28 November 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 65
Professor Salim Abdool Karim, UKZN AIDS researcher.

UKZN AIDS Researcher Ranked Among the World’s Most Highly Cited Researchers in 2019

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Professor Salim Abdool Karim is on the 2019 list of the world’s most Highly Cited Researchers published by the Web of Science’s Clarivate Analytics.

UKZN academic, Professor Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan.

Education Academic Wins National Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award

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School of Education academic, Professor Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan is a joint winner of the prestigious Council on Higher Education (CHE) Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA) Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award.

Representatives from UKZN and the University of Botswana.

School of Social Sciences Finalises MOU with the University of Botswana

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The School of Social Sciences recently hosted a delegation of scholars from the University of Botswana (UB).

Izethameli ze-D’RAP Symposium yaminyaka yonke e-Paradise Valley Nature Reserve.

ISimpoziyamu yoCwaningo Ithuthukisa Ukugcinwa nokuPhathwa Kwempiliswanomvelo

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I-Durban Research Action Partnership (i-D’RAP) Research Symposium yenze ithuba lokuthi abafundi abenza ucwaningo oluyingxenye yobambiswano phakathi kukaMasipala waseThekwini ne-UKZN zethule umsebenzi wazo, zizwe nombono wezethameli ngokuguquguquka kwesimo sezulu nokunakekela impiliswanomvelo ezingeni lokuphatha.

Ms Seipati Mokhosi (first row seated, seventh from left) with other participants at the information sharing and exchange meeting on second generation genetic engineering technologies.

Biochemistry Lecturer Participates in Genetic Engineering Information Exchange

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PhD candidate and Development Lecturer in the Discipline of Biochemistry, Ms Seipati Mokhosi, participated in an information sharing and exchange meeting on second generation genetic engineering technologies hosted in Cape Town by the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) in collaboration with the Third World Network (TWN).

UKZN academic, Dr Sibonsile Zibane.

Social Work Academic Wins Prestigious Awards at ICOSS Conference

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Social Work lecturer, Dr Sibonsile Zibane received awards for Best Overall Presentation and Session’s Best Presentation at the 6th International Conference on Social Sciences ICOSS in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Members of UKZN’s Environmental Fluid Mechanics Lab showcase their research.

Showcasing Research While Celebrating Industry Partnerships

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Research and innovation to improve and contribute to society is the main foundation of the work of the School of Engineering’s five Disciplines, and was the focus of the Engineering Research Expo and Industry Awards at the UNITE Building on the Howard College campus.

Ms Thembelihle Makhanya (left) received her award from NIHSS Academic Director, Dr Nthabiseng Motsemme.

Best Research Paper for Social Work Academic at National Doctoral Conference

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Social Work lecturer, Ms Thembelihle Makhanya received an award for the best research paper at the Annual National Doctoral Conference (ANDC) in Gauteng.

Dr Jeanne Grace received the SA Independent Practitioners Association National Medical Award.

Biokinetics Academic Receives ASAIPA Award

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Co-ordinator of the Biokinetics programme at UKZN, Dr Jeanne Grace received an Alliance of SA Independent Practitioners Association (ASAIPA) National Medical Award at a ceremony in Pretoria.

Teachers participate in the reading and writing workshop.

Education Academics Conduct Reading and Writing Workshop for Teachers

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School of Education academics, Professor Ayub Sheik and Dr Norma Ngubane facilitated a reading and writing workshop for 200 teachers at the Pinetown Education District Hall as part of the School’s Language Education Cluster community outreach programme.

Highlights from the Residence Life Academic and Leadership Awards.

Residence Life Academic and Leadership Awards

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Each year, UKZN bestows academic and leadership awards on students living in residences and serving as Residence Assistants and on House Committees

From left: Professor PS Reddy, Dr P Kariuki, Mr H Suhr, Mr N Ngidi and Professor D Ramjugernath.

Local Governance Conference Unpacks the Ethical Dilemma in the Public Sector

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Professor Purshottama Reddy of the School of Management, IT and Governance in collaboration with the Democracy Development Programme (DDP) and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) in Durban hosted the ninth local government conference themed: Ethical Leadership in the Public Sector in South Africa.

