UKZN Celebrates Africa Day

UKZN Celebrates Africa Day
Staff, students and international guests at UKZN`S Africa Day celebrations.

When Africans get together on Africa Day, it is an opportunity to celebrate who they are as custodians of unity, community and respect.

With this in mind, Ms Normah Zondo, University Relations Director, kicked off the celebrations - held on the Howard campus - by welcoming representatives from the governments of Lesotho, China and Mauritius as well as international students and staff, the South African “way”.

Themed: Leaving No-one Behind, the event featured interactive games and competitions as well as performances by Ikusasa Lethu - a traditional music and dance group comprising of UKZN students.

Chief Director of Cultural Affairs at the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture, Mr Sbusiso Nzimande, urged Africans to ‘know who they are so they can do better. Africans have been brainwashed into believing that Europeans and Americans are better but we need to free the African mind through decolonisation,’ said Nzimande.

UKZN’s Academic Development Officer, Mr Feruzi Ngwambar, spoke about the history of Africa before colonisation and how Africans had always defined themselves “in the plural”. He highlighted African ideas and philosophies such as Ubuntu and how these have always been inclusive. ‘We need to ask ourselves questions as Africans to solve the many challenges we are faced with in areas such as health, corruption, the crisis of identification, borders and migration; ensuring that no-one is left behind in the process,’ said Ngwambar.

UKZN Executive Director: Corporate Relations, Mr Ashton Bodrick, thanked everyone who made the event a success saying: ‘Now go out there with the spirit of one Africa!’

Words: Hlengiwe Precious Khwela

Photographs: Andile Ndlovu


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Umfundi Uhlela Ukusiza Izintombi eziya eMhlangeni

Umfundi Uhlela Ukusiza Izintombi eziya eMhlangeni
Abafundi base-UKZN abasemkhankasweni wasenyuvesi wokuhambela uMkhosi woMhlanga.Click here for English version

Umfundi wezeMfundo owenza unyaka wesithathu, uNks Nonzuzo Mzizi, uqale umkhankaso wokusiza nokuxhasa ngemali izintombi zaseNyuvesi yakwaZulu-Natali ezifisa ukuya eMkhosini woMhlanga waminyaka yonke kwaNongoma kuMandulo.

Umkhosi uqanjwe ngemihlanga yasemfuleni, okuyiyona eseqhulwini kulo mcimbi wezinsuku ezine kanti iphathwa yizinkulungwane zezintombi ezimenywe esigodlweni SoHlanga lomHlabathi, iNkosi yaMaZulu, esigodlweni saseNyokeni.

UMzizi uthe: ‘Ngiqaphele ukuthi leli siko lesiZulu aligcinwa noma alaziswa ngendlela efanele e-UKZN, ngase nginquma ukusungula lo mkhankaso. Enyuvesi sijwayele ukukhohlwa yimvelaphi yethu, silandele isilungu kakhulu.’

UMzizi uhlela ukusiza izintombi ukuthi zikwazi ukuya eMkhosini woMhlanga ukuze zizoba khona emkhosini futhi zilekelele ekuqhakambiseni isiko lamaZulu.

Ezikhulumela uMbali Madondo uthe: ‘Sengiyibuka ngelinye iso impilo, isikompilo, namasiko. Ukuba intombi nokuba ingxenye yomkhankaso kungifundise ukuziphatha, ukuzithanda, ukuphilisana namanye amantombazane, nenhlonipho.’

UNks Kwanele Ndlovu, ongumfundi naye, ukholwa ukuthi lo mkhankaso uqhakambisa isimilo ezintombini, wazikhuthaza ukuthi zihloniphe imizimba yazo.

Uthe: ‘Uma ngiqaphela, ikakhulu emabaleni asenyuvesi, uMkhosi woMhlanga usunegama elibi, kanti labo abawuhambayo bathathwa njengamaqaba,’ kusho yena. ‘Umphakathi wesimanje, imithombo yezindaba, nenhlalo yesimanje sekwenze amantombazane angabazisi ubuhle balo mcimbi ngoba kuthathwa ngokuthi akukho esitayeleni futhi kuyihlazo ezintombini. Kodwa ngiyaziqhenya ngokuba kulo mkhankaso okhuthazanayo nokugqugquzela izintombi zase-UKZN ukuthi zingene.’

