09 April 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 10
Performance Studies students showing off their COVID-19 video.

UKZN Drama Students Create COVID-19 Educational Video

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Drama and Performance Studies students have produced an informative and entertaining video about the COVID-19 virus that can be viewed on YouTube.

Mr Lindokuhle Ntshangase on the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine campus in Durban before the SA COVID-19 lockdown.

COVID-19 Lockdown a Serious Study Setback for Final-Year Medical Students

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The nationwide lockdown is causing concern – and some alarm – for final-year Medical students because of uncertainty about whether there will be enough time left to complete the curriculum when UKZN reopens.

Inspiring student, Mr S’sekelo Zungu.

S’sekelo Zungu – an Inspiration for Others!

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Education student Mr S’sekelo Zungu has been selected as one of UKZN’s Top 40 Inspiring Students for his dedication and passion in the areas of community engagement, leadership and academic excellence.

Dr Brett van Niekerk (far right) with delegates and presenters.

Cyber-Threat Reality Highlighted in UKZN Presentation

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The cyber-threat situation in South Africa and its potential to become more serious as the country pursues technological growth to compete in the Fourth Industrial Revolution was the subject of a presentation delivered in Durban by senior lecturer in Computer Science at UKZN, Dr Brett van Niekerk.

Teachers attending a training session in statistics and data analysis at UKZN in preparation for the second round of the eThekwini Municipal Maths and Science Olympiad.

Data Analytics Training Workshop for Teachers

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A training workshop was held at UKZN’s Data Science for Business computer laboratory for teachers involved in the second round of the eThekwini Municipal Maths and Science Olympiad (EMMSO).

Professor Nirmala Devi Gopal.

Psychosocial Needs of Women in Informal Settlements: Creating a Humanities Agenda During and Post COVID-19

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COVID-19 is an unexpected virus with unprecedented consequences that has rocked and shocked the global community.

Dr Hae-Young Kim of UKZN’s Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP)/Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI).

Migration Linked to Mortality Rate in HIV Positive Pregnant Women in SA

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Within-country migration in South Africa is linked to a high rate of mortality among HIV positive women up to a year after they have given birth.

The TIBA SA team and stakeholders after a successful community meeting.

Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa Initiative Visits Ingwavuma

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The College of Health Sciences’ Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA) initiative hosted a community meeting in Ingwavuma in northern KwaZulu-Natal to report on achievements in the past year.