29 January 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 2
Professor Simon Mukwembi.

Senior Maths Lecturer Presented with a Distinguished Teachers’ Award

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Professor Simon Mukwembi, a recently promoted Associate Professor in Mathematics, has won a Distinguished Teachers' Award (DTA), presented every year to only four academics at UKZN to acknowledge and reward excellence in teaching.


Abafundi Baseukzn Bathole Ukufunda Enyuvesi Yasemichigan

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Abafundi ababili baseSikoleni seziFundokuhlelwa Komumo Wezakhiwo Nentuthuko, uNksz Amanda Mthembu no Mnz Simon Halvey...

UKZN and eThekwini Municipality staff at work at the New Germany Nature Reserve.

Plans To Extend Research Partnership on Biodiversity and Climate Change

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Plans are in hand to extend the KwaZulu-Natal Sandstone Sourveld Research Programme – a venture in which UKZN has partnered with the eThekwini Municipality.

Dr Shakira Shaik.

Life Sciences Researcher Receives Thuthuka Grant

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Dr Shakira Shaik of the Propagation for Food (PFF) Research Group in the School of Life Sciences has been awarded a prestigious Thuthuka Grant (post PhD-track) from the National Research Foundation’s (NRF) Research Infrastructure Support Programmes (RISP).

Professor Christine Varga.

USA Academic Back at UKZN

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American academic Professor Christine Varga has rejoined UKZN after completing her Masters Degree in Nursing at the Xavier University in Ohio in the United States.

Academic Leader in the Discipline of Occupational Therapy, Professor Kitty Uys.

New Academic Leader in Discipline of Occupational Therapy

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Professor Kitty Uys has joined UKZN’s School of Health Sciences as Academic Leader in the Discipline of Occupational Therapy.


The UKZN Griot. of Hazard and Safety

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A law derived by one of my students who started his degree studies at the age of 36, after working as an electrician on the mines, goes something like this...

Dr Elias Cebekhulu.

UKZN Academic Launches Book

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A book which examines the country’s political and socio-economic landscape was launched recently at the Howard College Theatre.

Delegates at the Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis short course held on the Pietermaritzburg campus.

Food Security Course at UKZN

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UKZN’s Extended Learning Division and the African Centre for Food Security (ACFS) recently presented an intensive two-week course on the Pietermaritzburg campus titled: Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis.

UKZN’s Committees section pictured with the newly appointed Registrar, Mr Convy Baloyi (front row, 3rd from right).

Decade of Dedicated Service Celebrated

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The Registrar’s Office at UKZN celebrated 10 years of providing essential services to the merged University by its Committee Services officers.

Saxophonist-educator Plunky Branch (right) rehearses with students of UKZN and Virginia Commonwealth University in the United States.

American Jazz Students and Academics Connect with UKZN

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When United States academic Mr Antonio Garcia saw the words “University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)” on the list of sister schools to his own Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), his heartbeat quickened.

Front from left: Ms Willene Holness, Ms Devina Perumal and Ms Franaaz Khan and (back) Ms Rani Pillay and Ms Melanie Murcott of the University of Pretoria.

High Profile for UKZN Academics at Law Teachers Conference

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Academics from the School of Law were among top legal research experts who attended the 2014 Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa (SLTSA) Conference hosted by...


British Sikh Sub-Culture Explored in Book Co-Authored by UKZN Academic

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A relationship based on an interest in consumer research has resulted in two academics co-operating to publish a book titled: Computer Culture and the Evolution of Sikh Courtship Rituals.