04 June 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 32
UKZN students in preparation for the runners.

UKZN Comrades Refreshment Table a Winner on the Day!

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UKZN staff and students ran a refreshment station at Old Main Road in Botha’s Hill for runners in this year’s Comrades Marathon.

From left: Dr Lauren Dyll-Myklebust; Professor Keyan Tomaselli and Ms Mary Lange.

CCMS Researchers Contribute to Book on Rock Engravings

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Two UKZN academics have published a book on rock engravings near Kakamas in the Northern Cape.

From left: Professor Anesh Singh; Dr Mosibudi Mangena; the widow of the late Strini Moodley, Ms Asha Moodley, and Umtapo Board Member, Dr James Marsh.

Education Important in Financial Liberation

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The importance of education in the financial liberation of people was the dominant theme of the keynote address delivered at the annual Strini Moodley Memorial Lecture by the former Minister of Science and Techology and former President of Azapo, Dr Mosibudi Mangena.

Kusukela kwesokunxele: uDkt Victor Eastmond, Dkt Shenuka Singh noNgqongqoshe Wezempilo e-Barbados, uMhlonishwa uJohn Boyce.

Isifundiswa sase-UKZN sigcizelele ukubaluleka kokunakekelwa komlomo ngenkathi sethula inkulumo e-Barbados

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Umlando wezempilo kusukela ngesikhathi sobandlululo kuya kwesentando yeningi bekuyisihloko senkulumo ka-Dkt Shenuka Singh oyilungu loMkhakha wezokuNakekelwa...

From left: MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu, Professor Patrick Bond, Mr Owen Nkomo and Mr Jacob Twala.

Business Forum to Scrutinise State of SA Economy

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In the midst of the ongoing debate about whether South Africa is in a recession or not, the UKZN Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s (GSB&L) third Business Forum is themed: “The South African Economy – 20 Years and Beyond”.

Sherwood Books Managing Director Mr Mohammad Gangat donating books.

SHAPE Programme Brings the Business Industry to the Students

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Aspirant entrepreneurs who need assistance in how to start a business, to research business opportunities or to form formal Business friendships with the business industry

From left: Ms Tsakani Furumele, Ms Takalani Nemungadi, Professor Kamiji Phiri, Professor Ayola Adegnika, Professor Joyce Tsoka-Gwegweni and Dr Mwele-Ntuli Malecela.

Parasites in Pregnancy Debated at Symposium

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Concern about parasitical diseases and pregnant women affected by them was the focus of the Parasites in Pregnancy Symposium hosted by the Discipline of Public Health Medicine at UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine.

Professor Donal McCracken speaking at the University of Zululand’s Graduation ceremony.

UKZN Historian Keynote Speaker at UniZulu Graduation Ceremony

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Applied Humanities were the central theme in the keynote address by UKZN academic and historian Professor Donal McCracken at a Graduation ceremony at the University of Zululand.

Female students and UKZN/AIDS Programme Women’s Forum discuss social issues.

Sisters in Pyjamas Attend Evening Awareness Programme

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About 120 students – in the comfort of their pyjamas unhampered by time or interruptions – attended a Sisterhood programme targeting female students at Howard College campus.

Grade 12 Science and Mathematics pupils participated in the Minquiz Regional Competition.

School of Education Hosts Science and Maths Competition

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The School of Education hosted the Minquiz Regional Competition, an annual national Science and Mathematics competition for Grade 12 learners.

UKZN student Ms Nolwazi Mdunge (third from right) with her team.

Accounting Student Participates in Unilever Future Leaders League Challenge

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Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting student Ms Nolwazi Mdunge’s business acumen and leadership abilities led to her representing UKZN at the Unilever Future Leaders League Challenge.

Fourth year Occupational Therapy students with members of the Mariannridge community.

Clothing Donations a Success for Community Empowerment Project

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Fourth year Occupational Therapy (OT) students on the Westville campus have kick-started an innovative entrepreneurship project which empowers disabled members of the Mariannridge community through second hand clothing sales.

UKZN’s Professor Jacek Banasiak (far left) with Marek Bodnar and Dr Zuzanna Katarzyna Szymanska, both of Warsaw University, and Dr Maciej Grzeskowiak of Adam Mickiewicz University.

UKZN Professor Excels in Field of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences

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Mathematics Professor in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, Professor Jacek Banasiak, one of UKZN’s most respected and prolific researchers, has been appointed the leader of the University’s node of a new national Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Dr Sibusiso Chalufu Executive Director of Student Service Division (far right) lighting the candle at the UKZN HIV/AIDS candlelight Memorial.

Striving Towards Zero Infection

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The UKZN HIV/AIDS Programme in partnership with the Campus Health Clinic and the Department of Health held a Candlelight Memorial at the Margaret Martin Lecture Theatre.

From left: CPIE Course Manager, Mr Jeremy Grest (UKZN); Ms Joan Van Niekerk; CPIE Project Manager Ms Marlene Abrahams; and Professor Thokozani Xaba.

CPIE Postgraduate Diploma Accreditation Celebration

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The School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) hosted a gala dinner to celebrate the accreditation of its Child Protection in Emergencies (CPIE) postgraduate diploma.

Prize winners at the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences Research Day on the Westville campus.

School Hosts Inaugural Research Day

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The School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences (LMMS) has held its inaugural Research Symposium billing it as an occasion for staff and students to identify the opportunities, skills and research being conducted at an optimal level at UKZN.

Team K-RITH.

Team K-RITH Wins Annual College Quiz

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What do you call that little piece of plastic at the end of your shoelace? What is on the inside of a Baked Alaska pie? These are examples of questions asked at the College of Health Science’s Annual Quiz at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine.

Professor Damtew Teferra at the Going Global Conference in Miami with some of the panellists.

HETD Leader Speaks at a Global Conference in Miami

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Leader of Higher Education Training and Development (HETD) at UKZN, Professor Damtew Teferra, was part of a panel at the Going Global 2014 Conference for Leaders of International Education: Inclusion, Innovation, Impact, held in Florida in the United States.

UNASA-UKZN Chairperson, Mr Pammynus Moinogu; Public Relations Officer, Mr Chiwueze Benedict Udeh; Secretary- General, Mr Gwendolene Hankwebe; Mr Vic van Vuuren; and Event Co-ordinator Mr Sibonelo Gumede.

UNASA-UKZN Hosts International Labour Organisation

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UKZN students were brought up to speed recently with the role of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).


What is Not in a Name? A Response to the Griot

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As a guest Grioter, I must apologise for intruding on Professor Keyan Tomaselli’s space. After reading the back issues of Griot, especially the one about his computer escapades, I am certain that this is a sacred space for the official Griot to do what he doesn’t do often in class: joke.