Animal Science Academic's Canoeing Triumphs
A UKZN academic is making waves, quite literally, both here at home and abroad, with a number of medals and titles in the strenuous sport of canoeing.
Exploring the crucial role that Information and Communications Technology (ICT) plays in connecting human society was the focus of School of Management, Information Technology and Governance academic, Professor Manoj Maharaj’s recent inaugural lecture titled: “Connected: The Promise (and Perils) of ICT.”
Mr Mfundo Mdletshe, a Development Studies student from the School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) was recently awarded the prestigious Mandela Rhodes Scholarship.
A group of astrophysicists, including UKZN’s Dr Yin-Zhe Ma, may have solved a long standing problem in cosmology, which is the study of how the Universe expands. Dr Ma is a new member of UKZN’s Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (which is housed in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science) and the School of Chemistry and Physics.
The School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) within UKZN’s College of Humanities, in collaboration with other colleagues both from within UKZN and also from other universities, recently hosted an enlightening Indian Diaspora Conference. Under the theme of “Ethnicity, Race and Citizenship: Place of Indians in the new South Africa”, it took place at the Graduate School of Business (GSB) Auditorium, Westville campus.
A UKZN academic who abandoned a lucrative architectural private practice in order to share his considerable skills with students, was recognised for his work recently with an accolade from the KwaZulu-Natal Institute for Architecture (KZNIA).
UKZN’s Public Health Discipline recently launched a KwaZulu-Natal’s Public Health Interest Group. This was inspired by a talk given by Professor Leslie London, recently at Howard College, a member of the People’s Health Movement (PHM-South Africa), on the history of civil society action in health in South Africa.
Empowering small-scale farmers of eziNgulubeni, uMsinga’s informal markets with digital and financial knowledge to ensure their businesses remain profitable is a passion for Bachelor of Commerce student and Enactus member, Mr Lungelo Gabela.
I have beenwritingcommentaries onSustainable Development Goals (SDGs)and their anticipated relevance to Higher Education. AtThe 6thAnnual Donors Harmonization Group (DHG)meeting in Brussels last month, I had the good fortune to engage in a public dialogue on this issue further.
Holder of the SARChI Chair in Applied Poverty Reduction Assessment within the School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS), Professor Sarah Bracking, recently delivered her inaugural lecture titled “Poverty in South Africa: residual, performative or structurally reproducing”?
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Izifundiswa zesikole sezomthetho ekhempasini yaseMgungundlovu sezinqume ukuthi ukufunda nokufundisa akusikho okwabafundi kuphela, kodwa kuyindlela enhle yokuziqeqesha amakhono nabo ekufundeni nasekufundiseni.
UKZN academic Dr Patrick Hitayezu, who recently completed his PhD degree in Agricultural Economics in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES), presented two papers from his PhD research at two high-profile international conferences during the course of 2015.
Santa’s helpers have done it again! As part of a national charity drive, staff at UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus and some of their friends have made online pledges to the Santa Shoe Box initiative to fill shoe boxes for children on the project’s Christmas list.
Senior Professor in the School of Applied Human Sciences, Vishanthie Sewpaul, was recently awarded the 2015 Educator of the Year Award in the distinguished category by the Association of South African Social Work Education Institutions for her outstanding national and international contribution to social work education.
The Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Units of KwaZulu-Natal’s Provincial hospitals and Clinics recently united to commemorate World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) at a forum held at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital.
A study presented by UKZN Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD) Senior Research Specialist, Dr Jill Hanass-Hancock, has called for high quality research that investigates HIV-related disability in countries in Southern Africa where HIV/AIDS is endemic.
UKZN commemorated the world’s first Antibiotic Awareness Week on two Health Sciences campuses under the auspices of the newly appointed South African Research Chair (SARChI) in Antibiotic Resistance and One Health, Professor Sabiha Essack.
‘The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today’s job well,’ said Professor Richard Hift, Dean of the School of Clinical Medicine in his message to the final year Medical class as they prepared to leave UKZN after completing their studies.
Fourth-year Psychiatric Nursing students from UKZN went out into their communities this year as part of their final-year curriculum. Four projects, led by the students themselves, engaged with four different community groupings in order to assist those communities with mental health and social issues in and around Durban. The projects were overseen by their lecturer Ann Jarvis.