26 March 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 8
UKZN academic Professor Precious Sibanda, newly appointed South African Mathematical Society President, at an International Mathematical Union day of engagement at the African Institute for Mathematical Science in Cape Town.

Meet SA Mathematical Society President

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Academic Leader of Mathematics on the UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus, Professor Precious Sibanda, has been appointed President of the South African Mathematical Society (SAMS) for a two-year term.

Back from left: College of Humanities Finance Manager, Dr Dane Arumugam; Acting Director of Professional Services, Dr Phumelele Zakwe; and College Research Professor, Saleem Badat. Front: Acting Dean of Social Sciences, Professor Vivian Ojong; Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize; and Dean of the School of Arts, Professor Nobuhle Hlongwa.

R9.8m Grant for Early Career Scholars Programme

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The Andrew W Mellon Foundation of New York has awarded UKZN’s College of Humanities R9.8 million for a five-year Early Career Scholars Programme.

Eco-conscious, Ms Nombuso Khanyile.

BSc Student Recognised as Leading Fashion Designer

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A UKZN BSc student studying Biochemistry and Microbiology, Ms Nombuso Khanyile, who branched out into the world of fashion design, was recently selected among the top 50 Design Indaba Emerging Creatives for 2020… and one of the top nine in Durban.

From left: Professor Sylvester Mpandeli, WRC; Dr Tafadzwa Mabhaudhi, UKZN; Mr Dhesigen Naidoo, WRC; Dr Mike Jacobson, Pennsylvania State University; and Professor Graham Jewitt, IHE-Delft Institute for Water Education.

UKZN Hosts Workshop on Water-Energy-Food Nexus Research

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UKZN hosted a two-day regional Water Research Commission (WRC) workshop in Pietermaritzburg on the topic of building synergies in Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus research.

New employees at the University’s first “onboarding” gathering in 2020.

Informative and Enlightening “Onboarding” Session

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UKZN’s Human Resources (HR) Division runs a two-day “onboarding” programme at the beginning of each quarter to familiarise new employees with the policies and procedures of the University.

UKZN Jazz lecturer, Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane, performing with the Mash Trio at The Chairman Club.

Jazz Lecturer Releases Fourth Studio Album

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UKZN Jazz lecturer, Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane, launched his highly anticipated fourth studio album Amanzi Nemifula – uMkhuleko, during a concert at The Chairman in Durban with the Mash Trio Acoustic.

UKZN student inventor, Mr Jabulani Nyembe, with Innovate Durban Festival representatives.

UKZN Students Excel at Innovate Festival

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Two Durban students devised a digital medical records software system, Clinalytics, which won them third place and R25 000 at the Innovate Festival (IF) in Durban.

UKZN Law Professor, David McQuoid-Mason (second left), with members of a traditional “Gurti” court in Somalia run by a religious leader assisted by clan elders.

Law Professor Promotes Access to Justice in Conflict and Comfort Zones!

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Professor David McQuoid-Mason of UKZN’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies has been in Somalia assisting the local Ministry of Justice and Judiciary resolve differences in opinions about the country’s Legal Aid Act - which he drafted - as well as clarifying the role of paralegals there.

UKZN Cape Town based alumni and UKZN staff members.

UKZN Alumni Entertained in Cape Town

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UKZN’s Alumni Relations Office organised two successful get-togethers in Cape Town.

Front from left: Ms Puseletso Nale, KZN Department of Human Settlements; Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize; Professor Vivian Ojong, Acting Dean of the School of Social Sciences; Dr Desiree Manicom; and (back) Ms Zandile Cele, KZN Department of Human Settlements and Dr Sthembiso Myeni.

MoU to Benefit Students and Staff in Human Settlements Research on Social Issues

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UKZN and the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Human Settlements signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will create opportunities for students to acquire skills in monitoring, evaluating and researching issues related to human settlements.