17 March 2016
Volume: 4
Issue: 6
UKZN recognised for its research capabilities in 2014.

UKZN Scoops Top Spot Third Year in a Row

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UKZN has been recognised by the Department of Higher Education and Training for the most published output units in South Africa in 2014 (1708.61) – this is the third consecutive year the University has been in the top spot.

Professor Nceba Gqaleni (centre) with Community Development Lecturer Ms Phindile Shangase (second left) and students.

Institutionalisation of African Traditional Medicine in SA discussed in Public Lecture

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Hosted by the Discipline of Community Development (School of Built Environment and Development Studies), the SA Research Chair in Indigenous Health Care Systems, Professor Nceba Gqaleni, presented a public lecture titled: “Institutionalisation and Professionalisation of African Traditional Medicine in South Africa”.

Dr Shaun Ruggunan with the newly published book.

UKZN Academic Authors Book on Globalisation and Seafaring Labour Markets

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Human Resources Management expert, Dr Shaun Ruggunan’s book titled: Waves of Change, Globalisation and seafaring labour markets published by HSRC Press aims to create awareness of the importance of seafarers and the shipping industry to South Africa’s economy.

Students interact with Mariannridge wheelchair owners.

Students Champion Mariannridge Wheelchair Project

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Changing lives for the better in the Mariannridge community of Durban is the driving force for UKZN Occupational Therapy (OT) students involved in a thriving wheelchair project.

Back, from left: Professors Donal McCracken, Stephen Mutula, Pholoho Morojele, Alberto Cimadamore, and Mr Andrew Okem; and (front) Dr Sharmla Rama, Professors Betty Mubangizi, Oliver Mtapuri, Cheryl Potgieter, Sarah Bracking, Ms Kathleen Diga, and Professor Sozinho Franscisco Matsinhe.

College of Humanities partners with CODESRIA and Comparative Research Programme on Poverty for Poverty Research

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The College of Humanities hosted a two-day workshop to facilitate the formation of an international collaboration on capacity building and poverty reduction.

From left: Dr Sibusiso Chalufu, Mr Nhlanhla Ngubane, Dr Nkosinathi Sishi, Dr Nomalanga Mkhize, Dr Zweli Mkhize, Mr Meliqiniso Sibisi, Dr Bandile Hadebe, and Mr Mbonisi Sibisi.

UKZN Launches Future Afrika Forum

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UKZN partnered with Ikusasa Le-Afrika Foundation and Gagasi FM to launch Future Afrika Forum, an organisation geared towards mobilising young people - irrespective of race, political background and area of focus, - in the field of progressive engagements which seek to build a better South Africa and Africa.

The UKZN Moshal Scholarship Programme students with pupils from Nhlanhlayethu Secondary School and Senzokwethu High School.

UKZN Students give Career Guidance to High School Pupils

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The UKZN Moshal Scholarship Programme students recently conducted career guidance sessions at Durban’s Nhlanhlayethu Secondary School in Inanda and Senzokwethu High School in Ntuzuma.

UKZN Impi beat Wits University 26-21 at the Varsity Shield game earlier this week.

UKZN Impi back with a Bang Against Wits!

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The Varsity Cup Executive Board took a decision last week to resume all Varsity Cup and Varsity Shield games as of Monday, 14 March and to have all the games played at the FNB Stadium precinct and main stadium in Johannesburg.

Owayengumfundi wase-UKZN, uMnu Nkosinathi Nkosi.

Owayengumfundi WezoLimo Uqokwe Njengenxusa Lenhlangano i-REJEUFEA

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UMnu Nkosinathi Nkosi, oneziqu emkhakheni wezoLimo i-Agricultural Extension and Rural Resource Management eSikoleni sase-UKZN seSayensi YezoLimo, YezoMhlaba NeyezeMvelo, uqokwe  njengenxusa lenhlangano ezinze eBenin yentsha nabesifazane abangosomabhizinisi abangabalimi (REJEUFEA).

Professor Colleen Downs with Dr James Vonesh.

Fulbright Scholar from Virginia Commonwealth University visits UKZN

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Dr James Vonesh of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the United States visited UKZN’s School of Life Sciences to present a lecture based on his work as Principal Investigator at VCU’s Vonesh lab.

UKZN Law students participating in the Umtapo workshop.

Colonialism and Racialism among Issues addressed at Student Workshop

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Non-profit development organisation, Umtapo, recently hosted a five-day workshop aimed at educating students on how to address issues of colonialism, racism, human rights, Ubuntu and democracy.

UKZN’s Professor Suleman Dangor (fourth left) and Professor Donal McCracken (fourth right) with participants at the International Congress.

UKZN Academics part of International Congress on Islamic Civilisation

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UKZN together with Awqaf South Africa, the Research Institute for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), and the International Peace College South Africa (IPSA) hosted the 2nd International Congress on Islamic Civilisation in Southern Africa.

Staff from UKZN’s HIV and AIDS Programme.

HIV and AIDS Programme Staff at Capacity Building Event

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UKZN’s HIV and AIDS Programme recently reflected on 2015 during a capacity building event organised for staff members at the Salt Rock Hotel on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.

UKZN’s Edgewood campus soccer team.

Edgewood Campus Wins KZN University Soccer Championships

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UKZN’s Edgewood campus soccer team was crowned KwaZulu-Natal university champions at the recent University Sport South Africa league.