UKZN’s Sugan Pillay is KZN’s Groundsman of the Year
UKZN’s cricket groundsman, Mr Sugan Pillay, supported by his Gardens and Grounds team, has been named as “Groundsman of the Year” by the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union.
Animals and plants found only in a certain area are important in creating a sense of place while those occurring throughout the world are recognisable wherever one goes. Both widespread and localised species contribute to a region’s unique flora and fauna.
Masters candidate in the Discipline of Plant Pathology in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) Mr Thembani Nxumalo won a best poster award at the 2nd International Conference on Food Security and Sustainability held in San Diego in the United States.
Accelerated Academic Development Programme (AADP) lecturers Mr Ayanda Meyiwa and Mr Sanele Gumede presented papers while attending their first ever International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) Conference in Kyoto, Japan.
Members of the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance’s (SAEF) Macroeconomics Working Group (MWG), will present their research papers at the Biennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA) at Rhodes University in Grahamstown beginning on 30 August.
The Developing Research Innovation, Localisation and Leadership in South Africa (DRILL) leadership team at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) has been awarded a competitive US National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center (NIH/FIC) grant.
The Discipline of Agrometeorology in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) recently held a two-day workshop on the Pietermaritzburg campus on eddy covariance (EC) in partnership with 37 representatives from a variety of institutions.