Ukungena kulo mkhankaso noma ukuxhasa izintombi, ungabhalela uMzizi ku-217014449@stu.ukzn.ac.za

Amagama: ngu-Melissa Mungroo

Izithombe: Zithunyelwe


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Seminar Puts Primary Health Care Curriculum Under Spotlight

Seminar Puts Primary Health Care Curriculum Under Spotlight
UKZN Family Medicine HOD, Dr Bernhard Gaede.

Primary Health Care (PHC) training is still stuck in disciplinary silos across both health professions and domains within the professions, says UKZN Family Medicine Head of Department, Dr Bernhard Gaede.

Speaking at a seminar at the University, Gaede said the current exploration of a PHC curriculum for professional health education at UKZN had strong historical roots - going back to the inception of the Medical School in the 1950s - and was evident in subsequent explorations such as the NICHE project in the Valley of 1000 Hills in KwaZulu-Natal in the early 1990s as well as later curriculum reforms in all the health professions.

Gaede discussed local and current approaches from the perspective of a much broader global phenomenon, including the shifts in policy at the World Health Organization, and international and local trends in the training of appropriate healthcare professionals to tackle 21st century health challenges.

‘Despite proposals and discussions over the past few years - including the development of the Decentralised Clinical Training Platform - many of the current approaches to curricular reforms have not yet yielded coherent results. With a high level commitment to re-curriculation taking place within the University to address imperatives of decolonising the curriculum as well as engaging with communities and focusing on producing fit-for-purpose graduates, a revision of the curriculum in all the health professions is also on the cards,’ he said.

Gaede felt that while there may be consensus at a conceptual level about the orientation of such a new curriculum, there was considerable divergence in the understanding of concepts such as PHC, transformative education and community engagement.

The seminar was part of a broader process of greater understanding and coherence within the College of Health Science moving on to a PHC and people-centered curriculum for health education at UKZN.

Words: Nombuso Dlamini


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Environmental Degradation Study Highlights Importance of Family Planning

Environmental Degradation Study Highlights Importance of Family Planning
Southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum) in an undisclosed conservation area in South Africa.

A conservation scientist at the University of Helsinki and honorary research fellow at UKZN’s School of Life Sciences, Dr Enrico di Minin, contributed to a recent study that focused on how a number of socio-economic factors, most notably population density, affect Africa’s ecosystems.

In the context of projections that Africa will be home to nearly 2.8 billion people by 2100, researchers collaborated in the study to examine the environmental impacts of population density, variation in the distribution of wealth among citizens, and a country’s overall economic activity across the African continent.

Researchers say the study is the first Africa-scale assessment of the socio-economic correlates of environmental degradation. Their results suggested that dedicated family planning to reduce population growth and economic development that limits agricultural expansion are needed to support environmental sustainability on the continent.

The study, published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, involved collaboration between Flinders University and the University of Helsinki. Researchers developed sophisticated modelling to determine which socio-economic indicators best explain the relative environmental performance among countries by ranking countries’ environmental performance by ecological footprint, species threat, freshwater removal, forest loss, livestock density, cropping intensity, and greenhouse-gas emissions.

‘Our finding that the strongest predictor of environmental performance among nations in Africa is population density means that countries with the most people suffered relatively more environmental degradation on average,’ said lead researcher, Professor Corey Bradshaw of the Global Ecology Laboratory at Flinders University.

‘Dedicated family planning and government policies that attempt to limit population growth and promote economic development that does not compromise environmental integrity are needed to support sustainability across Africa,’ said Bradshaw.

The findings come after a new United Nations report found that the fastest population growth on earth is most likely to occur in sub-Saharan Africa, which is expected to double its population in the next 30 years.

‘Given the rapid growth of its population, Africa stands to lose many of its already threatened species and ecosystems over the coming decades, especially as overseas demand for timber, minerals, fuels, agricultural products, seafood, and wildlife increases,’ said di Minin.

Di Minin highlighted that while there were many policy levers that African nations could use to improve the future state of their environments and the societies that depend on them, limiting excessive human population growth would probably produce the best results.

Bradshaw also highlighted positive strides being made in the environmental sphere by countries such as the Central African Republic, Botswana, Namibia, and Congo, who fared well in the factors examined in their study.

Bradshaw warned that densely populated countries, including South Africa, faced the greatest challenge in their environmental performance.

