28 November 2013
Volume: 1
Issue: 13
Ms Cerene Rathilal.

UKZN Student Wins Mandela Rhodes Scholarship

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Ms Cerene Rathilal, an Honours student in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, has been awarded a prestigious Mandela Rhodes Scholarship to further her studies in any field she chooses.

USolwazi Benn Sartorius.

Ikolishi Lezifundo Zezempilo Lamukela Ithalente Elisha

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USolwazi Benn Sartorius uqokwe njengoSolwazi eKolishi lezifundo zeZempilo eUKZN lapho ezosekela aphinde abambisane nakho konke okuphathelene noCwaningo futhi aqinise umkhakha wezeMvelozibalo-biostatistics aphinde aqhubeke nokwenza ucwaningo lwakhe.


Maths Conference at UKZN

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The 56th Annual Congress of the South African Mathematical Society (SAMS), bringing together mathematicians from all branches of the Discipline - including mathematics education - in South Africa and internationally, was held recently at UKZN.

GSB&L academics and students with representatives from GrowLab.

Startup Visa Canada Initiative Assists Entrepreneurs

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Local entrepreneurs got an opportunity to explore international sources of finance available to support startup businesses during the Startup Visa Canada programme hosted by the Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L).

Dr Zolani Dyosi (THRIP), Mr Ephraim Baloyi (DTI), Professor Deresh Ramjugernath (UKZN), Ms Nkuli Shinga (DTI), Mr Gregory Diana and Mr Siphiwo Soga (Small Enterprise Development Agency-SEDA).

UKZN Research Put Into Practice

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A combined Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), National Research Foundation (NRF) and Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) delegation visited a research project site at UKZN headed by Mr Gregory Diana of the School of Engineering.

Harding learners thrilled to receive goodie bags from UKZN.

College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Visits Harding

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The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (AES) delivered a presentation at the Harding Career Day Expo organised by the Department of Education, Umuziwabantu Municipality and community leaders.

Drive to Increase Postgraduate Enrolments

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In an effort to improve postgraduate enrolments in the College of Law and Management Studies, Finance staff in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance on the Pietermaritzburg campus recently hosted a workshop for the School’s potential Masters candidates.

The victorious School of Life Sciences soccer team.

School of Life Sciences Soccer Team Shines

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The School of Life Sciences on the Pietermaritzburg campus has re-established its soccer team to compete in the Staff League against sides from the Gardens, Chemistry, and Estates departments.

The quad rotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by UKZN Masters student Mr Sibonelo Motepe for mining search and rescue missions.

New UKZN-Developed Technology to Aid Mining Search and Rescue Missions

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MSc student in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics) Mr Sibonelo Motepe, under the supervision of Dr Riaan Stopforth, has developed a quad rotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for use in search and rescue missions in the mining industry.

UKZN Lecturer, Dr Tsholofelo Mhlaba, and Action in Autism founding member, Ms Liza Aziz.

UKZN Lecturer Volunteers at Autism Clinic

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UKZN Lecturer in the Discipline of Public Health Medicine at the School of Nursing and Public Health, Dr Tsholofelo Mhlaba, participated in the monthly Action in Autism Screening and Diagnostic Clinic for children with autism from rural and impoverished households.

UKZN Mechanical Engineering researchers, students and staff from the Vibration Research and Testing Centre visited the Port of Durban.

School of Mechanical Engineering Students Visit Durban Port

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Mechanical Engineering researchers, students and staff from UKZN’s Vibration Research and Testing Centre (VRTC) visited the Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA) Port of Durban.

From left: Professor Nomthandazo Ntlama, Mr C D Arha, Dr Veena Singaram and Dr Prem Ramlachan.

UKZN at Indo-Global Education Summit in India

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With a goal of increasing postgraduate, postdoctoral fellowship, research and academic collaborations, UKZN was part of a large group of international delegates at the Indo-Global Education Summit in New Delhi, India.

Cancer survivor, Ms Lucinda Johns.

Life After Breast Cancer

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UKZN Lecturer Ms Lucinda Johns shared her personal story of breast cancer with UKZN staff and postgraduate students at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine campus.

UKZN students and staff at the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science’s Postgraduate Research Day.

College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Showcases Postgraduate Research

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The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (AES) hosted its Postgraduate Research Day at the UNITE Building on the Howard College campus.

Dr Ian Player with his wife, Ann, and Professor Kriben Pillay.

Academic Presents Workshop on Mindfulness and Fear

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UKZN’s Professor Kriben Pillay led a workshop on mindfulness and fear at the Phuzamoya Dream Centre based at the Karkloof home of world-renowned conservationist, Dr Ian Player.


The UKZN Griot: Of Jumping and Jabbering

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The 1992 film, White Men Can’t Jump, got it wrong. Hey, man, I know this ’cos I got the College award last year for doing the best research on indigenous knowledge systems (IKS).