15 November 2018
Volume: 6
Issue: 59
Lecturer, Mrs Muhle Sibisi, the recipient of the Young Linguist Award.

Lecturer Wins Young Linguist Award

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Linguistics lecturer, Mrs Muhle Sibisi, won the Young Linguist Award at the prestigious 20th annual International Congress of Linguists which took place for the first time, since its inauguration in 1928, on African soil.

USolwazi Peter Ajibade nomndeni nabebezomhalalisela emva kwesifundo sakhe sokuqala.

Isifundo Sokuqala Esihlola “Umshanguzo Wezimanga” Olwisana Nesifo Esingalapheki

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USolwazi Wezekhemistri Yezokungaphili u-Peter Ajibade usebenzise leli thuba lesifundo ukuhlola okungenzeka uma kuthathwa ama-metal complexes “njengemishanguzo yezimanga” ekulwisaneni nezifo ezingalapheki ngemishanguzo ejwayelekile futhi njengezindlalelo zama-nanomaterials.

Front from left: Professor Moggie Subban, Professor Betty C Mubangizi and Ms Dianne Sennoga. Back from left: Dr John Sokfa, Mr Jabulani Nyawo, Dr Sybert Mutereki, Mr Tshililo Farisani, Dr Bongani Qwabe and Dr Elvin Shava.

All Systems Go for SARChI Chair in Sustainable Local Livelihoods

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The first NRF-DST Research Chair in Sustainable Local (Rural) Livelihoods in the College of Law and Management Studies Professor Betty Mubangizi recently shared her vision and strategic direction for the next five years with her team.

UKZN academic and Rheumatologist, Dr Ajesh Maharaj, graduated with a PhD from the University of Amsterdam.

Top UKZN Rheumatologist Earns PhD from Amsterdam

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UKZN academic and internationally renowned Rheumatologist Dr Ajesh Maharaj has been awarded a PhD in Rheumatology and Immunology by the University of Amsterdam.

Professor Michael Arthur, UCL Provost and President; and Professor Busisiwe Ncama, DVC and UKZN Head of College: Health Sciences, during the UCL visit to UKZN.

Strengthening International University Partnerships

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A delegation from the University College London (UCL), a global partner of UKZN, visited the College of Health Sciences.

UKZN students pictured while enjoying their study tour in Germany.

Education Students Share Experiences of Study Tour in Berlin

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Eight Bachelor of Education students from the School of Education went on an intensive eight-day Teacher Education Study tour in Berlin, Germany.

BELS students and staff at the Life Through Movement International Conference.

BELS Academics Scoop Awards at International Conference

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School of Health Sciences’ Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences (BELS) academics Dr Takshita Sookan and Dr Jeanne Grace won awards at the Life Through Movement International Conference (LTMIC) in Port Elizabeth.

Highlights at the World Anaesthesia Day celebrations at UKZN.

Physician Wellness at the Core of UKZN World Anaesthesia Day Celebrations

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UKZN’s Discipline of Anaesthesiology celebrated Anaesthesiology and Critical Care World Anaesthesia Day (WAD) 2018, highlighting physician wellness.

Dr Xoliswa Majola who attended the Fourth Health Innovation Summit Africa as part of her research on Big Data and Health Informatics.

Academic Broadens her Technological Horizons

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Graduate School of Business and Leadership lecturer Dr Xoliswa Majola attended the Fourth Health Innovation Summit Africa in Johannesburg as part of her research on Big Data and Health Informatics.

Dr Pfano Mashau during the Amashova Cycle Race.

UKZN Academic Completes Demanding Amashova Cycle Race

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Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) lecturer Dr Pfano Mashau put his cycling endurance powers to the test in the 2018 Amashova Durban Classic event and excelled!

Professor June-Koo Kevin Rhee and Professor Francesco Petruccione at the inaugural data@breakfast event.

data@breakfast Discusses Computing Solutions for the Future

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A delicious breakfast and quantum computing are perhaps at the opposite ends of the scale but they combined exceptionally well at the first “data@breakfast” initiative held on the Westville campus.

UNksz Nkosingiphile Ntshangase, iNxusa leNtsha le-United Nations Population Fund.

Umfundi Uqokwe NjengeNxusa LeNtsha le-UN Population Fund

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Umfundi owenza unyaka wesithathu ezifundweni Zezokusakaza Nezamasiko, uNksz Nkosingiphile Ntshangase ukhethwe njengeNxusa Lentsha le-United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Dancers with Down Syndrome perform on stage.

Dancers with Down Syndrome to Perform at Sneddon Theatre

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The Flatfoot Dance Company next week presents its second annual integrated dance programme featuring dancers with the Down Syndrome condition.

UKZN academic, Dr Nishani Harinarain, with her award.

Top Academic Honoured for Contribution in Engineering and Technology

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UKZN academic, Dr Nishani Harinarain, has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Engineering and Technology in Academia: Teaching and Learning, from Women in Engineering and the Built Environment (WiEBE), in partnership with the Department of Public Works, the University of Johannesburg and construction company Group Five.

Abamele izifundo Zesayensi Yezobugebengu kanye Nezophenyonzulu bajabulela ukuphumelela kokubuyekezwa kwangaphandle.

Impumelelo Kubuyekezwa Izifundo Ezigxile Kwezesayensi Yezobugebengu kanye Nezophenyonzulu Lwangaphandle

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Ukubuyekezwa kwezifundo zabangakabi neziqu ezigxile Ezifundweni Zesayensi Yezobugebengu kanye Nezophenyonzulu Lwangaphandle Esikolweni Sezifundo Ngenhlalosintu Elandelwayo (SAHS) kwaqedwa/ kwapheleliswa kahle ezinsukwini ezine.

Participants at the 2018 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction Colloquium.

Reducing Economic Losses from Disasters Under the Spotlight

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Addressing issues relevant to disaster risk reduction in the public sector was the focus of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction Colloquium hosted by the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance.

2018 Mentors and Support Services Counsellors.

Mentors Urged to Set Good Examples

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Knowing that someone depends on you to succeed academically actually encourages you to do better,’ says College of Health Sciences (CHS) Peer Wellness Mentor at the School of Nursing and Public Health, Ms Aphiwe Ngcobo.

Delegates at the second BRICS Association of Gravity, Astrophysics and Cosmology Symposium in Umhlanga.

UKZN Hosts Second BRICS Symposium on Gravity, Astrophysics and Cosmology

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UKZN recently played host to the second Symposium of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa Association of Gravity, Astrophysics and Cosmology (BRICS-AGAC) and the 2018 South Africa Gravity Society Meeting.

Team Synergy who proved their marketing prowess at case study presentation.

Finance Students Impress at Case Study Presentation

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Third-year Finance students impressed prospective employers Proctor and Gamble (P&G) in their presentations of case studies on one of the company’s new consumer products.

Participants and presenters at UKZN’s Immigration Workshop.

UKZN hosts Immigration Workshop

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UKZN’s International Student Office hosted an immigration workshop on the Howard College campus.

Highlights from the UKZN Cuppa for CANSA event.

UKZN Lends Hand in Fight Against Cancer

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October was the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month worldwide and UKZN, in partnership with the Cancer Association of South Africa held a Breast Cancer Awareness campaign on the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses.