18 September 2013
Volume: 1
Issue: 2
Centre for Literary Studies part-time archivist, Barbara Gentil, with the photographs archive.

Collection of Photographs of African Writers Complete

BY: Christine Stilwell

The Centre for Literary Studies (CALS) has completed archival work on its substantial collection of photographs of African literary figures.

Back from left: Mr Gary Abbot, Ms Lliane Loots, Mr Kevin Lega Jeff, and Professor Cheryl Potgieter with dancers from the FLATFOOT DANCE COMPANY and the Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre and Ms Najlaa Adbus-Samad (extreme right).

JOMBA! Ends on a High

BY: Melissa Mungroo

Chicago-based dance company Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre, collaborating with Durban’s FLATFOOT DANCE COMPANY, stunned the audience with their presentation: “The Dance We Dance” on the closing night of the annual JOMBA! Festival.

From left: Mr Len Mzimela, Ms Megan Saunders, Ms Raeesa Shaik, Ms Alindile Njisane and Mr Themba Rikhotso.

Funds for Bursaries Raised at Golf Day

BY: Indu Moodley

A total of R172 000 was raised at this year’s UKZN Golf Tournament at the Wild Coast Country Club near Port Edward for bursaries for academically deserving students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

At UKZN’s Vibration and Testing Centre (from left) Mr Alan Ntambwe, Mr Ming Lu, Mr John Chan, Mr Gary Sibilant, Mr Daniel Kubelwa and Mr Pravesh Moodley.

US Research Institute to use UKZN Facilities

BY: Sashlin Girraj

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) based in the United States will use UKZN’s Vibration and Testing Centre (VRTC) laboratory to conduct research in multiple conductor vibration.

From left: Dr Saloschini Pillay; Mr Madimetja Charles Lamola and Professor Fanie Botha.

Exit Orientation Programme a Great Success

BY: Vassie Govender

The Exit Orientation Programme hosted at the Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) for final-year and post-graduate students entering the world of work was a great success.

Budding entrepreneurs at the Startup Weekend Durban flash mob on the Westville campus.

Getting in Gear for Startup Weekend Durban

BY: Raylene Captain-Hasthibeer

A flash mob to promote Startup Weekend Durban was held on the Westville, Howard College and Pietermaritzburg campuses.

Student peer-counsellors at an anti-pregnancy event on UKZN’s Medical School campus.

Anti-Pregnancy Awareness Campaign

BY: Raylene Captain-Hasthibeer

UKZN’s Reproductive Health Education and Advocacy Programme (RHEAP) launched an Anti-Pregnancy Campaign on the Medical School campus.

Staff and Students from the School of Life Sciences on the Pietermaritzburg campus dress up for Casual Day.

Honours Students Support Casual Day

BY: Barrington Marais

The 2013 Biological Sciences Honours Class in the School of Life Sciences on the Pietermaritzburg campus supported this year’s Casual Day by selling stickers to students in and around the Pietermaritzburg campus.

School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics students at the SAVE Prevention Training.

HIV is about Life, not just Death!


A three-day training workshop on the SAVE HIV prevention methodology was attended by 44 postgraduate students from the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics on the Pietermaritzburg campus.

Abasebenzi esikhungweni sase Edgewood bezivocavoca ngosuku lwemidlalo.

Umzimba ophilile = Umqondo ophilile

BY: Raylene Captain-Hasthibeer

Ngenhloso yokubungaza inyanga yabantu besifazane nokukhuthaza abasebenzi ukuba bajoyine imidlalo, kubanjwe usuku lwemidlalo esikhungweni sase-Edgewood ebibanjelwe enkundleni yemidlalo yaso lesikhungo.

Seated: Professor Johannes Smit (left) and Emeritus Professor Pratap Kumar with staff from the Religion Studies Discipline.

Three New Books from the Pen of Professor Kumar

BY: Melissa Mungroo

The School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) recently celebrated Professor P Pratap Kumar’s recently published sole authored book, Hinduism and the Diaspora (Rawat Publications, Jaipur, India), and two edited books, Contemporary Hinduism (ACUMEN, Durham, UK), and Classical and Contemporary Issues in Indian Studies (DK Printworld, New Delhi, India) respectively.

UCT’s Professor Bongani Mayosi with UKZN staff and students at the lecture on cohorts in science.

Transforming the Science Cohort in South Africa

BY: Raylene Captain-Hasthibeer

Transforming the science cohort in South Africa, was the title of a Public Lecture at UKZN by the Head of the Department of Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town, Professor Bongani Mayosi.

Student Leaders at the recent BOLD Student Summit.

BOLD(ening) the Student Voice

BY: Rudi Kimmie

The disconnect between students and the University and the valuable role various student bodies can play to restore a culture of involvement, was a key issue that arose at a recent student leadership summit.

From left: Dr Pholoho Morojele, Professor Gregory Kamwendo and Mrs Bongekile Bhengu-Mnguni conducting a session in Swaziland.

School of Education Offering its Services in Neighbouring States

BY: UKZNdabaOnlineTeam

The School of Education in the College of Humanities is offering MEd and PhD postgraduate programmes to students in the neighbouring states of Zimbabwe, Botswana and Swaziland.

Mr Damien Tomaselli.

UKZN Student at World Bodybuilding Champs

BY: Keyan Tomaselli

Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) and UKZN Drama Studies graduate, Mr Damien Tomaselli, represented Bodybuilding South Africa at the IFBB International Federation for Bodybuilders