‘As pressures on the environment grow, most African nations will have to focus on mitigating the negative interactions of high population growth and unsustainable development if they want to have any chance of maintaining the beautiful, rich, and unique animals and plants for which Africa is famed,’ he said.

Words: Christine Cuénod

Photograph: Enrico di Minin


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Imifundaze Yabafundi Bomculo WesiNtu

Imifundaze Yabafundi Bomculo WesiNtu
Abathole imifundaze ye-SA Music Rights Organisation bursary. Kusuka kwesobunxele ngoNks Nobuhle Myeni, Nomthandazo Makhanya, Noluthando Maphumulo, noZoliswa Michelle Mchunu.Click here for English version

Abafundi abayisishiyagalolunye baseKolishi lezesiNtu bawine imifundaze yangowezi-2019 ye-Southern African Music Rights Organisation (i-SAMRO) yokufundela ukudlala umculo, ngamunye wathola imali yokukhokhela izifundo noma yokwenza ucwaningo.

Laba bafundi ngoNks Nobuhle Myeni, Nomthandazo Makhanya, Qondeni Hlenyama, Slindile Dlamini, Zoliswa Michelle Mchunu, Lihle James, Nomfundo Zuma, Nothando Maphumulo, noMnu Siphamandla Ngcobo.

Le mifundaze enikwa abafundi minyaka yonke ngomsebenzi wabo omuhle, ngeyalabo abagxile emculweni wesiNtu, i-Jazz nobuCiko baphesheya/Classical. Itholwa ngabantu abakhethwe yizinhloko zeminyango noma labo abafanele abaqondene neminyango yomculo yasezikhungweni zemfundo ephakeme.

Abakhethiwe kufanele bakhombise ubuchule babo emikhakheni yabo bese kuthi abaphumelele bakhethwe yiKomiti lezobuCiko le-SAMRO Foundation, ebheka izinto ezinjengezinga lomculo, unyaka wezifundo, nesidingo esikhona semali.

UMaphumulo weqa izwi likayise lokufundela umthetho, wenza akuzwa ngaphakathi – okuwukufundela i-AMD e-UKZN. ‘Ngangingenalwazi olutheni ngamasiko akithi. Loku kimi kube yindlela yokuzazi. Ngibonga abantu abanjengomfundisi we-AMD, uDkt Patricia Opondo abasivulele ithuba elinje ukuthi sizazi ukuthi singobani, sigabise ngethalente nobuciko bethu.’

UMchunu, waseHammarsdale, uthi lo mfundaze uyisibusiso. ‘Ngomculo, sengiyazazi ukuthi ngiwumuntu onjani, ikakhulu ngokomoya. Ukudlala umakhweyana kungenza ngikwazi ukuxhumana nabaphansi. Sengifundise nabanye odadewethu ukuqinisekisa ukuthi isiko lethu alishabalali.’

UNhlenyama, obesindwa wukukhokhela ukufunda, ubonga abaxhasi ngethuba lokuqhubeka nezifundo zakhe. ‘Ngidabuka endaweni yasemakhaya. Ngalo mfundaze, ngihlose ukwakha ikusasa lami, ngishintshe impilo yomndeni wami. Ngizosebenza ngokuzikhandla, ngiqhubeke nokushaya into ecokeme. Le mifundaze yenza umehluko omkhulu empilweni yalabo abadabuka emakhaya ahlwempu.’

UOpondo uthe: ‘Kuyintokozo enkulu ukuthi baningi kangaka abafundi be-AMD abathole imifundaze ye-SAMRO. Ngokukhethekile, sibongela uNothando ongagcinanga nje ngokuthola izitifiketi zemiklomelo ngawo wonke ama-semester, kepha futhi obe sohlwini le-Dean’s Commendation. Ungomunye wabafundi bethu abangabaculi abahle kanti umandla nasezifundweni zakhe. Siyabonga futhi ukuthi baningana abafundi asebeneziqu abathole imifundaze ye-SAMRO ukubasiza ngokwenza umsebenzi wabo wocwaningo. Ababili abathole imifundaze ye-BA Onazi baqhubekile benza iMastazi ku-Applied Ethnomusicology. Ifike ngesikhathi esihle imifundaze njengoba bezoqala ucwaningo ngoNtulikazi noma ngoNcwaba. Siyababongela bonke.’

Amagama: ngu-Melissa Mungroo

Isithombe: ngu-Andile Ndlovu


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Music Student Behind Fashion Meets Jazz Show

Music Student Behind Fashion Meets Jazz Show
Highlights at the Fashion Meets Jazz showcase.

Music student Ms Nomfundo Cele partnered with Okwabantu Events to host the Fashion Meets Jazz show - a lifestyle event incorporating live jazz music and a fashion showcase - at the Olympus night club in Durban.

‘My vision was to give local jazz artists and fashion designers a joint platform to showcase their talents and to contribute to the growth of art in and around Durban,’ said Cele, who is not only a Jazz student, but also holds a Diploma in Fashion Design.

She believes that the show created a networking space for artists to share their ideas and help each other grow in the music and fashion industries.

The jazz line-up included performances by vocalists Chloe Clark and Sne Zungu, while the fashion showcase featured items from streetwear designer Mandisi Dladla of Broke Clothing, Thobeka Vilakazi of Inkosazana Clothing, Scelo Ngcobo of Ds Clothing, Nokwanda Ngcobo of 8th Wanda, Miles Lutuli of Lutuleigh and Ngcebo Zungu of Kingz Clothing.

Said Cele: ‘We plan to grow this event to make it as big as the Vodacom Durban July so we need Durban people to see this project as their very own and support it all the way. Fashion Meets Jazz is more than just an event - it’s a lifestyle that Durban will grow to love and look forward to.’

The next Fashion Meets Jazz showcase is scheduled for later this year.

Follow the event on Facebook with the social media handle Fashion Meets Jazz.

Words: Melissa Mungroo

Photographs: Supplied


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Fun for All at School of Engineering Sports Day

Fun for All at School of Engineering Sports Day
Engineering staff having fun at the Engineering Sports Day.

The School of Engineering held its annual Sports Day on UKZN’s rugby ground with the overall victor’s trophy being awarded to the School Office team.

‘The School of Engineering hosts a sports day/team building event annually to encourage teamwork among staff and to get to know new employees as well as to meet colleagues in various disciplines,’ said Ms Mary David, Facilities Manager for the Student Services Development Company. The event is organised annually by Ms Wendy Janssens, Mr Alan Naidoo of the Engineering Admin Office, and David.

The morning kicked off at 08h00 with fresh muffins and coffee, while Naidoo and Janssens were setting up the activities-course for the day. Engineering staff and staff from the College Office enjoyed participating in a range of different sporting activities such as a 2km fun walk/run, banana race, building blind-folded, a spoon and egg race, 400m team race, bucket-of-water competition as well as a game of tug-of-war.

Naidoo arranged for the Biokinetics team from the School of Health Sciences, who demonstrated aerobic exercises to get staff warmed up and ready for the games. Members of the Biokinetics team were on hand throughout the day providing physical health advice, testing for blood glucose and blood pressure, as well as advise staff about healthy living.

The day ended with a tasty meal that ensured efforts on the field were rewarded and appetites satisfied.

Dean of Engineering, Professor Glen Bright, thanked everyone involved. ‘It was an awesome day and so enjoyable to get together and better acquainted. Thank you to the School Office and the planning team for organising a fun-filled event,’ he said.

The Electrical Engineers team was overjoyed with its victory over the School Office in the tug-of-war challenge despite, the School Office representatives walking away with the Team of the Day trophy.

The School of Engineering thanks the planning team (Wendy, Alan, Mary) for an excellent event.

Words: Zolile Duma

Photographs: Wendy Janssens


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THE Young University Rankings Lists UKZN Number 1 in Africa

<em>THE</em> Young University Rankings Lists UKZN Number 1 in Africa
UKZN campusesClick here for isiZulu version

The University of KwaZulu-Natal has secured the number one spot in Africa on the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings which lists the world’s best universities that are 50 years old or younger.

The 2019 ranking - which includes 351 universities, up from 250 in 2018 - sees UKZN as the only African university to feature on the top 100 list. Sitting pretty at number 85, UKZN ties with the University of Rome III, Italy.

THE is the leading provider of higher education data for the world’s research-led institutions. A company behind the world’s most influential university rankings with almost five decades of experience as a source of analysis and insight on higher education, THE boasts unparalleled expertise on the trends underpinning university performance globally.

The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings table is based on the same 13 performance indicators as the flagship THE World University Rankings, however, the weightings have been adjusted to give less weight to reputation.

