11 June 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 33
Professor Yackoob Seedat.

UKZN Emeritus Professor Yackoob Seedat Receives International Award

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University of KwaZulu-Natal Emeritus Professor Yackoob Seedat is to be honoured with his umpteenth international award for his contribution to medicine, this time in recognition of his research in the field of hypertension in Africa.

From left: Professors Renuka Vithal, Simon Mukwembi and Sarojini Nadar.

UKZN’S Distinguished Teachers Honoured

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Two UKZN academics who received the Distinguished Teachers’ Award during 2014 Graduation ceremonies were feted at a gala dinner hosted by the Teaching and Learning Office.

Members at an MRC/info4africa forum where the KwaZulu-Natal Children’s Hospital came under the spotlight.

Restoring Africa’s First Children’s Hospital

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Progress on the restoration of the KwaZulu-Natal’s Children’s Hospital on Durban’s beachfront was outlined during an MRC/info4africa forum titled: “Re-Establishing Africa’s First Children’s Hospital”.

Abafundi bebambe iqhaza kwezinye zezinto ebezenziwa emhlanganweni.

Umhlangano ngoKwehlukana, ubuHlanga kanye noBulili kumnyango weHuman Resources Management

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UMkhakha wezokuPhathwa Kwabantu eSikoleni sezokuPhatha, uBuchwepheshe nokuBusa usanda kwethulela abafundi abenza iziqu ze-honours umhlangano wokucobelelana ngolwazi lokudlala izigubhu nokwahlukana.

Budding ethnographic filmmakers (from left) Ms Thabile Buthelezi; Mr Nhlakanipho Ngcobo and Ms Nontobeko Sibiya.

Screening of Short Films by Applied Ethnomusicology Honours Students

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Three Applied Ethnomusicology honours African Music and Dance (AMD) students from the Music Discipline recently screened debut short films as part of their module: Ethnographic and Video Documentation of Ritual and Performance.

Dr Andrew Ross.

Healers Documentary Screened at UKZN

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The Umthombo Youth Development Foundation which targets local youth and helps them become educated healthcare professionals so that they may assist in their communities, began with four students and has grown to the current 205 active participants.

From left: Dr Dina Fisher, Professor Joyce Tsoka-Gwegweni and Dr Maria Mayan.

Canadian Academics Visit UKZN’s Public Health Department

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Canadian academics Dr Dina Fisher of the University of Calgary and Dr Maria Mayan of the University of Alberta delivered presentations at the Department of Public Health Medicine on UKZN’s Howard College campus.

Dr Pieter Ackermann and Ms Upasana Singh.

Riddel E-Assessment System Showcased

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The e-assessment system known as Riddel was showcased at a recent workshop held at UKZN.

Professor Sabiha Essack.

Dean of Health Sciences on Panels Addressing Health Workforce Education

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Dean of UKZN’s School of Health Sciences, Professor Sabiha Essack, is working on a project to increase the quality and quantity of health care workers and improve the retention of health professional graduates in areas where they are most needed.

Ms Thoko Mnisi (left) with UKZN’s Honorary Professor Naydene De Lange.

HIV and AIDS Stigma Explored Through Digital Story Telling

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Doctor of Philosophy in Education graduate Dr Thoko Mnisi says even though HIV and AIDS-related stigma has changed since the emergence of the epidemic, it is still an issue people living with the disease have to contend with.

Zimbabwe internationals, Mr Shayne Makombe (left) and Mr Matthew Mandioma wave their flag.

UKZN Students Chosen for Zimbabwe Rugby Squad

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UKZN students, Matthew Mandioma and Shayne Makombe, have been selected for the Zimbabwe national squad for the Rugby World Cup qualifying tournament in Madagascar.

Professor Ishwarlal Jialal.

The Fat of the Matter

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“Cholesterol and Heart Disease: The Fat of the Matter” was the title of a presentation at UKZN by visiting United States Academic, Professor Ishwarlal Jialal.

With Lecturers of the Majuba FET College are UKZN academics Professor Gregory Kamwendo (front second left) and Dr Sithabile Ntombela (front third left).

School of Education targets FET Lecturers

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The School of Education in the College of Humanities has targeted Lecturers of FET Colleges for its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Mr Randhir Naicker.

UKZN Alumnus Achieves Great Strides in the Legal Sector

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For UKZN Alumnus Mr Randhir Naicker pursuing his Masters of Law degree gave him an opportunity to explore his interest in company law which in turn provided him with a foundation for a successful law career.