24 June 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 30
GSB&L’s Young researchers with MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu at the opening.

GSB&L hosts Regional and Local Economic Development Initiative Winter School

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The recent launch of the Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s Regional and Local Economic Development (RLED) Winter School Festival saw RLED practitioners based within key RLED institutions in provincial, district and local level in government, business and civil society and academics commit to building skills...

Abafundi bazithokozise emcimbini wentsha obuse-UKZN.

I-UKZN igubha usuku lwentsha nabantu abasha

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Uhlelo Lwezokuthuthukiswa Komnotho Wesifunda Lwesikole Seziqu zezamaBhizinisi Nezobuholi lubambisene noMnyango Wezokuthuthukiswa KoMnotho NezokuVakasha bebebambe umcimbi wokuqala wezokuThuthukiswa KwezobuChwepheshe neSayensi ngosuku lwentsha.

Community Development Association members at an outreach programme in Empangeni (from left) Mr James Ndlovu, Ms Judy Rawlins, Mr Sandile Msimang and Ms Nomvula Biyela.

Community Development Association Embarks on Outreach Programme

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The Community Development Association (CDA) on the Howard College campus recently embarked on its maiden community outreach programme, targeting rural schools and culminating in a visit to four schools in Empangeni.

Emma Skevington.

Opinion Piece: Issues Facing the Youth in 2015

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The month of June often sees various celebratory events for the youth, however I feel that there should be further dialogue regarding the challenges and hardships faced by the youth in South Africa.

Ms Subeshini Moodley.

Using Film to Empower Women – Focus of PhD

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Empowering women through film was the focus of ground-breaking research by a lecturer in Film Studies in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies, Ms Subeshini Moodley.

Dr Oluyomibo Pitan (second from left) with delegates from the Harvard Education and Humanities Academic Conference.

UKZN Academic Presents Research at Harvard

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School of Accounting and Economics academic, Dr Oluyomi Pitan, presented her research on university graduate employability at the 2015 Education and Humanities Academic Conference held at Harvard University in the United States.

Professor Cheryl Stobie at the ACCS conference.

English Studies Academics present papers at Conference in Japan

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Two English Studies academics from UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus – Professor Cheryl Stobie and Dr Michael Wessels – presented papers at the 5th International Academic Forum Conference on Cultural Studies in Kobe, Japan.

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The UKZN Griot. Of Institutions and Differences

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I now know what it’s like to have a split personality. Working at UJ but spending time at UKZN splits me between dryness and humidity; high and low elevations; a single cold concrete building vs. architectural diversity...

UKZN vehicles on exhibition at the 2015 Royal Show included a beautifully restored 1926 Model T, and at the other end of the transportation spectrum, the futuristic Solar Car, Apalis.

UKZN Royal Show Presence Focuses on Transportation Innovation

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UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) once again showcased what it has to offer at Pietermaritzburg’s annual Royal Show.

UKZN DVC for Research, Professor Jonathan Blackledge (left), and Ms Suraya Dawad of the South African Presidency (second left) with Health, Education and Built Environment and Development Studies staff.

Presidency Research Grants awarded to UKZN Academics

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UKZN secured five grants from the Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development (PSPPD Phase II), a partnership between the South African Presidency and the European Union under the programme: Addressing the Poverty and Inequality Challenge.

Bonginkosi Mafuze.

Opinion Piece: Issues Facing the Youth in 2015

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Youth Day 2015 is unique in that it marks 39 years since the 1976 uprising, 60 years of the Freedom Charter and 21 years of democracy in our nation.

Mr Sipho Zulu.

New Lecturer for School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences

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Mr Sipho Zulu has been appointed as a lecturer in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences.

Mr Wesley Flanagan (Natal Museum) and Ms Michelle Stewart from Digital Arts UKZN.

UKZN Alumni hosts Magic Lantern Show at John Oxley Theatre

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As part of the KwaZulu-Natal Museum, Mr Wesley Flanagan, a former UKZN Digital Arts student, recently presented a "magic lantern" demonstration that was organised by UKZN for Digital Arts students at the John Oxley theatre in Pietermaritzburg.

At the conference are (from left): Media and Cultural Studies lecturer and PhD candidate, Ms Sandra Pitcher; MA student, Mr Warwick Jones, and Academic leader of Research, School of Arts, on the Pietermaritzburg campus, Dr Nicola Jones.

School of Arts at Conference in Montreal

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Media and Cultural Studies academics from the School of Arts on the Pietermaritzburg campus, Dr Nicola Jones and Ms Sandra Pitcher, along with MA student, Mr Warwick Jones, will represent UKZN at an international conference in Canada.

Taking time to do sightseeing at the Royal Alcazar Palace in Seville, Spain.

UKZN Academic Presents Paper in Spain at Conference on Media Ethics

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Academic Leader of Research in the School of Arts on UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus, Dr Nicola Jones, recently presented a paper in Spain at the 3rd International Conference on Media Ethics.

College of Health Sciences staff at the team building event.

Drumming as a Unified Team to an African Beat

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Staff from the College of Health Sciences Professional Services attended a team building session aimed at boosting collegiality and strengthening working relationships.