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology leads the pack at the number one spot for the second year in a row, while École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; and Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University Paris remain in second, third and fourth place respectively.

In Africa, UKZN is followed by two other South African universities which both feature on the 151-200 list. No other African universities made the cut.

'I am extremely proud of UKZN for being recognised for a second consecutive year as one of the Top 100 Young Universities according to Times Higher Education,' said Professor Deresh Ramjugernath, UKZN DVC for Research. 'UKZN is the only university on the African continent to appear on the Top 100 list. The rankings are based on academic performance (teaching and research), international outlook and industry engagement, and are a reflection of how well our institution has performed whilst having gone through the tough process of merger and transformation. We are well on our way to consolidating our position as one of the leading research-intensive universities not just on the African continent, but globally,' said Ramjugernath.

The UK is once again the most-represented country overall on the list with 34 universities - three more than last year - led by Brighton and Sussex Medical School in joint 36th place. France is now second with 24 universities, while Australia and Spain are joint third with 22. Overall, 60 countries across Europe, Australasia, Asia, North America, Latin America and Africa feature in the eighth annual edition of the table, up from 55 last year.

Sorbonne University is the only newcomer in the top 20, joining at ninth place.

For more information, go to: https://www.timeshighereducation.com

Words: Sinegugu Ndlovu and Sejal Desai


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Owase-UKZN Uhlanganyele Encwadini

Owase-UKZN Uhlanganyele Encwadini
UMnu Mandla Ndaba noNks Silungile Mavundla nencwadi i-Killing Half a Woman – the Woman of Resilience.Click here for English version

UMnu Mandla Ndaba osebenza e-Student Governance and Leadership Development ulekelele umbhali, uNks Silungile Mavunda, ukuthi abhale aphinde ashicilele incwadi yakhe yokuqala ethi: Killing Half a Woman – the Woman of Resilience.

UNdaba, owaziwa ngokuthi "uDokotela Ndaba" kubafundi ngenxa yegalelo lakhe elikhulu lokuthuthukisa umphakathi nabafundi wenza iziqu zeMastazi yesibili kwezobuholi e-UKZN kanti naye unencwadi ayibhalile.

Incwadi kaMavundla, oyiMenenja yakwaNdabazabantu nosomabhizini owakhulela e-Clermont, eThekwini, isekelwe ekukhuleni kwakhe eneminyaka eli-10 ngenkathi ehlukunyezwa ngokocansi yisihlobo sakhe. Indaba yaqhubeka ngenkathi edlwengulwa esefunda esikoleni samabanga aphezulu.

 UMavundla uthe le ncwadi eshicilelwe ngoNhlolanja isidayise amakhophi angapheu nje kuma-400.

Ekhuluma ngokuhlukunyezwa kwakhe ngokocansi ebusheni bakhe, uMavundla uthe: ‘Ngangizwa sengathi bangibulele kodwa ngavuka. Angibuswa wumqondo wokudlwengulwa kodwa ngibuswa wukuphokophela kwami.’

Ekuqaleni uNdaba wayecelwe ukuthi abheke amaphutha angaba khona kodwa wagcina esiza uMavundla amasonto ayisithupha anzima ukubhala, ukuhlela nokushicilela incwadi kwaGrashyo Publishers. UNdaba wabona kunesidingo sokuthi asize uMavundla ukuthi alandise ngempilo yakhe, njengoba ayazi ukuthi kuzoba namuphi umphumela emphakathini. ‘Kwakumqoka kimi ukuthi ngisize ekubhalweni kwale ncwadi ukuze izokwaziwa yizizukulwane zangomuso zabantu besifazane abathukuthele,’ kusho yena.

Kumanje le ncwadi iqoshelwa abantu abanokukhubazeka kanti kungenzeka yenziwe ifilimu, kusho yena.

UMavundla ufisa sengathi le ncwadi ingakhuthaza abafundi, ivule amehlo abantu ngendaba yokuhlukunyezwa, bese ibasiza ukuthi belapheke emoyeni. ‘Izinto ezingabonakali zinamandla okukubulala kodwa uma uziveza obala, kuyagwemeka lokho.

Uma ufuna ukuthenga i-Killing Half a Woman – the Woman of Resilience, ungabhalela uMavundla ku slungilem@gmail.com noma umthinte ku-073 150 4753.

