09 July 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 30
Mr Kapil Narain conducting COVID-19 tests in the heart of the Inanda community in Durban.

Medical Student at the Frontline of COVID-19

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Final-year Medical student, Mr Kapil Narain, has served at the frontline of COVID-19 by conducting community testing for the past five weeks.

From left: Professors Nirmala Gopal, Jeremy Seekings, and Siphamandla Zondi, Dr Ela Gandhi and Pastor Michelle Tryon.

Webinar Tackles Racial Discrimination as a Covert Disrupter of Social Cohesion

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The College of Humanities recently hosted a webinar on Racial Discrimination: A covert disrupter of Social Cohesion as part of the College’s Transformation and Leadership Lecture Series.

Talent “Mzukulu” Mbatha.

Music Unlocked Sessions Featuring Fabulous Horns and Fantastic Bass

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UKZN’s Centre for Jazz and Popular Music and iSupport Creative Business proudly present the Music Unlocked Sessions. The latest edition on 15 July will feature horn trio Temb-Horns, saxophonist Simone van Niekerk, and bassist Talent “Mzukulu” Mbatha.

Professor Olen Gunnlaugson from the University of Laval in Montreal in Canada.

International Guest Lecture on Dynamic Presencing for MBA Leadership Students

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The 2020 MBA Leadership students were treated to another profound guest lecture when Professor Olen Gunnlaugson from the University of Laval in Montreal, Canada, presented on the Contributions of Dynamic Presencing to Theory U.

UKZN now has a Toll-free Student Support Services Telephone Line.

UKZN Toll-free Student Support Services Telephone Line

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As part of its integrated approach to student support during the current remote learning context, UKZN has implemented a toll-free telephone line that enables students from all four Colleges to call the Student Support Services offices free of charge, Monday-Friday from 08h00-16h30.

Dr Trishana Ramluckan (left) and Dr Brett van Niekerk presenting at the University of Coimbra in 2019.

UKZN Academics Present at Online International Cyber Security Conference

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Two UKZN academics, Dr Trishana Ramluckan (Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Law) and Dr Brett van Niekerk (Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science) co-chaired a special track on cyber-operations and international relations and contributed to three papers presented at the 19th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security hosted online by the University of Chester in the United Kingdom.

UKZN alumnus, Mr Mawande Shinga.

Graduate Reflects on Journey to Horticulture Master’s

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Mr Mawande Shinga, who graduated with his Master of Science in Agriculture in Horticultural Science this year, reflected on his journey through degree focus changes to attain a qualification that enabled him to contribute to knowledge of postharvest techniques for protecting citrus fruit against disorders.