14 May 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 29
From left: The Alan Paton Centre’s Dr Estelle Liebenberg-Barkhuizen, Senior Conservation Officer; Mrs Sherian Latif, Library Admin Officer; guest speaker Professor Sarah Nuttall and Mr Nazim Gani, Head and Senior Librarian, Alan Paton Centre.

Reflections on Mandela and Gandhi Presented during Alan Paton Lecture

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“Mandela and Gandhi: Reading Conversations with Myself and Experiments with Truth”, was the title of the 21st Alan Paton Lecture presented by Professor Sarah Nuttall in the Colin Webb Hall on the Pietermaritzburg campus.

Head of UKZN’s Department of Family Medicine, Dr Kantharuben Naidoo.

Family Medicine Receives EU Grant of R16.5 Million

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UKZN’S Department of Family Medicine is one of several others sharing a European Union Grant of about R16.5 million to strengthen primary health care (PHC) through primary care doctors and family physicians.

UCT’s Dr Digby Warner.

TB Study Reveals Results of Incorporating Vitamin B12 into Bacteria

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The University of Cape Town’s Dr Digby Warner spoke on the topic: “Vitamin B12 shot for Mycobacterium Tuberculosis”, at the monthly K-RITH Seminar Series hosted by UKZN’s KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH).

Ms Lihle Qulu.

UKZN Lecturer Involved in International Research

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PhD student and College of Health Sciences Developmental Lecturer, Ms Lihle Qulu has been invited to join a laboratory in the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary in Canada as a visiting student.

From left: Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi; Mr Thevagasen Pillay, and Professor Tinus Maritz from the University of Pretoria.

82 Students Awarded Bursaries by Public Works Department

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UKZN’s Mr Thevagasen Pillay is one of 82 university students recently awarded bursaries by the Department of Public Works.

EFF Political Commissar Mr Floyd Shivambu speaking at a UKZN workshop.

CCS Hosts Workshop on Post-Apartheid Misrule

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Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) commissar Mr Floyd Shivambu says there is a revolution coming in South Africa - a socialist revolution that will be led by the working class, Shivambu was speaking at a workshop hosted by the Centre for Civil Society (CCS).

Ms Juliet Houghton (extreme right) at the info4africa/MRC Community Forum.

Resilience is Key for Youth Coping with Life’s Challenges

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Young people with a higher level of resilience have a lower risk of participating in negative practices, a MRC/info4Africa forum heard recently.

New post-doctoral candidates at the breakfast with their supervisors.

College of Law and Management Studies Welcomes New Post-Doctoral Scholars

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The new Dean of Research at the College of Law and Management Studies (CLMS), Professor Marita Carnelley recently hosted a breakfast to introduce 11 new Post-doctoral Scholars (PDSs) to the College’s existing PDSs, supervisors and Deans and Heads of Schools.

uDkt Carl Wright.

Izingxoxo Ngohulumeni Basekhaya Esifundeni se-SADC

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Unobhala-Jikelele we-Commonwealth Local Government Forum uDkt Carl Wright ubekhuluma nabafundisi kanye nabafundi beziqu zobudokotela Esikoleni SezokuPhatha, ubuChwepheshe nokuBusa mayelana nohulumeni basekhaya esifundeni se-SADC njengoba ebehambele e-UKZN.

Medical students from the University of Namibia at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine.

International Students Visit UKZN Medical Campus and King Edward VIII Hospital

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Third and fourth year Medical students from the University of Namibia visited the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine at UKZN, and the King Edward VIII Hospital as a part of their tour of Durban.

London-bound Mr Lukhona Mnguni (right) with the College of Humanities Dean for Teaching and Learning, Professor Nobuhle Hlongwa.

Humanities Student to Complete Degree in London

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UKZN Masters student in Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies, Mr Lukhona Mnguni, has won a Commonwealth Scholarship allowing him to complete his degree in London.

Dr Ernest Khalema.

UKZN Involved in Research into Sexual Reproductive Health Issues

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UKZN staff and postgraduate students recently undertook a situational analysis study on Sexual Reproductive Health Issues in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape in conjunction with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).

Peer educators with Sexual Diversity banner.

Students Encouraged to Respect Sexual Diversity

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The Head of UKZN’s HIV/AIDS Unit, Mrs Nomonde Magantolo, launched the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) programme on the Westville campus under the banner: Respect Sexual Diversity.

Dr Christopher Gray (left), with host Professor Fanie van Heerden.

Student-Centred Teaching Proposed by Canadian Academic

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As information becomes increasingly available, easier to access and more effectively presented, the university lecture will eventually become obsolete, says Dr Christopher Gray of the University of New Brunswick in Canada.

Newly appointed Staff at the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science at an induction lunch.

College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Welcomes New Staff

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The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) welcomed and introduced new staff at induction functions on the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses recently.