Amagama nesithombe: ngu-Hlengiwe Precious Khwela


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UKZN Enactus on the Road to Nationals

UKZN Enactus on the Road to Nationals
“The team, not the individual is the ultimate champion” - #EnactusUKZN #RoadToNationals2019

A UKZN’s Enactus team took part in the Harmony Gold LED Competition held at the KPMG offices in Johannesburg.

Enactus members, Mr Jabulani Nyembe and Ms Sabathile Ndlovu, represented UKZN and presented the student organisation’s Sack Space concept in which vegetables are grown in vegetable sacks also known as vertical farming.

For Ndlovu the venture involved her first experience as a presenter, her first flight on an aircraft, and her first visit to Johannesburg. ‘I was very nervous on the plane. I’m glad I didn’t faint,’ she said.

The group competed against five other Enactus South Africa teams and felt they had done well. The judges commended the team’s work and provided positive feedback.

Ndlovu thanked Harmony Gold and UKZN for their consistent support as well as their assistance in helping Enactus members be agents of positive change in needy communities.

Winners will be announced at the Enactus South Africa national competition in Johannesburg on 9 July 2019 in which team UKZN Enactus is hoping to excel. All South African universities with an Enactus organisation will showcase their projects.

Ms Nomqhele Dube, Enactus Deputy President on the Westville campus, said the team finished third at last year’s nationals and is hoping for a better result this year. In preparation for the nationals, said Dube, Enactus UKZN held a camp on the Pietermaritzburg campus which focused mainly on the Sack Space project. ‘Through this project, we have been able to impact a lot of lives and reach out to various communities. The project has been introduced to areas in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and the Eastern Cape, and expanded into Zimbabwe where we worked with the National University of Science and Technology Enactus team in Bulawayo,’ she said.

Meanwhile UKZN Enactus team members - represented by Ms Zekhethelo Zondo and Ms Nicole Summerton - presented the Sack Space project at the Nedbank Project Scaling for Impact Competition in Johannesburg.

While the day started badly for the duo when they missed their flight out of Durban due to traffic congestion on the N2 following a motor accident, all was not lost as they managed to get another flight and arrived at the competition venue as they were up next! Despite the early setback, a sense of focus and drive prevailed, enabling them to excel.

‘When it comes to presenting, we believe we are confident speakers but walking into Nedbank headquarters made me really nervous,’ said Zondo. The presentation went smoothly and the duo impressed the judges who commented that it was informative; commending the team for the vertical farming concept which aims to make a difference in the struggle against food insecurity. ‘This was an enriching experience and qualifying to be finalists in the competition shows that Enactus UKZN, through the Sack Space project, can empower communities and change people’s lives for the greater good,’ added Zondo.

Words: Enactus Publicity and Marketing Office

Photograph: Supplied


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Enactus UKZN at the Sustainable Living Expo

Enactus UKZN at the Sustainable Living Expo
Enactus UKZN members interacting with attendees at the exhibition.

The eThekwini Municipality hosted its 5th annual Sustainable Living Expo at the Durban ICC Exhibition Centre from 17 to 19 May 2019. This unique, multidimensional event focuses on renewable energy and energy efficiency, waste minimisation, up-cycling and recycling, water harvesting and conservation, food security and greening, environmental advocacy, creative arts, health and wellbeing and social justice. The Exhibition provides a fantastic environment for the sharing of ideas, peer learning, networking whilst demonstrating the possibility for everyone to contribute towards building a more live-able, caring and sustainable community.

Enactus UKZN was invited to exhibit their Sack Space project at the sustainable living expo, a project that entails using a 25kg or 50kg sack to conduct vertical farming. This method proves to be sustainable because the skills needed to start the growth of the garden sack as well as the maintenance of the sack is transferred directly from the Enactus team to the farmers. This method of farming uses up to 60% less water and reduces the amount of land needed to farm.

It was an exciting experience for the team as well as for the people who visited the Sack Space exhibit, many were in awe of the method used to plant. Many of the Enactus members who attended found the expo very useful as they were able to socialise with relevant people and build some partnerships. Through the expo, our head of Publicity and Marketing Officer was able to get coverage on two radio stations, Izwi loMzansi and Vibe FM. The interviews were done on the spot and were fun and informative.

Words: Enactus Publicity and Marketing Office

Photographs: Supplied


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