25 September 2013
Volume: 1
Issue: 3
First year Architecture students at UKZN design and construct miniature hot air balloons as part of their Theory of Structures 1 course.

Architecture Students Seek New Heights


First year Architecture students at UKZN had great fun when, as part of their Theory of Structures 1 course, they were assigned to design and construct miniature hot air balloons or sky lanterns as they are more formally known.

From left: Mr Justin Chadwick; Professor Albert Modi; Ms Jacomien de Klerk and Professor Gerald Ortmann.

Citrus Research Institute to be UKZN Friend of Agriculture

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Representatives from the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environment Sciences (SAEES) recently met officials from the Citrus Research Institute (CRI) to discuss strengthening the research efforts of the School.

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Young men of Darkoush in Syria where UKZN’s Professor Frederick Veldman was involved in relief work.

UKZN Academic Joins Relief Mission in Syria

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Head of the Discipline of Dietetics at UKZN, Professor Frederick Veldman, recently returned from a relief mission to war-torn Syria with the Gift of the Givers Foundation

Mr Len Mzimela puts his palm print on the wall.

UKZN Launches Gift Store


UKZN recently launched the official corporate gifts and branded items store, University Gifts & Brands (UGB), on the Howard College campus.

Ms Jessica Paken receives her award from Professor Rob Slotow, while College Dean of Research, Professor Moses Chimbari, looks on.

College of Health Sciences Driving Research Agenda Globally


UKZN’s College of Health Sciences recently held its Annual Research Symposium at which it introduced its newly appointed fractional and full research Professors from around the globe.

Mr Andy Gray (right) received his award from International Pharmaceutical Federation President, Dr Michel Buchmann, at a conference in Dublin.

UKZN Academic Honoured by International Pharmaceutical Federation


Senior Lecturer in UKZN’s Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mr Andy Gray, has been made a Fellow of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) in recognition of his contribution over the years to the organisation and the profession internationally.

Attending the College Research Day are from left: Mr Rontala Prabhakar, Mr Deepak Kumar and Ms Nobukhosi Zulu.

College of Law and Management Studies Strives for Research Excellence

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In support of UKZN’s strategic goal of being a research-led institution, the Dean of Research in the College of Law and Management Studies

Sugarcane researcher, Dr Elliosha Hajari, working in the lab.

UKZN Researcher to Present Paper in Chile

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Dr Elliosha Hajari, a UKZN Post-doctoral Researcher, has been awarded a partial scholarship from the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Mr Bhekani Buthelezi.

UKZN Masters Student Excels at Choir Conducting


The University of Zululand’s Choir - led by UKZN Choral Studies Masters student, Mr Bhekani Buthelezi (32) – was placed third at the prestigious 36th Old Mutual National Choir Festival.

Professors Sabine Marschall (second right) and Philippe Denis (back third left) with School of Education staff members at the Symposium.

UKZN Presents Memory Studies Symposium

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As part of an initiative in a proposal for the introduction of an interdisciplinary postgraduate programme in the emerging academic field of Memory Studies

Students from the Fund’induku Secondary School during a career guidance workshop.

Career Guidance Initiative at Rural School

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UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg branch of the Nazareth Tertiary Students Association (NaTeSA) held a meeting at which career guidance was prioritised in its 2013 Programme of Action.

Edgewood Residence Students taking part in their Heritage/cultural celebration event at the Student Union.

Edgewood Campus Celebrates Heritage in Grand Style


A heritage celebration was held on the Edgewood campus with all students living in residences there taking part in the splendid cultural occasion.


The UKZN Griot. Of NRF and Ratings

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It’s the NRF rating season again. Round and round we go. Bewildered researchers are either licking their wounds having been denied rating, or crushed from a prior expectation of

VN Naik School for the Deaf students discussing the technical aspects of the DVD with UKZN staff Mr Mike Morum and Mr Ashwen Singh.

Sign Language DVD Launched


Improving communication between deaf or hard of hearing children and their parents is the goal of a recently released South African Sign Language DVD.

Professor Deresh Ramjugernath.

Building a Research Profile - Tips and Tales from an Expert

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Seasoned UKZN researcher Professor Deresh Ramjugernath spoke to staff and postgraduate students at the College of Health Sciences on how to build an impressive research profile.

Published in isiZulu, 'Beer, Songs and Quarrels' is available on the FunDza mobi site.

Mobile Phones get Young South Africans Reading

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New Readers Publishers (NRP) based at the Centre for Adult Education and the FunDza Literacy Trust are getting young South Africans reading on their mobile phones.

Members of the EU Delegation that recently visited UKZN.

European Delegation Shares Education Challenges With UKZN


A European Union (EU) delegation recently visited UKZN on a mission to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by the education sector in South Africa.

Participants at the Westville self-defense class with the instructors.

UKZN Women Taught To Defend Themselves


About 45.6 percent of women in Africa experienced physical and sexual violence, compared to 35 percent globally, according to a recent report by the South African Medical Research Council.

Dr Nirvadha Singh receives the title Ambassador of World Peace in Rajasthan, India.

UKZN Alumnus made Ambassador of World Peace


Dr Nirvadha Singh - UKZN alumnus, public health scientist, columnist, motivational speaker and poet - recently received the title of Ambassador of World Peace

Professor Cheryl Potgieter (third right); Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo (centre) and Dr Velaphi Mkhize (second left) with College of Humanities staff.

First isiZulu John Langalibalele (Mafukuzela) Dube Memorial Lecture

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The College of Humanities, the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC), and the JL Dube Chair in Rural Education in the School of Education presented the 10th Annual

info4africa Database and Quality Assurance Manager, Mrs Ann Jack and Data Collector, Ms Thuli Mchunu show off their new website.

info4africa Launches New Website

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info4africa, a self-funded Centre of the School of Applied Human Sciences and a specialist data collection agency focusing on health, wellbeing and development in South Africa, recently launched its revamped website.

UKZN Music students and high school learners at the SAJE Jazz Festival.

UKZN and all that Jazz!

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The School of Arts at UKZN’s Centre for Jazz and Popular music hosted the South African Association for Jazz Education (SAJE) festival.

Pupils from the V N Naik School for the Deaf and Roselands Primary School celebrate Deaf Awareness Month with UKZN Audiology students.

UKZN Students Help Celebrate Deaf Culture

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Fourth-year Audiology students marked Deaf Awareness Month with a fun day at V N Naik School for the Deaf in Durban.

Professor John Pollock of the United States and his students on a hike in the Drakensberg.

American Students Visit UKZN on a Study-Abroad Internship

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A group of American students from the College of New Jersey in the United States visited UKZN during their three-week stay in South Africa as part of a faculty-led study abroad internship.

Professor Cheryl Potgieter (back row centre) with UKZN Social Work students, Austerville community members and the youth.

Social Work Students Organise Career Information Day


As part of her social work practical requirements, UKZN student Ms Nokwanda Ndlovu and four colleagues organised a career information day for young student leaders and out of school youngsters in the Austerville area.

Members of the Gudwini Indigenous Forest Rehabilitation Group.

Farmers Support Group at Msinga Arbor Day

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The Farmers Support Group (FSG), in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the Gudwini Indigenous Forest Rehabilitation Group in Msinga, recently joined forces to organise an Arbor Day event.