15 March 2018
Volume: 6
Issue: 7
Mr Lee Swales.

UKZN Academic Runner-up in National Three-Minute Thesis Competition

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Law academic Mr Lee Swales’ PhD research earned him second place in the national three-minute thesis competition held at the University of the Free State.

Abangamalungu eqembu lokwesekwa kwabafundi abangomama (kusukela kwesobunxele) uNks Wendy Corfe, uNks Rossella Meusel kanye noNks Cebisa Nkatu.

Uhlelo Lokwesekwa Kwabafundi Abangomama e-UKZN

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Abafundi abaqeqeshelwa umsebenzi eKolishi YezoLimo, EzobuNjiniyela NezeSayensi (CAES) eMnyangweni Wezokwesekwa Kwabafundi (SSS) baqale uhlelo olusha oluhlinzeka abafundi abangomama ngengosi yokudingida izinselelo abahlangabezana nazo ezimpilweni zabo njengoba bengabafundi futhi bengomama.

NRF grant winners (from left) Dr Nontobeko Eunice Mvubu, Dr Oliver Zishiri, Ms Seipati Mokhosi, Dr Matthew Adeleke and Dr Karen Pillay.

Thuthuka Grant Awards for Five UKZN Researchers

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Five researchers in the School of Life Science’s Biotechnology cluster on the Westville campus have been awarded National Research Foundation (NRF) Thuthuka Grants to support their work.

Professor Matthew Lester.

Governance and Transformation - National Budget 2018

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Tax expert Professor Matthew Lester presented a lecture to Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s MBA students on: Governance and Transformation - National Budget 2018.

Makhathini Media’s Ms Owethu Makhathini and participants at the social media workshop.

UKZN Hosts Boost Your Business Workshop

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UKZN’s Extended Learning in partnership with business incubator, Bizfarm, DigifyBytes and Facebook, hosted a social media workshop on how to Boost your Business.

Seminar presenter Dr Christos Markides (left) of the Imperial College in London with UKZN’s Mr Jean Pitot.

London Imperial College Academic Presents Seminar at UKZN

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The School of Engineering hosted a seminar by Dr Christos Markides of the Imperial College in London who addressed the topic: High-Performance Distributed Solar and Low-Grade Heat Conversion Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities.

Professor Neil Koorbanally addresses participants at the seminar.

Super Highway of Innovation Seminar Empowers Students

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The School of Chemistry and Physics together with UKZN InQubate recently held a seminar on the Westville campus titled Super Highway of Innovation, which focused on the 4th industrial revolution, intellectual property, commercialisation and entrepreneurship.

Law students finding out about their career options at the Law Professions Day.

Law Professions Days Draw Students

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Annual Law Professions Days were well supported on both the Pietermaritzburg and Howard College campuses by students who turned out in force to take full advantage of interacting with representatives from some of the best law firms in South Africa.

Civil Engineers out at sea.

Ocean Turbulence Under the Spotlight at Workshop

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UKZN's Department of Civil Engineering held the first ever workshop on Ocean Turbulence in South Africa.

Architecture students who competed in the Saint Grobain Multicomfort House Student competition.

Architecture Students Win through to Africa Finals of Saint Grobain Competition

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Architecture students Mr Vahin Parmananda and Mr Mthoko Sibisi, who won the UKZN leg of the Saint Grobain Multicomfort house student contest, will now compete against representatives of other universities in Africa in Johannesburg on 20 April.

UKZN Staff at TIBA Launch.

College of Health Sciences Launches Infections Diseases Research Programme

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Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA) - an Africa-led, multi-disciplinary research programme – has been launched by the College of Health Sciences at the Mgedula Primary School in Ingwavuma in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Musicians performed at UKZN’s Jazz centre (from left): Bob Sinicrope, Stefan Johnsson and Melvin Peters.

International Musicians at UKZN’s Mandela Centenary Concert

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The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music boasted Swedish musician and composer Mr Stefan Johnsson, SA Jazz pianist and UKZN alumnus Mr Melvin Peters and internationally acclaimed bassist Mr Bob Sinicrope of the United States for its Mandela Centenary Concert on 14 March.

From left: Professor Thomas Afullo (EECE), Mr Douglas Armstrong (Protea), Dr Leigh Jarvis and Mr Anthony Lester (Head Technician EECE).

Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering Receive a Vector Analyser

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Protea Electronics donated a Rohde & Schwarz Vector Analyser to the Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) discipline on the Howard College campus.

Professor Randhir Rawatlal has taken the world by storm with his “Equation Art” pieces. The above artwork is titled A Thought is Worth a Thousand Pictures.

Academic Uses Scientific Equations to Create Artworks

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UKZN Academic Leader of Research at the School of Engineering Associate Professor Randhir Rawatlal has taken the art world by storm with his paintings some of which use scientific equations or even computer code to create art pieces illustrating topics in the fields of engineering, philosophy and mathematics.

Youth trainees received a GBV scenarios banner and quick reference information cards to assist them in leading Gender Based Violence discussions and training in KZN communities.

International Women's Day Celebrated in Durban

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The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organisation operating in 39 countries, celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) - an occasion of advocacy and celebration by and for women and girls - with events all over the world, including Durban, last week.

From left: Ms Nelisiwe Mabuyakhulu, Ms Minenhle Mhlongo, Sister Geetha Maharaj and Ms Debrah Govender.

Occupational Therapy Students Work among Youth of Mariannridge

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UKZN’s fourth-year Occupational Therapy (OT) students initiated a community engagement project in Mariannridge near Durban aimed at improving the health and well-being of young folk in the area.

Professor Fernando Albericio (centre) and Professor Tulio de Oliveira (second right) with KRISP stakeholders.

Sparking Innovation Breakfast on UKZN’s Medical School Campus

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The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)-funded KZN Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) recently hosted its second Durban Spark Innovation breakfast featuring UKZN’s A-rated scientist Professor Fernando Albericio as the key-note speaker.

Professor Rozena Maart (fifth left, back row) with her students during the Gender Studies workshop.

Gender Studies Hosts Writing the Body Workshop

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The Gender Studies Discipline within the School of Social Sciences hosted a Writing Memory, Writing the Body workshop run by Professor Rozena Maart.

Dr Justin Pringle leads the DC workshop session.

Civil Engineering Department hosts Data Management and Programming Workshop

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UKZN’s Department of Civil Engineering in partnership with the eThekwini Coastal Engineering Stormwater Catchment Management Department ran a two-day Data Carpentry workshop, the first of its kind at UKZN.

Miss Katelyn Ann Johnson and Dr Justin Pringle.

New Recruits in UKZN’s Discipline of Civil Engineering

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UKZN alumnus Miss Katelyn Ann Johnson recently joined staff in the Discipline of Civil Engineering.  Previously with Eyethu Engineers in Durban, Johnson specialises in hydrology and water engineering and is currently a PhD candidate in Engineering Hydrology at the Centre for Water Resources Research based within Civil Engineering at UKZN.