28 August 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 42
Double Honours Scholarship winner Ms Amica Muller-Nedebock with UKZN Vice-Chancellor Dr Albert van Jaarsveld.

Top Genetics Student Scoops Two Scholarships

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Earlier this year, Honours student Ms Amica Corda Muller-Nedebock scooped two Merck Awards for Best Third Year Genetics and Microbiology student. Before that she had received the Dean’s Commendation award for three years in a row and graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude. In the first semester of her Honours degree, Muller-Nedebock has already attained three certificates of merit.

Mr Nasir Tajuddeen received the prestigious UKZN Doctoral Research Scholarship.

UKZN Doctoral Research Scholarship Awardee Pursues Malaria Solutions

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Mr Nasir Tajuddeen has been awarded the UKZN Doctoral Research Scholarship, one of the University’s most prestigious awards to students at senior postgraduate level. The scholarship is awarded annually to a maximum of four top PhD candidates at the University.

Mr Sizwe Sidaza and Mr Sivashen Reddy were the recipients of the prestigious UKZN Distinguished Students Award.

Strong Leadership and Service Ethic Earns Student a Prestigious Accolade

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Mr Sivashen Reddy, a Computer Science Honours student, is one of two recipients of the UKZN Distinguished Student Award for 2018.  The other is Mr Sizwe Sidaza of the School of Social Sciences.

Ms Zahra Essack outside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA.

Vincent Maphai Scholarship Recipient off to MIT

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The accolades keep rolling in for top-performing Master’s student, Ms Zahra Essack, who was recently awarded the Vincent Maphai Scholarship.

Ms Kwanele Khumalo received a Frene Ginwala Scholarship.

Mechanical Engineering Student Inspired by her Father

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Ms Kwanele Khumalo’s hard work paid off when she was honoured with a Frene Ginwala Scholarship, a prestige entrance award that recognises exceptional young Black women.

Mr Nashlen Govindasamy playing Chess.

The Next Albert Einstein?

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Already boasting a total of 17 certificates of merit and three Dean’s Commendations, it is no surprise that third-year BSc student Mr Nashlen Govindasamy has been awarded the College Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor scholarship winner Mr Christian Acheampong.

The Only Way is Up for Budding Scientist

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Mr Christian Acheampong is a budding scientist at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, whose great drive and potential have earned him the Malegapuru William Makgoba Scholarship.

Mr Kishan Dayram caught in the act of solving yet another mathematical problem.

Mathematician Equates Hard Work with Success

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Mathematics is synonymous with precision, abstraction and logical thinking and this is what drew the Malegapuru William Makgoba Scholarship recipient, Mr Kishan Dayaram, to the field. ‘I’ve always loved maths because I enjoy problem-solving and every maths problem has one correct answer,’ he says.

Mr Atish Deoraj was awarded the TB Davis Scholarship.

Hard Work Earns Masters Student TB Davis Scholarship

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Mr Atish Deoraj was awarded the TB Davis Scholarship for being one of the top achieving Master’s students in the School of Engineering.

Professor Bice Martincigh presents Mr Chinedu Izuchukwu with the prestigious S2A3 Medal for the best Masters thesis across all the sciences and applied sciences at UKZN.

S2A3 Medal Winner Aims to Solve Africa’s Industrial Problems

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The South African Association for the Advancement of Science (S2A3) Medal was awarded to Mr Chinedu Izuchukwu, a PhD candidate at UKZN, for submitting the best Masters Research dissertation at the University across all science and applied science fields. The S2A3 awards one medal to each university in South Africa annually.

Mr Ben Sapo who won a Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship is congratulated by Professor Naven Chetty, Acting Dean of Teaching and Learning.

Computer Engineering Student Out in Front Once Again

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Fourth-year Computer Engineering student Mr Ben Sapo has emerged victorious once again, as he has been honoured for his top academic achievements with a College Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship.

Mr Brandon Govender spikes his way into the Biology lecture room.

Sportsman Doubles as a Scientist

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As a sportsman who is into science, Mr Brandon Govender is a rare hybrid of nerd and athlete who has created a synergy that serves both passions. He has managed to use his talent for volleyball to open doors to a career in Biology; therefore bridging the gap between sports and science.

Ms Donna Hutton in competition.

Canoeist Makes the Most of Sport and Studies

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Ms Donna Hutton, a South African under 23 canoeist and first year BSc student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is one of the recipients of the UKZN Prestige Sports Scholarship. The Sports Scholarship is awarded for outstanding achievement in sports at international, national or provincial level.

Prowess on the rugby field earned Mr Lindelwe Cele a UKZN Prestige Sports Scholarship.

Prowess on the Rugby Field Earns Student a Scholarship

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Sharks Under 18 player and BSc student Mr Lindelwe Cele has been honoured with a UKZN Prestige Sports Scholarship for his sterling achievement on the rugby field.

Ms Aleesha Naidoo receives a Malegapuru William Makgoba Scholarship from Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor in the College of Humanities, Professor Stephen Mutula.

Scholarship Recipient Pictures a Successful Future

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Ms Aleesha Naidoo, a second year BSc student in Industrial and Applied Biotechnology at UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus, is one of the recipients of the Malegapuru William Makgoba Scholarship, awarded annually to the top five undergraduates proceeding from first to second year of study in each of the University’s four Colleges.

Ms Nina Grundlingh (right) with fellow UKZN runner, Alex Nxumalo at the 2017 Two Oceans half marathon finish line.

Passion for Sports and Statistics Motivates High Achiever

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BSc student and formidable triathlete, Ms Nina Grundlingh was awarded the UKZN Prestige Sports Scholarship for her outstanding achievement in participating in the KwaZulu-Natal Women’s Triathlon team.

Mandisa Mvunyana stands on top of striations left by glaciers, evidencing continental drift.

Scholarship Opens Doors for Budding Geologist

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Ms Mandisa Mvuyana, a Frene Ginwala Scholarship recipient, describes herself as an outdoor person, who enjoyed learning about the Earth and its resources at school. This shaped her love for Geology, and is the reason that she’s not scared to get her hands dirty while pursuing her passion.

Ms Stephanie Fraser analysing a sample of “lycopene” that she extracted from tomato products.

Curiosity the Winning Formula

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Ever since she was a child, Ms Stephanie Fraser has had an inquisitive mind. ‘I have always been curious about how things work in our world,’ she recalls. It is this curiosity that guided the Malegapuru William Makgoba Scholarship recipient towards a career in Science and she has never looked back.

TB Davis Scholarship winner Ms Roanne Sutcliffe is congratulated by her proud parents.

TB Davis Scholarship Awardee Always Gives of Her Best

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Masters in Bioresources Engineering candidate Ms Roanne Sutcliffe has been awarded the TB Davis Scholarship, an award given to top postgraduate students in Engineering.

Ms Perm Mthethwa was a Frene Ginwala Scholarship winner.

Frene Ginwala Recipient Seizes Her Opportunities

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Ms Perm Mthethwa, a first year student in Bioresources Engineering at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) on the Pietermaritzburg campus, says receiving the Frene Ginwala Scholarship has motivated her to work even harder in her studies.

Mr Emmanuel Balogun was a Mandela Rhodes Scholarship recipient.

Mandela Rhodes Scholar Strives for a Sustainable Future through Engineering

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Mandela Rhodes Scholar Mr Emmanuel Balogun, a Masters candidate in Engineering at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), envisions a future where sustainable energy saves lives, inspiring his research that he hopes will add value to the industry he will join.

Ms Sinethemba Dlamini receives her Frene Ginwala Scholarship.

The Sky is the Limit for Determined Scholarship Winner

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Ms Sinethemba Dlamini, a recipient of the Frene Ginwala scholarship, says financing her studies is now the least of her worries having been awarded the prestigious scholarship.