Corruption a Cancer in Society
Corruption hits the poor first and hardest, having a direct impact on human rights, says former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Dr Navi Pillay.
Professor Tesfaye Kidane Birke of the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences’ (SAEES) Discipline of Geology has been appointed Associate Editor of the Tectonics journal by the American Geophysical Union (AGU).
Two international workshops hosted in South Africa by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) incorporated visits to sites where research is being conducted by UKZN’s Pollution Research Group (PRG).
School of Management, Information Technology and Governance (SMIG) alumni Mr Cameron Sookhoo paid tribute to UKZN’s Supply Chain Department for providing him with the inspiration, dedication and motivation needed to pursue his career with confidence.
Representing the African region, as a member of the Board of Management of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) UKZN’s Local Governance expert Professor Purshottama Reddy presented a paper, and chaired two sessions of the Working Group on Subnational Governance and Development and a BRICS Panel on Training and Development at IASIA’s 2017 Conference in Palestine.
UKZN did exceptionally well at the 2017 Enactus National Championships held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg winning through to the semi-finals of the competition which attracted 20 teams from all over South Africa.
In my various academic travels around the world I have come across some really weird expressions. Hotels in China tell guests: ‘Do not smoke [in] the bed’, and list all sorts of punitive charges for people who do, and who damage or steal items. Guests are not allowed to ‘burn’ articles or be ‘accompanied by pets and other health hazards’. Pudong Airport sports signs on its trash cans: ‘Pernicious garbage. Special recyclable oriface’.
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UKZN’s School of Education recently hosted a lecture by Professor Peter Aggleton of the Centre for Social Research in Health at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, on the topic: “Culture, Health and Sexuality: Insights and Perspectives from a Rapidly Developing Field”.
Viceroy’s House, a gripping film that explores the role of Britain’s Lord Mountbatten in India and Pakistan’s journey to independence, premiered at the 38th Durban International Film Festival which has just ended.
More public-private partnerships and innovation are needed to tackle the increasing burden of mental illness at a community level, Specialist Psychiatrist, Dr Suvira Ramlall, said while officially opening the KwaZulu-Natal Mental Health Advocacy Group’s 3rd Annual Symposium.
In an effort to strengthen international partnerships and share ideas in dealing with similar challenges, delegates from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the United States and the America Council on Education (ACE) Fellows visited UKZN for a shared learning symposium.