16 October 2013
Volume: 1
Issue: 7
Ms Silindile Mgaga.

Honours Student Shares her Love for Teaching and Learning with the Less Fortunate

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Growing up with parents involved in the education sector has inspired postgraduate student Ms Silindile Mgaga to empower KwaZulu-Natal children through improving their literacy skills

From left are Professor Kopano Ratele, UNISA; UKZN’s Professor Sarojini Nadar and Professor Cheryl Potgieter; Professor Vasu Reddy of the Human Sciences Research Council; and DUT’s Dr René Smith.

Exploring Trends, Theories and Trans-Disciplinarity in the Humanities

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The College of Humanities hosted its 2nd Annual Postgraduate Conference and Staff Research Colloquium attracting scholars from UKZN, Stellenbosch University, the Durban University of Technology and the University of Zululand to...

The Marianridge Community together with UKZN’s Nursing students hand over teddy bears for rape victims to Pastor Jane Curle of His Church in Pinetown.

Fighting Abuse One Stitch at a Time

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UKZN’s fourth year nursing students and the Marianridge community donated 103 teddy bears for rape victims to the Thuthuzela Care Centre at Durban’s RK Khan Hospital

Mr Joshua Nkosi.

UKZN Student to Represent South Africa at Mr Universe in Greece

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UKZN bodybuilding student Mr Joshua Nkosi will be representing South Africa in Greece at the Mr Universe competition from 16 to 21 October

Grade nine learners from Greenbury Secondary School receive subject choice counselling from the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science.

UKZN Outreach Initiative for High School in Durban

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Staff from Student Support Services assisted in administering the PACE career guidance programme to Grade nine learners from Durban’s Greenbury Secondary School

Ulundi Municipality convenor Mrs Thembeka Ntombela with Mr Sesethu Sidzamba in Sweden.

UKZN Student Attends Sweden Global Business Week

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Enactus UKZN General President and third year Bachelor of Administration student Mr Sesethu Sidzamba represented the Social Entrepreneurship sector at the Sweden Global...

Ms Phumzile Ngobese and Professor Monique Marks.

UKZN Cleaner Striving for a Better Life

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Despite financial and time constraints and being a single mother, cleaning staff member on the Howard College campus, Ms Phumzile Ngobese, continues to strive for success both academically and personally

UKZN Chemistry Lecturers partner with Swansea University to host “Catching the Light with the Rainbow Nation”, a successful schools’ outreach initiative.

Outreach Programme to Increase Awareness of Chemistry

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The School of Chemistry and Physics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in partnership with Swansea University in the United Kingdom hosted an outreach initiative in the Durban and Mafekeng area titled...

Visitors at the Sunday Tribune Garden Show get a lesson on sharks from Postgraduate Marine Biologist, Mr Brent Chiazzari.

UKZN Shines at Sunday Tribune Garden Show

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UKZN won a Silver Gilt Certificate at the 2013 Sunday Tribune Garden Show maintaining its impressive record of success at the annual show

Professor Sarojini Nadar with Professor Obioma Nnaemeka (Left) and colleagues from Edgewood, Howard and PMB campuses.

UKZN hosts Prominent Feminist Scholar

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The Dean of Research in the College of Humanities, Professor Sarojini Nadar recently hosted the eminent and distinguished Feminist Scholar Professor Obioma Nnaemeka to a...

Keynote speaker Dr Colin Chasi (left) and Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize at the opening of the annual postgraduate conference of the School of Applied Human Sciences.

School of Applied Human Sciences Postgraduate Conference a Great Success

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The School of Applied Human Sciences recently hosted a successful annual postgraduate student conference

UKZN’s Dr Nicky Tyler (left) with high school pupils and animal lovers Ms Sarah Cameron and Ms Katya Williams.

UKZN Academic Assists Youngsters in School Project

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Two Grade nine pupils at St Mary’s DSG in Kloof were fortunate to get support from UKZN Academic, Dr Nicky Tyler in a project for their school’s science expo

King Edward Vlll Hospital’s Ms Lenise Clothier and UKZN’s Mr December Mpanza hold the Occupational Therapy Week flag at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

Occupational Therapy on Display

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UKZN’s Discipline of Occupational Therapy in partnership with King Edward VIII Hospital held an “occupational therapy (OT) Flash Freeze” at the Moses Mabhida Stadium to kick start...

CCMS students excited about their revamped website.

CCMS Revamps and Launches Website

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The Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) within the School of Applied Human Sciences recently launched their revamped website which has generated about a million views already

Staff and students of the College of Humanities who worked tirelessly to make the Postgraduate Conference and Staff Research Colloquium a success.

Postgraduate Conference and Staff Research Colloquium

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The College of Humanities Office of the Dean for Research recently hosted its second Annual Postgraduate Conference and Staff Research Colloquium aimed at

From left: Nedbank Retail’s KZN Regional General Manager, Mr Fayzel Omar, Mr Praneel Nundkumar, Dr Abdulla Kader, Dr David Schwegmann and Professor Stephen Migiro.

