21 May 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 30
Grade 12 learners getting ready for their Saturday Classes on the Westville campus.

Education Project Aimed at Transforming the Accounting Profession

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Saturday classes introduced for Grade 12 pupils in February by UKZN’s College of Law and Management Studies in partnership with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

PhD student Mr Tendekai Mahlanza.

Award Allows Student to Attend Biology Conference in the USA

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PhD student in the School of Life Sciences, Mr Tendekai Mahlanza, has been awarded the 2014 Phillip R. White Award by the Society for In Vitro Biology, (SIVB) allowing him to travel to the United States to attend the World Forum on Biology in Georgia.

Delegates at one of the break-away sessions.

UKZN Academics Attend Important Meeting on Agriculture in Africa

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Several UKZN academics attended the 10th annual Partnership Platform Meeting held by the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) in Durban.

Ms Michelle Hatch.

The Benefits to Women of Raising Children in SA Explored in Research

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Doctoral research by UKZN Economics Lecturer Ms Michelle Hatch aims to explore the costs and the benefits to single, married and working women in South Africa of raising children.

Grade 12 learners were addressed by UKZN representatives at a careers exhibition.

UKZN Presentation at Careers Exhibition

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UKZN did a presentation at a careers exhibition in the Umzinto Town Hall which attracted hundreds of Grade 12 learners from 29 schools in the Ugu Municipal District.

UKZN third-year Hydrology students doing on site work.

UKZN Helping Develop Tomorrow’s Water Resource Champions

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Building a large enough skills base to deal with South Africa’s water challenges – both now and in the future – is a significant focus for South Africa’s Water Research Commission (WRC) and one which it can only achieve with the assistance of academic partners.

From left: Ms Anette Meyer; Cllr Barbara Fortein; Professor Deresh Ramjugernath; Mr Gideon Vundla, and Co-ordinator, Support Services, Ms Veena Naidoo.

Careers Symposium at UKZN

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More than 2 400 pupils from 34 schools attended the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Careers Symposium held on the Edgewood campus.

Abafundi nabasebenzi beSikole seziFundo ngokuPhilayo behlangene kubungazwa Ihora Lomhlaba lezi 2014.

Isikole seziFundo ngokuPhilayo Sibungaze Ihora Lomhlaba wezi 2014

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Isikole seziFundo ngokuPhilayo e-UKZN sibambe imibungazo enhlobonhlobo ekhempasini yase-Westville okubalwa kuyo usuku lokugqoka ngokukhethekile, ukudwetshwa...

UKZN students working in their organic vegetable garden on campus as part of their community engagement activities.

Academics and Students in Community Engagement Research

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A recently completed action research project to investigate the experiences of incorporating service learning with community engagement activities was undertaken as a collaborative effort between

Mr Brett Bentley.

UKZN Alumnus Wins 2013 LexisNexis Prize

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UKZN alumnus and founder of Bentley Attorneys, Mr Brett Bentley, is the 2013 LexisNexis Prize winner for the best published article by an attorney.

Jazz performance students with their Lecturer Mr Neil Gonsalves (back row, third right) celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month.

UKZN Music Discipline Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month

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As part of the Music Discipline’s celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) in April, Music Lecturer Mr Neil Gonsalves took a few of his jazz students to Lotus FM to participate in a radio interview and a live performance.

Ms Katrina Makuch with Economics students.

Small Business in Developing Countries Under the Spotlight

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Building and supporting small business enterprises in volatile developing countries was the thrust of a lecture titled: “Foreign Finance, Investment, and Aid” delivered by Development Economist Ms Katrina Makuch at the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.