04 May 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 24
At the panel discussion were (from left) Dr Lubna Nadvi, Mr Rajeshwar Maharaj, Mr Sihle Zikalala and Mr Lukhona Mnguni.

UKZN Hosts Panel Discussion on State Capture

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Unpacking state capture, White monopoly capital, radical socio-economic transformation and the emergence of civil society protests, were debated during a panel discussion at UKZN.

Professor Mahmoud Soliman.

Computational Chemistry “Boffin” Invited to Serve on Editorial Board of Prestigious Journal

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UKZN’s Dean of the School of Health Sciences, Professor Mahmoud Soliman, has been invited to serve on the editorial board of the prestigious international journal: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics (Springer Publisher).

Dr Nerissa Moodley.

Seborrhoeic Dermatitis Study - a First for South Africa

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A UKZN study, believed to be the first of its kind in South Africa, investigated the quality of life of KwaZulu-Natal patients suffering from seborrhoeic dermatitis.

Dr Pooveshni Govender.

UKZN Anaesthesiologist Wins Prestigious Book Prize

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UKZN’s Dr Pooveshni Govender has been awarded the 2017 Tamara Burchard Book Prize by the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) for the best original article published in the SA Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia (SAJAA).

From left: Mr Avikar Ramcharan, Dr Rose Laka-Mathebula, Mr Mark Bashe and Mr Lubabalo Siseko Mnguni.

UKZN Duo Scoops Bronze at Beach Volleyball Tournament

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Bachelor of Education students Mr Avikar Ramcharan and Mr Lubabalo Siseko Mnguni teamed up to compete at the recent Volleyball Beach Tournament in Port Elizabeth and won bronze medals.

UKZN team members at the Lekgotla on Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (from left) Ms Sindiswa Msomi, Ms Fezile Sikhakhane, Ms Malindi Kunene, Dr Thea van der Westhuizen and Mr John Nyamunda.

Academics to Serve on National Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education Forum

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Two UKZN academics have been selected by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to serve as conveners for the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education’s (EDHE) Communities of Practice (CoP).

Participants at the Qualitative Research Workshop.

Public Health Medicine Hosts Interactive Qualitative Research Workshop

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The Discipline of Public Health Medicine in UKZN’s College of Health Sciences recently hosted an interactive qualitative research workshop.

From left, back: Professor Lars Småbrekke, Professor Wim Sturm, Professor Arnfinn Sundsfjord and Professor Gunnar Simonsen; and (front) Mr Lourenco Marcos Chirindze, Ms Calvina Estavela and Ms Sara Lino Faife, Professor Sabiha Essack and Dr Tomas Zimba.

Antibiotic Stewardship and Conservation Project Produces First Three Masters Graduates

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UKZN’s College of Health Sciences’ Antibiotic Stewardship and Conservation Project has produced its first Masters graduates.

AESS Deputy President Ms Kate Mashikinya (left) presents a gift to Ms Zodwa Mazibuko of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Agricultural Economics Students Society Hosts First Seminar

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The Agricultural Economics Students Society (AESS) has hosted its first seminar which was themed: “Raising Graduates for the Job Market”.

Part of Team UKZN who took on the mammoth Two Oceans race.

Team UKZN Competes in 56 km Two Oceans Marathon

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Team UKZN competed in the 56km Old Mutual Two Oceans marathon in Cape Town with several runners recording excellent times in one of Africa’s biggest road running events.

Ms Suvanie Chetty.

UKZN Staffer Passionate about Forensic Investigations

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Principal Academic Administrative Officer in the College of Health Sciences, Ms Suvanie Chetty, has been awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Law, specialising in Forensic Investigations and Criminal Justice.

Abafundi bezokwelapha balwa nesici sesifo se-TB.

I-UKZN Ibambe Uhlelo Lokugubha Usuku Lomhlaba Lwesifo Sofuba

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Inhlangano yabafundi bezokwelapha i-South African Medical Students Association (SAMSA) e-UKZN ibe nohlelo losuku lomhlaba lwesifo sofuba obelunesihloko esithi:  United to END TB.

A successful bid by Professor Annegret Stark led to UKZN being awarded equipment to advance scientific research and teaching through the Seeding Labs 2017 Instrumental Access programme.

UKZN Selected for Seeding Labs 2017 Instrumental Access Programme

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UKZN is one of 15 global institutions awarded equipment to advance scientific research and teaching through the Seeding Labs 2017 Instrumental Access programme.

Second-year Law student and budding pilot, Mr Kyavand Gholizadeh Touchaei.

The Sky Is the Limit for Student Juggling Law and Aviation

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Sticking religiously to his timetable – which includes entries about his social life – has ensured budding pilot Mr Kyavand Gholizadeh Touchaei succeeds in both Law and aviation studies.

Dr Mvuselelo Ngcoya and Dr Shauna Mottiar with their new book: Philanthropy in South Africa: Horizontality, Ubuntu and Social Justice.

Academics Launch Book on Philanthropy in SA

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UKZN Academics Dr Shauna Mottiar and Dr Mvuselelo Ngcoya launched their book: Philanthropy in South Africa: Horizontality, Ubuntu and Social Justice, at Ikes Books and Collectables.

Dr Kaka Bashir.

First Post-Doctoral Student in UKZN Physiotherapy Discipline

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The College of Health Sciences’ Physiotherapy discipline has welcomed its first post-doctoral student - Dr Kaka Bashir of Nigeria.

First year Architecture students with canopy structures they built.

Architecture Students Design Canopy Structures

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First year Architecture students recently designed and built canopy structures to accommodate three people – a task that was part of their first building project for the year.

Mr John Mogaka.

MMedSci Student Publishes Four Manuscripts within a Year

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Public Health Medicine MMedSci student in the College of Health Sciences, Mr John Mogaka, has published several systematic scoping review manuscripts within a year of registering for his studies.

Delegates at the Basic Ultrasound Training Workshop.

Basic Ultrasound Training Workshop Facilitated by UKZN Technology a First in South Africa

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UKZN provided the network connectivity to support a first in South Africa - a Basic Ultrasound Training Workshop.

The Head of KwaZulu-Natal’s Health Department, Dr Sifiso Mtshali (second left), with Nuclear Medicine specialists at the update seminar.

Nuclear Medicine’s Role in Cancer Diagnosis and Management Discussed at Seminar

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New diagnostic approaches and treatments for cancer involving nuclear medicine were discussed by specialists in the field and Oncologists at a recent seminar in Durban.

Bachelor of Nursing second-year students at the Spirit of Adventure.

Nursing Students Take Part in Spirit of Adventure Event

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Second-year Bachelor of Nursing students took part in a Spirit of Adventure team building exercise with professional service staff and academics.

UKZN alumni on a tour of the Lion Match Office Park.

Tour of Lion Match Factory by UKZN Alumni Association

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Members of the UKZN Durban Alumni Association enjoyed an interesting and informative tour of the iconic Lion Match factory in Umgeni Road, Durban.