Strategies for Business Growth and Sustainability Explored at Business Breakfast

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Banking Industry Expert Dr David Schwegmann addressed the business community on strategies that ensure sustainability and growth at a breakfast hosted by the Graduate School of Business and Leadership

From left: Mr Nick Proome, Mr George Elphick, Mr Kevin Bingham, Professor Thokozani Xaba and Mr Mthembeni Mkhize.

UKZN Hosts Function for Architects

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The School of Built Environment and Development Studies hosted a function to formalise the participation of professional architects affiliated to the KwaZulu-Natal Institute of Architecture (KZNIA)

At the side of an immobilised Kruger National Park elephant cow fitted with a GSM telemetry collar are (from left) SANParks Head of Veterinary Services, Dr Markus Hofmeyr, Dr Danny Govender of SANParks, UKZN PhD candidate Ms Audrey Delsink and SANParks helicopter pilot Mr Grant Knight.

UKZN’s Amarula Research Programme Reveals Fascinating Elephant Behaviour

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Ongoing research funded by the not-for-profit Amarula Trust explores elephant behaviour as the basis for developing conservation and elephant management strategies in public and private game parks

Dr Aderemi Adewumi (left) and Professor Montaz Ali.

Global Optimisation Applied to Industrial Problems

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Professor Montaz Ali of the University of the Witwatersrand delivered a Public Lecture at UKZN on the topic of “Global Optimisation Applied to Industrial Problems”

The Cochrane Centre’s Dr Solange Durao (left) and Dr Tamara Kredo (far right) with UKZN’s Dr Nombulelo Magula, Dr Veena Singaram and Dr Nisha Nadesan-Reddy.

UKZN and the Cochrane Collaboration

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UKZN’s Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) together with the School of Clinical Medicine (SCM), recently hosted a successful and invigorating workshop titled: “Evidence-based practice and the Cochrane Collaboration”

South African Poet Natalia Molebatsi attending the 17th International Poetry Africa Festival.

17th International Poetry Africa Festival

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Organised by UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts, the 17th International Poetry Africa festival - presented in partnership with the City of Durban and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture

Easton LaChapelle shows off his first and second generation robotic arms.

Teenage Engineering Prodigy Visits UKZN

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Seventeen-year-old engineering whizz Easton LaChapelle of Denver, Colorado recently visited UKZN to share his experiences in the design and development of a prosthetic arm.

From left: Ms Roshni Gokool, Dr Paula Diab and Dr Margy Matthews are helping to teach isiZulu to Medical students.

IsiZulu Communication Skills Videos for Med Students

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UKZN’s Discipline of Rural Health recently hosted a presentation on the use of isiZulu videos to teach communication skills to Medical students.

From left: Professor Sarojini Nadar; Professor Urmilla Bob, Professor Gerald West, Dr Janet Muthuki, Dr Maheshvari Naidu, Professor Deevia Bhana, Professor Relebohile Moletsane, Dr Pholoho Morojele and Professor Vishanthie Sewpaul.

Traversing Paths to Research Success in Higher Education

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Eight prolific researchers from various Schools within the College of Humanities, participated in a roundtable discussion on Traversing Paths to Research Success in Higher Education

The two winning teams with their Academic Mentors, Mr Manimbulu Nlooto and Professor Thirumala Govender.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual Research Day Winners

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Two UKZN research projects conducted by groups of fourth-year Pharmaceutical Sciences students were winners at the Discipline’s Annual Research Day Symposium held in the Senate Chambers on the Westville campus

UKZN’s Dr Mark Dent with Global Water Partnership CEO Southern Africa, Dr Ruth Beukman (second left), and session Chair, Dr Cyril Masamba of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UKZN Academic Attends SADC Multi-Stakeholder Water Dialogue

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Senior Lecturer in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences Dr Mark Dent was part of the South African delegation to the 6th Southern African Development Community

UKZN’s fourth-year Medical students at PHASA, from left: Jothika Maharaj, Ms Denesha Naicker, Mr Uvir Maharaj, Mr Yasteel Deepnarain and Ms Naseera Joossab.

UKZN Students Triumph at PHASA

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A presentation by two UKZN fourth-year medical students won first prize at the inaugural Student Symposium during the ninth Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) conference in Cape Town

Mr Alan Muller and Ms Rachel Matteau-Matsha who will attend a postgraduate research conference in Germany.

English Studies Students off to a Conference in Germany

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Two postgraduate students from the English Studies discipline in the School of Arts will attend a three-day postgraduate research conference at the University of Gottingen in Germany

Fourth year nursing students with members of the KwaZulu-Natal Refugee Council handing out food parcels to mentally challenged students at Oakland Special School in Mariannhill.

UKZN Fights Mental Illness Stigma

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To commemorate Mental Illness Awareness Day, UKZN fourth-year Nursing students held a Stigma Awareness Day at the Oakland Special School and Care Centre for People with Disabilities.

Professor Sarojini Nadar and Dr Saras Reddy (second row, right) at the ULTO Conference Presentation.

Successful Masters Support in the Humanities Profiled at UTLO Conference

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The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Educations’ Code of Practice (September 2004) clearly highlights the responsibility of Higher Education Institutions in defining mechanisms for...