IKolishi lezeSayensi yezeMpilo liklomelise oMabhalane Abakhulu nabathole iziqu zeMastazi emcimbini wakusihlwa.

I-CHS Ithakasele Izinga Lokuphumelela KoMabhalane Abakhulu

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IKolishi lezeSayensi yezeMpilo e-UKZN belinomcimbi wesibili wokuklomelisa oMabhalane Abakhulu eMhlanga ukubungaza labo abaphumelele ukuhlolwa e-College of Medicine of SA (e-CMSA), ongoti abangakagcwali nalabo abazuze iziqu zeMastazi kwezoKwelapha (ama-MMED).

Ms Sheetal Soni.

Law Lecturer Appointed as South African Ambassador for French Association

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Law lecturer, Ms Sheetal Soni has been appointed as South African ambassador for the Association of Ethics and Integrity (Association Ethique et Intégrité).

Kusuka kwesobunxele: Isikhulu esiphezulu sase-McCord Hospital, uDkt Jay Mannie; umhlengikazi omkhulu, uNks Sibongile Nyathikazi; noSolwazi Johannes John-Langba.

Isifundiswa sezesiNtu Sikhulume Ngengcindezi nokuziNakekela Esibhedlela i-McCord

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Isifundiswa sezeNhlalakahle USolwazi Johannes John-Langba wethule inkulumo ngengcindezi, ukukhathala nokuzinakekela kubasebenzi bezempilo nokunakekelwa kwabantu e-McCord Provincial Eye Hospital ngoSuku lokuziNakekela kwaBasebenzi.

From left: Mr Jonathan Chetty, Clariant; Mr Aaron Folkard; CATSA 2019 eminent visiting Professor Angelos Efstathiou and CATSA Chairperson, Dr Stephen Roberts at the awards.

Award for Student Presentation on Catalysis of Biodiesel By-Products

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Master’s candidate in the School of Chemistry and Physics, Mr Aaron Folkard received the Clariant award for the best student oral presentation at the Catalysis Society of South Africa’s (CATSA) 30th annual conference held in Cape Town.

Professor Kevin Kirkman at the NutNet site at Ukulinga Research Farm.

Ukulinga Research Farm Part of Global Study

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Ukulinga Research Farm at UKZN is the only research site in Africa that forms part of a research network recently featured in Nature Communications, in an article that described the first ‘global-scale experiment to realistically determine the available nitrogen in grasslands on six continents.’

Cultural and Heritage Tourism students and staff during their field trip.

Tourism Students Visit Heritage Sites

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A group of students and lecturers from the Discipline of Cultural and Heritage Tourism within the School of Social Sciences recently visited the northern KwaZulu-Natal battlefields, Shakaland (Eshowe) and the Isimangaliso Wetland Park as part of their introductory and research modules.

UKZN students: the first sitting volleyball coaches in the province.

BELS hosts Paravolley Training

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The Discipline of Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences (BELS) at UKZN, eThekwini Paravolleyball, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sports and Recreation and Paravolley SA came together to host the first Level 1 sitting volleyball coaching course in the province.

Dr Wendy Rawlinson (right) with SAERA executive, Dr Simphiwe Mthiyane.

Education Alumnus Receives Best Thesis Award at SAERA Conference

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Education graduate Dr Wendy Rawlinson received the Best Thesis award at the South African Education Research Association (SAERA) Conference hosted by the Durban University of Technology (DUT).

Mr Nkululeko Shabalala.

Humanities Student Presents Research at Young Scientists Conference

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Master’s student in Public Policy, Mr Nkululeko Shabalala presented his research on the socio-economic effects of urban migration in African cities at the 9th Annual Young Scientists Conference.

Photograph of the play Looking for Muruga featuring the late Sherwin Christopher, Dante Mashile and Satchu Annamalai. On the right is the cover of the book: A Century of South African Theatre.

Asoka Theatre Legacy Lives On

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The legacy of the once culturally vibrant Asoka Theatre on the Westville campus lives on in a new book, A Century of South African Theatre, by Professor Loren Kruger of the University of Chicago.

Highlights from the Lifeblood Exhibition held at the Community Art Gallery.

Science Through the Lens of Photography

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Lifeblood, an exhibition of photographs by Mr Samora Chapman, was launched on 24 October at the Community Art Gallery in Durban.