26 May 2016 Volume :4 Issue :24

Community Engagement at UKZN

Community Engagement at UKZN

Responsible Community Engagement (RCE), is Goal Two of UKZN’s Strategic Plan (2007-2016), which aims to contribute to the prosperity and sustainability of KwaZulu-Natal and to nation-building by connecting and committing the entire University family to the communities we serve, in a manner that adds value and earns the people’s respect.

It is in that breath, that the University has committed itself and its resources to the common good of society which has seen a vast number of outreach programmes being managed by UKZN. The projects range from HIV and AIDS projects, upgrading the skills of science and mathematics teachers, to food security and community tourism projects.

In 2015, the Corporate Relations Division successfully partnered with a number of departments within the month of July which culminated in various initiatives to commemorate Mandela month. In building on the positive response received, Corporate Relations is calling on you and your respective departments to participate in community engagement initiatives within July 2016. This process shall take place annually and request that departments note the matter going forward. The multi-discipline initiatives undertaken by the University as a collective shall be reviewed by Corporate Relations for placement in the University’s 2016 Community Engagement publication. Please note that programmes carried out before the month of July 2016 and/or after are also welcome.   

To streamline the submission process, all staff and students participating in community outreach initiatives are requested to submit a brief outline of the programme and supporting documents such as photographs by completing an online form. Please click on the following link to start the process:


The deadline to submit your input is by Friday 03 June 2016 at midday.

We look forward to your positive response.


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