, a professional ensemble comprising African Music and Dance (AMD) students headed by the ensemble’s Director Dr Patricia Opondo of the Music Discipline at UKZN

UKZN’s RLEDI team and DEDTEA ,from left: Ms Nomkhosi Luthuli, Dr Jennifer Houghton, Ms Bakhetsile Dlamini, Mrs Shereen Naidoo, Ms Nolwazi Mthembu, Dr Stanley Hardman, Mr Patrick Mbokazi, and Mr Damien Naidu.

GSB&L’s Regional and Local Economic Development Initiative Scoops International Award

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The Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s (GSB&L) Regional and Local Economic Development Initiative (RLEDi) in partnership with the Department of Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs, (DEDTEA) has won a...

“Pirates” from the School of Chemistry and Physics stole the prize for the best dressed team at the 2014 College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Fun Run.

“Pirates” Steal the Show at 2014 CAES Fun Run

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UKZN runners of all shapes, sizes and speeds and wearing some outrageous costumes provided light entertainment for early morning amblers on Durban’s beachfront recently.

iqembu lase-UKZN elakhe imoto esebenzisa amandla elanga linoMphathi Wezokuxhumana e-Hulamin uNksz Noma Khanyile.

Imoto yase-UKZN esebenza ngamandla elanga izongenela umjaho osuka ePitoli uya eKapa

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Imoto yase-UKZN entsha neseyenziwe ngcono esebenza ngamandla elanga izongenela umjaho owaziwa ngele-Sasol Solar challenge – okungumjaho wezinsuku eziyisishiyagalombili osuka ePitoli uya eKapa.

At the project handover ceremony were UKZN Enactus and Nedbank representatives (from left) Mr Collins Ndoro, Mr Thabani Joyisa, Mr Zuko Xelelo, Mr John Hudson, Ms Amanda Jali, Mr Bayanda Msweli and Mr Senzo Jiyane.

Potato Sack Farming Project Gets Off the Ground

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Entrepreneurial global student organisation Enactus UKZN has secured seed-funding from the Nedbank Foundation for a potato sack farming community project.

Ms Jenny Pahl and Ms Courtney Tod at the IASSIDD Conference in Vienna, Austria.

Research Lobbying for People Living with Disabilities Presented in Austria

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Two academics and a masters student from UKZN’s Discipline of Speech-Language Pathology presented four papers at the 4th International Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental (IASSIDD) Europe Regional Congress in Vienna, Austria.

The UKZN Jazz Storytellers Ensemble who gave a performance recently at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music.

UKZN Jazz Storytellers Ensemble Perform on Stage

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The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music recently hosted the UKZN Jazz Storytellers Ensemble who delivered Traditional African poetry, Indian Rhythms and Free Jazz Improvisation with loads of groove.

Professor Jenny Lamb with the new R2 million Applied Biosystems 3500 Genetic Analyser.

State-of-the-Art Laboratory for Forensic Science

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A new Forensic Science laboratory has opened in the School of Life Sciences on the Westville campus for the training of Honours students in the Genetics and Biological Sciences disciplines.

Members of UKZN’s Moshal ‘Paying it Forward’ team (from left) Mr Sphamandla Mpanza, Ms Sanelisiwe Sibiya and Mr Lindokuhle Gwala.

Moshal Students “Paying it Forward”

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“Paying it Forward” by actively participating in social development and making a positive difference in the lives of learners from impoverished areas, is how UKZN students sponsored by the Moshal Scholarship Programme are honouring their benefactor.

Ms Bongiwe Xulu.

K-RITH Researcher Completes Novel TB Study

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K-RITH Researcher Ms Bongiwe Xulu recently presented a novel study that investigated the hypothesis that Mucosal Associated Invariant T (MAIT) cells would be enriched in the lungs during TB infection and that they would display a Th1 functional profile.

Winners at the College of Health Sciences Research Symposium 2014 with Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Health Sciences, Professor Rob Slotow.

110 Presentations Delivered at UKZN Research Symposium

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A total of 110 oral and poster presentations were delivered by staff and postgraduate students from UKZN Schools, Disciplines and affiliated research centres at the College of Health Sciences Annual Research Symposium.