03 May 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 27
USolwazi u-Hongjun Xu (ophakathi, emgqeni wesibili) noNgqongqoshe wezeSayensi nezobuChwepheshe nabanye abaklonyelisiwe esidlweni sakusihlwa se-National Intellectual Property Management Office Creator.

Kuhlonishwe Igalelo LikaSolwazi Kwezobunikazi Bobuchopho

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I-Department of Science and Technology (DST) yethulele isigqoko uSolwazi Hongjun Xu we-Discipline of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering yase-School of Engineering njengogalagala kwezobunikazi bobuchopho, phecelezi i-intellectual property (IP) eNyuvesi yaKwaZulu-Natal.

Abafundi base-UKZN benze into enhle benikela ngamaqakelo kulabo abahlwempu.

Injabulo Abafundi Benikela Ngamaqakelo

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Uhlelo lokuqala lowezi-2019 lwe-Varsity Youth In Action Network lube wumkhankaso wokuqoqa amaqakelo angama-500 kubafundi abadingayo.

Guest speaker, Dr Maria Schuld, with UKZN’s Professor Francesco Petruccione at the April data@breakfast seminar.

Data@breakfast Zooms in on Machine Learning

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The aroma of filter coffee welcomed delegates to April’s “data@breakfast” seminar at the Senate Chamber, Westville campus. Speaker, Dr Maria Schuld introduced her diverse audience to the behind-the-scenes world of machine learning.

From left: Mr Mteto Nyati, Mr Vusumuzi “Fanle” Sibisi and Mr Ntuthuko Makhombothi at the first UKZN Leadership Alumni Colloquium.

Inaugural Leadership Alumni Colloquium a Success

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UKZN's Student Governance, Leadership and Development (SGLD) Unit recently held its first annual Leadership Alumni Colloquium, aimed at providing mentorship to the current UKZN student leadership.

Participants of the GSB&L’s business forum on Alternative Sources of Government Revenue in South Africa.

Business Forum Explores Alternative Sources of Government Revenue in South Africa

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Alternative Sources of Government Revenue in South Africa was the theme of the Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s seventh Business Forum.

From left: UKZN’s Professor Fikile Mazibuko and UCT’s Professor Horman Chitonge, the authors of the new book on social work policy, with Ms Normah Zondo, Acting Executive Director, UKZN Corporate Relations.

UKZN Emeritus Professor Co-Authors Book on Social Work Policy

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Social Welfare Policy in South Africa: From the Poor White Problem to a "Digitised Social Contract" is the title of a book co-authored by UKZN Emeritus Professor Fikile Mazibuko which was launched last week at Durban Ike's Books and Collectibles.

Dr Clayton Hazvinei Vhumbunu at CODESRIA’s General Assembly Conference.

UKZN Research Fellow Presents Paper at CODESRIA General Assembly Conference

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Research Fellow in International Relations within the School of Social Sciences, Dr Clayton Hazvinei Vhumbunu, presented a paper on African Regional Economic Integration in the era of Globalisation: Reflecting on the Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs,at the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa's (CODESRIA) 15th General Assembly Conference in Dakar, Senegal.

Dr Rose Laka-Mathebula (seated third left) and Mr Sibusiso Mchunu (seated second left) with UKZN Edgewood residence staff, College student support staff, CRC representatives and Pixelywood Residence students at the event.

Helping Students Ease into University Life

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The Edgewood campus residence team hosted a successful event for Pixelywood Residence first-year students on 28 March under the theme: Academic Excellence and Positive Living. The programme aimed to assist students to transition from home to university life and to adapt to both academic and social demands within the University and residence environment. These include confronting issues such as peer pressure and gender-based violence.

UKZN Pharmacy students, Mr Nathi Mchunu and Mrs Vereesha Soorju.

Pharmacy Students Benefit from Clinical Training at Newcastle Hospital

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Newcastle's Madadeni Hospital Pharmacy staff were overjoyed to be given the opportunity of hosting UKZN final-year Pharmacy students doing their first Decentralised Clinical Training (DCT) programme.

Refilwe Mofokeng (red t-shirt) leads volunteers in the Durban Habour clean-up.

UKZN Student Leads Durban Harbour Clean-Up

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Refilwe Mofokeng, a UKZN student studying towards a PhD in Marine Biology, responded to the recent flash floods that occurred in Durban and other parts of KwaZulu-Natal over the Easter Weekend by organising a clean-up at the Durban Harbour.

Umfundi wezeMfundo, uMnu Luthando Molefe, obe ngomunye wabafundi abavelele nabayisibani abawu-40.

Umfundi Wezemfundo Uhlonishwe Njengomfundi Oyisibonelo

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Umfundi wezeMfundo, uMnu Luthando Molefe, uthakasile ngokubalwa nabafundi abavelele nabayisibani abawu-40. Ukhethwe ngabalingani bakhe ophikweni lwase-Edgewood kanti ungomunye wabanqobe Spotlight on Greatness Competition yaminyaka yonke ehlolwa wuPhiko lwezokuXhumana lwaseNyuvesi.

Fine Arts student, Ms Georgina Calder with her artwork.

Arranging Retrieved Memories Through Art

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Fine Arts student, Ms Georgina Calder, recently held an exhibition titled:Arranging Retrieved Memoriesat the Jack Heath Gallery in Pietermaritzburg Calder's work is shaped around her memories of her childhood in the city. She uses the weaver's nest to serve as a metaphor for her memories.

The Dolsden Oracle team handing over the book donation to the Clermont Library.

Postgrad Students Donate Books to Local Library

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As part of National Library Week, Dolsden Oracle - a company formed by postgraduate students from the College of Law and Management Studies - donated 250 books to Clermont Library. The community outreach initiative was a result of the collaboration between Dolsden Oracle, the United Nations and UKZN.

Professor Langa Khumalo who delivered a keynote address at the 6th Annual Internationalization Summit.

UKZN Academic Delivers Keynote Address at Internationalization Summit

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Professor Langa Khumalo, the Director of the University Language Planning and Development Office within the Teaching and Learning Division, delivered a keynote address at the 6th Annual Internationalization Summit at the University of Denver in Colorado, US on 12 April. The theme of the Summit was Decolonizing Internationalization: Critical Views on International Education and Global Narratives of Nationalism.

Top achievers in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science seen on the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses.

CAES Recognises its Top Achievers

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Top student achievers in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science were recognised at the annual College Awards ceremonies on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses.

Scenes of a successful World Safety Day commemoration at the Howard College Theatre.

Commemorating World Safety Day

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The Safety, Health and Environment Department on the Howard College campus hosted an event to mark World Safety Day which is observed every year on 28 April. The theme for 2019 was Injuries on Duty and IOD Procedures.

Mr Tshililo Farisani who will spend a year at Bergen University.

PhD Student All Set for Summer School in Norway

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Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s doctoral student, Mr Tshililo Farisani, will attend summer school at Bergen University in Norway for 10 days in June. Furthermore, he will also be remaining at Bergen University for a year as a student with access to the institute's libraries and resources.

Mr Lunganathi Hose who is doing his community service in Newcastle.

Graduate Feels at "Home" while Doing Community Service

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Newcastle is a fast-growing centre and I like the fact it doesn’t only remind me of home but also feels like home,’ says Mr Lunganathi Hose, who is currently doing his Physiotherapy community service at Madadeni Hospital in the town.