R2 million donation to UKZN
The South African National Zakáh Fund (SANZAF) has donated R2 million to UKZN for the 2015 academic year – the money has been earmarked to assist deserving students with fees.
Masters student in Development Studies, Ms Alice Morrison, recently took up the challenge of helping 101-year-old Mrs Victoria ‘MaMkhize’ Ntuli rebuild her home in Cinderella Park, Pietermaritzburg, after it was destroyed in a fire.
Blood Lions, a hard-hitting documentary that lifts the lid on canned hunting, premiered at the 2015 Durban International Film which completed its run last weekend.
In the film, Environmental Journalist and Safari Operator, Ian Michler, and an American hunter, Rick Swazey, put the focus on South Africa’s multi-million dollar canned lion hunting industry.
Professor Michael Samuel of the School of Education and Dr Maheshvari Naidu of the School of Social Sciences delivered presentations at the inaugural International Education Conference hosted by the University of Seychelles.
During the Grassland Society of Southern Africa’s (GSSA) 50th annual Congress held recently at the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg, Congress delegates took time to visit the renowned long-running mowing and burning trials and the veld fertilisation trials which were initiated in 1950 and are still being maintained today.
The Regional and Local Economic Development Initiative (RLEDI) housed under the UKZN Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) received recognition at home when it was awarded a KZN Top Business Award last week at a Gala Dinner hosted by the KZN Top Business Portfolio.
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Igatsha elisha lenhlanganio yabafundi bezokwelapha eNingizimu Afrika ebizwa ngokuthi i-South African Medical Students Association (SAMSA) selivuliwe esikoleni sezokwelapha sase UKZN iNelson Mandela School of Medicine (NRMSM).
The 36th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) in the College of Humanities, recently launched the #Stars4Change project, spearheaded by Festival Director, Mr Pedro Pimenta, and renowned South African actress, Ms Xolile Tshabalala.
Academics in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) have embarked on a project that sees Artists and Scientists working together in pairs to produce an artistic work inspired by a scientific concept. This project is being undertaken in collaboration with the artSPACE gallery in Durban, where the works produced by the artists and scientists will be exhibited.
School of Law Academics, Mr Norman Mpya and Mr Lee Swales excelled at the Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference recently held at Varsity College as they made it to the top four finalists to compete for the First Presenters’ Prize out of 73 presenters.
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) showed its support for the Grassland Society of Southern Africa (GSSA) on the occasion of the Society’s 50th annual Congress, held in Pietermaritzburg from the 19th to the 23rd of July at the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds.