29 November 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 62
Dr Kenda Knowles.

Astronomy Postdoctoral Researcher Wins Prestigious L’OREAL-UNESCO Postdoc Fellowship

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Dr Kenda Knowles, a postdoctoral researcher from UKZN’s Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU,) was recently awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship by the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science sub-Saharan Africa programme.

The 2017 Champions.

GSB&L’s Champions Programme’s Entrepreneurs are bringing Local Economic Development to their Communities

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The Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s Regional Local Economic Development Initiative celebrated the success of its Champions Programme as 12 social entrepreneurs recently showcased how their entrepreneurial ventures are benefiting their communities.

The design of the Cape Parrot bags stocked by Woolworths.

Woolworths Lends Support to Cape Parrot Research

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Cape Parrot research in South Africa and BirdLife South Africa (Birdlife SA) have received an important boost from retailer Woolworths. This is through the sale of a Cape Parrot bag as some of the proceeds from the sale will be channeled to research.

Students engage leaders on topical issues.

Critical Discussions Shape New Mind-Sets

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The Centre for Civil Society (CCS) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal recently hosted a charged event designed to encourage youth participation in civil society spaces. The event focused on contemporary issues young people in civil society are confronted with on a day to day basis.

From left: Professor Thabo Msibi, Dr Muki Moeng, Professor Nokhanyo Makhanya, Professor Loretta Feris and Professor Suriamurthee Maistry.

School of Education hosts Decolonising Teacher Education Seminar Series

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The School of Education recently hosted a Decolonising Teacher Education seminar at the Edgewood campus. The event is part of the Dean’s seminar series that aims to initiate dialogue on a range of issues affecting the education sector.

Buddha’s Light International Association South Africa donates a 20 Volume Encyclopaedia of Buddhist Arts to the School of Religion, Philosophy & Classics.

Encyclopaedia of Buddhist Arts Donated to School of Religion, Philosophy & Classics

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Buddha’s Light International Association South Africa has donated an impressive 20 Volume Encyclopaedia of Buddhist Arts to the School of Religion, Philosophy & Classics within the College of Humanities.

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The UKZN Griot. Of Small Journals and Incentives

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It’s official. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) publication incentive is intended for universities, not individuals, according to a senior DHET official who participated in the Future of Scholarly Publishing Seminar, held at Stellenbosch University (SU) in late September.

Abadle umhlanganiso emcimbini we-EECE uMnu Joshua Piggott, uNkk Saiuree Nayager kanye no-Rivinia Maharaj (kwesokudla) imisebenzi emisha ebikhangisiwe.

Abafundi Bakhangise Emcimbini Ngemisebenzi Emisha Emkhakheni Kagesi, Ezobunjiniyela Bezamakhompyutha Nobukagesi

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Umcimbi wokukhangisa i-Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) ububanjwe kamuva nje ekhempasini i-Howard College. Ibalelwa ekhulwini imisebenzi yabafundi bonyaka wokugcina ebikhangisiwe, futhi nabafundi bebekhona benika izincazelo futhi bakhombise kubazali, abafundi namalungu omphakathi ukuthi umsebenzi wabo wenzani.

Seated from left: Mr Kevin Meier, Professor Albert Modi, Mr Jerry Lengoasa and Mr Sibonelo Mbanjwa with colleagues at the signing of the MoUs between the institutions.

UKZN Marks the Launch of MoUs with the South African Weather Service and Umgeni Water

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) recently hosted a launch workshop on the Westville campus to commemorate the signing of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) between UKZN and the South African Weather Service (SAWS), and SAWS and Umgeni Water (UW).

Seminar attendees with Dr Alfred Odindo (front row, fifth left) and Professor Johan Six (front row, sixth left).

Visiting Academic Contributes Wisdom on Sustainable Agroecosystems

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Professor Johan Six from ETH Zürich recently visited the University of KwaZulu-Natal as part of a collaboration with Crop Science’s Dr Alfred Odindo. During the visit, he presented a lecture on understanding sustainable agroecosystems for practice to some 40 academics and students.

Staff and students revel in the festivities.

UKZN Celebrates International Cultural Day!

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My Heritage My Pride was the theme of UKZN’s Cultural Day this year. Comprising dazzling and stimulating performance items and information sharing sessions, the event celebrated students’ talents in the performing arts while it also served to highlight cuisine from around the world.