18 June 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 34
Professor Pityana with student researchers of Race, Space and the City, Ms Londiwe Sokhabase and Ms Nompumelelo Kubheka.

Biko Education Project at ccrri

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The Centre for Critical Research on Race and Identity (ccrri) recently hosted its second gathering with teachers and UKZN students to discuss how the now compulsory Biko segment is taught in high schools and how students...

Mr Sandhir Sewmungal.

UKZN Student Publishes Book on Bullying

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UKZN Tourism student Mr Sandhir Sewmungal (21) has written a book titled The Unknown Journey which details his harrowing experiences of being bullied while he was a pupil at a high school in Durban.

From left: Ms Sindi Ngwenya; Ms Rose Dlamini, and Professor Betty C Mubangizi.

Food Security Explored in the Context of Local Governance

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“In their pursuit to improve food security, policy makers have looked to such interventions as land reform, introduction of high-yielding varieties and mechanised agriculture – to mention but a few...

Kusukela kwesobunxele: Mnu Justin Chadwick, Dkt Stuart Ferrer, Nksz Chrisitine Cue’nod, Mnu Duncan Stewart, Mnu Warren Floyd noSolwazi Gerald Ortmann.

Inhlangano ebizwa nge-Friends of UKZN Agriculture ibinomcimbi wokwakha ubudlelwano nokuxhumana

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I-Friends of UKZN Agriculture, okuyinhlangano ezinze eSikoleni SezeSayensi YezoLimo, YezoMhlaba NeyezeMvelo, ibambe umcimbi wayo waminyaka yonke wokuhxumana e-Royal Show eMgungundlovu.

KwaDukuza High School pupils during their visit to the School of Law.

UKZN’S Law Clinic and Street Law Enhances the Legal Skills of High School Pupils

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High school pupils from disadvantaged communities in Groutville, Stanger recently visited UKZN’s Law Clinic to explore and develop their legal skills ahead of their Moot Court Competition for High Schools in KwaDukuza.

UKZN’s Dr Maheshvari Naidu with Professor Shawn Jang of Purdue University in the United States.

UKZN Academic Invited to Present Pre-Conference Teaching Seminar in Turkey

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Dr Maheshvari Naidu, an academic in the School of Social Sciences, presented a seminar at the 3rd Interdisciplinary Tourism Research Conference at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Masters student in Population Studies, Mr Eleazar Banyambona.

Hardworking Postgraduate Student Defies the Odds

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From a car guard to a UKZN Masters student in Population Studies is the success in the face of adversity story of Mr Eleazar Banyambona.

Strategising: Mr Brian Masondo (centre) and his team mates.

UKZN Student at eThekwini Innovation Summit

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Third year Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) student Mr Brian Masondo represented UKZN at the Innovation Trek and Innovations Conference held during the eThekwini Innovation Summit in Durban.

DAFF representatives with student presenters, supervisors and project leaders.

DAFF Delegates Attend Food Security Project Progress Report at UKZN

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Delegates from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) visited UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus to attend presentations by postgraduate students involved in research in line with the Department’s Food Security Programme.

From left: Ms Nadia Ball from CANSA, UKZN’s Mr Bongani Vezi and Ms Sushie Rampersad, Chairperson Mr Chris Naidoo and Mr Selvan Tin Tin Pillay.

Making a Difference in the Fight Against Cancer

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UKZN’s Division of Corporate Relations joined forces with the Reservoir Hills Sports and Recreation Club to host another successful Cansa Relay For Life.

Dr Max Price, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, and Professor Salim Abdool Karim.

UCT Confers Honorary Degree on Leading HIV/AIDS Scientist

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UKZN Pro Vice-Chancellor of Research Professor Salim Abdool Karim was awarded an honorary degree in Doctor of Science in Medicine from the University of Cape Town in recognition of the

Ms Claudia Ariatti received an award from Dr Marius Venter, Director of the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Local Economic Development.

Paper by UKZN Alumnus Wins Award at International Conference

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Graduate School of Business and Leadership graduate Ms Claudia Ariatti’s peer reviewed paper titled: “Agriculture and Local Economic Development: A Case Study of uMshwathi Municipality”, is an award winner!

From left: Professor Patrick Bond, Mr Michael Mabuyakhulu, Mr Lesiba Seshoka, Mr Jacob Twala, Mr Owen Nkomo and Professor Stephen Migiro.

The future of South Africa’s Economy Explored at Business Forum

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The South African Economy – 20 Years and Beyond, was the theme of UKZN’s Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s recent Business Forum.


Discussions on Draft National Indigenous Systems Policies

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UKZN academics, researchers and other stakeholders across various disciplines in KwaZulu-Natal attended a consultative meeting in Durban to present inputs on the draft National Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Research, Ethics and Database policies.

Professor Heike Tappe, winner of a travel award at the 45th Annual Conference of African Linguistics in the United States.

Academic Gets Travel Award at 2014 African Linguistics Conference

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Linguistics Lecturer in the School of ArtsProfessor Heike Tappe, won an award of US$650 at the 45th Annual Conference of African Linguistics (ACAL45) at the University of Kansas in the United States in...

Mr Tendekai Mahlanza (far left) and Ms Roxanne Wheeler (far right), with the Dean and Head of School, Professor Sam Mukaratirwa, and Acting College Dean of Research, Professor Theresa Coetzer.

School of Life Sciences Hosts Postgraduate Research Day

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The School of Life Sciences hosted their 2nd Annual Research Day on the Westville campus.

An African traditional prayer during the provincial consultative workshop.

Traditional Healers Involved in KZN Consultative Workshop

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The DST/NRF Foundation Centre of Excellence in Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology (National IKS Office) conducted a provincial consultative workshop with traditional healers from all the district municipalities of KwaZulu-Natal.

Participants in the NRF/DST SARChI Chair in Applied Poverty Reduction Assessment workshop.

NRF/DST SARChI Workshop on Applied Poverty Reduction Assessment

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The School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) and the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) will host a workshop on Applied Poverty Reduction Assessment on the Howard College campus on 19 and 20 June.

Participants at the Local Economic Development Winter School.

GSB&L Hosts Winter School

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Local Economic Development (LED) practitioners and stakeholders from the private, public and civil sectors heard about best practices to enhance LED during the Regional and Local Economic Development Initiative Winter School